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The Estonian Ministry of Finance has announced the publication of draft legislation that will impose a tax on beverages containing more than five grams of sugar per 100 milliliters. Read Full Story
The Irish Beverage Council has said that the proposed tax on sugar sweetened drinks will fail to adequately tackle obesity. Read Full Story
The Quebec Government has announced plans to increase the income tax-free threshold and retroactively reduce the health contribution for 2016. Read Full Story
Further progress towards the repeal of Obamacare and its replacement with a Republican alternative was taken on the evening of March 9, with the House of Representatives House Ways and Means Committee approving the proposed new legislation. Read Full Story
The South African National Treasury has issued a list of questions and answers on the changes to the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages that were introduced in the recently announced 2017-18 Budget. Read Full Story
The Australian Government has launched a consultation on the introduction of new protections for tax whistleblowers. Read Full Story
The South Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance has issued details of a tax incentive to be given to those individuals replacing old cars that have diesel engines for new gasoline-driven vehicles. Read Full Story
An Australian excise tax on sugary drinks could raise around AUD500m (USD372.2m) a year, according to a new report from the Grattan Institute, a think tank. Read Full Story
Applying regular retail sales taxes to sales of legalized cannabis in Canada would raise only modest revenues, the Parliamentary Budget Officer has said. Read Full Story
The Portuguese Government has said that it intends to introduce a tax based on the sugar content of drinks to tackle obesity and other health problems related to the consumption of sugar. Read Full Story
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