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EU Unveils Proposals On Digital Taxation

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 22, 2017

The European Commission has published its vision for the "fair taxation" of the digital economy, with options including a new EU equalization tax on the turnover of digitalized companies. Read Full Story


Spanish Tax On Wind Turbines Lawful, ECJ Says

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 22, 2017

The European Court of Justice has dismissed taxpayers' complaints about a Spanish levy on wind turbines. Read Full Story


IRS Extends Disaster Tax Relief To Georgia

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, September 22, 2017

The IRS has extended disaster tax relief to the entire state of Georgia as part of its coordinated federal response to the damage caused by severe storms and flooding. Read Full Story


OECD Expands Consultation On Offshore Indirect Transfers Of Assets

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 22, 2017

The World Bank has released French and Spanish translations of its Toolkit on the taxation of offshore indirect transfers and extended the deadline for feedback to October 20. Read Full Story


UAE Begins Registering Taxpayers For VAT

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, September 22, 2017

The United Arab Emirates Federal Tax Authority on September 17, 2017, opened its online portal for businesses to register for value-added tax. Read Full Story


Switzerland Consulting On WHT Reforms

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Swiss Federal Department of Finance is consulting on proposals to amend the Withholding Tax Ordinance, to more clearly define the rules for non-resident taxpayers. Read Full Story


France Extends 'Video Tax'

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 22, 2017

The French Government has issued a decree extending the so-called "video tax" to all digital platforms following an examination of the measure by the European Commission. Read Full Story


Mexico To Waive Tax On Earthquake Donations

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, September 22, 2017

Mexico's Inland Revenue has announced tax concessions to facilitate foreign assistance for people affected by an earthquake in its capital city on September 19. Read Full Story


ATO Publishes Figures On 'Lost' Super

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Australian Taxation Office has said that there are over 6.3 million lost and ATO-held superannuation accounts, with a total value of almost AUD18bn (USD14.3bn). Read Full Story


Malaysia To Legislate To Slap GST On Foreign Sellers

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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Malaysian authorities are developing draft legislation to level the tax playing field between online retailers and domestic bricks and mortar retailers. Read Full Story


Luxembourg Adapting To International Tax Changes, Says S And P

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, September 21, 2017

While Luxembourg is adapting to changes in the international tax environment, a loss of attractiveness due to stricter international tax regulations poses one of the main risks to growth, according to Standard and Poor's. Read Full Story


Irish Finance Minister Discusses Tax Priorities

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that Ireland's personal tax system "is not economically efficient and is not sustainable." Read Full Story


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