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Spanish Tax On Wind Turbines Lawful, ECJ Says

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Last updated 70 minutes ago | Friday, September 22, 2017

The European Court of Justice has dismissed taxpayers' complaints about a Spanish levy on wind turbines. Read Full Story


ATO Publishes Figures On 'Lost' Super

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

Last updated 65 minutes ago | Friday, September 22, 2017

The Australian Taxation Office has said that there are over 6.3 million lost and ATO-held superannuation accounts, with a total value of almost AUD18bn (USD14.3bn). Read Full Story


Malaysia To Legislate To Slap GST On Foreign Sellers

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

Last updated 22 hours ago | Thursday, September 21, 2017

Malaysian authorities are developing draft legislation to level the tax playing field between online retailers and domestic bricks and mortar retailers. Read Full Story


Scottish Opposition Generally Favors Income Tax Changes

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Last updated 22 hours ago | Thursday, September 21, 2017

Scottish opposition parties are marginally in favor of raising income tax rates. Read Full Story


Canada-EU Free Trade Deal Applies From September 21

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Last updated 46 hours ago | Wednesday, September 20, 2017

On September 21, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada entered into force provisionally. Read Full Story


France Unveils Clean Energy Plan

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Last updated 46 hours ago | Wednesday, September 20, 2017

French Environment and Energy Minister Nicolas Hulot has outlined plans to encourage households to conserve energy and to persuade car owners to switch to greener vehicles, including with new tax measures and government subsidies. Read Full Story


EU Moving Forward With Digital Company Tax Plans

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Last updated 46 hours ago | Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The European Union's Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) met on September 15-16, 2017, in Tallinn, Estonia, to discuss ways to tackle international tax challenges posed by the digital economy. Read Full Story


UK Gig Economy Workers Warned About Looming Tax Deadline

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-news.com, London

Last updated 46 hours ago | Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Those UK taxpayers performing irregular work or receiving income from the nascent "gig economy" should consider whether they need to register for self-assessment tax with the UK tax authority, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has said. Read Full Story


Japan, Brazil Sign Customs Cooperation Pact

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Governments of Japan and Brazil have signed an agreement to cooperate on customs matters, including the accurate assessment of duties and the enforcement of control measures. Read Full Story


UK, Canada To Secure FTA Immediately After Brexit

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The UK and Canada will negotiate to extend the EU-Canada free trade agreement, which is to enter into force on September 21, to the UK when it leaves the European Union, it has been agreed. Read Full Story


EU Seeking FTAs With Australia, New Zealand

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

Monday, September 18, 2017

The European Commission has published a package of proposed trade measures, which includes draft mandates for free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand. Read Full Story


EU To Cut Min Import Price On Chinese Solar Panels

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, September 18, 2017

The European Commission has concluded its interim review of the EU trade defence measures applied to solar panels originating from China, and decided to decrease the minimum import price currently applied. Read Full Story


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