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BVI Issues Final Economic Substance Rules

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, October 28, 2019

On October 9, 2019, the British Virgin Islands International Tax Authority has finalized rules governing the application of the territory's new economic substance requirements, which became effective from January 1, 2019. Read Full Story

 


Ireland Publishes 2019 Finance Bill

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Irish Government has published its 2019 Finance Bill, which introduces changes to a number of SME-targeted tax incentives and implements a range of measures announced in this month's Budget. Read Full Story

 


Tax Agencies Meet To Discuss Use Of Big Data Analysis

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 18, 2019

Tax agencies from 31 countries discussed the ways they are using data analysis tools to improve tax enforcement and administration, at the first meeting of the IOTA Forum on Tax Debt Management, held in Prague, Czech Republic, On October 1-3, 2019. Read Full Story

 


Starbucks' Dutch Tax Ruling Vindicated By EU General Court

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 27, 2019

On the same day the Court ruled against Fiat's appeal, the EU General Court has decided that Starbucks was not in fact granted a selective tax advantage in a Dutch tax ruling, contrary to a European Commission conclusion. Read Full Story

 


EU Court Upholds Commission's Fiat Tax Ruling Decision

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 27, 2019

The EU General Court has dismissed an appeal brought against the European Commission's decision that a tax ruling granted by Luxembourg to Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe was unlawful. Read Full Story

 


Apple's Irish Tax Ruling Appeal Gets Underway

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Irish Government is arguing that favorable tax treatment was not granted to Apple under two rulings deemed by the EU to have constituted illegal state aid to the company. Read Full Story

 


Czech Republic Drafts Digital Services Tax Law

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, September 5, 2019

On September 5, 2019, the Government of the Czech Republic received from the Ministry of Finance draft legislation for the introduction of a temporary digital services tax, which was first announced in April 2019. Read Full Story

 


Poland Urges EU To Quickly Pass VAT Rate Reforms

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Polish Finance Minister Marian Banas has urged the Finnish presidency of the European Union to press ahead with reform of EU VAT rate rules, to enable the country to reduce the rate of VAT on children's clothing and footwear. Read Full Story

 


Austria To Introduce New Angel Investor Tax Breaks

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The European Commission has approved an Austrian tax incentive for mid-sized business financing companies. Read Full Story

 


New EC President Announces Plans For EU Carbon Border Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The newly elected President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, who was formerly Germany's defense minister, has proposed the introduction of a new Carbon Border Tax, which would be included in a new "Green Deal for Europe" she has promised to deliver within her first 100 days in office. Read Full Story

 

 

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