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The German Ministry of Finance has published a progress report on its 10-point plan to combat tax evasion, which was first announced in the wake of last year's Panama Papers leak. Read Full Story
The South African Revenue Service has disclosed that it has committed to the automatic exchange of tax information by September 2017 with the tax authorities of over 50 other jurisdictions under the OECD's Common Reporting Standard. Read Full Story
South Africa's 2017-18 Budget, announced by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan on February 22, has had to resort to tax hikes, particularly on the wealthy, in order to stabilize the country's fiscal position. Read Full Story
On February 17, Hong Kong and Pakistan signed a comprehensive double taxation agreement, which sets out the allocation of taxing rights between the two jurisdictions and will aid the assessment of tax liabilities arising out of cross-border economic activities. Read Full Story
The Swiss Federal Department of Finance has launched a consultation on the introduction of the automatic exchange of information in tax matters with 20 new countries. Read Full Story
On January 23, Hong Kong and South Korea signed a Competent Authority Agreement to allow for the automatic exchange of financial account information in tax matters from 2019. Read Full Story
Argentine Minister of Finance Alfonso Prat-Gay and Noah Mamet, the US Ambassador to Argentina, signed a new tax information exchange agreement between their two countries on December 23 in Buenos Aires. Read Full Story
The Swiss Federal Department of Finance has launched a consultation on the introduction of the automatic exchange of information in tax matters with a series of other countries. Read Full Story
The Australian Government has announced that a new double tax agreement with Germany is now in force, replacing the previous 1972 treaty. Read Full Story
On December 16, Mauritius's Financial Services Commission and the Financial Services Promotion Agency condemned a Oxfam policy paper labeling Mauritius a tax haven. Read Full Story
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