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Denmark May Reduce Electricity Tax 'Significantly'

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Danish Tax Minister Karsten Lauritzen has suggested that the Government should reduce the level of tax on electricity consumption, which is currently the highest in Europe. Read Full Story


Think Tank Calls For Scottish VAT Devolution

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Reform Scotland, a non-partisan think tank, has called for value-added tax powers to be devolved from the UK Government to the Scottish Government, once legal restrictions imposed by EU law are lifted following the UK's from the European Union. Read Full Story


German Industry Cautions Against EU Digital Tax

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Federal Association of German Industry has said that proposals for a tax on digital companies will be detrimental to the European economy and exacerbate trade tensions between Europe and the United States. Read Full Story


Poland To Amend Minimum Tax On Commercial Property

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Poland has announced amendments to the minimum tax on commercial property, which are designed to align the measure with European Union state aid rules and reduce opportunities for tax avoidance. Read Full Story


EU Tax Working Group To Discuss Digital Tax, MNE Tax Issues

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The EU's High Level Working Party (Taxation) will discuss international tax reform at its meeting on April 18. Read Full Story


Japan Studying How To Cushion Sales Tax Hike Impact

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, has announced a task force will be set up to consider ways to mitigate the negative impact of the planned 2019 consumption tax rise. Read Full Story


Global Tax, Trade Policies Could Dent Ireland's Growth Potential

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Central Bank of Ireland has identified the changing global tax and trade landscapes and Brexit as potential risks for Ireland's economy. Read Full Story


India To Expand GST E-Way Bill Pilot

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Indian Government has provided an update on the roll-out of the e-Way Bill system, which was introduced on April 1, 2018, confirming it will be extended to another five states from April 15, 2018. Read Full Story


KPMG Publishes Swiss Tax Trends Report

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, April 6, 2018

A range of proposed tax reforms have the potential to "shake up the tax competition situation" in Switzerland, according to a new report by KPMG. Read Full Story


Luxembourg Vulnerable To International Tax Developments, Says IMF

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

International tax developments could have a negative impact on Luxembourg's tax revenues and economy, the International Monetary Fund has said in its latest Luxembourg country report. Read Full Story



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