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Latin America and Carribbean Tax Revenues Rise: OECD

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, March 24, 2017

Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean countries continued to increase in 2015, according to new data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Read Full Story

 

US Begins Process Required To Renegotiate NAFTA

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, March 24, 2017

The White House is preparing to issue the notification to Congress that it will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Read Full Story

 

 

Barnier: EU Wants Brexit Deal With UK

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-news.com, Brussels

Friday, March 24, 2017

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier, has said that the EU27 wants to reach a deal with the UK on its "orderly withdrawal" that prepares "the way for a new partnership" and free trade agreement. Read Full Story

 

Uber Canada Concerned Over Ride-sharing Tax Reform

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-news.com, Washington

Friday, March 24, 2017

Uber Canada has said that changes to the goods and services tax rules for ride-sharing businesses will "hurt over a million Canadians who use ride-sharing to earn income and get around their cities." Read Full Story

 

 

Australia, China To Amend FTA And DTA

by Mary Swire, Tax-news.com, Hong Kong

Friday, March 24, 2017

Australia and China have agreed to discuss the further liberalization of services and investment under their free trade agreement, and to update their double tax agreement. Read Full Story

 

Switzerland, France Sign Tax Deal On Basel Airport

Friday, March 24, 2017

France and Switzerland have signed an international agreement on the tax system applicable to EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. Read Full Story

 

 

ACCI Urges Aus Parliament To Pass Company Tax Cuts

by Mary Swire, Tax-news.com, Hong Kong

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on Parliament to pass the Government's company tax cuts in full, and not just the small business portion of the proposals. Read Full Story


Vietnam Rejects VAT Cut For Taxi Services

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Vietnamese authorities have rejected a call from local taxi firms to slash the amount of VAT they pay from 10 percent to five percent. Read Full Story

 

 

Canadian Budget Focuses On 'Tax Fairness'

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-news.com, Washington

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The tax measures contained Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau's second Budget are focused on closing loopholes, cracking down on tax evasion, and improving tax reliefs for the "middle class." Read Full Story

 

April Cut-off For EU Financial Transaction Tax Negotiations

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The EU member states taking part in the proposed EU financial transactions tax will decide next month whether or not to proceed with the controversial tax, according to Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling. Read Full Story

 

 

India-Singapore Double Tax Changes In Force

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, March 23, 2017

On March 23, India published a notice ratifying the double tax Protocol signed with Singapore, which entered into force on February 27. Read Full Story

 

UK Rethinking Tax On Overseas Property Investors

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The UK is considering bringing certain non-resident companies within the scope of corporation tax where they have existing UK taxable income and/or gains from the disposal of certain UK residential property interests. Read Full Story

 

 

New Zealand Passes Closely Held Companies Bill

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lawmakers in New Zealand have approved legislation that would improve, strengthen, and update the rules for closely held companies, non-resident withholding tax and the approved issuer levy, and the goods and services tax rules. Read Full Story

 

UK To Begin 'Hard Brexit' Process

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The UK Government has confirmed that it will invoke Article 50 to launch the Brexit process on March 29, 2017. Read Full Story

 

Romania May Miss Fiscal Deficit Targets

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Romania risks missing its fiscal consolidation targets because of overly generous fiscal policies, the International Monetary Fund has said. Read Full Story

 

African Tax Officials Receive Transfer Pricing Training

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, March 23, 2017

African tax officials have attended a four-day workshop organized by the African Minerals Development Centre to improve their understanding of transfer pricing issues facing the mineral sector. Read Full Story

 

Aus Pension Industry Calls For ATO Action On Unpaid Super

by Mary Swire, Tax-news.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia has called on the Government to better fund the tax office to audit business for unpaid superannuation entitlements. Read Full Story

 

Pakistan And Switzerland Signed Revised DTA

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Switzerland and Pakistan on March 21 signed an updated double tax agreement. Read Full Story

 

India Approves Legislation For Goods And Services Tax

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

India's Cabinet on March 20 approved legislation crucial for the implementation of the goods and services tax from July 1. Read Full Story

 

IRS To Provide Expedited Audit Mediation For Small Businesses

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has released a new revenue procedure that creates a fast-tracked method for small businesses and self employed persons to engage with the IRS to resolve disputes. Read Full Story

 

OECD Schedules Next BEPS Webcast For March 28

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Registration is open for an OECD webcast that will provide an overview of the latest international tax reform developments. Read Full Story

 

UK To Proceed With Tougher Hidden Economy Tax Penalties

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The UK Government is planning to take tougher action against those who withhold information from the tax authority on grey market activities. Read Full Story

 

Belgium Urged To Undertake Indirect Tax Shift

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Belgium should reduce its high corporate income and labor taxes and eliminate value-added tax concessions, the International Monetary Fund has said in its Article IV report for the country. Read Full Story

 

UK To Expand Double Tax Treaty Passport Scheme

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

HM Revenue and Customs is planning to make its Double Taxation Treaty Passport scheme available to all UK borrowers following a consultation on a legislative amendment. Read Full Story

 

ECOFIN Discusses EU VAT Reform Proposals

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The EU's Economic and Financial Affairs Council has discussed two new Commission proposals for value-added tax reform. Read Full Story