Timms outlines tax negotiating agenda

Stephen Timms has unveiled the onshore and offshore jurisdictions the
Treasury will be negotiating tax treaties with until 31 March, 2010.

The financial secretary to the Treasury said the tax agreements are revisited
annually to ensure they according to meet the needs of the businesses and
individuals receiving income from abroad,

Jurisdictions high on the priority list include Australia, Germany, Israel,
Qatar and Thailand.

In addition, the UK is pressing ahead with plans to sign off on a tax
information exchange agreement with Anguilla, Gibraltar and the Turks &
Caicos Islands.

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