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Switzerland, UK Agree On Post-Brexit Trade Relationship

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The UK and Switzerland have signed a trade continuity agreement that will serve as a basis for their trading relationship after Brexit. Read Full Story


UK Urges Businesses To Prepare For VAT Process Disruptions

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, February 18, 2019

The UK Government has released VAT guidance for businesses on how existing IT processes will be impacted should the UK leave the EU on March 29, 2019, without a deal. Read Full Story


UK Tax Info Request To Dubai Resident Lawful, UK Court Says

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The UK's Court of Appeal has ruled that HM Revenue and Customs acted lawfully when issuing a request to a British expat in Dubai for documents concerning his tax affairs. Read Full Story


Ireland Opposes Majority Voting On Major EU Tax Proposals

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that he does not see the need for the EU to scrap the requirement for unanimous voting on tax issues. Read Full Story


Businesses Welcome Int'l Push For Digital Tax Solution

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Businesses have welcomed confirmation from the OECD that countries have committed to a seek an international agreement on the taxation of the digital economy, rather than pursue unilateral measures. Read Full Story


Australia Explains Tax Disclosure Obligation On Largest Firms

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Australian Taxation Office has issued an e-brief on how companies can assess if they are required to submit a reportable tax position schedule. Read Full Story


Ireland Updates Special Assignee Relief Programme Guide

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Irish tax agency has updated its guidance on provisions in Section 825C of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 on the Special Assignee Relief Programme. Read Full Story


Philippines To Double Down On Tax Audits

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Commissioner of the Philippines Bureau of Internal Revenue, Caesar Dulay, has said the country will introduce a more stringent audit program in 2019, to further improve the tax take. Read Full Story


Netherlands To Improve Employee Allowance Scheme

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Dutch Ministry of Finance announced on February 1, 2019, that the work-related costs scheme will be improved from 2020. Read Full Story


Seychelles Brings Tax Perks Into Line With Int'l Standards

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Seychelles says that the OECD has found the territory to have made sufficient reforms to comply with its BEPS Action 5 standard on harmful tax regimes. Read Full Story


IRS Launches Tax Filing Season

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The United States Internal Revenue Service has announced that it "successfully" opened the 2019 tax-filing season, with the the agency now accepting and processing federal tax returns for the 2018 tax year. Read Full Story


UK Legislates For Postponed Import VAT Accounting

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The UK Government has published, and tabled before the House of Commons, The Value Added Tax (Accounting Procedures for Import VAT for VAT Registered Persons and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Read Full Story











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