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Vietnam Proposes Wide-Ranging Tax Reforms

Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has proposed a number of changes to the country's tax regime, including a hike in value-added tax, a new tax on sugary drinks, higher duties on tobacco products, a reduced corporate income tax rate, and revised personal income tax rates. Continue Reading »

International Law »

Czech Budget Watchdog Slams Tax Administration

The personal income tax code of the Czech Republic has become increasingly complex, with the Government often failing to consider the full outcome of legislative changes to the tax system, according to the country's Supreme Audit Office. Continue Reading »

Politics & Economics »

South Australia Bank Tax Passes Lower House

Legislation to implement the South Australian Government's proposed bank levy has passed the state parliament's lower house. Continue Reading »

Offshore »

EU Considering New Sanctions For 'Tax Havens'

The EU is considering four new kinds of sanctions for jurisdictions included on a forthcoming "blacklist" of so-called tax havens, according to reports. Continue Reading »

Business »

Irish PM Says UK Brexit Deal Must Work For Ireland

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said that the UK's decision to leave the EU "poses major economic and political challenges" for Ireland. Continue Reading »

E-Commerce »

Luxembourg's E-Commerce VAT Revenues Plunge

Value-added tax revenues from e-commerce activities in Luxembourg have declined sharply in the wake of European Union measures to reduce VAT competition in the EU. Continue Reading »

Aviation »

EU, Switzerland To Link Emissions Trading Systems

The European Commission and the Swiss Federal Council have each approved proposals to link their emissions trading systems, meaning formal signature of a new agreement could take place by the end of the year. Continue Reading »

Marine »

Greek Shipowners Agree Extra Tax Payments

The Greek shipping industry has agreed to renew a tax agreement under which shipping companies pay additional tax to the Government. Continue Reading »