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Stories that are tagged 'pensions'

Australia Consults On Tax Relief For Retirement Fund Transfers

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Australian Government has released draft legislation which expands the tax relief available to superannuation funds when making mandatory transfers of assets as part of the transition to new retirement account rules. Read Full Story


April Cut-off For EU Financial Transaction Tax Negotiations

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The EU member states taking part in the proposed EU financial transactions tax will decide next month whether or not to proceed with the controversial tax, according to Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling. Read Full Story


Aus Pension Industry Calls For ATO Action On Unpaid Super

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia has called on the Government to better fund the tax office to audit business for unpaid superannuation entitlements. Read Full Story


Australia Consults On Superannuation Tax Reform

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Australian Government will introduce a new tax exemption for superannuation funds and life insurance companies offering innovative income stream products. Read Full Story


ATO Publishes Rulings On Superannuation Tax Changes

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Australian Taxation Office has published three Law Companion Guidelines, which explain recent changes to superannuation taxation. Read Full Story


Australian PM Reiterates Opposition To GST Hike

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described the argument for a goods and services tax hike as flawed. Read Full Story


More Tax Hikes For UK Taxpayers In 2017 Budget

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The UK Budget, released on March 9, 2017, featured tax measures to, among other things, hike taxes on self-employed workers, further close avenues for legal avoidance, and defer mandatory digital tax reporting until April 2019. Read Full Story


LITRG Calls For Rethink On UK Pension Contribution Tax Measure

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, March 3, 2017

Low earners will be particularly hit by the planned reduction in the pension money purchase annual allowance (MPAA) from GBP10,000 (USD12,410) to GBP4,000 a year this April, campaigners have warned. Read Full Story


Australian Tax Agency Explains Spouse Tax Offset Change

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Australian Taxation Office has issued guidance on changes to the spouse tax offset that will enter into force on July 1. Read Full Story


UK Government To Review Tax Credit Cases

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The UK Government is to review thousands of decisions on tax credits following the termination of a contract with private sector firm Concentrix. Read Full Story




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