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Business leaders are skeptical of predictions that US tax reform will come by this summer, with more than half (53 percent) of respondents predicting that significant business tax reform won't arrive until 2018, according to a recent poll by KPMG. Read Full Story
The Canadian Government is losing up to CAD1.3bn (USD972m) in revenue a year through the incomplete collection of sales tax and import duty on e-commerce imports, according to a new report by Copenhagen Economics. Read Full Story
India has entered into new bilateral advance pricing agreements with the United Kingdom and Japan, India's Central Board of Direct Taxes announced on February 28. Read Full Story
Americans for Affordable Products, a business coalition that opposes the proposed border adjustment tax, has responded to the February 21 letter to leading US lawmakers from the American Made Coalition supporting border adjustability. Read Full Story
The Retail Industry Leaders Association and CEOs of several large US retail companies met President Donald Trump on February 15 to discuss US tax reform, and to express their opposition to the proposal for border adjustability. Read Full Story
Malta's Ministry for Finance has made obtaining VAT refunds on items bought in Malta easier for international travelers, following the signing of an agreement with tax-free shopping operator Fintrax Group. Read Full Story
The US has requested WTO dispute consultations with Canada regarding regulations in British Columbia that it says discriminate against the sale of US wine in grocery stores. Read Full Story
Many of the features of the UK retail market are attractive, but the UK's business rates (property tax) regime is putting off potential new entrants, according to a new survey of international retailers. Read Full Story
With Amazon agreeing to begin the collection of sales taxes on January 1 in four more US states – Iowa, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Utah – the online retailer is informing its customers that taxes are now charged on items shipped to 32 states. Read Full Story
New Zealand retailers have called for legislation requiring foreign companies to register for GST, saying that avoidance of the tax by multinationals is costing the government at least NZD200m (USD138m) in lost revenue. Read Full Story
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