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Seychelles Introduces New Sugary Drinks Tax

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Seychelles Revenue Commission has published the Excise Tax (Imposition of Sugar Tax on Drinks) Regulations, 2019, which provides for the imposition of a sugar tax on drinks effective April 1, 2019. Read Full Story


Higher Tax Revenue Helps Switzerland To Surplus

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 15, 2019

Switzerland's tax take increased by nearly CHF2bn (USD2bn) in 2018, according to new figures released by the Government. Read Full Story


Luxembourg Ratifies BEPS Multilateral Instrument

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 15, 2019

Enhancements to Luxembourg's network of double tax agreements to mitigate base erosion and profit shifting will become effective from August 1, 2019. Read Full Story


Australia Issues Ruling On Hybrid Mismatch Rules

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

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Australian Taxation Office has opened a consultation on a draft Law Companion Ruling on the targeted integrity rule that will apply under the new hybrid mismatch regime. Read Full Story


Malta Defers Electronic Corporate Tax Return Filing Deadlines

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, April 15, 2019

Malta's Commissioner for Revenue recently announced electronic filing deadline extensions for corporate income tax returns. Read Full Story


France May Cut Tax In Response To Protests

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 15, 2019

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said that France should prioritize tax cuts following the conclusion of a three-month national consultation on the Government's economic and tax policies. Read Full Story


Dutch Beneficial Ownership Register Effective 2020

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Dutch Government has confirmed that a registry of ultimate beneficial owners of companies will enter into force in the Netherlands from January 2020. Read Full Story


Barbados To Slash PIT Rates Through Indirect Tax Grab

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, April 15, 2019

Barbados's 2019 Budget includes proposals to remove VAT input tax credits for various supplies, reform the personal income tax regime, and generate more revenues from property taxes and the gaming sector. Read Full Story


Australia Explains Early Intervention Program

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

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Australian Taxation Office has explained how its Early Intervention Strategy helps it to identify tax agents at risk of non-compliance. Read Full Story


Austria Announces Five Percent Digital Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Austrian Government announced on April 3, 2019, a package of tax measures aimed at the digital economy, including a five percent tax on revenue derived from the sale of digital advertising services and the removal of the low-value VAT exemption threshold. Read Full Story


Vietnam Announces Corporate Tax Breaks For SMEs

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

Monday, April 15, 2019

Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has forwarded a proposal to parliament to legislate for corporate tax relief for small and medium sized enterprises. Read Full Story


India Introduced GST Changes On April 1

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

Friday, April 5, 2019

A number of goods and services tax regime amendments, intended to simplify compliance for traders, became effective in India from April 1, 2019. Read Full Story


Singaporean BEPS Treaty Amendments Become Effective

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

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has announced that the BEPS multilateral instrument entered into force for several of its double tax treaties on April 1, 2019. Read Full Story


Hungary Defends Decision To Pursue Low Direct Taxes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Hungarian Government has issued a statement in defense of recent tax cuts in response to what it described as "attacks" on its tax policies by the European Union. Read Full Story


Australia Brings Forward Personal Income Tax Reform In 2019 Budget

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

Friday, April 5, 2019

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced that the Government will bring forward the start date for its package of income tax cuts. Read Full Story


IMF Calls On Switzerland To Meet Tax Reform Pledges

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 15, 2019

The IMF has urged Switzerland to press ahead with its planned overhaul of the corporate tax system. Read Full Story


UK Sets Out Upcoming VAT Reform Initiatives

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, April 5, 2019

The UK's Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivering the Spring Statement earlier this month, announced a number of upcoming VAT reform projects. Read Full Story


Australia Toughens Tax Rules For Procurement Bids

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

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Australian Government is to implement a new government procurement process that will require the tenderer's tax record to be taken into account. Read Full Story


Denmark Seeking To Modernize Labor Tax Rules

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, April 5, 2019

On March 25, 2019, the Danish Tax Ministry announced that it is studying ways in which the tax system can be adapted to new forms of employment and ways of working, with an emphasis on technological developments. Read Full Story


Switzerland Consults On Linking With EU Emissions System

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Swiss Federal Council is consulting on proposed changes to the CO2 Ordinance, which would link the Swiss and EU emissions trading systems. Read Full Story


UK's Making Tax Digital Initiative To Cover Only VAT Until 2021

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

British businesses have welcomed confirmation from the UK Government that Making Tax Digital will not be rolled out to other taxes and more businesses in 2020. Read Full Story


India Finalizes Details Of New Real Estate GST Regime

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

India's GST Council has put flesh on the bones of its plans to introduce a new goods and services tax regime for real-estate transactions. Read Full Story


Canada's 2019 Budget Focuses On Real Estate Tax Compliance

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau has made tax non-compliance in the real-estate market a major focus of his 2019 Budget. Read Full Story


ECJ Rules In French Social Security Tax Dispute

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The European Court of Justice has ruled that welfare contributions aimed at funding social security benefits in France cannot be charged on income from the assets of French residents insured under the Swiss social security scheme. Read Full Story


FASB Issues New Accounting Rules For Audiovisual Content Producers

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, March 14, 2019

On March 6, 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued an Accounting Standards Update that is intended to help organizations align their accounting for production costs for films and episodic content produced for television and streaming services. Read Full Story












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