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Singapore and Latvia have signed a Protocol to amend their double tax agreement. Read Full Story
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
The Australian Institute of Company Directors has called for comprehensive tax reform that delivers a more efficient, sustainable, fair, and growth-focused system. Read Full Story
Singapore and Ghana on March 31 signed a double tax agreement, providing for reduced withholding tax rates. Read Full Story
Russian and Japanese government representatives met in Tokyo on March 27 to begin negotiations on updating their double tax agreement. Read Full Story
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
Australia's Financial Services Council has called for a simple, flat rate of withholding tax to be made available for Australian funds entering the Asia Region Funds Passport. Read Full Story
Scotland's decision to set different income tax bands from the rest of the UK is likely to result in increased complexity for some Scottish taxpayers, says the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Read Full Story
South Africa's 2017-18 Budget, announced by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan on February 22, has had to resort to tax hikes, particularly on the wealthy, in order to stabilize the country's fiscal position. Read Full Story
British Columbia is to phase out the provincial sales tax on electricity and reduce the small business tax rate. Read Full Story
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