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Fine Gael leadership contender Leo Varadkar has described Ireland's high marginal income tax rate as "a real problem" and said that reforming tax and social insurance could help "attract and retain talented people." Read Full Story
The tax measures contained Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau's second Budget are focused on closing loopholes, cracking down on tax evasion, and improving tax reliefs for the "middle class." Read Full Story
UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has backtracked on plans to increase National Insurance (social security) contributions for self-employed people. Read Full Story
As promised in the recent elections, and despite the country's significantly increased fiscal deficit in 2016, Ghana's new Government has decided to balance its election promise of beginning a program of tax cuts to boost private sector growth, with an attack on tax non-compliance. Read Full Story
The UK Government is expected to announce changes to the tax rules for self-employed people in the UK's imminent Budget announcement. Read Full Story
EU citizens would be able to view information in registers of beneficial ownership without having to demonstrate a "legitimate interest," under proposed amendments the Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Read Full Story
The Internal Revenue Service has reminded certain non-US citizens, such as international students and scholars working or receiving scholarship funds, that they may have special requirements to file a US tax return. Read Full Story
Scotland's decision to set different income tax bands from the rest of the UK is likely to result in increased complexity for some Scottish taxpayers, says the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Read Full Story
The UK Chancellor is coming under pressure to use the upcoming Budget to hike duty on cheap, high strength alcohol. Read Full Story
Macao may need to significantly reduce its already low income tax rates to attract foreign investors and professionals as revenues from its gaming industry fall, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. Read Full Story
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