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UK Delays Overhaul To Tax Non-Compliance Penalties

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, January 20, 2022

HM Revenue and Customs is reforming late-filing and payment penalties to make them fairer and more consistent across taxes. The first stage of these reforms was set to come into effect early this year. However, on January 13, 2022, HMRC postponed the effective dates by nine months to one year. Read Full Story


Switzerland Publishes Review Of 2021 Tax Progress

Thursday, January 20, 2022

As part of its commitment to fighting cross-border tax evasion and profit shifting, Switzerland sent information on over 3m financial accounts in 2021, according to a new review of the Swiss financial center by the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters. Read Full Story


Singapore Expected To Hike Carbon Tax In 2022 Budget

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

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Singapore's Minister of Finance has said Singapore will set out plans to hike its carbon tax in the 2022 Budget. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Reviewing Tax-Privileged Retirement Products

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

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Authorities in Hong Kong have launched a review into two tax-deductible retirement savings products: Qualifying Deferred Annuity Policies (QDAP) and Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Tax-Deductible Voluntary Contributions (TVC). Read Full Story


IRAS Updates GST Guidance On Impending Media Sales Changes

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

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has released an update to its goods and services tax guide for the advertising industry. Read Full Story


Ecuador Introduces Amnesty And Taxes On Assets

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Legislation has been enacted in Ecuador to introduce new taxes on companies and wealthy individuals, to fund government efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Full Story


EU Finance Ministers Agree Landmark VAT Rate Rule Changes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

EU finance ministers have agreed an update to the rules governing value-added tax rates for goods and services. Read Full Story


Philippines DOF Says Wealth Tax Plan Would Be Self-Defeating

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

Monday, December 6, 2021

The Philippines Department of Finance has issued a statement warning against the introduction of a new tax on the super wealthy. Read Full Story


Indonesia Clarifies Tax Measures In Tax Reform Law

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

Monday, December 6, 2021

The Indonesian Government has detailed its plans for a new carbon tax mechanism and a new tax amnesty scheme. Read Full Story


Singapore Gazettes Legislation For 2021 Budget Changes

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

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2021 was published in Singapore's Official Gazette on November 16, 2021, following approval earlier by Singapore's President. Read Full Story



UK Announces Tax Breaks For Businesses In 2022 Budget

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, November 1, 2021

With the UK corporate tax rate set to rise 25 percent from April 2023, the UK Government has announced various tax proposals that are intended to support businesses and the UK economy, in the newly released 2022 Budget. Read Full Story


Indonesian Lawmakers Approve Tax Reform Plans

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

Monday, October 18, 2021

Indonesia's lower house of parliament has signed off on a bill that provides for a two-stage hike to the headline value-added tax rate, the cancellation of a planned corporate tax cut, and the introduction of a new top rate of personal income tax. Read Full Story


Singapore To Implement Budget 2021 GST Reforms Unchanged

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

Monday, November 1, 2021

Following a consultation exercise, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has said the territory intends to go ahead with various important goods and services tax regime changes without accepting amendments proposed by stakeholders. Read Full Story


Hong Kong To Amend Tax Rules For Foreign-Source Passive Income

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, November 1, 2021

The Hong Kong Government has issued a statement committing to amend its tax law with regards the tax exemption for foreign source passive income from 2023, to ensure the territory does not end up placed on the EU's tax blacklist of non-cooperative territories. Read Full Story


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












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