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EU Seeks Input On New Withholding Tax Directive

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, October 4, 2021

On September 28, 2021, the European Commission launched a consultation on a proposed Directive that would obligate member states to introduce the same rules regarding withholding tax on dividend and interest payments. Read Full Story


Belt And Road Forum Agrees Digital Tax Admin Agenda

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

Monday, October 4, 2021

China has set out the priorities of the Belt and Road Initiative Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism (BRITACOM) Council over the next five years, at the 36-country grouping's second forum. Read Full Story


Netherlands Announces 'Modest' 2022 Budget

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, October 4, 2021

The Dutch Government has announced changes aimed at improving the tax system in its 2022 Tax Plan, released on September 21. Read Full Story


Singapore To Allow Taxpayers Longer To Report TP Adjustments

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

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Singaporean Government has announced it will amend provisions on transfer pricing adjustments in the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2021, which includes measures announced in the 2021 Budget, following a consultation. Read Full Story


EU To Table A Digital Tax Proposal In October

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The European Commission has committed to tabling a proposal for a digital tax in October, whether or not an international agreement surfaces from OECD-led talks on new international tax rules for the world's largest firms. Read Full Story


China's New Urban Maintenance And Construction Tax Law In Force

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

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

China's Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation have issued a statement announcing tax relief from the Urban Maintenance and Construction Tax. Read Full Story


Colombia Enacts Decree To Support Struggling Firms

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Colombian Government has issued Decree 939 of August 19, 2021, which enables the tax agency to revise an assessment for potentially viable companies that are facing insolvency, where doing so may save the company and jobs. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Discusses US Termination Of Shipping Tax Pact

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

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Hong Kong Government has said it is looking at potential measures to support the shipping industry following the decision by the US Government to terminate the two territories' agreement that exempted shipping industry income from tax. Read Full Story


US Lawmakers Approve New Cryptoassets Reporting Rules

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The US Senate has approved the inclusion of new provisions in the bipartisan infrastructure bill to require intermediaries involved in cryptocurrency trading to report details about transactions. Read Full Story


Indonesia To Shoulder Retailers' VAT On Rental Costs

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

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Indonesian Government has legislated to shoulder the value-added tax liability of retail businesses on rent and service charges due between August and October 2021. Read Full Story


Mexico Publishes Second Report On Industry-Average Tax Burdens

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, August 6, 2021

On August 1, 2021, Mexico's federal tax authority released a second report on the effective corporate tax paid by large businesses in various economic sectors. Read Full Story


Wyden Takes Aim At US Pass-Through Income Tax Break

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, August 6, 2021

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) has introduced legislation to overhaul the 20 percent deduction for pass-through income introduced into US tax law in 2017. Read Full Story


Asia-Pac's Tax Take Dropped, Even Before COVID-19: Report

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

Friday, August 6, 2021

Tax revenues fell in 2019 in two-thirds of economies across Asia and the Pacific as a result of an economic slowdown prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new OECD report. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Sets Out Response To Int'l Tax Reform Plans

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

Friday, August 6, 2021

Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Christopher Hui Ching-yu, has set out how the territory intends to respond to the OECD's proposed new international tax framework. Read Full Story


Thailand Explains New VAT Rules For B2C Electronic Services

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

Friday, August 6, 2021

Thailand's Revenue Department has released new English-language guidance on the value-added tax rules for business-to-consumer supplies of electronic services rendered by non-resident businesses. Read Full Story


OECD Receives Backing For Historic International Tax Overhaul

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, August 6, 2021

The OECD has said 131 countries and jurisdictions have put their name to an international agreement on an overhaul to tax rules for the digitalized economy and for large multinational businesses. Read Full Story


Firms Given More Time To Seek New Zealand's R And D Tax Perks

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

Friday, August 6, 2021

New Zealand has announced further extensions to due dates for applications for the country's research and development tax incentive for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 income years. Read Full Story


BVI Says New Global Tax Rules Should Appreciate Offshore IFCs

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, August 6, 2021

The British Virgin Islands Government has released a statement expressing concerns on the proposals being discussed by the OECD to establish modernized rules for the digitalized economy, including a minimum global corporate tax rate. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Explains COVID-19 Reliefs For Tax Debtors

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

Friday, August 6, 2021

Hong Kong's Inland Revenue Department has explained COVID-19 tax concessions available for taxpayers struggling to pay their tax dues and has highlighted upcoming property tax obligations. Read Full Story


Hong Kong, Georgia Tax Deal To Enter Into Force

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

Friday, August 6, 2021

The Hong Kong Government has announced that the comprehensive double tax agreement it signed with Georgia last year will enter into force on July 1. Read Full Story


Mauritius Announces New Tax Reliefs In 2021-22 Budget

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, August 6, 2021

Mauritius announced numerous tax relief measures for investors and for wealthy foreign individuals in its newly released Budget. Read Full Story


EFTA States' Tax Rulings Receive The All-Clear

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The EFTA Surveillance Authority has closed its investigations into the tax ruling practices of Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, without finding any evidence of state aid infringements. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Again Slashes Interest On Early Tax Payments

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

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department has announced a further reduction to the interest rate payable on Tax Reserve Certificates. Read Full Story


US IRS Flags Deadline For Q2 Estimated Tax Payments

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The US Internal Revenue Service has issued a reminder to taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that they have until June 15 to pay their estimated tax payment for the second quarter of tax year 2021 without incurring a penalty. Read Full Story


Australian Tax Agency Announces Virtual Currency Tax Focus

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

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Australian Taxation Office has expressed its concern that some taxpayers do not fully understand the tax implications of cryptocurrency gains. Read Full Story












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