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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

 


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

 


Germany, France Issue New EU Common Corporate Tax Proposals

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

France and Germany have put forward new proposals for a common corporate tax base in Europe. Read Full Story

 


G7 Committed To Digital Tax Consensus

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, June 14, 2018

G7 countries are committed to working towards a consensus-based solution to the tax challenges of the digital economy, according to the final communique issued at the conclusion of the G7's summit in Charlevoix, Canada. Read Full Story

 


EU Agrees New Money Laundering Rules

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The EU is to apply new anti-money laundering rules aimed at disrupting and blocking access by criminals to financial resources. Read Full Story

 


EU Adopts Tax Transparency Rules For Intermediaries

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, June 4, 2018

New rules on intermediaries that design or promote tax planning schemes have been adopted by the European Council. Read Full Story

 


EU Removes Bahamas, Saint Kitts From Tax Blacklist

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, June 4, 2018

The EU on May 25 removed the Bahamas and Saint Kitts and Nevis from its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. Read Full Story

 


EU Drafts Directive To Overhaul VAT Law

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, May 28, 2018

In a new proposal for a Council Directive, the European Commission has set out the value-added tax law amendments necessary to bring about massive changes to how VAT functions in the European Union, in particular to simplify compliance obligations for businesses and to make the system less prone to fraud. Read Full Story

 

 

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