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UK Reports On Adoption Of EU's DAC6 Tax Scheme Reporting Rules

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

On January 8, 2020, the UK Government released a policy paper setting out how the UK will temporarily adopt the "DAC 6" EU disclosure requirements on intermediaries that design or sell potentially harmful tax schemes. Read Full Story


New Austrian Government Agrees On Tax Reforms

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The new Austrian coalition government, consisting of the conservative People's Party and the Green Party, has agreed on a program for government, which includes several significant tax measures. Read Full Story


US IRS Updates Virtual Currency FAQs

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The United States Internal Revenue Service has recently updated its list of frequently asked questions and answers on the tax treatment of transactions involving virtual currencies. Read Full Story


Austria Publishes Digital Tax Guide

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Austrian Ministry of Finance has published guidance in English regarding the Digital Tax Act 2020, which was approved by the upper house of the Austrian parliament on October 10, 2019, and which applies to the provision of digital advertising services from 2020. Read Full Story


Seychelles Enacts Law For New Property Tax

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Seychelles' new Immovable Property Tax Act, 2019, was enacted on December 27, 2019. Read Full Story


German FinMin Outlines 2020 Tax Changes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The German Ministry of Finance has outlined a number of tax changes that are due to take effect in 2020 and 2021. Read Full Story


Turkey Extends VAT Exemption For Machinery

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

On December 24, 2019, a law was published in Turkey's official gazette extending a value-added tax exemption for the purchase of machinery and equipment. Read Full Story


EU Introducing Next Raft Of Anti-BEPS Measures

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The provisions of the EU's second Anti Tax Avoidance Directive will become effective in all member states from January 1, 2020. Read Full Story


Luxembourg's 2020 Budget Approved By Parliament

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

On December 19, 2019, Luxembourg's Chamber of Deputies approved the Government's Budget for 2020, which among other measures includes important changes to the validity of advanced tax rulings. Read Full Story


Dutch Senate Approves Tax Plan

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, December 23, 2019

On December 17, 2019, the Dutch Senate approved numerous tax measures as part of the 2020 Tax Plan, including changes to corporate, individual, and value-added taxes. Read Full Story


EU Backs 'Accidental Americans' In US Tax Fight

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, December 23, 2019

In a letter to United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the European Council has expressed concern at the lack of action by the US Government to alleviate the compliance burdens of EU nationals and financial institutions with regards to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Read Full Story


Switzerland Redrafts Double Tax Treaty Law

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Swiss Government has released new legislation governing Switzerland's application of provisions in its network of double tax agreements. Read Full Story











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