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Stories that are tagged 'gift tax'

Malta Reduces Tax On Intergeneration Family Business Transfers

by Amanda Banks,, London

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Malta has announced a reduction in transfer duties on family businesses passed from one generation to another through an act of donation. Read Full Story


US Tax Reform Proposals Announced

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The US Government has announced its plans for tax reform, including a 15 percent territorial basis corporate tax system, a reduction in income tax for individuals, the repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax and the Estate Tax, and a one-time tax on repatriated profits. Read Full Story


Italy Introduces Non-Dom Tax Incentive

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, March 10, 2017

In a bid to attract wealthy individuals to relocate to the country, and high net worth Italian expats to return there, the Italian authorities have introduced a EUR100,000 (USD106,251) per year substitute tax on foreign income and gains for previous non-doms who declare Italy as their primary tax residence. Read Full Story


India Should Reform Income And Property Taxes, Says OECD

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, March 2, 2017

India should consider withdrawing a property taxation system that allows people to maximize their tax-free income, the OECD has said in its annual economic report for the country. Read Full Story


Taiwan Hikes Inheritance, Cigarette Taxes

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, January 13, 2017

Parliamentary approval was received on January 11 for the Taiwanese Government's proposals to hike cigarette and inheritance taxes, to find the extra funds needed to finance a long-term elderly care program. Read Full Story


South African Tax Bills Approved By Parliament

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, December 19, 2016

South Africa's Ministry of Finance has published the 2016 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, which has received parliamentary approval and gives effect to the tax changes announced in the Budget in February this year, together with legislation confirming the final details of. the Special Voluntary Disclosure Program. Read Full Story


US Chamber Supports Bill Against New Estate Tax Rules

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The US Chamber of Commerce wrote a letter on October 24 in support of the legislation introduced in the House of Representatives that would eliminate the proposed changes to Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code on estate and gift tax valuation discounts. Read Full Story


SARS Guides On Debt Reduction Tax Relief

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

On October 21, the South African Revenue Service issued an interpretation note on the revised application of South Africa's Income Tax Act to the treatment of debt reduction. Read Full Story


IRS Estate Tax Undervaluation Rules Opposed

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A September 22 letter sent to US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew from the Family Business Coalition, and signed by more than 100 organizations and business groups in the United States, called for the withdrawal of the proposed changes to Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code on estate and gift tax valuation discounts. Read Full Story


Clinton Plans Top 65 Percent US Estate Tax Rate

by Glen Shapiro,, New York

Monday, September 26, 2016

US Democratic party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has set out her proposed policy of hiking estate tax rates on "the very largest estates." Read Full Story




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