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EU Refers Netherlands To ECJ Over Beneficial Ownership Registry

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 10, 2020

The European Commission is taking action against the Netherlands for failing to fully implement the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive in respect of the availability of information on entities' beneficial owners. Read Full Story


Switzerland To Introduce VAT Domestic Reverse Charge On Emissions Trading

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 3, 2020

Switzerland has proposed introducing the value-added tax reverse charge mechanism for domestic transactions in emission allowances. 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


Ireland Releases Stamp Duty Guidance On Related-Party Transactions

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Irish Revenue has updated its guidance on stamp duty to clarify a number of issues related to the conditions for companies to avail themselves of associated companies relief. Read Full Story


Switzerland Planning New VAT Rules For Mail Order Companies

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Swiss Federal Council has launched a consultation on the amendments to the VAT law, with a focus on the tax treatment of mail order businesses and the administrative burden on SMEs. Read Full Story


Switzerland Rules Out Tax Changes For Blockchain Technology

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Swiss Finance Department has said that changes to tax law are not currently needed in response to developments in distributed ledger technology and blockchain. 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


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


Indonesia To Begin Requiring VAT On Streaming Services

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

Thursday, May 28, 2020

According to local media reports, Indonesia is to introduce a tax on video and game streaming services and on certain digital services starting July 1, 2020. Read Full Story


ECJ Rules Against UK's VAT Rules For Commodities Trading

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on May 14, 2020, ruled against UK value-added tax rule changes for commodities trading. Read Full Story


Czech Republic May Delay Digital Tax And Lower Rate

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Czech Government is considering whether to delay the introduction of a proposed tax on the provision of digital services and alter its design. Read Full Story


Luxembourg Issues Guidance On DAC6 Tax Scheme Reporting

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Luxembourg's Direct Tax Administration has issued guidance covering various aspects of the European Union sixth Directive on Administrative Cooperation, under which intermediaries are required to report cross-border tax planning arrangements. Read Full Story











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