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South Africa's Tax Ombud is to investigate the tax agency's processing of tax refunds. Read Full Story
Taiwan's national tax authority has released guidance on VAT refunds for foreign exhibitors, following a number of questions received from overseas firms. Read Full Story
New Zealand's Inland Revenue said that more than 17,300 taxpayers have transferred to its new Inland Revenue goods and services tax (GST) system. Read Full Story
Malta's Ministry for Finance has made obtaining VAT refunds on items bought in Malta easier for international travelers, following the signing of an agreement with tax-free shopping operator Fintrax Group. Read Full Story
New Zealand will speed up its process for refunding Goods and Services Tax (GST) from February 2017 by paying the money directly into taxpayers' accounts rather than sending a check. Read Full Story
The European Commission on December 1 unveiled a series of measures to improve the value-added tax environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. The proposals are intended to enable consumers and companies – in particular start-ups and SMEs – to buy and sell goods and services more easily online. Read Full Story
During Taxpayers' Day Celebrations on October 28, Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said that Kenya's National Treasury has been able "to bring to closure to the long-standing issue" of value added tax refunds. Read Full Story
The British Columbia Chamber of Commerce is lobbying for the introduction of a value-added tax-like Provincial Sales Tax, in place of the existing "cascading" PST regime. Read Full Story
Following controversy that customers of UK airport shops were being charged VAT for goods being brought outside the European Union, retailers in UK airports have agreed to sign up to a new Code of Practice. Read Full Story
Taiwan's Ministry of Finance has confirmed the various methods by which foreign tourists can claim VAT refunds. Read Full Story
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