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UK May Double Capital Gains Tax Burden

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

More closely aligning UK capital gains tax (CGT) rates with income tax rates could raise significant revenues for the UK, a government-commissioned review has concluded. Read Full Story


Malta Releases 2021 Budget

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Monday, November 2, 2020

Malta's 2021 Budget, announced on October 19, 2020, included tax breaks for individuals and an increase to the VAT registration threshold. Read Full Story


Netherlands Cancels Corporate Tax Rate Cut

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Dutch Government has decided to cancel a planned decrease in the corporate tax rate in its 2021 Tax Plan. Read Full Story


Germany To Provide Personal Income Tax Relief

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 31, 2020

On July 29, 2020, the German Federal Cabinet approved a draft tax law including personal income tax relief measures. Read Full Story


Singapore Launches Consultation On Income Tax Reforms

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

Friday, July 24, 2020

Singapore's Ministry of Finance has launched a public consultation on proposed corporate tax and income tax breaks. Read Full Story


Switzerland Unlikely To Need Tax Hikes In Response To COVID-19

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 10, 2020

The Swiss Government is anticipating a shortfall in tax receipts of over CHF5bn in 2020. Read Full Story


EU Approves Italian COVID-19 Tax Breaks

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 3, 2020

The European Commission has approved under state aid rules four Italian tax schemes to support companies and self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Read Full Story


France Provides SMEs With More COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The French Government has presented to the Council of Ministers a third amendment to the Finance Bill for 2020, which provides additional support for businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Read Full Story


Czech Republic May Delay Digital Tax And Lower Rate

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Czech Government is considering whether to delay the introduction of a proposed tax on the provision of digital services and alter its design. Read Full Story


International Organizations Tracking COVID-19 Policies

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The International Monetary Fund has collated information on the tax and non-tax policy responses of some 193 jurisdictions to COVID-19. Read Full Story


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











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