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Stories that are tagged 'Professionals'

Canadian Budget Focuses On 'Tax Fairness'

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Last updated 5 hours ago | Thursday, March 23, 2017

The tax measures contained Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau's second Budget are focused on closing loopholes, cracking down on tax evasion, and improving tax reliefs for the "middle class." Read Full Story


UK U-Turns On National Insurance Levy Hike

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, March 16, 2017

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has backtracked on plans to increase National Insurance (social security) contributions for self-employed people. Read Full Story


Ghana's 2017 Budget Looks For Improved Tax Compliance

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, March 6, 2017

As promised in the recent elections, and despite the country's significantly increased fiscal deficit in 2016, Ghana's new Government has decided to balance its election promise of beginning a program of tax cuts to boost private sector growth, with an attack on tax non-compliance. Read Full Story


UK Budget Likely To Feature Self-Employment Tax Reforms

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The UK Government is expected to announce changes to the tax rules for self-employed people in the UK's imminent Budget announcement. Read Full Story


MEPs Call For Wider Access To Beneficial Ownership Data

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

EU citizens would be able to view information in registers of beneficial ownership without having to demonstrate a "legitimate interest," under proposed amendments the Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Read Full Story


IRS Reminds International Taxpayers of Filing Obligations

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has reminded certain non-US citizens, such as international students and scholars working or receiving scholarship funds, that they may have special requirements to file a US tax return. Read Full Story


Unique Scottish Tax Rules Add To Complexity

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, February 27, 2017

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


Lobby Groups Seek Rational UK Alcohol Tax Regime

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, February 24, 2017

The UK Chancellor is coming under pressure to use the upcoming Budget to hike duty on cheap, high strength alcohol. Read Full Story


Macao Urged To Hike Individual Taxes

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Macao may need to significantly reduce its already low income tax rates to attract foreign investors and professionals as revenues from its gaming industry fall, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. Read Full Story


New Zealand Clarifies Tax Rules For Professional Services

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department has issued guidance on when income from professional services is derived for tax accounting purposes. Read Full Story




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