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Stories that are tagged 'retail'

Australia Delays Low-Value Goods GST Reform To 2018

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Australian Government will apply the 10 percent goods and services tax to low-value goods purchased from overseas sellers from July 1, 2018, a year later than originally planned. Read Full Story


MEPs Seek Stronger Tax Rules For Sharing Economy

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, June 16, 2017

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for greater parity in the tax obligations imposed by the EU upon businesses operating in the traditional and sharing economies. Read Full Story


UK Sugar Tax Should Cover Confectionary, Campaigners Say

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, May 15, 2017

The next UK Government should impose a sugar levy on all confectionery products that contain high levels of sugar to tackle obesity and diabetes, campaigners have said. Read Full Story


US Launches Probe Into Chinese, Vietnamese Tool Storage Units

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The United States has launched an investigation into Chinese and Vietnamese exports of certain tool chests and cabinets, which could lead to the imposition of trade dispute duties. Read Full Story


Italy Says Google To Pay EUR306m To Settle Tax Disputes

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, May 5, 2017

Days after it emerged that Italian tax agencies were pursuing online retail giant Amazon for taxes worth EUR130m (USD142m), it was revealed that Google will pay a EUR306m (USD335m) tax settlement. Read Full Story


Ghana Introduces Flat-Rate VAT, New Exemptions

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Ghanaian Government has released an overview of an amendment to the VAT Act, which entered into force in early April, to amend the list of exempt supplies and introduce a VAT flat-rate arrangement for retailers and wholesalers. Read Full Story


Aus Labor: Delay GST On Low-Value Imports

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Australian Labor Party has called on the Government to delay by one year the imposition of goods and services tax on low-value goods purchased from overseas sellers. Read Full Story


UK Supermarkets Benefited From Unpopular Business Rates Review

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Large supermarkets will benefit from significantly lower tax bills under business rate revaluations that were introduced in April, figures show. Read Full Story


Report Outlines Options For Canadian Marijuana Taxes

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Think tank the CD Howe Institute has said that Canada's federal and provincial governments should have the power to levy taxes on marijuana when the drug is legalized. Read Full Story


Australia Publishes Draft Legislation On WET Rebate

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Australian Government has published for consultation exposure draft legislation to tighten the eligibility criteria for the wine equalization tax rebate. Read Full Story




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