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A one percentage point increase in Ireland's statutory corporate tax rate would reduce its chance of being chosen as a location for new non-EU foreign direct investment projects by 4.6 percent, according to research by the Economic and Social Research Institute. Read Full Story
The Dutch EU Presidency wants to make rapid progress on the implementation of the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting project recommendations, Eric Wiebes, the Dutch State Secretary of Finance, told members of the European Parliament's Special Committee on Tax Rulings. Read Full Story
The Isle of Man Government on August 14 launched a new public consultation, Proposed Changes to Individual Taxation, on proposals to further simplify the island's income tax system and lift thousands of the lower-paid taxpayers out of the tax net. Read Full Story
The European Court of Justice has provided a provisional ruling that recommends that a French tax regime that offers tax benefits exclusively to resident corporate groups contravenes EU law. Read Full Story
Changes to Switzerland's value-added tax rules will come into effect from January 1, 2015, through changes to the Value-Added Tax Ordinance. Read Full Story
Enhancing tax incentives and training of the Ghana Revenue Authority are key to the prevention of tax evasion and abuse of transfer pricing law, Omane-Antwi, Professor at Ghanaian Pentecost University, told a seminar in Accra last week. Read Full Story
Only 26 percent of New Zealand business leaders believe that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's base erosion and profit shifting Action Plan is likely to be successful, according to a recent survey by Grant Thornton New Zealand. Read Full Story
Further progress on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's base erosion and profit shifting project requires collective action, Todd McClay, New Zealand's Revenue Minister, told a recent conference organized by BDO New Zealand. Read Full Story
European Tax Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta has called on the new Italian Presidency to ensure that progress is made on a number of tax initiatives, ranging from value-added tax rules to anti-avoidance schemes, and from proposals for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base to plans for a financial transactions tax. Read Full Story
The International Monetary Fund released a report on June 25, 2014, which explores the nature and policy implications of cross-border effects from national corporate tax policies. Read Full Story
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