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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
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
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
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 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
A new chairperson has been appointed to take forward the EU's work against harmful tax practices internationally. Read Full Story
Botswana's Budget for the 2017/18 fiscal year looks to reduce the country's dependency on revenues from diamonds. Read Full Story
The Australian Government has launched a consultation on how to improve transparency surrounding the beneficial ownership of companies. Read Full Story
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
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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