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IRS Launches Gig Economy Tax Center

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

On January 9, 2019, the United States Internal Revenue Service announced the launch of a new Gig Economy Tax Center, which is intended to help taxpayers meet their tax obligations through more streamlined information. Read Full Story


France And US Seek End To Digital Tax Dispute

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

According to French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, France and the United States will in the next two weeks attempt to reach a compromise over their ongoing dispute regarding France's new digital services tax. Read Full Story


USTR Holds Public Hearing On French Digital Tax

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

On January 6, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that an on-the-record but off-camera public hearing would be held on January 7 on proposed action against France's digital services tax (DST). Read Full Story


Austria Publishes Digital Tax Guide

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Austrian Ministry of Finance has published guidance in English regarding the Digital Tax Act 2020, which was approved by the upper house of the Austrian parliament on October 10, 2019, and which applies to the provision of digital advertising services from 2020. Read Full Story


US Considers Retaliation Against French Digital Services Tax

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington

Friday, December 6, 2019

The United States may impose additional duties of up to 100 percent on certain French products in retaliation for France's digital services tax, which a newly published report by the US Trade Representative has concluded discriminates against certain US companies. Read Full Story


Czech Government Approves Digital Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, November 25, 2019

On November 18, 2019, the Government of the Czech Republic announced that it has agreed on a draft law to introduce a tax on digital services, which will now be submitted to parliament. Read Full Story


France To Introduce VAT Requirements For Online Marketplaces

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 27, 2019

On September 23, 2019, the French Government outlined a number of measures that will be included in the 2020 Finance Law to ensure the payment of value-added tax on items bought by French residents from online marketplaces. Read Full Story


Austrian Parliament Approves Digital Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 27, 2019

On September 19, 2019, the lower house of the Austrian parliament approved the first part of a package of tax reforms that will introduce a digital tax as well as bring about changes to certain value-added tax rules. Read Full Story


More US States To Tax Remote Sales From October

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington

Friday, September 27, 2019

Many US states will begin to impose sales and use tax obligations on remote sellers and marketplace facilitators from October 1, 2019, largely in response to the United States Supreme Court's landmark decision in the Wayfair case. Read Full Story


Netherlands Planning Slower But Deeper Corporate Tax Cut

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 20, 2019

On September 17, 2019, Dutch State Secretary for Finance Menno Snel presented the Government's 2020 Tax Plan to the House of Representatives. It includes revised plans for corporate tax cuts. Read Full Story


Exporters Urge Int'l Reform To Simplify VAT Compliance

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 20, 2019

The International Chamber of Commerce has warned that micro-, small-, and medium-sized businesses' growth prospects are being stymied by complex indirect tax regimes. It has released an issues brief that is intended to contribute towards international reform talks being led by the World Trade Organization. Read Full Story


Czech Republic Drafts Digital Services Tax Law

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, September 5, 2019

On September 5, 2019, the Government of the Czech Republic received from the Ministry of Finance draft legislation for the introduction of a temporary digital services tax, which was first announced in April 2019. Read Full Story











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