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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


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


Ireland Implements New Exit Tax Regime

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, October 19, 2018

Ireland's 2018 Finance Bill legislates for a new exit tax regime compliant with the EU's Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive. Read Full Story


BEPS Project Has Triggered Near-Global Tax Reform: OECD

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The OECD has committed to providing proposals to fix the taxation of the digital economy by 2020, in an update to G20 leaders on international efforts to mitigate base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). Read Full Story


Australian Tax Changes Effective From July 1

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

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Australian Government has set out the numerous changes made to the tax system on July 1 and launched a consultation on new tax rules for "stapled structures." Read Full Story


DeFazio Tables US Anti-Profit Shifting Bill

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, June 14, 2018

US congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) has introduced legislation designed to amend the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act so that incentives for US corporations to shift income and production overseas are reduced. Read Full Story


TCJA Encourages Firms To Shift Profits Offshore, Says ITEP

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Aspects of the tax reform legislation in the United States continue to provide an incentive for companies to shift profits offshore by providing more favorable tax treatment to foreign income than domestic profits, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy has said. Read Full Story


Peru Ratified OECD's Multilateral Tax Convention

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, June 4, 2018

Peru has completed the necessary steps to become a party to the OECD Multilateral Convention on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters and also the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. 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


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


Barbados Rejects UK Push For Public Beneficial Ownership Register

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, May 11, 2018

Barbados's Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce, and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, has told a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) conference there is no support on the island for a public register of beneficial ownership. Read Full Story


New Zealand Consults On Imposing GST On Low-Value Imports

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

Thursday, May 3, 2018

New Zealand has launched a consultation on proposals to charge goods and services tax on consignments worth less than NZD400, which currently benefit from a tax exemption for low-value imports, from October 1, 2019. Read Full Story












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