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Seychelles Overhauls Tax Settings In Recent 2018 Budget

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Seychelles Budget included numerous proposals to change the territory's tax settings, including new corporate tax reliefs and the settings for a progressive personal income tax regime. Read Full Story


Malaysia's 2018 Budget Includes Various Tax Relief Changes

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Malaysian Government in its Budget 2018 announced numerous tax changes, including an income tax cut, incentives for women to return to work, and tax relief for property investors and venture capital firms. Read Full Story


Brazil To Prioritize Income Tax Refunds For Teachers

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

In a bid to improve the quality of education in Brazil by increasing the attractiveness of teaching as a career path, Brazil is to provide teachers with preferential tax treatment. Read Full Story


ECJ Rules Bridge 'Not Sport' For VAT Purposes

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, October 27, 2017

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the card game of duplicate bridge is not a "sport" for the purposes of the European Union VAT Directive and cannot therefore be exempt as such. Read Full Story


Democrats Announce Tax Reform Demands

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Democrats want a tax code that supports middle-class families, small businesses, and innovators, closes the skills gap, and expands infrastructure investment, according to Senator Richard Neal (D-MA). Read Full Story


New UK 'Trailblazer' Tax Apprenticeship Launched

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tax industry employers in the UK are to work together to develop standards to vet apprentices hoping to obtain practical experience to become a tax professional. Read Full Story


Japanese Election Result Cements Future Sales Tax Hike

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Japan's proposed sales tax hike is expected to go ahead as planned in 2019 after a landslide win by incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Read Full Story


IRS Outlines High Education Tax Relief

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has drawn taxpayers' attention to the various tax breaks available for US students undertaking higher education. Read Full Story


Canada's 'Middle Class' Facing Higher Taxes

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, September 29, 2017

"Middle-class" Canadian families will pay CAD840 (USD676) more in federal income taxes this year, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute. Read Full Story


US Republican Party Agrees New Tax Reform Blueprint

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Republicans have announced a new plan for reforming the US tax code, including a reduction to the corporate tax rate to 20 percent, the adoption of a territorial tax system, and a one-time tax on multinationals' unrepatriated earnings. Read Full Story



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