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Switzerland Releases VAT Law Amendments

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Last updated 6 hours ago | Monday, September 25, 2017

Switzerland has released a revised version of the value-added tax law, incorporating amendments that will enter into force from January 1, 2018. Read Full Story


May Explains UK Government's Evolving Brexit Aims

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Last updated 6 hours ago | Monday, September 25, 2017

Upon leaving the EU, there is no need for the UK or the EU to introduce tariffs on cross-border trade where there are none now, Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister, has said, setting out her idea of how Brexit should play out. Read Full Story


Spanish Tax On Wind Turbines Lawful, ECJ Says

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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