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Netherlands Cancels Corporate Tax Rate Cut

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Dutch Government has decided to cancel a planned decrease in the corporate tax rate in its 2021 Tax Plan. Read Full Story


Switzerland To Add Anti-BEPS Provisions To Two Treaties

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

On August 26, 2020, the Swiss Federal Council ratified a new double taxation agreement with Bahrain and a Protocol to revise its DTA with Kuwait. Read Full Story


Belgium Redrafts Tax Form For New COVID-19 Tax Break

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The Belgian Government has released a new form for SME corporate taxpayers to access tax reliefs for investments, which were enhanced in response to COVID-19. Read Full Story


OECD Releases New Action 14 Peer Review Reports

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 31, 2020

The OECD has released peer review reports reviewing nine territories' progress towards implementing the BEPS Action 14 standard, on improving tax dispute resolution. Read Full Story


German Parliament Approves COVID-19 Tax Package

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 3, 2020

Both houses of the German parliament have now approved the EUR130bn (USD146bn) COVID-19 economic stimulus plan, which includes numerous tax relief measures. Read Full Story


COVID-19: Austria To Bring Forward Individual Income Tax Cut

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Austrian Finance Minister Gernot Blumel said on June 16, 2020, that elements of an income tax cut package agreed by the governing coalition earlier this year will be brought forward as part of a post-COVID-19 economic stimulus package. Read Full Story


German Cabinet Approves COVID-19 Stimulus Package

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A EUR130bn (USD148bn) fiscal stimulus package with numerous tax measures, intended to help revive the German economy following the COVID-19 pandemic, was approved by the Federal Cabinet on June 12, 2020. Read Full Story


UAE Adapts Economic Substance Rules To COVID-19

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Australia Flags Contrived Tax Avoidance Arrangement

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

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Australian Taxation Office has issued a Taxpayer Alert on mischaracterized arrangements and schemes connected with direct foreign investment into Australian businesses. Read Full Story


Irish Businesses Seek Tax Support To Bounce Back From COVID-19

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Irish business association Ibec has called for the establishment of a Commission on Taxation, as part of a package of measures to "reboot" the economy after the coronavirus pandemic. Read Full Story


No New Tax Announcements In New Zealand's 2020 Budget

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

Thursday, May 28, 2020

New Zealand's new 2020 Budget, announced on May 14, highlighted recently enacted tax measures and announced the creation of a new NZD50bn COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. Read Full Story


COVID-19: Ireland Eases Close Company Surcharge Rules

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Irish Revenue has announced the implementation of temporary measures in relation to the close company surcharge regime, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read Full Story











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