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At UN General Assembly, OECD Urges Global Carbon Tax Action

Friday, September 28, 2018

Three years on from the commitments made at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, the overwhelming majority of governments have not taken the necessary action to contain growing risks to the climate, says the OECD. It said, with emissions on the rise again, OECD governments need to get serious about shifting their economies to a low-carbon model and stop investing in carbon-intensive infrastructure.Read Full Story


Swiss Gov't Approves BEPS Multilateral Instrument

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has approved an OECD multilateral convention designed to prevent BEPS-related abuse of the international tax treaty system. Read Full Story


Switzerland Approves BEPS Amendments To UK DTA

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has adopted a dispatch approving a new protocol to the double tax agreement with the UK.Read Full Story


UK Must Leave EU VAT Area, UK's Lower House Votes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, July 23, 2018

Upon leaving the European Union, the UK should not be included in the EU VAT area and adopt its own specific VAT regime, UK lawmakers agreed on July 16, 2018, in a move that may derail the Government's efforts to agree a Brexit transition period to cushion the impact of Brexit on firms.Read Full Story


UK Legislates To Adopt New EU VAT Rules For Vouchers

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, July 6, 2018

On July 6, 2018, the UK Government issued draft legislation that would transpose new EU value-added tax rules on vouchers into UK law, along with an explanatory memorandum of the changes.Read Full Story


G7 Committed To Digital Tax Consensus

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, June 14, 2018

G7 countries are committed to working towards a consensus-based solution to the tax challenges of the digital economy, according to the final communique issued at the conclusion of the G7's summit in Charlevoix, Canada.Read Full Story









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