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Switzerland Gearing Up For Corporate Tax Changes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Swiss Government has announced that, in preparation for a major overhaul of the tax system, existing practices on the taxation of principal companies and finance branches will not be applied to new companies as of 2019. Read Full Story


OECD Releases Guidance On Impact Of BEPS MLI

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 16, 2018

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Singaporean Corporate Tax Returns Soon Due

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

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has issued a reminder to companies that the corporate income tax return filing deadline is either November 30, 2018, for paper returns, or December 15, 2018, for electronically filed returns. Read Full Story


Germany's Bundestag Approves VAT Reforms

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 16, 2018

Germany's parliament, the Bundestag, has approved the introduction of new value-added tax rules for online marketplaces. Read Full Story


Australia Consults On Tax Implications Of Insurance Law Reform

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

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Australian Government is consulting on the tax implications of a new accounting standard for insurance contracts. Read Full Story


UK To Shutter Second Home Tax Avoidance 'Loophole'

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 9, 2018

The UK Government has announced its intention to tackle the use of a commercial property tax (business rates) exemption, intended only for small businesses, by second-home owners to avoid paying residential property tax (Council Tax) on those homes. Read Full Story


Swiss Gov't Amends AEOI Ordinance

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 9, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has amended its automatic exchange of tax information legislation to remove a transitional provision relating to the initial stage of implementation. Read Full Story


No Agreement Yet On EU Digital Services Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 9, 2018

European Finance Ministers have failed to reach an agreement on the EU's proposed digital services tax, following opposition from some member states. Read Full Story


Finland To Strengthen CFC Legislation

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 9, 2018

The Finnish Government has proposed changes to controlled foreign company legislation that would widen the scope of the law and bring Finland in line with the European Union Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive. Read Full Story


HMRC's Large Business Tax Inquiries Now Taking Three Years

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 9, 2018

The average length of HMRC's tax inquiries into large businesses are now taking more than three years to settle, with each case taking around 39 months to resolve in 2017/18, up from 34 months in 2016/17, according to Pinsent Masons, the international law firm. Read Full Story


Malaysia Announces Corporate Tax, Sales Tax Reforms In Budget

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

Friday, November 9, 2018

Malaysia's 2019 Budget contains plans for an overhaul of sales and service tax rules and a corporate tax cut for small- and medium-sized enterprises. Read Full Story


FASB Issues New Standard For Variable Interest Entities

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, November 2, 2018

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on October 31 issued Accounting Standards Update 2018-17, intended to reduce the cost and complexity of financial reporting associated with consolidation of variable interest entities (VIEs), for which consolidation is not based on a majority of voting rights. Read Full Story












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