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Australia and China have agreed to discuss the further liberalization of services and investment under their free trade agreement, and to update their double tax agreement. Read Full Story
On March 23, India published a notice ratifying the double tax Protocol signed with Singapore, which entered into force on February 27. Read Full Story
Italy and Switzerland have agreed to allow group requests for information relevant in tax matters. Read Full Story
The United States Court of Federal Claims has turned down a claim from an Irish citizen that more than USD5m in US tax withheld on gambling winnings be refunded under the US-Ireland double tax avoidance agreement. Read Full Story
The Financial Services Development Council released a report on March 3 on the policies, including tax measures, Hong Kong could adopt to improve its position as an insurance hub, especially in reinsurance, marine insurance, and captives. Read Full Story
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
The Netherlands has signed a protocol to its double tax avoidance treaty with Uzbekistan, designed to prevent the treaty from being inappropriately used to avoid taxes. Read Full Story
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
Hong Kong and Belarus have agreed to lower withholding tax rates on cross-border income under a new comprehensive double tax agreement. Read Full Story
India and Singapore have signed a protocol to limit abuse of their double taxation avoidance agreement. India had also recently agreed a similar change to its tax treaty with Mauritius and Cyprus. Read Full Story
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