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UK's COVID-19 VAT Payment Deferral Scheme Ends

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, July 3, 2020

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has released guidance for businesses following the end of the VAT payments deferral scheme on June 30, 2020. Read Full Story


UK Issues COVID-19 Guidance On Interest Expense Deduction Regime

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, July 3, 2020

HM Revenue and Customs has released an update to guidance on the UK's interest deduction limitation rules for corporate groups regarding the appointment of a reporting company. Read Full Story


Switzerland To Introduce VAT Domestic Reverse Charge On Emissions Trading

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 3, 2020

Switzerland has proposed introducing the value-added tax reverse charge mechanism for domestic transactions in emission allowances. Read Full Story


German Parliament Approves COVID-19 Tax Package

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 3, 2020

Both houses of the German parliament have now approved the EUR130bn (USD146bn) COVID-19 economic stimulus plan, which includes numerous tax relief measures. Read Full Story


Belgium Extends COVID-19 Cross-Border Worker Tax Deals

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 3, 2020

Belgium has extended agreements with France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands clarifying the tax rules for frontier workers working from home due to COVID-19. Read Full Story


EU Approves Italian COVID-19 Tax Breaks

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 3, 2020

The European Commission has approved under state aid rules four Italian tax schemes to support companies and self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Read Full Story


Ireland Releases Stamp Duty Guidance On Related-Party Transactions

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Irish Revenue has updated its guidance on stamp duty to clarify a number of issues related to the conditions for companies to avail themselves of associated companies relief. Read Full Story


COVID-19: Belgium Clarifies Tax Deadlines For Non-Resident Individuals

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 25, 2020

On June 24, 2020, the Belgian Ministry of Finance issued a clarification of tax payment deadlines for non-resident individuals after the tax authority issued tax statements with the wrong due dates. Read Full Story


Switzerland Planning New VAT Rules For Mail Order Companies

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Swiss Federal Council has launched a consultation on the amendments to the VAT law, with a focus on the tax treatment of mail order businesses and the administrative burden on SMEs. Read Full Story


Netherlands To Restrict Excessive Borrowing From Own Companies

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Dutch Government has submitted a bill to parliament that will restrict the amount that shareholders can borrow from their own companies without the imposition of tax. Read Full Story


Switzerland Rules Out Tax Changes For Blockchain Technology

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Swiss Finance Department has said that changes to tax law are not currently needed in response to developments in distributed ledger technology and blockchain. Read Full Story


US Withdraws From International Digital Tax Talks

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington

Friday, July 3, 2020

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a congressional hearing on June 17, 2020, that the US Government has withdrawn from international negotiations on new global tax rules for digital companies at the OECD. Read Full Story


COVID-19: Austria To Bring Forward Individual Income Tax Cut

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Austrian Finance Minister Gernot Blumel said on June 16, 2020, that elements of an income tax cut package agreed by the governing coalition earlier this year will be brought forward as part of a post-COVID-19 economic stimulus package. Read Full Story


German Cabinet Approves COVID-19 Stimulus Package

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A EUR130bn (USD148bn) fiscal stimulus package with numerous tax measures, intended to help revive the German economy following the COVID-19 pandemic, was approved by the Federal Cabinet on June 12, 2020. Read Full Story


COVID-19: New Zealand To Waive Individual Tax Bills Up To NZD200

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

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The New Zealand Government has announced that it will provide tax relief for low-income earners by waiving nominal tax debts. Read Full Story


France Provides SMEs With More COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The French Government has presented to the Council of Ministers a third amendment to the Finance Bill for 2020, which provides additional support for businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Read Full Story


Israel Cancels Duties, Purchase Taxes On Various Goods

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Israeli Government has announced the cancellation of NIS1.45bn worth of duties and purchase taxes on a broad range of products. Read Full Story


Cyprus Announces More COVID-19 Tax Breaks

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Government of Cyprus has announced a number of new tax support measures for businesses, including a value-added tax rate cut for tourism accommodation providers and restaurants. Read Full Story


Malta Adds To Online Tax Services For VAT, PAYE

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Malta's Commissioner for Revenue announced on June 1, 2020, that it has launched five new online forms for businesses regarding payroll taxes and value-added tax. Read Full Story


UAE Adapts Economic Substance Rules To COVID-19

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, June 25, 2020

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German Cabinet Agrees Hike To Carbon Taxes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

On May 20, 2020, the German Cabinet agreed on new regulations that will set higher carbon prices from 2021 than those originally envisaged in the Government's Climate Protection Program, which was partially approved by parliament in November 2019. Read Full Story


Malta Explains COVID-19 Tax Impact For The Self-Employed

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Malta's Commissioner for Revenue has released tax-related guidance for self-employed taxpayers receiving the COVID wage supplement. Read Full Story


Netherlands Clarifies COVID-19 VAT Concessions

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

On May 25, 2020, the Dutch tax authority said that taxpayers receiving assessment notices for not submitting a value-added tax return on time can apply for a three-month filing extension. Read Full Story


Switzerland To Amend Tax E-Filing Obligations

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Swiss Federal Council intends to end the obligation to sign electronic tax returns and to introduce new e-filing requirements for certain documents. Read Full Story


Italian Tax Agency Summarizes New COVID-19 Tax Support Measures

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

On May 21, 2020, the Italian Revenue Agency issued a summary of additional tax measures in Decree 34/2020, which are intended to further support taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 virus. Read Full Story












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