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China Pledges Tax Support For 'Belt And Road Territories'

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

Last updated 47 hours ago | Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The tax agencies of China and Kazakhstan, with involvement also from the OECD, hosted a three-day tax conference to discuss the provision of capacity building support from China for those countries that will be involved in China's Belt and Road Initiative. It was attended by more than 250 delegates from 49 tax administrations, four international organizations, and five academic institutions. Read Full Story


US CPAs Recommend Easing Tax Rules On Partners Of Audited Firms

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Last updated 47 hours ago | Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has recommended that proposed regulations regarding the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime should provide "maximum flexibility" in adjusting the tax attributes of an audited partnership and its partners. Read Full Story


Ireland Issues Tax Guidance On Peer-To-Peer Lending

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Last updated 47 hours ago | Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Irish Revenue has published new guidelines on the withholding tax obligations of companies paying interest on finance raised through peer-to-peer lending or crowdfunding campaigns. Read Full Story


Ireland Releases Virtual Currency Tax Guidance

by Robert Lee, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Irish Revenue has issued an eBrief to clarify how "normal tax rules" apply to transactions involving cryptocurrencies. Read Full Story


UK Criticized For Overzealous Offshore Tax Enforcement Plans

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Chartered Institute of Taxation has criticized a new UK government proposal to extend significantly the tax assessment time limits in cases involving offshore tax matters. Read Full Story


Germany To Provide Tax Relief In 2019

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 11, 2018

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has indicated that the Government may provide limited personal income tax relief by adjusting tax brackets next year, with tax revenues expected to be higher than targeted over the next few years. Read Full Story


South Africa Invites Comment On VAT Zero-Rate Review

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, May 11, 2018

South Africa's National Treasury is inviting the public to contribute to a review of the list of items zero-rated for value-added tax purposes. Read Full Story


Australia Budget Cuts Personal Income Tax

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

In addition to extending an increased expensing limit for small firms, reforming the research and development tax incentive, and committing to further corporate tax cuts, the Australian Government has announced significant personal income tax relief in what is expected to be the last Budget before elections. Read Full Story


Cayman Launches CbC Reporting Portal

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Cayman Islands' country-by-country (CbC) reporting portal is now open, with the first CbC reports due from some taxpayers by the end of the month. Read Full Story


EU May Simplify VAT Rules For SMEs Earlier, Starting 2020

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 11, 2018

The EU's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs has recommended that the implementation of proposals to significantly simplify value-added tax compliance obligations for small and medium enterprises should be brought forward to the beginning of 2020. Read Full Story


India Announces Plans To Simplify GST Filing, Overhaul Refund System

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

Friday, May 4, 2018

Meeting on May 4, 2018, India's GST Council approved plans to simplify GST filing obligations. Read Full Story


UAE Waives VAT On Precious Metals Trading

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The UAE's Cabinet has announced that wholesale trading in gold and diamonds will be made exempt from value-added tax. Read Full Story


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