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Stories that are tagged 'construction'

Sweden Acting On Construction Site Tax Non-Compliance

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Swedish tax agency has said that it carried out more than 12,000 compliance checks on construction sites in 2016. Read Full Story


Permanency Urged For US New Markets Tax Credit

by Leroy Baker,, Washington

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

On February 7, the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition wrote to the US Congress urging that the tax credit should be made permanent. Read Full Story


China Sees Tax Revenue Growth Slowdown

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Ministry of Finance has announced that China's total tax revenue increased by a reduced rate in 2016, largely due to the country's slower economic growth rate and the expansion of value-added tax during the year. Read Full Story


US Progresses Trade Disputes With China

by Leroy Baker,, Washington

Friday, January 13, 2017

The US Department of Commerce has announced its final decision to impose anti-dumping margins and anti-subsidy countervailing duties on Chinese imports of biaxial integral geogrid products, used as a foundation in the construction of roads and railways. Read Full Story


EU Presses Ahead With Single Market Improvements

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The European Commission has published a package of measures to ease the administrative burden on service providers, which includes plans for a new European Services e-card and a proportionality assessment of national regulations. Read Full Story


IRS Issues Guidance For Energy Tax Credit Claimants

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, December 19, 2016

The US Internal Revenue Service, in its Notice 2017-04, has updated and clarified the guidance provided in its prior notices regarding the extension, at the end of last year, of the dates by which facilities must begin construction to claim the renewable electricity production tax credit and investment tax credit. Read Full Story


Australian Firms Failing To Pay Super Contributions

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, December 12, 2016

Industry Super Australia has said that almost one third of workers eligible for superannuation are missing out on some or all of their entitlements. Read Full Story


Italian 2017 Budget Receives Parliamentary Approval

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, December 9, 2016

Italy's 2017 Budget, including its business tax cuts, received parliamentary approval on December 7, becoming the final act of Premier Matteo Renzi's Government before his resignation following the adverse referendum result. Read Full Story


Think Tank Supports W Australia's Iron Ore Tax Plans

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A AUD5 (USD3.72) per tonne iron ore levy in Western Australia would have a limited impact on employment in the Pilbara mining region, according to research by The Australia Institute. Read Full Story


China's VAT Rates To Be 'Streamlined'

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Chinese officials have discussed the progress made this year in replacing business tax with value-added tax and future measures to simplify the latter's ongoing implementation. Read Full Story




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