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France May Cut Tax In Response To Protests

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 15, 2019

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said that France should prioritize tax cuts following the conclusion of a three-month national consultation on the Government's economic and tax policies. Read Full Story


FASB Issues New Accounting Rules For Audiovisual Content Producers

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, March 14, 2019

On March 6, 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued an Accounting Standards Update that is intended to help organizations align their accounting for production costs for films and episodic content produced for television and streaming services. Read Full Story


Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Put To UK Lawmakers

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 23, 2018

An agreement has been reached between the European Union and the United Kingdom on Brexit, which, if approved by UK lawmakers, would establish a transition period, until the end of 2020, during which EU law would continue to apply to the UK. Read Full Story


EU Tells Italy To Revise 2019 Budget Plan

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 26, 2018

On October 23, 2018, the European Commission issued a request to the Italian Government that it revise its draft budgetary plan for 2019 because it breaches European Union fiscal rules. Read Full Story


OECD Releases Mining Sector BEPS Guidance For Developing States

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 26, 2018

The OECD and the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals, and Sustainable Development have finalized three practice notes intended to support resource-rich developing countries to protect their tax bases from erosion and profit shifting. Read Full Story


Spain To Press Ahead With Digital Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Spanish Government will proceed with a proposal to introduce a digital services tax along similar lines to the European Commission's proposed interim digital tax. Read Full Story


At UN General Assembly, OECD Urges Global Carbon Tax Action

Friday, September 28, 2018

Three years on from the commitments made at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, the overwhelming majority of governments have not taken the necessary action to contain growing risks to the climate, says the OECD. It said, with emissions on the rise again, OECD governments need to get serious about shifting their economies to a low-carbon model and stop investing in carbon-intensive infrastructure. Read Full Story


Finnish Government Reaches 2019 Budget Agreement

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A number of incentives have been included in the Finnish Government's 2019 Budget to encourage investment in the shares of both small and listed companies. Read Full Story


IMF Urges US To Hike Indirect Taxes

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, July 6, 2018

The International Monetary Fund has recommended that the United States raise indirect taxes to boost revenues, to offset the cost of recent tax cuts and spending increases. Read Full Story


Tax Regime Overhaul Announced In Barbados

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Barbados's new government has issued a new Budget that would raise corporate and income tax rates, repeal the National Social Responsibility Levy and road tax and make other value-added tax and levy changes. Read Full Story


HK's Legislature Passes 2018/19 Budget Bill

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

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, James Lau, has welcomed the recent passage of the 2018/19 Budget Bill through the special administrative region's parliament. Read Full Story


Germany To Provide Tax Relief In 2019

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 11, 2018

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has indicated that the Government may provide limited personal income tax relief by adjusting tax brackets next year, with tax revenues expected to be higher than targeted over the next few years. Read Full Story











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