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Stories that are tagged 'dividends'

Belgium Urged To Undertake Indirect Tax Shift

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Belgium should reduce its high corporate income and labor taxes and eliminate value-added tax concessions, the International Monetary Fund has said in its Article IV report for the country. Read Full Story


Australian Funds Sector Tax Settings 'Uncompetitive,' Report Says

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, March 3, 2017

Australia's Financial Services Council has called for a simple, flat rate of withholding tax to be made available for Australian funds entering the Asia Region Funds Passport. 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


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


British Columbia Reforms PST, Corporate Tax Rates

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

British Columbia is to phase out the provincial sales tax on electricity and reduce the small business tax rate. Read Full Story


Hong Kong, Pakistan Sign DTA

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

On February 17, Hong Kong and Pakistan signed a comprehensive double taxation agreement, which sets out the allocation of taxing rights between the two jurisdictions and will aid the assessment of tax liabilities arising out of cross-border economic activities. Read Full Story


SARS Modifies Ruling On Taxes Applicable To DTAs

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, February 6, 2017

The South African Revenue Service has issued a revised binding general ruling that identifies the taxes administered by the agency that constitute taxes on income for the purposes of South Africa's double taxation agreements. Read Full Story


Raise Taxes For UK's Self-Employed, IFS Recommends

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, February 3, 2017

The UK Government should raise taxes on self-employed persons, according to a study from the Institute of Fiscal Studies, which says employees pay GBP1,240 (USD1,550) more in tax a year on average on the same income. Read Full Story


Think Tank Questions Need For Australian Company Tax Cuts

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, February 2, 2017

New research by The Australia Institute, a think tank, has questioned whether the country must really lower its corporate tax rates to attract foreign investment. Read Full Story


New Estonian Government Adjusts Fiscal Path

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Estonia's new Government is planning a range of tax reforms aimed at encouraging corporate investment and reducing the tax burden for lower earners, the IMF has said in its Article IV report. Read Full Story




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