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India Allowed To Appeal Landmark Vodafone Ruling

nice decision by the supreme court
By sri ram on Wednesday, May 18, 2016


US Expats Continue To Give Up Passports, Green Cards

The number of individuals renouncing has been questioned. Many believe it's much higher. I can tell you that I renounced and have yet to see my name .
By Ann on Thursday, May 5, 2016


Singapore Legislates For Automatic Tax Info Exchange

Kindly let me see a copy of the Automatic Exchange of Account Information in Tax Matters.
By Lebrecht Hesse on Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Uganda Rejigs Tax Rates In 2014/15 Budget

id like to receive tax rates levied on winnings from sports and pools betting as far back as possible.
please reply to
By kenneth rwambulla on Thursday, April 28, 2016


Canada To Introduce New Anti-Avoidance Measures

It's a great article regarding tax evasion and tax avoidance. I am quite impressed reading this. thanks for the article. At we help the tax payer with tax law advice.
By David on Thursday, April 14, 2016


HMRC Raises Extra GBP489m Through SME Crackdown

There seems to be a general international trend of going after SMEs to smooth the corporate tax gap. SME's may be viewed as soft targets, but as a proportion of CT liabilities there numbers will vary more as they suffer the stresses of financing more than larger businesses. I hope that this doesn't impact SME's negatively as they are a valuable wrt providing diverse employment opportunities.
By Bianca on Wednesday, April 13, 2016


IRS Offers New Cash Tax Payment Option

I am back in South Africa and need to pay my taxes for my one year contract as an Au Pair. I am not sure which documents to use or where I can pay cash to IRS.
By JADE MURPHY on Tuesday, April 12, 2016


IRS Offers New Cash Tax Payment Option

I have received an sms to say that I need to pay my taxes for my one year contract a an au pair, but I am back in South Africa and not sure where or which bank to use, or what documents. Please help.
By JADE MURPHY on Tuesday, April 12, 2016


HMRC Amps Up SME Compliance Activities

I totally agree Hugh, the lack of prompt payments to small businesses is a major concern and remains so despite the governments protestations.
I've been commenting this regularly in my blog and would welcome your further thoughts.
My Best,
Stephen Bramhall
Cheriton Financials
By Stephen Bramhall on Monday, April 11, 2016


Panama Must Put Its House In Order, Says OECD

i hope the force that this news is taking around the world, that it will assist OEDC and other organizations to combat practices that cost billions in uncollected taxes. as such, sanctions as strong as the ones imposed to Cuba should be considered. I bet a billion dollars that countries like panama would become compliant in minutes....
By jorge sierra on Thursday, April 7, 2016


TPP A Boon For New Zealand's Food Industries: McClay

Todd McClay peddles the TPPA as a gold plated opportunity but does not explain the US "Fast-Track" vote was passed through bribery.
The "US Business Coalition for TPPA" paid $1,708,933.51 NZ for "yea" votes. (UK Guardian)
Big funding members like Coca Cola, Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil, Goldman Sachs, Halliburton, International Dairy Foods Association, Monsanto, Microsoft, Motion Picture Association of America, Nike, Pfizer, Visa and Wal-Mart, whose sometimes questionable interests are locked into this agreement, will be protected by new laws in New Zealand
The ISDS clause allows these giants to sue a New Zealand.
ISDS courts, which provide procedural rules for "independent" conciliation commissions and arbitral tribunals, have a history of finding over 70% in favour of the big companies.
The ISDS provisions in international agreements usually allow the investor to select the applicable procedural rules meaning the court is already favouring the litigant, and is not under the jurisdiction of a New Zealand Court of law, (as the Lochinver Station-Shanghai Pengxin-OIO case is).
Renowned intellectual, Noam Chomsky, stated TPPA is “designed to carry forward the neoliberal project to maximize profit and domination, and to set the working people in the world in competition with one another so as to lower wages to increase insecurity” (Carter & Grimm 2014).
And finally, the "agreement" says nothing about Climate Change mitigation (could be sueable), tax havens (That's right, us) or protection from fishing piracy. We are going to see more of this as the radiated northern waters create too many health risks for consumers, and pressure comes on the suppliers to meet their quotas (not ours).
Todd McClay has yet to explain all of the contradictory text and legal-double-speak to be found buried in the 5,700 pages that don't refer to trade, but rather to the rights of our soon to be new lords and masters.
By David Russell on Monday, April 4, 2016


