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Saudi Arabia is hoping to lure Japanese firms to invest in the country with tax breaks to be offered in new free trade zones. Read Full Story
The Australian Taxation Office has said that it is concerned that those earning money from the "sharing economy" may not realize that they are required to declare these earnings on their tax return. Read Full Story
The French Government has issued a document detailing its measures to encourage greater employment, including some tax breaks. Read Full Story
In response to recent indicators that the French economy is flagging, and a poor showing by his party in local elections, the Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, has announced a far-reaching program of tax reforms and incentives. Read Full Story
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has announced a package of proposed measures to boost employment, largely through new tax incentives. Read Full Story
Continuing its drive towards fiscal and economic reform, Tunisia has signed two conventions with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Read Full Story
The manifesto presented by Sweden's main center-left opposition party, the Social Democrats, which is leading in the polls for the election on September 14 against the ruling center-right Alliance coalition, focuses on employment and welfare reforms, funded by new and increased taxes. Read Full Story
An umbrella organization that promotes best practice in finance management in the UK voluntary sector has slammed Government proposals for tax relief on social investments as "overly restrictive." It also highlighted concerns over proposed changes to Gift Aid, by which the value of monetary gifts from UK taxpayers to charities is increased by charities being able to claim back a gross amount based on the basic rate tax paid by the donor. Read Full Story
A report prepared by the United States Government Accountability Office on the Supplemental Security Income programme has pointed out that its administrator, the Social Security Administration, has taken steps to prevent and detect overpayments, but that there is much room for improvement. Read Full Story
On November 8, the multiple Bills comprising the Clean Energy legislative package were passed into law by the Australian Senate, a package that will force about 500 of the country’s biggest polluters to pay a levy of AUD23 (USD23) for each tonne of carbon dioxide they emit. Read Full Story
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