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IRS Issues Final Foreign Tax Credit Regulations

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington

Friday, December 6, 2019

On December 2, 2019, the United States Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations on the foreign tax credit following major changes to the US tax code. Read Full Story


Austria, Ireland Have Failed To Adopt ATAD BEPS Measures

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 6, 2019

The European Commission has requested that both Austria and Ireland take action to transpose EU-wide interest limitation rules into their respective national laws. Read Full Story


HMRC Releases Final Guidance On Loan Charge Review

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, December 2, 2019

The UK tax agency HM Revenue and Customs has released guidance for taxpayers affected by the Loan Charge. Read Full Story


Costa Rica Ratifies Updated TIEA With US

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington

Monday, November 25, 2019

On November 12, 2019, a law was published in the official gazette of Costa Rica which ratifies the updated Tax Information Exchange Agreement with the United States. Read Full Story


Czech Government Approves Digital Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, November 25, 2019

On November 18, 2019, the Government of the Czech Republic announced that it has agreed on a draft law to introduce a tax on digital services, which will now be submitted to parliament. Read Full Story


OECD Releases Minimum Tax Plan To Solve Digital Tax Issues

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 15, 2019

The OECD on November 8, 2019, released its plans for a minimum tax on corporate profits, which is one element of a two-pronged approach to solving the tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy. Read Full Story


New Zealand Tops World Bank's 'Doing Business' 2020

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

Friday, November 8, 2019

New Zealand is the easiest place in the world to do business, according to the World Bank's new Doing Business 2020 report, which looks at the simplicity of setting up, operating, and paying taxes in 190 territories around the world. Read Full Story


Swiss Tax Transparency Changes Enter Into Force

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 8, 2019

The Swiss Government has published guidance on the legislation that brings into force the recommendations made by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. Read Full Story


Airbnb Says UK Tax Probe Could Result In Litigation

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, October 28, 2019

Airbnb has disclosed that it has been contacted by HM Revenue and Customs regarding the application of tax laws or regulations impacting the company's business, adding that some matters "may result in litigation". Read Full Story


Ireland Publishes 2019 Finance Bill

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Irish Government has published its 2019 Finance Bill, which introduces changes to a number of SME-targeted tax incentives and implements a range of measures announced in this month's Budget. Read Full Story


Italian Government Approves Draft Budget

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 18, 2019

On October 16, 2019, the Italian Council of Ministers approved the draft Budget law for 2020, which will prevent an automatic rise in the rate of value-added tax, and includes further measures designed to combat tax avoidance and evasion. Read Full Story


Australian Tax Changes For Self-Managed Super Funds Effective

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

Friday, October 11, 2019

Australia has enacted new integrity measures included in the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2019 affecting self-managed super funds. Read Full Story











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