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New IFRS Accounting Standard On Leases Effective

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Last updated 36 hours ago | Monday, January 21, 2019

International Financial Reporting Standard 16 'Leases', issued in January 2016, is effective for annual reporting periods starting on or after January 1, 2019. It replaces IAS 17 Leases and related interpretations. Read Full Story


UK Launches Profit Diversion Compliance Facility For MNEs

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, January 14, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs has announced plans and guidance for a new Profit Diversion Compliance Facility, which is intended to support multinational companies concerned about their transfer pricing arrangements to resolve any issues with the tax agency. Read Full Story


EU Gazettes Directive For Generalised Reverse Charge Mechanism

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, January 7, 2019

EU legislation providing for the introduction of the "generalised reverse charge mechanism," to enable member states to better counter value-added tax fraud, has been published in the EU's Official Gazette and will become effective from January 16, 2018. Read Full Story


UK Crown Dependencies Introducing Economic Substance Rules

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, December 28, 2018

Each of the Crown Dependencies – Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man – have tabled legislation that will introduce new substance requirements for tax-resident firms engaged in certain industries from January 1, 2019. Read Full Story


Seychelles Enacts BEPS Legislation

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

Friday, December 28, 2018

Seychelles has enacted numerous legislative amendments that are intended to enable Seychelles to comply with the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) minimum standards. Read Full Story


EU VAT Changes On Vouchers To Take Effect

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 28, 2018

Significant changes to the way that businesses should account for value-added tax on vouchers will become effective on January 1, 2019. Read Full Story


Greece To Cut Corporate Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 28, 2018

Greece will gradually lower the rate of corporate tax over the next four years, under proposals announced in September and recently approved by the Greek parliament. Read Full Story


Luxembourg Adopts Anti-Tax Avoidance Law

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 21, 2018

On December 18, 2018, Luxembourg's parliament approved legislation that will implement the European Union Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive. Read Full Story


Philippines To Soon Launch Tax Amnesty

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

Friday, December 21, 2018

Lawmakers in the Philippines have endorsed plans for a tax amnesty scheme that will cover estate taxes, general taxes, and delinquent accounts, covering liabilities up to December 31, 2017. Read Full Story


Ukrainian Corporate Tax Reform Plans Shelved

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

Friday, December 14, 2018

Ukraine has reportedly postponed consideration of a bill that would reform the country's corporate tax system to shift the burden of tax from company profits to distributions. Read Full Story


ECJ Rules UK Can Unilaterally Ditch Brexit Plans

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 14, 2018

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK can unilaterally abandon the process of leaving the European Union, providing parliament approves the move. Read Full Story


Still No Deal On EU Digital Services Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 7, 2018

European finance ministers were again unable to reach an agreement on a proposed digital services tax, despite attempts by Austria, France, and Germany to broker a compromise. Read Full Story












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