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Seychelles Introduces New Sugary Drinks Tax

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Seychelles Revenue Commission has published the Excise Tax (Imposition of Sugar Tax on Drinks) Regulations, 2019, which provides for the imposition of a sugar tax on drinks effective April 1, 2019. Read Full Story


Higher Tax Revenue Helps Switzerland To Surplus

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 15, 2019

Switzerland's tax take increased by nearly CHF2bn (USD2bn) in 2018, according to new figures released by the Government. Read Full Story


Luxembourg Ratifies BEPS Multilateral Instrument

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 15, 2019

Enhancements to Luxembourg's network of double tax agreements to mitigate base erosion and profit shifting will become effective from August 1, 2019. Read Full Story


Australia Issues Ruling On Hybrid Mismatch Rules

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

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Australian Taxation Office has opened a consultation on a draft Law Companion Ruling on the targeted integrity rule that will apply under the new hybrid mismatch regime. Read Full Story


Malta Defers Electronic Corporate Tax Return Filing Deadlines

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, April 15, 2019

Malta's Commissioner for Revenue recently announced electronic filing deadline extensions for corporate income tax returns. Read Full Story


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


Dutch Beneficial Ownership Register Effective 2020

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Dutch Government has confirmed that a registry of ultimate beneficial owners of companies will enter into force in the Netherlands from January 2020. Read Full Story


Barbados To Slash PIT Rates Through Indirect Tax Grab

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, April 15, 2019

Barbados's 2019 Budget includes proposals to remove VAT input tax credits for various supplies, reform the personal income tax regime, and generate more revenues from property taxes and the gaming sector. Read Full Story


Australia Explains Early Intervention Program

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

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Australian Taxation Office has explained how its Early Intervention Strategy helps it to identify tax agents at risk of non-compliance. Read Full Story


Austria Announces Five Percent Digital Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Austrian Government announced on April 3, 2019, a package of tax measures aimed at the digital economy, including a five percent tax on revenue derived from the sale of digital advertising services and the removal of the low-value VAT exemption threshold. Read Full Story


Vietnam Announces Corporate Tax Breaks For SMEs

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

Monday, April 15, 2019

Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has forwarded a proposal to parliament to legislate for corporate tax relief for small and medium sized enterprises. Read Full Story


India Introduced GST Changes On April 1

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

Friday, April 5, 2019

A number of goods and services tax regime amendments, intended to simplify compliance for traders, became effective in India from April 1, 2019. Read Full Story











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