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
Pakistan's Finance Minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar, has directed the Federal Board of Revenue to approach the tax authorities of nine territories about information in the Panama and Bahamas leaks.Read Full Story
Oxfam says people from Pacific Island countries are most likely to lose out from the PACER-Plus regional free trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand, which is edging closer to completion.Read Full Story
The Internal Revenue Service has released a revised version of its Tax Guide for Individuals Receiving Income from the United States Possessions – American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands – in 2015.Read Full Story
Concessionary rates of withholding tax in the New Zealand-Samoa double tax agreement became effective on February 1.Read Full Story
The US House of Representatives and Senate have approved the bipartisan Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act and the Omnibus spending bill, which together make permanent or renew the package of "tax extenders" that expired at the end of 2014, and suspend three Obamacare taxes, at a 10-year cost of USD680bn.Read Full Story
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