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Switzerland A Step Closer On Corporate Tax Reform

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 21, 2018

The two houses of Switzerland's parliament have said that they are largely in agreement on the main points of the Government's proposed changes to the corporation tax system. Read Full Story


Philippines Aiming To Finalize Tax Reform By End Of October

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

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Benjamin Diokno, the Philippines' Budget and Management Secretary, says the Government should secure the passage of all the remaining comprehensive tax reform bills within the next two months. Read Full Story


Luxembourg Introduces New VAT Group Regime

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Bill of law no. 7278, providing for the implementation of new value-added tax grouping rules in Luxembourg, entered into force on July 31, 2018. The bill was approved by parliament on July 26. Read Full Story


UK Must Leave EU VAT Area, UK's Lower House Votes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, July 23, 2018

Upon leaving the European Union, the UK should not be included in the EU VAT area and adopt its own specific VAT regime, UK lawmakers agreed on July 16, 2018, in a move that may derail the Government's efforts to agree a Brexit transition period to cushion the impact of Brexit on firms. Read Full Story


UK Legislates To Adopt New EU VAT Rules For Vouchers

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, July 6, 2018

On July 6, 2018, the UK Government issued draft legislation that would transpose new EU value-added tax rules on vouchers into UK law, along with an explanatory memorandum of the changes. 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


Wolters Kluwer Tax Expert Weighs In On Landmark Wayfair Ruling

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, June 29, 2018

The decision by the US Supreme Court to drop the physical presence requirement for states to impose sales tax will have an "incredible impact" on states' tax regimes and revenues, according to Mark Friedlich, Senior Director of Tax and Accounting, North America, Wolters Kluwer. 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


US Supreme Court Permits States To Tax Remote Sales

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

In a landmark decision on June 21, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned existing case law by ruling that a state can collect sales tax on remote sales even when the vendor does not have a physical presence in the state. Read Full Story


Switzerland To Exchange First Swiss CbC Reports In June

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

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Switzerland is preparing to exchange multinational groups' country-by-country reports with 35 partner states at the end of June. Read Full Story


Netherlands To Champion EU VAT Law Change For Cost-Sharing Groups

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Dutch Ministry of Finance has reassured taxpayers that it seeking to resolve at EU level reform of the EU's value-added tax rules concerning cost-sharing groups, following the European Court of Justice's rulings in DNB Banka (Case C-326/15) and Aviva Towarzystwo (Case C 605/15). Read Full Story


Tax Regime Overhaul Announced In Barbados

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Barbados's new government has issued a new Budget that would raise corporate and income tax rates, repeal the National Social Responsibility Levy and road tax and make other value-added tax and levy changes. Read Full Story












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