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Australia Issues Ruling On Hybrid Mismatch Rules

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

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Australian Taxation Office has opened a consultation on a draft Law Companion Ruling on the targeted integrity rule that will apply under the new hybrid mismatch regime. Read Full Story


Dutch Beneficial Ownership Register Effective 2020

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Dutch Government has confirmed that a registry of ultimate beneficial owners of companies will enter into force in the Netherlands from January 2020. Read Full Story


India Introduced GST Changes On April 1

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

Friday, April 5, 2019

A number of goods and services tax regime amendments, intended to simplify compliance for traders, became effective in India from April 1, 2019. Read Full Story


ECJ Rules In French Social Security Tax Dispute

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The European Court of Justice has ruled that welfare contributions aimed at funding social security benefits in France cannot be charged on income from the assets of French residents insured under the Swiss social security scheme. Read Full Story


FASB Issues New Accounting Rules For Audiovisual Content Producers

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, March 14, 2019

On March 6, 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued an Accounting Standards Update that is intended to help organizations align their accounting for production costs for films and episodic content produced for television and streaming services. Read Full Story


Australia Warns On Real Estate GST Non-Compliance

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

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Australian Taxation Office said that it has noticed a number of common errors being made in activity statements since the "goods and services tax at settlement" system was introduced for the real estate industry in July 2018. Read Full Story


Switzerland Introduces New Tax Rule For Systemically Important Banks

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Swiss Federal Council has announced that legislation setting the rules for a participation deduction for systemically important banks will enter into force retroactively, with effect from January 1. Read Full Story


Belgian Cabinet Approves Brexit Tax Law

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Belgium's Council of Ministers has approved a draft law that would temporarily treat the United Kingdom as a member of the European Union for Belgian tax purposes should the UK leave the EU having failed to agree any withdrawal arrangements. Read Full Story


Switzerland To Amend Tax Information Exchange Regime

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Swiss Federal Council has launched a consultation on proposals to amend the Federal Act and Ordinance on the International Automatic Exchange of Information in Tax Matters (AEOI). Read Full Story


Duterte Vetoes Law For Filipino General Tax Amnesty

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

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Philippines has launched a tax amnesty for those with unsettled estate tax liabilities. Read Full Story


Belgian Excess Profits Regime Not Unlawful Says EU Court

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

On February 14, 2019, the General Court of the European Union annulled the European Commission's decision that the Belgian tax regime relating to the excess profit of multinational companies is contrary to EU law. Read Full Story


UK Tax Info Request To Dubai Resident Lawful, UK Court Says

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The UK's Court of Appeal has ruled that HM Revenue and Customs acted lawfully when issuing a request to a British expat in Dubai for documents concerning his tax affairs. Read Full Story











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