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Stories that are tagged 'Communications'

Aus Minister Hints At Media Tax Breaks

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Australia's Communications Minister has hinted that the Government could consider a tax break for small publishers as part of a deal with opposition parties on media reform. Read Full Story


Canada Confirms Loss Of Data On 28,000 Taxpayers

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Canada Revenue Agency has confirmed that a DVD containing encrypted taxpayer information has been lost by a courier service. Read Full Story


Italian Court Clears Ryanair Of Social Security Non-Payment

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

An Italian court has ruled that aircrew members resident in Italy with employment contracts from Ryanair in Ireland do not have to pay social security contributions in Italy. Read Full Story


Container Shipping Lines Offer Pricing Policy Shake-up

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, February 29, 2016

The European Commission has invited comments on commitments offered by fifteen container liner shipping companies to address concerns raised relating to concerted practices. Read Full Story


Cameron Defends UK's Google Tax Deal

by Robert Lee,, London

Thursday, January 28, 2016

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has sought to defend an agreement under which Google will settle GBP130m (USD185.4m) in back taxes. Read Full Story


Trinidad And Tobago Urged To U-Turn On VAT Policy

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce has voiced concerns about the Government of Trinidad and Tobago's decision to levy value-added tax on books and computers. Read Full Story


Philippines Committed To Tax Simplification

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Government of the Philippines has assured taxpayers that it is taking steps to simplify and improve the country's tax system as it comes under increasing pressure to ease the tax burden on businesses and make the tax system more competitive. Read Full Story


Philippines Government Urged to Cut Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pressure is increasing on the President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino, to reduce the country's personal income tax, which is one of the highest in the region. Read Full Story


Switzerland Rules Out VAT Refund For TV Reception Fee

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Following the Swiss Federal Court's determination on April 13 that value-added tax (VAT) is not payable on the radio and television reception fee, the Federal Office of Communications has announced that VAT paid before that date will not be reimbursed. Read Full Story


Indonesia To Hike Tax On 2G Mobile Handsets

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Indonesian Government intends to increase tax on the sale of second generation mobile telephone handsets in order to encourage users to switch to more advanced 4G systems, according to Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara. Read Full Story




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