US Justice Dept Goes After Dishonest Tax Preparers

If only more people living in America would become more willing to pay their fair share of local taxes for the local services that they use, instead of seeking for their tax burden to be reduced by double-taxing non-residents who already pay non-US taxes to finance the non-US services they use, then they US residents would help to prevent innocent Americans living overseas from being wrongly harmed by US tax crimes.
By SwissTechie on Monday, April 4, 2016


Switzerland Rejects Dutch Taxpayer Info Request

By Guenther Seidel on Sunday, April 3, 2016


HMRC Amps Up SME Compliance Activities

If the government put as much effort into ensuring that payments between companies occurred over a reasonable time frame it would increase its own cashflow in terms of tax receipts. The fact, as reported in this article, that HMRC targets small businesses because they are less able to put up as much of a fight is a double whammy. These businesses are being paid late by some of their customers (hence part of the reason why they pay taxes late and are flagged by HMRC) and then targeted by the tax man. A bitter pill to swallow for any small business owner especially if they happen to supply a company like Google or Tesco.
By Hugh Gage on Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Ibec Calls For Tax Breaks For Returning Irish Emigrants

As an Irish Citizen living and working in Canada for the last 3 years i am aware of my countries growing economy.
But like many I am wondering what the government will do to help me return to my family and set up business should i return?
I will be keeping an eye on tax breaks or start up grants for the diaspora as this would be a reason for me at least to return home .
By Darren Browne on Sunday, March 27, 2016


OECD Questions Lithuania's Flat Tax

OECD Questions Lithuania's Flat Tax
by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels
18 March 2016
A thorough analysis of Lithuania's tax system is needed to determine the potential benefits and disadvantages of replacing the country's flat tax with a more progressive system, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Since 2009, individual taxpayers in Lithuania have paid income tax at a flat rate of 15 percent. However, in its latest Economic Survey of Lithuania, the OECD concluded that the tax system's contribution to reducing inequality "remains modest."

"Going forward, an in-depth analysis of the Lithuanian tax system is needed to assess if the advantages of introducing a progressive tax system in terms of inclusiveness could offset some of its drawbacks on the labor supply of highly skilled workers," the report stated.

In one of the report's key recommendations, the OECD also said that Lithuania should alleviate the tax burden on labor by lowering social security contributions and in turn increase recurrent taxes on immovable property. According to the report, property taxation accounted for only 0.3 percent of GDP in 2012, compared with a European average of 1.5 percent.

Furthermore, the report observed that the taxation of capital gains from individual property sales is "limited" and exemptions tend to favor those on high incomes. This further reduces the progressivity of the tax system, the OECD said.

The report also noted scope for the Government to increase environmental taxation, which amounted to 1.7 percent of GDP in 2012, below the European average of 2.4 percent. The OECD suggested that Lithuania should increase tax on motor and heating fuels, and introduce a vehicle tax.

By stony brook on Friday, March 18, 2016


Norway To Assist Tax Revenue Collection In Tanzania

Tall gate every after some kilomiter on national load,that can help to collect road tall fees that can help economy road standerd in the contry
By Dennis Minga on Friday, March 18, 2016


IRS Highlights Free Filing Support For US Taxpayers

Need help with 2015 tax preparation
By Mary nickerson on Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Bangladesh Tax Holiday Has Failed In Its Objectives

Bangladesh Tax Holiday law
By adnan on Friday, March 11, 2016


Japan To Expand Use Of Company, Individual ID Numbers

i am appau dominic from ghana and i am looking for japan car junction company id number
By appau dominic on Thursday, March 10, 2016


Japan To Expand Use Of Company, Individual ID Numbers

i am from ghana and am looking for company id from japan
By appau dominic on Thursday, March 10, 2016


US Relief Sought For Canadian Tax-Exempt Savings

Why just Canada? Any tax exempt account opened overseas while a bona fide resident of the country providing the tax exemption should be respected by US tax law!
By K S on Tuesday, March 8, 2016


FinCEN Revises US FBAR Rules

This does not reduce discrimination against innocent Americans living abroad. Thus, FinCEN will continue being a human rights criminal in violation of US federal laws and international laws.
By Daniel Kuettel on Sunday, March 6, 2016


Norfolk Island Brought Under Aus Tax System

how can thay back date CGT to 2015 when we go in the tax system in 2016 ....double bite of the apple boys
By paul evans on Sunday, March 6, 2016


