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Stories that are tagged 'public health'

Canadian FMs Discuss Taxation Of Cannabis

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial finance ministers have discussed the tax regime that will enter into force when recreational cannabis is legalized in July 2018. Read Full Story


Estonia Publishes Sugar Tax Bill

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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


Irish Beverage Council Slams Sugary Drinks Tax

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Irish Beverage Council has said that the proposed tax on sugar sweetened drinks will fail to adequately tackle obesity. Read Full Story


Quebec Announces Income Tax Reforms

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Quebec Government has announced plans to increase the income tax-free threshold and retroactively reduce the health contribution for 2016. Read Full Story


House Tax Committee Votes To Repeal Obamacare

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, March 10, 2017

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


South Africa Consults On Sugar Tax Amendments

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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


Australia Consults On Protections For Tax Whistleblowers

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Australian Government has launched a consultation on the introduction of new protections for tax whistleblowers. Read Full Story


S Korea Introduces Tax Break For Diesel Cars

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, December 9, 2016

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


Think Tank Calls For Australian Sugar Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, December 5, 2016

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


Canadian Budget Officer Calculates Impact Of Legalizing Cannabis

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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




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