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Covid-19

06 Oct
Covid-19 and the tax residency implications of running a business remotely
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the implementation of unprecedented governmental measures which are aimed at preserving the health and safety of the public.  One of the more significant and prolonged measures has been a restriction on international travel. This restriction has left employees stranded in countries other than their normal country of work, while triggering increased reliance on virtual meetings and remote work, as operations shift to innovative methods of conducting business. These shifts may indirectly have unforeseen implications on both individuals and companies from a tax residency perspective.
02 Sep
COVID-19 Update: Re-implementation of Restrictions

During the first and second quarters of 2020, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago experienced relative success in its attempt to “flatten the curve” by minimising the spread of Covid-19 within the country.  The implementation of measures of varying degrees...

02 Sep
UNDERSTANDING FORCE MAJEURE – THE LEGAL TERM ALL BUSINESSES SHOULD KNOW

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought us new words such as ‘covidiot’ and ‘maskne’, and popularised terms like ‘social distancing’ and ‘flatten the curve’. For many business and legal professionals, the term ‘force majeure’ has also become very popular. Force majeure...

17 Jul
COVID-19 Update: Relaxation of Restrictions
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (the ‘GoRTT’), like many other countries around the world, has begun easing, and in some cases lifting, the restrictions previously imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
08 Jun
Working from Home after Covid-19 – What Employers Need to Know

This Article first appeared in the Sunday 7th June, 2020 edition of the Trinidad Business Guardian. The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions on the operation of non-essential businesses pushed many employers into implementing temporary working from home arrangements in order to...