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Stories that are tagged 'carbon tax'

Iceland To Cut Top VAT Rate

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Last updated 44 hours ago | Friday, June 23, 2017

Iceland is planning to lower its top rate of value-added tax to 22.5 percent from 24 percent from January 1, 2019, the International Monetary Fund has said. Read Full Story


Singapore Reaffirms Commitment To Carbon Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Singapore has reiterated that it intends to implement a carbon tax from 2019. Read Full Story


Australia Ends Compensation For Carbon Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Australian Government has reintroduced legislation to close the Energy Supplement to new welfare recipients. Read Full Story


G20 Nations Should Work Together On Carbon Taxation: OECD

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

G20 countries should share experiences on taxing carbon dioxide emissions, to develop more effective regimes, a new report from the OECD says. Read Full Story


Canadian Gov't Publishes Paper On Carbon Pricing

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Canadian Government has published a technical paper that outlines a proposed federal carbon pricing option for provinces that do not have their own system in place by 2018. Read Full Story


Think Tank Criticizes Canadian Carbon Taxes

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The poor implementation of carbon-pricing schemes by Canada's provincial governments undermines their potential environmental benefits, according to a new report from the Fraser Institute, a think tank. Read Full Story


Academics Call For Green Tax Reform In The Netherlands

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

90 academics have signed an open letter calling on the Government of the Netherlands to introduce a carbon tax. Read Full Story


Iceland To Cut Headline VAT Rate, Cut Its Scope

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Iceland has set out its plans to add more goods and services to the standard rate of value-added tax, which is to be reduced. Read Full Story


South Africa Guides On Deduction For Energy-Efficiency Improvements

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The South African Revenue Service has issued an interpretation note on the deduction provided for energy-efficiency savings in Section 12L of the Income Tax Act. Read Full Story


South African Budget Lines Up Tax Hikes

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Friday, February 24, 2017

South Africa's 2017-18 Budget, announced by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan on February 22, has had to resort to tax hikes, particularly on the wealthy, in order to stabilize the country's fiscal position. Read Full Story




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