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Stories that are tagged 'environment'

Scottish Lawmakers Support Replacement Air Tax

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Scottish lawmakers have given the green light to an outline for a Scottish air tax to replace the UK's Air Passenger Duty. 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


EU Consults On Changes To Energy Taxation

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The European Commission is seeking private sector input on changes to energy taxation in the European Union. Read Full Story


The Tax Policies Of The French Presidential Candidates

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

As widely predicted, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and former nationalist party leader Marine Le Pen gained the most votes in the preliminary round of the French Presidential election on April 23, and go forward to run-off election on May 7. Both candidates have pledged changes to French taxes if elected President. Read Full Story


UN Updates Transfer Pricing Practice Manual

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters has released, in digital format, the second edition of the UN Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries. Read Full Story


Saudi Arabia Approves GCC 'Sin Tax'

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council has approved the introduction of the "selective tax," being rolled out across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries. Read Full Story


Australia Urged To Scrap GST On Digital Imports

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, April 14, 2017

An Australian taxpayer advocacy group has joined forces with a coalition of international taxpayer organizations and academics to condemn the Government's plans to abolish the low-value goods and services tax threshold on imports. Read Full Story


OECD Urges Japan To Hike Sales Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Japan should hike value-added tax and taxes on income, capital gains, and inheritances, to offset the revenue lost from corporate tax cuts, the OECD has said. Read Full Story


Australia Declares Cyclone Debbie A Disaster

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Australian Government has declared Cyclone Debbie a disaster for the purposes of establishing disaster relief funds. Read Full Story


Scottish Lawmakers Support Air Tax Cut

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Scottish Parliament's Finance Committee has said it supports plans to replace the UK's Air Passenger Duty (APD) with a devolved Air Departure Tax. Read Full Story




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