Singapore Seeking Input On 2016 Budget

Sorry I am late. It would be great if the budget includes giving retirees and those without income due to the lost of jobs some credit. These groups need more care than those who are still working and may receive tax credit as what the Government had done before. Thank you.
By Tan Ah Hee on Saturday, March 5, 2016


Court Ruling Allows HMRC To Be Sued For Negligence

hi dan landeg how did you get on? we have hada problem for 6 years!!
By clair on Friday, March 4, 2016


Uganda Seeks To Grow Taxpayer Base

The global tax news gives you a feel of what is happening in the world over and keeps you updated on the most critical yet enriching international taxation news. As an international tax expert, I find this news so important. Great thanks to the team behind this initiative.
By Julius on Thursday, March 3, 2016


UK, Scotland Agree On New Fiscal Framework

This fiscal framework is a rotten UK diktat to Scotland because the Smith Commission recommendation of "increased borrowing powers" has now been revealed to be entirely worthless.

The tiny annual borrowing limit of "£450 million", when Scottish GDP is somewhere between £130,000 and £150,000 million, depending on the oil price, represents a borrowing power for Holyrood of between 0.3% to 0.35% of Scottish GDP.

In comparison, the Eurozone countries can effortlessly borrow 3% of GDP every year, or ten times more than Holyrood can borrow.

In comparison, between 2008/2013, the UK borrowed an average of 8% of GDP per year, or 26 times more than Holyrood can borrow.

So these are pocket money borrowing powers for pipsqueak Holyrood politicians, on their knees, cap-in-hand to their imperial fiscal masters in the UK Treasury.

The SNP government, to save their red faces, are spinning this UK diktat as a "deal".

Who are they kidding? There has been no "deal". The SNP governemnt have taken what they have been given for borrowing because they have been told to shut up.

Shame on you Mr Swinney. Shame on you First Minister Sturgeon.

Osborne has not delivered "one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the world" but lied and cheated our Scottish parliament out of significant borrowing powers.

My recommendation to the Holyrood parliament and to the Scots is to reject the UK imposition of the fiscal framework.

I recommend that the Scottish government should fight for a much better fiscal framework by first dismissing Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland, the traitor within, who does the UK's bidding to crush Scottish patriots under the UK police state heel.

The appointment of a new, patriotic Lord Advocate to fight Scotland's UK enemies, instead of Scottish patriots, is the next move in the Scottish resistance against the UK Treasury overlords, for Scottish fiscal autonomy and independence.
By Scottish Scientist on Friday, February 26, 2016


WHO Recommends Sugar Tax

A professor from the University of Bristol has published a very convincing article on why sugar tax should go ahead:
By H Adam on Friday, February 19, 2016


Bill To Terminate US Tax Code Gets 100th Cosponsor

How would this affect citizens living abroad? At the moment, FATCA is creating many problems around the world.
By John James on Friday, February 12, 2016


US Taxpayers Warned To Avoid Phone Scams

Yeah, the IRS scam is maybe one of the largest scam tricks ever. Almost everyday I find reports about them filed online at sites like since years ago. People should have been very familiar with these scammers and able to protect themselves.
By Bruce Dawning on Thursday, January 28, 2016


LITRG Warns On UK Quarterly Filing Change

Thank goodness that someone is standing up for small businesses and vulnerable taxpayers in the face of a rapidly moving tax system which risks leaving them behind!
By Matt Canale-Parola on Friday, January 22, 2016


Clinton Proposes Tax Surcharge On Wealthiest Individuals

This is misleading. It would not only target the wealthiest individual taxpayers in the United States, but also individuals who do not live in the United States but already pay their fair share of non-US taxes where they reside, which is often more than what Hillary Clinton pays. Is Hillary Clinton willing to pay her "fair share" of non-US taxes to non-US jurisdictions where she does not reside? Currently, she doesn't and this proposal fails to ensure that she will pay her "fair share" of non-local taxes.
By SwissTechie on Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Court Ruling Allows HMRC To Be Sued For Negligence

I am currently in the process of taking HMRC to court. The bailiffs are due to go to their offices today. I will update you later.
By dan landeg on Monday, January 11, 2016


UK Airport Shops Come Under Fire For VAT Affairs

Duty free shops are committing fraud by not passing the vat. Why the inland revnue not taken step and have fined them heavilly.
If a small busuness man commit a fraud , he is fined very heavily
By RAMESH KAPUR on Saturday, January 2, 2016


UK Hails Record Year For Film Industry Tax Relief

£1 generates £12.50?! Got their sums wrong there. Otherwise we'd all just be making films.
By Mike James on Wednesday, December 30, 2015


