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Juncker Seeking To Smooth Path For EU Tax Reform

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 14, 2018

Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, has again called for changes to the way EU member states vote on key tax proposals. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland, India To Share Tax Data, Conclude FTA

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, August 17, 2018

Officials from Switzerland and India have discussed the automatic exchange of tax information and free trade. Read Full Story

 


Luxembourg Introduces New VAT Group Regime

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Bill of law no. 7278, providing for the implementation of new value-added tax grouping rules in Luxembourg, entered into force on July 31, 2018. The bill was approved by parliament on July 26. Read Full Story

 


EU, Japan Ink New Trade Agreement

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, July 23, 2018

The EU and Japan have signed an Economic Partnership Agreement that will remove the majority of the EUR1bn (USD1.2bn) of duties paid annually by EU companies exporting to Japan. Read Full Story

 


UK Must Leave EU VAT Area, UK's Lower House Votes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, July 23, 2018

Upon leaving the European Union, the UK should not be included in the EU VAT area and adopt its own specific VAT regime, UK lawmakers agreed on July 16, 2018, in a move that may derail the Government's efforts to agree a Brexit transition period to cushion the impact of Brexit on firms. Read Full Story

 


UK Legislates To Adopt New EU VAT Rules For Vouchers

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, July 6, 2018

On July 6, 2018, the UK Government issued draft legislation that would transpose new EU value-added tax rules on vouchers into UK law, along with an explanatory memorandum of the changes. Read Full Story

 


OECD Welcomes Dutch Efforts To Counter BEPS

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The OECD has welcomed efforts by the Dutch Government to tackle base erosion and profit shifting but called for the overall tax regime to be simplified, including in area of value-added tax. Read Full Story

 


France Exits EU's Excessive Deficit Procedure

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Sunday, July 1, 2018

France has made adequate fiscal consolidation efforts to exit the EU's excessive deficit procedure, the EU Council recently agreed, while calling on Hungary and Romania to adopt tax or expenditure measures to shore up their finances. Read Full Story

 


EFTA States Sign New Free Trade Deals

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The European Free Trade Association states – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway – signed a free trade agreement with Ecuador on June 25, 2018, and upgraded the bloc's existing free trade deal with Turkey. Read Full Story

 


Tech Groups Raise Concerns About EU Digital Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Sunday, July 1, 2018

The European Commission's proposal for a digital services tax would be "deeply harmful" to the EU business environment and may lead to double taxation, a coalition of business and technology groups has warned EU leaders. Read Full Story

 

 

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