The latest edition of the World Bank's Doing Business report shows that there has been a steady improvement in regulatory efficiency around the world over the last ten years, including in the area of taxation.Read Full Story
The International Monetary Fund's Middle East Center for Economics and Finance and the Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Center organized a regional workshop on "Fiscal Reporting and Transparency" in Kuwait City, Kuwait, from March 13–16, 2016.Read Full Story
The Government of the Philippines has assured taxpayers that it is taking steps to simplify and improve the country's tax system as it comes under increasing pressure to ease the tax burden on businesses and make the tax system more competitive.Read Full Story
On June 10 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the leaders of the Southern African Development Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, and the East African Community agreed to present the proposed tripartite free trade area for signature by their 26 member countries.Read Full Story
The International Monetary Fund has advised Sudan to reduce tax exemptions and reform its gold-related taxation in order to build on recent gains in fiscal consolidation.Read Full Story
United States President Barack Obama has made his annual determination regarding country eligibility for the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and has reinstated Guinea-Bissau's eligibility for its benefits, but withdrawn those of South Sudan and The Gambia, with effect from January 1, 2015.Read Full Story
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