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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


Australia, Indonesia Finalize Trade Agreement

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

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Australia and Indonesia have concluded negotiations on a new trading agreement that will eliminate tariffs on a range of products. Read Full Story


Finnish Government Reaches 2019 Budget Agreement

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A number of incentives have been included in the Finnish Government's 2019 Budget to encourage investment in the shares of both small and listed companies. Read Full Story


IMF Urges US To Hike Indirect Taxes

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, July 6, 2018

The International Monetary Fund has recommended that the United States raise indirect taxes to boost revenues, to offset the cost of recent tax cuts and spending increases. Read Full Story


OECD Welcomes Dutch Efforts To Counter BEPS

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The OECD has welcomed efforts by the Dutch Government to tackle base erosion and profit shifting but called for the overall tax regime to be simplified, including in area of value-added tax. Read Full Story


Danish Tax Agency Overhaul Complete

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

An administrative overhaul of Denmark's tax authority was instituted on July 1, with a series of new specialized boards becoming operational. Read Full Story


Tech Groups Raise Concerns About EU Digital Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Sunday, July 1, 2018

The European Commission's proposal for a digital services tax would be "deeply harmful" to the EU business environment and may lead to double taxation, a coalition of business and technology groups has warned EU leaders. Read Full Story


EFTA States Sign New Free Trade Deals

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The European Free Trade Association states – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway – signed a free trade agreement with Ecuador on June 25, 2018, and upgraded the bloc's existing free trade deal with Turkey. Read Full Story


Mauritius Announces Company Tax Reforms In New Budget

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mauritius announced wide-ranging changes to its tax regime in its latest Budget, including for companies. Read Full Story


Canada Promises To Improve Tax Advice Helplines

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Canadian Revenue Agency has unveiled a three-point action plan to improve the services offered by its call centers. Read Full Story


Canada Told To Sharpen Corporate Tax Competitiveness

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The IMF has said that the recent changes to the US tax system could make Canada a less attractive destination for investment. Read Full Story


AICPA Urges IRS To Augment Virtual Currency Guidance

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, June 4, 2018

The American Institute of CPAs has urged the Internal Revenue Service to supplement its guidance on the tax treatment of virtual currency transactions with answers to a set of frequently asked questions. Read Full Story












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