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Stories that are tagged 'tax avoidance'

UK VAT Flat Rate Scheme Changes Too Far-reaching, Warn Tax Experts

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, February 17, 2017

HM Revenue and Customs's new measure to crackdown on abuse of a VAT simplification scheme for small businesses may be ineffective and have unwelcome consequences for tax-compliant businesses, the Chartered Institute of Taxation has said. Read Full Story


Netherlands, Uzbekistan Sign Anti-Abuse Agreement

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Netherlands has signed a protocol to its double tax avoidance treaty with Uzbekistan, designed to prevent the treaty from being inappropriately used to avoid taxes. Read Full Story


IRS Warns On Micro-Captive Insurance Tax Shelters

by Scott Hamilton,, Washington

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

For the third consecutive year, the US Internal Revenue Service has placed abusive micro-captive insurance tax shelters on its list of top tax scams to watch out for in the 2017 filing season. Read Full Story


MEPs Call For EU-Wide Protection For Whistle-blowers

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Members of the European Parliament have called on the European Commission to immediately put forward plans for an "effective and comprehensive whistle-blower protection program." Read Full Story


Canada Urged To Measure Tax Gap To Boost Revenues

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Canada would benefit from undertaking accurate tax gap analyses, says a new report, which attempts to estimate the amount of revenue that goes uncollected each year. Read Full Story


New Blood To Push EU Campaign On 'Harmful' Tax Competition

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A new chairperson has been appointed to take forward the EU's work against harmful tax practices internationally. Read Full Story


Botswana's Budget Seeks To Broaden Tax Base

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Botswana's Budget for the 2017/18 fiscal year looks to reduce the country's dependency on revenues from diamonds. Read Full Story


Australia Consults On Beneficial Ownership Reporting Options

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Australian Government has launched a consultation on how to improve transparency surrounding the beneficial ownership of companies. Read Full Story


ATO Investigating 'Stapled Structures'

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Australian Taxation Office has said that it is reviewing arrangements that "attempt to fragment integrated trading businesses in order to re-characterize trading income into more favorably taxed passive income." Read Full Story


EU Presidency Pushing BEPS Agenda

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, February 9, 2017

On February 6, the EU Council released a Roadmap for the tax reform measures that are being progressed by the Maltese Presidency of the European Union. Read Full Story




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