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German's Finance Ministry on October 24 confirmed that the double tax avoidance treaty between Germany and Costa Rica will apply from January 1, 2017. Read Full Story
The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has confirmed the new income tax rates that will be in effect for non-resident individuals with effect from the 2017 year of assessment. Read Full Story
The South African Revenue Service has revised its guide for individuals not resident in South Africa about the tax treatment of South Africa-sourced income. Read Full Story
After some delay, but given the failure of the United States Congress to introduce legislation to reduce the incidence of online piracy, a voluntary initiative by five internet service providers, called the Copyright Alert System or the ‘Six Strikes’ response program, was implemented on February 25, 2013. Read Full Story
The world's first image rights legislation, The Image Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Ordinance, 2012, is to enter into force on December 3, 2012, following approval by Guernsey's legislative assembly, the States, on November 28, 2012. Read Full Story
The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs has announced it is 'actively resisting' group litigation brought by former members of a Singapore-based investment fund, who are facing unexpected tax bills after the fund had its Qualifying Registered Overseas Pension Scheme status withdrawn in 2008. Read Full Story
French Budget Minister Jérôme Cahuzac has recently confirmed that the government is currently considering its plans for a 75% tax imposed on income in excess of EUR1m (USD1.3m), emphasizing that the measure will be in force in 2013. Read Full Story
The Channel Islands have responded to media coverage in the United Kingdom in relation to the use of offshore tax planning structures by wealthy individuals to mitigate UK tax liability. Read Full Story
A tax incentive would help give new writers a head start in publishing, one of the UK's leading authors has said. Read Full Story
The UK's first-time Self Assessment filers must register for e-filing by the end of this week or face being unable to send their tax return on time. Read Full Story
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