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OECD Says Pace Of Global Tax Reform Has Slowed

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The pace of tax reform has slowed across most leading economies, a new report from the OECD says, calling for bolder tax reforms to address future challenges. Read Full Story

 


Mauritius Gazettes Budget Tax Measures

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Mauritius has published in its Official Gazette legislation to enact measures announced in the territory's latest Budget, contained in The Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2019. Read Full Story

 


Mauritius Overhauls Tax Regime In 2019-20 Budget

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, June 21, 2019

Mauritius announced a multitude of changes to all areas of its tax regime in its 2019-2020 Budget, including international tax reforms; value-added tax changes; new corporate tax relief measures, including a new patent box regime; a regime for peer-to-peer lending; individual tax breaks; and a tax amnesty scheme. Read Full Story

 


South African Carbon Tax Introduced On June 1

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

On May 26, 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law the Carbon Tax Act No 15 of 2019, which came into effect on June 1, 2019, as announced by the Minister of Finance in the 2019 Budget. Read Full Story

 


African Continental FTA To Enter Into Force

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, May 10, 2019

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement will enter into force on May 30, 2019, after Sierra Leone and the Sahrawi Republic deposited their instruments of ratification of the agreement. Read Full Story

 


Swiss Gov't Approves BEPS Multilateral Instrument

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has approved an OECD multilateral convention designed to prevent BEPS-related abuse of the international tax treaty system. Read Full Story

 


South Africa Drops Paper Forms To Encourage E-Filiing

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Monday, July 16, 2018

The South African Revenue Service has removed certain paper forms from its branches in an attempt to encourage more taxpayers to file tax returns electronically. Read Full Story

 


China Pledges Tax Support For 'Belt And Road Territories'

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The tax agencies of China and Kazakhstan, with involvement also from the OECD, hosted a three-day tax conference to discuss the provision of capacity building support from China for those countries that will be involved in China's Belt and Road Initiative. It was attended by more than 250 delegates from 49 tax administrations, four international organizations, and five academic institutions. Read Full Story

 


South Africa Invites Comment On VAT Zero-Rate Review

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, May 11, 2018

South Africa's National Treasury is inviting the public to contribute to a review of the list of items zero-rated for value-added tax purposes. Read Full Story

 


South Africa Launches VAT Zero Rate Review

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, April 27, 2018

Having increased the headline value-added tax rate to 15 percent from 14 percent on April 1, South Africa has appointed a panel to consider a review of the list of food items subject to the zero rate. Read Full Story

 

 

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