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US Companies Urge Senate To Approve Tax Treaties

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, May 10, 2019

In a letter published on April 29, 2019, the United States National Foreign Trade Council urged the Senate to approve several pending double tax avoidance treaties.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


Switzerland Begins Sharing Tax Data Internationally

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 12, 2018

Switzerland has made its first exchanges under the new international automatic exchange of information framework, the Common Reporting Standard.Read Full Story


EU, Japan Ink New Trade Agreement

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, July 23, 2018

The EU and Japan have signed an Economic Partnership Agreement that will remove the majority of the EUR1bn (USD1.2bn) of duties paid annually by EU companies exporting to Japan. Read Full Story


Japan Studying How To Cushion Sales Tax Hike Impact

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, has announced a task force will be set up to consider ways to mitigate the negative impact of the planned 2019 consumption tax rise.Read Full Story


Japan's 2018 Tax Reform Package Now Law

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

Friday, April 6, 2018

Following its passage through Japan's parliament, the Diet, measures in Japan's 2018 tax reform package became law on April 1, 2018. Read Full Story














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