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Switzerland Gearing Up For Corporate Tax Changes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Swiss Government has announced that, in preparation for a major overhaul of the tax system, existing practices on the taxation of principal companies and finance branches will not be applied to new companies as of 2019. Read Full Story


Singaporean Corporate Tax Returns Soon Due

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

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has issued a reminder to companies that the corporate income tax return filing deadline is either November 30, 2018, for paper returns, or December 15, 2018, for electronically filed returns. Read Full Story


Germany's Bundestag Approves VAT Reforms

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 16, 2018

Germany's parliament, the Bundestag, has approved the introduction of new value-added tax rules for online marketplaces. Read Full Story


Swiss Gov't Amends AEOI Ordinance

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 9, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has amended its automatic exchange of tax information legislation to remove a transitional provision relating to the initial stage of implementation. Read Full Story


UK To Shutter Second Home Tax Avoidance 'Loophole'

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 9, 2018

The UK Government has announced its intention to tackle the use of a commercial property tax (business rates) exemption, intended only for small businesses, by second-home owners to avoid paying residential property tax (Council Tax) on those homes. Read Full Story


HMRC's Large Business Tax Inquiries Now Taking Three Years

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 9, 2018

The average length of HMRC's tax inquiries into large businesses are now taking more than three years to settle, with each case taking around 39 months to resolve in 2017/18, up from 34 months in 2016/17, according to Pinsent Masons, the international law firm. Read Full Story


Malaysia Announces Corporate Tax, Sales Tax Reforms In Budget

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

Friday, November 9, 2018

Malaysia's 2019 Budget contains plans for an overhaul of sales and service tax rules and a corporate tax cut for small- and medium-sized enterprises. Read Full Story


Finland To Strengthen CFC Legislation

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 9, 2018

The Finnish Government has proposed changes to controlled foreign company legislation that would widen the scope of the law and bring Finland in line with the European Union Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive. Read Full Story


UK Announces Digital Tax, Corporate Tax Reforms In New Budget

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 2, 2018

The UK's 2018 Budget includes changes to tax rules for companies, and notably for multinational groups to conform with the EU's Anti Tax Avoidance Directive. Most significantly, the UK has decided to move ahead of the EU in announcing that it will apply a tax on the turnover of certain digital businesses. Read Full Story


Australian SME Tax Cuts Now Law

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

Monday, October 29, 2018

Legislation to reduce Australia's small business tax rate received Royal Assent on October 25. Read Full Story


Estonia Tops Tax Foundation's Tax Competitiveness Index

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, October 29, 2018

Estonia has topped the Tax Foundation's International Tax Competitiveness Index for the fifth successive year, being deemed to have the "best tax code in the OECD." Read Full Story


NZ Legislates For New Research And Development Tax Incentive

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

Friday, October 26, 2018

The New Zealand Government has introduced legislation to implement a new research and development tax incentive. Read Full Story












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