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Ireland Publishes 2019 Finance Bill

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Irish Government has published its 2019 Finance Bill, which introduces changes to a number of SME-targeted tax incentives and implements a range of measures announced in this month's Budget. Read Full Story


Italian Government Approves Draft Budget

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 18, 2019

On October 16, 2019, the Italian Council of Ministers approved the draft Budget law for 2020, which will prevent an automatic rise in the rate of value-added tax, and includes further measures designed to combat tax avoidance and evasion. Read Full Story


Tax Agencies Meet To Discuss Use Of Big Data Analysis

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 18, 2019

Tax agencies from 31 countries discussed the ways they are using data analysis tools to improve tax enforcement and administration, at the first meeting of the IOTA Forum on Tax Debt Management, held in Prague, Czech Republic, On October 1-3, 2019. Read Full Story


Mauritius Welcomes EU's Endorsement Of Corporate Tax Changes

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Friday, October 18, 2019

Mauritius has welcomed recognition from the EU that the territory has made appropriate changes to its corporate tax regime to remove harmful elements. Read Full Story


Costa Rica Clarifies Amendments To Non-Cooperative Tax List

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, October 18, 2019

Costa Rica's Ministry of Finance has released a statement clarifying its decision to exclude a number of territories with low effective income tax rates from its list of non-cooperative territories. Read Full Story


Ireland Studies Potential Drop In Record High CIT Receipts

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, October 18, 2019

A reversal of recent surges in corporate tax receipts could hit tax revenues and affect the Ireland's longer-term economic position, according to analysis released by the Irish Finance Department. Read Full Story


Greece To Attract Wealthy With Lump Sum Tax

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Greek Government will reportedly include a lump sum flat tax in forthcoming tax legislation intended to encourage wealthy foreigners to relocate to Greece. Read Full Story


Brexit: UK Rolls Out Transitional Simplified Procedures For Importers

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, October 18, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has automatically registered 95,000 businesses for its simplified import procedures, allowing most UK traders up to six months to pay import duties and submit customs declarations, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on October 31, 2019. Read Full Story


IMF: Mexico Needs Comprehensive Tax Reform

by Mike Godrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, October 18, 2019

The IMF has said that a top priority for Mexico should be to raise non-oil tax revenues while making the tax system more progressive. Read Full Story


Switzerland Welcomes Removal From EU Tax Grey List

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Swiss Government has welcomed Switzerland's removal from the EU's list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, and said that the country meets and implements international tax standards. Read Full Story


Australian Tax Changes For Self-Managed Super Funds Effective

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Friday, October 11, 2019

Australia has enacted new integrity measures included in the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2019 affecting self-managed super funds. Read Full Story


EU Updates Tax Blacklist

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 11, 2019

The EU has removed two countries from its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions and found a further five to have met their commitments on tax cooperation. Read Full Story


IRS Expands Virtual Currency Tax Guidance

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington

Friday, October 11, 2019

On October 9, 2019, the United States Internal Revenue Service issued two new pieces of guidance for taxpayers who engage in transactions involving virtual currency. Read Full Story


Ireland Issues Guide On Dual-Resident Companies

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Irish Revenue has published guidance on dual-resident companies that explains new rules introduced under the BEPS multilateral convention on tax treaties. Read Full Story


New Zealand Adds To Real Property Tax Reform Plans

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Friday, October 18, 2019

New Zealand has released a new consultation on proposals to further clarify the deductibility of holding costs (rates, interest, insurance, etc.) where land that is subject to tax on sale is used privately while it is held. Read Full Story


Greek 2020 Budget Submitted

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 11, 2019

On October 7, 2019, the Greek Ministry of Finance presented to parliament the 2020 Budget, which includes numerous tax cut measures announced recently by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Read Full Story


Argentina Consults On New Transfer Pricing Rules

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, October 11, 2019

On October 2, 2019, Argentina's tax agency released new draft transfer pricing rules for consultation. Read Full Story


Italy May Probe Netflix's Tax Affairs

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 11, 2019

Milan's Public Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into whether Netflix owes tax in Italy, Italian daily Corriere Della Sera reported October 3, 2019. Read Full Story


Overseas Suppliers To NZ Urged To Register For GST

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Friday, October 18, 2019

New Zealand's tax agency has urged overseas businesses who sell goods valued at NZD1,000 (USD629) or less to register for GST ahead of the December 1, 2019, deadline. Read Full Story


Switzerland Sends 2019 Taxpayer Data Under CRS

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 11, 2019

Switzerland's Federal Tax Administration has announced the exchange of information on millions of financial accounts with 75 partner countries. Read Full Story


Czech Republic To Apply Generalized Reverse Charge From Jan 1

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Czech Republic will be permitted to use the new generalized reverse charge mechanism from January 1, 2020, until June 30, 2022. Read Full Story


Netherlands Begins Consultation On Tax Blacklist

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 11, 2019

On October 7, 2019, the Dutch Government announced the launch of a consultation on the 2020 edition of the list of low-tax jurisdictions for the purposes of enforcing existing and forthcoming anti-avoidance legislation intended to tackle base erosion and profit shifting. Read Full Story


New Zealand Guides On Correcting Overcharged Output GST

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Friday, October 18, 2019

New Zealand's Inland Revenue has released new goods and services tax guidance for businesses who have incorrectly charged an amount of output tax. Read Full Story


Ireland Explains Tax Rules For Payments To Non-Resident Landlords

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Irish Revenue has updated its Tax and Duty Manual on the taxation of non-resident landlords to clarify a number of obligations. Read Full Story


German Government Approves Climate Plan

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 4, 2019

On October 1, 2019, the German Federal Cabinet approved financing of EUR54bn (USD59bn) for the Climate Protection Program 2030, which includes the introduction of carbon pricing, as well as other tax measures intended to encourage the use of cleaner forms of transport. Read Full Story












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