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Saudi Arabia To Treble VAT Rate To 15pc In Response To COVID-19

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, May 15, 2020

Saudi Arabia has announced its decision to increase its headline value-added tax rate to 15 percent from five percent, in a surprise break from the Gulf Cooperation Council's harmonized value-added tax framework. Read Full Story

 


Netherlands Adds To Tax Blacklist

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Barbados and Turkmenistan have been added to the Netherlands' list of low-tax jurisdictions for the purposes of enforcing certain anti-tax avoidance rules, the Dutch Ministry of Finance announced on December 30, 2019. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland, Bahrain Sign DTA

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, December 2, 2019

On November 25, 2019, Switzerland and Bahrain signed a double tax agreement that caps maximum withholding tax rates and provides for the exchange of information. Read Full Story

 


OECD Seeks Input On 13 New Dispute Resolution Peer Reviews

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, November 25, 2019

The OECD is seeking input from taxpayers on dispute resolution mechanisms in place in Aruba, Bahrain, Barbados, Gibraltar, Greenland, Kazakhstan, Oman, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam, as part of follow-up work under BEPS Action Plan Action 14. Read Full Story

 


Caribbean Territories To Undergo Dispute Resolution BEPS Peer Review

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The OECD has launched a review of dispute resolution mechanisms in place in Aruba, Bahrain, Barbados, Gibraltar, Greenland, Kazakhstan, Oman, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam, as part of follow-up work under BEPS Action Plan Action 14. Read Full Story

 


New Zealand Tops World Bank's 'Doing Business' 2020

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

Friday, November 8, 2019

New Zealand is the easiest place in the world to do business, according to the World Bank's new Doing Business 2020 report, which looks at the simplicity of setting up, operating, and paying taxes in 190 territories around the world. Read Full Story

 


Netherlands Begins Consultation On Tax Blacklist

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 11, 2019

On October 7, 2019, the Dutch Government announced the launch of a consultation on the 2020 edition of the list of low-tax jurisdictions for the purposes of enforcing existing and forthcoming anti-avoidance legislation intended to tackle base erosion and profit shifting. Read Full Story

 


Oman Says VAT Not On The Backburner

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Oman's Government has released a statement confirming that it is preparing to introduce VAT legislation into parliament to implement the levy without delay. Read Full Story

 


Netherlands Announces Tax 'Blacklist'

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, January 7, 2019

On December 28, 2018, the Dutch Government published in the Official Gazette a list of 21 low-tax jurisdictions. Companies doing business in these territories will face new anti-avoidance measures, intended to tackle tax base erosion and profit shifting. Read Full Story

 


Netherlands Begins International Tax System Review

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 28, 2018

The Dutch Government has launched a consultation exercise on plans to review the country's tax treaty policy and to draw up a list of low-tax jurisdictions for the purposes of enforcing incoming controlled foreign company rules. Read Full Story

 

 

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