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Hungary Defends Decision To Pursue Low Direct Taxes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Hungarian Government has issued a statement in defense of recent tax cuts in response to what it described as "attacks" on its tax policies by the European Union. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland Consults On Linking With EU Emissions System

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Swiss Federal Council is consulting on proposed changes to the CO2 Ordinance, which would link the Swiss and EU emissions trading systems. Read Full Story

 


ECJ Rules In French Social Security Tax Dispute

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The European Court of Justice has ruled that welfare contributions aimed at funding social security benefits in France cannot be charged on income from the assets of French residents insured under the Swiss social security scheme. Read Full Story

 


EU Drops Digital Tax Plans

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The EU will not proceed with plans for a digital services tax, after finance ministers again failed to agree on the proposals. Read Full Story

 


EU Urges Switzerland To Secure Tax Reform's Passage

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The European Council has called for the swift enactment of Switzerland's proposed corporate tax reform package. Read Full Story

 


EU Demands Belize Remove Harmful Tax Regimes

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The European Union Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) has warned the Government of Belize that the jurisdiction will be placed on the EU's blacklist of non-cooperative territories unless it commits to amend or abolish certain tax rules considered "harmful." Read Full Story

 


Seychelles Challenged On IBCs Tax Regime

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The EU's Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) has written to authorities in Seychelles to warn that new provisions to the territory's tax regime are considered harmful. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland, UK Agree On Post-Brexit Trade Relationship

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The UK and Switzerland have signed a trade continuity agreement that will serve as a basis for their trading relationship after Brexit. Read Full Story

 


Ireland Opposes Majority Voting On Major EU Tax Proposals

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that he does not see the need for the EU to scrap the requirement for unanimous voting on tax issues. Read Full Story

 


France Hoping For Deal On EU Digital Tax Soon

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, January 28, 2019

France's Finance Minister has said that an agreement on an EU-wide digital services tax could be reached by the end of March. Read Full Story

 

 

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