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US To Investigate Ten Countries' Steel Exports

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Last updated 42 hours ago | Friday, April 21, 2017

The Department of Commerce has initiated a wide-ranging antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigation into imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from ten countries. Read Full Story

 

German Institute Calls For Lower Tax Burden

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Last updated 42 hours ago | Friday, April 21, 2017

A new study into the distribution of the tax burden in Germany has found that middle-income taxpayers pay almost half their income in taxes. Read Full Story

 

 

India's CBDT Flags Success Of 'Operation Clean Money'

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

Last updated 42 hours ago | Friday, April 21, 2017

India's Central Board of Direct Taxes has released a progress report relating to its 'Operation Clean Money' project, launched on January 31. Read Full Story

 

Chancellor Urged To Not Rush Through Tax Reforms

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Last updated 42 hours ago | Friday, April 21, 2017

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond should avoid rushing through a large number of tax changes without any real parliamentary scrutiny, the Chartered Institute of Taxation has said. Read Full Story

 

 

Bulgaria Removes Panama From Tax Blacklist

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Last updated 42 hours ago | Friday, April 21, 2017

Bulgaria has removed Panama from its tax haven blacklist in recognition of the South American country's effort to improve transparency and tax co-operation. Read Full Story

 

Australian Business Groups Promote Benefits Of Free Trade

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

Last updated 42 hours ago | Friday, April 21, 2017

A group of five Australian business associations has published a factsheet on the benefits of free trade, which argues that tariff cuts have made the average family up to AUD3,900 (USD2,940) better off each year. Read Full Story

 

 

Ontario To Introduce Foreign Buyers Property Tax

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-news.com, Washington

Last updated 42 hours ago | Friday, April 21, 2017

The Ontario Government will introduce a 15 percent Non-Resident Speculation Tax on purchases of residential property in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region. Read Full Story


Poland Strengthens Tax Rules For Road Haulage

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Last updated 42 hours ago | Friday, April 21, 2017

The Polish Government has put in place a new system to improve the collection and enforcement of tax on shipments of goods to and through Poland by road. Read Full Story

 

 

Scottish Taxes Should Be Devolved To Councils, Says Think Tank

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Last updated 42 hours ago | Friday, April 21, 2017

Scotland should devolve council tax and business rates to local authorities, campaigners say. Read Full Story

 

UN Updates Transfer Pricing Practice Manual

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters has released, in digital format, the second edition of the UN Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries. Read Full Story

 

 

Australia Welcomes Conclusion Of PACER Plus Talks

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has welcomed the conclusion of negotiations toward the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus, a trade deal he said will drive economic growth and raise living standards in the region. Read Full Story

 

New Report Estimates UK VAT Lost From Online Sales

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Online VAT fraud and error cost the British taxpayer between GBP1bn (USD1.3bn) and GBP1.5bn in lost tax revenue in 2015-16, according to a new report from the National Audit Office. Read Full Story

 

 

Indian Banks To Soon Freeze Accounts For FATCA Non-Compliance

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Indian Ministry of Finance on April 11 warned that where Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act-related self-certification and due diligence in relation to financial accounts have not taken place by April 30, 2017, affected accounts may be frozen until such time as these checks have taken place. Read Full Story

 

US Backs UK Free Trade Talks

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The US will seek to negotiate a free trade agreement with the UK as soon as possible after it exits the European Union, US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said. Read Full Story

 

French Presidential Candidate Proposes 100 Percent Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Jean-Luc Melenchon, the far-left candidate in France's presidential race, is promising to impose a 100 percent tax on high incomes to promote more income equality in France. Read Full Story

 

Irish Accountants Respond To Consultation On Landlord Taxation

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-news.com, London

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A group of Irish accountancy associations has called on the Government to reduce the income and capital gains tax burden on landlords. Read Full Story

 

Irish Beverage Council Slams Sugary Drinks Tax

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-news.com, London

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Irish Beverage Council has said that the proposed tax on sugar sweetened drinks will fail to adequately tackle obesity. Read Full Story

 

Ukraine Ratifies Tax Treaty With Malta

by Tatiana Smolenskaya, Tax-News.com, Moscow

Thursday, April 20, 2017

On April 13, 2017, the Ukrainian Parliament ratified its tax treaty with Malta, which provides for lower withholding tax rates on dividends, interest, and royalties. Read Full Story

 

Indian President Ratifies GST Legislation

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

India's President, Pranab Mukherjee, has approved legislation for the introduction of goods and services tax from July 1. Read Full Story

 

IMF Calls On Countries To Better Target Tax Relief

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Governments should look to remove tax policies that distort business decisions, to unlock higher economic growth, a new paper from the International Monetary Fund says. Read Full Story

 

UK Landlords Using Companies To Mitigate Tax Burden

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The proportion of homes let by a company landlord reached record levels in Q1 2017 as property owners prepared for changes to tax relief on rental properties. Read Full Story

 

EU Consults On Alcohol Excise Duty Reform

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-news.com, Brussels

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The European Commission has launched a consultation on possible options for changing the rules on the structures of excise duty applied to alcohol and alcoholic beverages. Read Full Story

 

Canadian Governments Agree Internal Trade Deal

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-news.com, Washington

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial governments have signed a new free trade agreement, which will reduce internal barriers to trade, investment, and worker mobility. Read Full Story

 

US Begins Talks On Amending South Korea Free Trade Deal

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The United States is to begin discussing changes to its free trade deal with South Korea to ensure the deal is "mutually beneficial" for both countries. Read Full Story

 

UK Gov't Calls Snap Election Ahead Of Brexit Talks

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she is to call an election on June 8, saying the move will strengthen the Conservative Party's position in Brexit discussions. Read Full Story