IRS Starts 2015 PTIN Renewals For US Tax Preparers

need to renew
By BERNIECE CRAIG on Tuesday, December 29, 2015


IRS Issues Updated US Expatriate Tax Guide

I read in this that American colonists abroad are still excluded from political representation
By SwissTechie on Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Uganda Rejigs Tax Rates In 2014/15 Budget

Taxes on consumption are just sky-rocketing day in day out !
By Morris Musinguzi Osmand on Monday, December 14, 2015


Uganda Rejigs Tax Rates In 2014/15 Budget

Please enlighten me about taxes in Uganda as compared to taxes in the global village
By Morris Musinguzi on Monday, December 14, 2015


Philippines To Collect Taxes From Online Sellers

I think it's not necessary to tax online sellers in the Philippines. It's just a way of corrupt government officials to collect more money.
By Celine on Saturday, December 12, 2015


More Time For Italian Voluntary Disclosure Applicants

I would like to get daily news
By Isabella M. Gumpert on Friday, December 11, 2015


UK Professional Services Firms Express Concern Over IR35

I can understand why so many firms are concerned with these proposed changes. The HMRC’s implementation of the law has been poor and it's great to organisations like - are committed to working with the Government to create a tax environment that provides clarity, consistency and certainty for the UK’s freelancers.
By Jonny on Wednesday, December 9, 2015


SARS Issues South African 2015 Tax Return Notice

I am struggling to register with eFiling
By Nomagugu on Monday, December 7, 2015


SARS Releases Draft Laws For Regulation Of Tax Advice

i am glad they are making an effort you never know how knowledge your <a href="">Tax Practitioner</a> is laws change so you would hope they keep up to date but you never know
By Catherine on Monday, December 7, 2015


UK Climbs League Table Of Effective Tax Systems

Is this the same article that has been produced by The Learn Centre on LinkedIn? Just thought that you would like to know in case they are copying your work
By Ian Bruce on Wednesday, November 25, 2015


APNs Shouldn't Force UK Taxpayers Into Bankruptcy: RPC

I was told by HMRC VAS that they would not pursue anti-avoidance debts to bankruptcy and by extension would not accept IVAs. This leaves debtors in an unenviable and very stressful position. However HMRC will still pursue assets seizure for these debts.
By Filippa Connor on Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Australia To Kickstart Tax Reform Debate

Real threat or scare campaign?
Raising GST proposal has been put on table as a main option for Government to adopt from since last week, in Parliament question time, PM Turnbull replies to opposition saying that they are pushing a GST scare campaign.
Key point here is that whether GST proposal be adopted or not, based on Government refused to rule out the possibility and their consistent , stepping forward to actually practice it is the answer.
it is only a matter of time. Government’s intension are crystal clear as they have planed it for a long period.
It is a real threat for millions low income earners who are struggling for living even partially compensated.
As a matter of fact, the raising GST proposal includes fresh food tax which applies to everyone in Australia with no exception, regardless how much you own and how much do you earn, it would break the existing tax threshold barrier to tax everyone whenever they are eating, in this point, it is not a tax reform, it is tax system been demolished because hit poorest the hardest, to raise revenue and helps richer release tax burden.( named as back up business)
Once GST hike taken in place, millions Centrelink Allowance recipients who have income under existing tax threshold will become tax payer, whenever they are eating Fresh Food, they are actually paying tax , it is really terrible tax will lead Government to face humanitarian condemnation. In extreme case, a eating meal tax payer who maybe a beggar on street!
Whole nation will be tax payer no matter you are a pensioner or toddler as they all need fresh food. It is a revolutionary change about concept of tax payer of Australia.
Modern society should be a society which are developing tends to perfection, not backward degeneration, what’s is the tax reform of this sort?
The poor you are, the harder you be hit, (cause the taxed is the proportion of your income )
Australian society are smart national, leave this question to people to make judgment, everyone can feel it’s impact in near future
I believe that any attempt are taxing people live in financial hardship doomed to failure, and cause humanitarian crisis, will hurt society in long term.

By zhen on Friday, November 20, 2015


New Tax At Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Indonesia

Is the airport tax free now?
By Bruun on Monday, November 16, 2015


Countries Agree Common VAT Rules For Digital Services

Irish accountant interested in new initiatives relating to VAT/GST in the digital economy.
By Aidan O'Toole on Wednesday, November 11, 2015


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