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Stories that are tagged 'legal services'

India Confirms Reverse Charge GST On Legal Services

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Indian Government has said that all legal services provided to a business should be subject to goods and services tax under a reverse charge. Read Full Story


IRS Issues Report On Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics in the United States helped almost 20,000 taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service in 2015, eliminating more than USD64m in tax liabilities, penalties, and interest. Read Full Story


Australian Goods And Services Tax Guidance For Offshore Suppliers

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Australian Tax Office has updated its guidance for those non-resident businesses that make supplies of goods, services, or digital products to consumers or GST-registered businesses in Australia, with a couple of changes due to occur next year and a change last month. Read Full Story


Australia Explains New Digital Tax Regime

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Australian Taxation Office has issued guidance on a new law that will apply the goods and services tax to international sales of services and digital products from July 1, 2017. Read Full Story


Spain Among Top Improvers In World Bank's Doing Business 2016

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, October 30, 2015

In its new Doing Business report, the World Bank singled out Spain for praise for tax system improvements implemented to make doing business easier in the nation. Read Full Story


Hockey Delivers Australia's 2015 Budget

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey's 2015 Budget includes a company tax cut for small business, plans to tackle profit shifting, and proposals to expand the goods and services tax base. Read Full Story


Indian Lawyers Calls For Changes To Tax Audit System

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Lawyers should be permitted to sign and endorse tax audit certificates and reports, the Bar Council of India has said. Read Full Story


French Body Seeks Tax Breaks To Boost Entrepreneurship

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, October 24, 2013

While welcoming the announcement of plans to create the statute of student entrepreneur in France, Entrepreneurs Club President Guillaume Cairou insisted that the proposals do not go far enough, underlining the need to introduce employers' tax breaks to accompany the measures. Read Full Story


Turks And Caicos Scraps GST Proposal

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The UK Government has confirmed that its overseas territory, the Turks and Caicos Islands has abandoned plans for the introduction of a General Services Tax, which had been drawn up in lieu of the implementation of a value-added tax. Having discarded both a VAT, and the narrower GST, local authorities now intend to boost the tax-take by expanding the existing tax base. Read Full Story


China, Hong Kong Sign New CEPA Supplement

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

It has been announced that the Hong Kong and Chinese governments have reached agreement on a further enhancement of their economic and trade co-operation and exchanges under the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement. Read Full Story




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