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Lawmakers in New Zealand have approved legislation that would improve, strengthen, and update the rules for closely held companies, non-resident withholding tax and the approved issuer levy, and the goods and services tax rules. Read Full Story
The UK is considering bringing certain non-resident companies within the scope of corporation tax where they have existing UK taxable income and/or gains from the disposal of certain UK residential property interests. 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
HM Revenue and Customs is planning to make its Double Taxation Treaty Passport scheme available to all UK borrowers following a consultation on a legislative amendment. Read Full Story
HM Revenue and Customs has warned taxpayers that it will investigate anyone using a new disguised remuneration tax avoidance scheme. Read Full Story
HM Revenue and Customs has won a tax avoidance case against film partnership schemes that acquired interests in films that included The Queen and the Roman Polanski remake of Oliver Twist, protecting more than GBP26m (USD32.2m) of taxpayers' money. Read Full Story
Singapore has eased stamp duty rates on properties sold soon after they are purchased. Read Full Story
Low Income Taxpayer Clinics in the United States helped almost 20,000 taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service in 2015, eliminating more than USD64m in tax liabilities, penalties, and interest. Read Full Story
Changes to Switzerland's Withholding Tax Ordinance will enter into force on April 1, with the aim of facilitating group financing activities. Read Full Story
The UK Budget, released on March 9, 2017, featured tax measures to, among other things, hike taxes on self-employed workers, further close avenues for legal avoidance, and defer mandatory digital tax reporting until April 2019. Read Full Story
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