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Barbados Lowers Offshore Tax Rates Further

The Barbados Cabinet has lowered the offshore tax rate on all profits and gains for the highest band of taxable income. The offshore tax rate on income and gains above US $15 million has been reduced further from 1% down to just 0.5% in 2012, with a further reduction to 0.25% in 2013. An additional Continue Reading...

Barbados and UK Sign Tax Treaty

Barbados and the UK have signed a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) to facilitate an improved business relationship between the two nations. The Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Tax Evasion meets modern standards for tax transparency and facilitates the information exchange for tax purposes between the two countries. The Continue Reading...

International Tax and Trust Congress Barbados

The International Tax and Trust Congress Barbados presents a great opportunity to learn more about latest international tax, trust and regulatory issues.  The two day congress is being hosted by LexisNexis and the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA).  Attendees will be able to hear from numerous international tax experts on a variety of offshore business Continue Reading...

Barbados International Business Association February Luncheon Seminar

The Barbados International Business Association’s February Luncheon will focus on how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can be used to further transform the Barbadian economy to make it more competitive internationally. The presentation will be held jointly with the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is entitled: “Harnessing Global ICT Trends to Enhance Barbados’ Continue Reading...

Barbados International Business Association January Luncheon

The Barbados International Business Association’s January Luncheon will focus on Barbados’ foreign exchange reserves and the country’s strategy for bolstering these reserves in the future. “Four Pillars of a Forward-Looking FX-Driven Growth Strategy for Barbados” Presented by Dr. DeLisle Worrell, Governor, Central Bank of Barbados Recent increases in world commodity prices have negatively affected Barbados’ Continue Reading...

Barbados Tax Treaty Lecture and Panel Discussion

The Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados will be presenting a lecture and panel discussion on: “Regional Tax Treaties and Tax Information Exchange Agreements and OECD Standards” Presented by Dr. Shee Boon Law, Principal Research Associate in Tax Services of the International Bureau of Fiscal Continue Reading...

Barbados International Business Association November Luncheon

The Barbados International Business Association’s November Luncheon will focus on the recently signed Protocol to amend the Barbados Canada Tax Treaty “The Amendments to the Barbados-Canada DTA: What Will This Mean for Barbados?” Presented by Dominique Pepin, Tax Partner, Ernst & Young, Barbados The Barbados Canada tax treaty is one of the island’s oldest and Continue Reading...

Canadian Tax Foundation Annual Conference

The Canadian Tax Foundation will be hosting its Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada from November 27th to 29th, 2011. The conference will take place at Palais des Congrès de Montréal, 1001 Place Jean-Paul Riopelle, Montréal, Canada. The Conference features both workshops and plenary sessions. International Financial Centres: Pirates of Paragons? One session titled “International Financial Continue Reading...

Barbados Canada Tax Treaty Update

Barbados and Canada have updated their longstanding tax treaty.  The original Barbados Canada tax treaty has been in place since 1980.  It is a very important tax treaty for both countries with Barbados being the leading international business jurisdiction for Canadian foreign direct investment. The Barbados Canada Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) was amended to ensure Continue Reading...

Barbados Signs Tax Treaties with Czech Republic and Iceland

Barbados and the Czech Republic signed the Barbados Czech Republic Double Taxation Agreement on October 26, 2011. This latest Barbados tax treaty comes as the island continues to actively expand its tax treaty network and further enhance its attractiveness as a first class offshore jurisdiction. Barbados Attorney General Adriel Braithwaite who is currently serving as Continue Reading...