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Hong Kong Tables Bill For Research And Development Tax Breaks

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

Last updated 47 hours ago | Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Hong Kong Government has released a draft bill containing its 2017 proposal to provide an enhanced tax deduction for research and development expenditure. Read Full Story


IRS Issues Guide On New Depreciation And Expensing Rules

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Last updated 47 hours ago | Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The United States Internal Revenue Service has issued a new fact sheet explaining the new deprecation and expensing rules included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Read Full Story


Think Tank Calls For Scottish VAT Devolution

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Reform Scotland, a non-partisan think tank, has called for value-added tax powers to be devolved from the UK Government to the Scottish Government, once legal restrictions imposed by EU law are lifted following the UK's from the European Union. Read Full Story


Poland To Amend Minimum Tax On Commercial Property

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Poland has announced amendments to the minimum tax on commercial property, which are designed to align the measure with European Union state aid rules and reduce opportunities for tax avoidance. Read Full Story


Poland Draws Fire For 'Draconian' Virtual Currency Tax Policy

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A petition has been started in Poland in protest at the Government's new transaction tax on cryptocurrency trading, which is expected to be applied retrospectively. Read Full Story


New Zealand Defers New Insurance Tax

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

New Zealand has deferred the introduction of a new tax on insurance contracts, which is proposed to be introduced to fund emergency services in the country. Read Full Story


India To Expand GST E-Way Bill Pilot

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Indian Government has provided an update on the roll-out of the e-Way Bill system, which was introduced on April 1, 2018, confirming it will be extended to another five states from April 15, 2018. Read Full Story


Pakistan Tax Authority Issues Audit Hit List

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Pakistan's Federal Board of Revenue has released the financial and compliance parameters it intends to use to select taxpayers for audit for the 2016 tax year. Read Full Story


Czech Republic Considering Expanding Scope Of VAT Reduced Rate

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Czech lawmakers are considering an amendment to the VAT Act put forward by the Czech Ministry of Finance to significantly expand the scope of the value-added tax reduced rate. Read Full Story


US Supreme Court To Begin Review Of Quill Decision April 17

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The US Supreme Court is to hear arguments on whether states should be allowed to tax online retailers not based within a state's borders, in South Dakota v. Wayfair, on April 17, 2018. Read Full Story


Filipino Business Leaders Back Corporate Tax Reform

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

Monday, April 9, 2018

Business leaders in the Philippines say they fully support the Duterte Administration's proposed corporate tax reforms and investment incentives package. Read Full Story


Sweden Proposes Gaming Revenue Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Swedish Government has proposed a new licensing and tax regime for the gambling sector intended to regulate the activities of remote gambling firms providing services in Sweden from other jurisdictions. Read Full Story


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