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Politics & Economics News




Hong Kong's Budget Provides Tax Relief

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

Last updated 2 hours ago | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hong Kong's Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, has announced measures to boost the territory's economy in his 2017-2018 Budget. Read Full Story

 

Scottish Parliament Agrees New Income Tax Settings

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Last updated 26 hours ago | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Scottish lawmakers have approved plans for the structure of the nation's new individual income tax regime, following the tax devolution agreement with the UK. Read Full Story

 

 

British Columbia Reforms PST, Corporate Tax Rates

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-news.com, Washington

Last updated 26 hours ago | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

British Columbia is to phase out the provincial sales tax on electricity and reduce the small business tax rate. Read Full Story

 

Singapore's 2017 Budget Includes International Tax Changes

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Singapore's Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat, has presented the country's latest budget, which includes proposals for a new safe harbor rule and a preferential intellectual property tax regime. Read Full Story

 

 

Leading Party Rejects Italian Excise Tax Hikes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ex-premier Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party has refused to support hikes to excise taxes that are being proposed as a major element in Italy's additional 2017 fiscal adjustment, required by the European Commission. Read Full Story

 

Italy Should Pursue Anti-Tax Evasion Measures: OECD

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, February 17, 2017

The OECD has said Italy should limit its fiscal plans to those measures that would not inhibit improved economic growth. Read Full Story