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Austria Urged To Lower Labor Tax Burden

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The IMF has welcomed the Austrian Government's efforts to lower personal income taxes but said that the labor tax burden remains high. Read Full Story


IMF Proposes Reforms For Belgium

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Belgium should look to broaden its tax base to fund labor tax reductions, the International Monetary Fund has said in its annual report for the country. Read Full Story


Switzerland Reports Bumper Tax Receipts For 2019

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Higher tax receipts helped Switzerland to another surplus in 2019, with withholding tax and direct federal tax performing particularly well. Read Full Story


South Africa Enacts 2019 Tax Bills

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Monday, January 27, 2020

On January 15, 2020, three tax bills were made law to give effect to measures announced in South Africa's 2019 Budget. Read Full Story


IRS Issues Estate Tax Regulations

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington

Monday, December 2, 2019

On November 22, 2019, the United States Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations confirming that individuals taking advantage of the increased gift and estate tax exclusion amounts in effect from 2018 to 2025 will not be adversely impacted after 2025 when the exclusion amount is scheduled to drop to pre-2018 levels. Read Full Story


Hungarian Government Submits Tax Bill

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 15, 2019

On November 12, 2019, Hungary's Ministry of Finance announced that it has submitted to parliament the seventh and final part of its Economic Action Plan, which includes various tax measures. 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


Greek 2020 Budget Submitted

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 11, 2019

On October 7, 2019, the Greek Ministry of Finance presented to parliament the 2020 Budget, which includes numerous tax cut measures announced recently by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Read Full Story


Algeria Releases 2020 Draft Budget

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, October 4, 2019

Algeria has released its draft Budget Law for 2020, including proposals for a number of tax reliefs. Read Full Story


Poland Adopts 2020 Budget

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 27, 2019

On September 24, 2019, the Polish Government adopted the draft Budget for 2020, which takes into account recent reductions in personal income tax. Read Full Story


Finnish Budget For 2020 Agreed

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 27, 2019

On September 17, 2019, the Finnish Ministry of Finance announced that the Government has reached an agreement on the contents of the 2020 Budget, which includes some tax reductions for both companies and individuals. Read Full Story


Netherlands Planning Slower But Deeper Corporate Tax Cut

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 20, 2019

On September 17, 2019, Dutch State Secretary for Finance Menno Snel presented the Government's 2020 Tax Plan to the House of Representatives. It includes revised plans for corporate tax cuts. Read Full Story











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