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For the 22nd consecutive year, Hong Kong has maintained its position as the world's freest economy in the 2017 Index of Economic Freedom from the Heritage Foundation. Read Full Story
The Mauritian Government has confirmed the implementation of its SME Development Scheme, which provides eligible small and medium-sized enterprises with tax incentives, among other things. Read Full Story
The Swiss Federal Department of Finance has launched a consultation on the introduction of the automatic exchange of information in tax matters with a series of other countries. Read Full Story
On December 16, Mauritius's Financial Services Commission and the Financial Services Promotion Agency condemned a Oxfam policy paper labeling Mauritius a tax haven. 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
The Mauritius Revenue Authority has confirmed that the excise tax on the sugar content of soft drinks is being extended to cover all sugar sweetened non-alcoholic beverages, in accordance with the provisions of the 2016 Budget. Read Full Story
Hong Kong has welcomed its retention of the Fraser Institute's annual ranking as the world's freest economy, due in part to its commitment to low taxation. Read Full Story
The Indian Cabinet on August 24 approved the signature of a double tax agreement protocol with Cyprus that would tackle "round tripping" and base erosion and profit shifting. Read Full Story
The Mauritian Government has announced that, on August 11, a tax information exchange agreement was signed between Mauritius and South Korea for the mutual sharing of tax information. Read Full Story
Through Notification No. 68/2016, the Government of India has ratified a Protocol to its tax treaty with Mauritius. Read Full Story
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