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Ireland Resisting EU Tax Harmonization

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, September 15, 2017

Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has signalled that the Government will not accept any attempt by the EU to change the system for voting on headline tax policies. Read Full Story

 


Ibec: Ireland Should Veto Harmful EU Tax Proposals

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Business group Ibec has said that it is essential that Ireland retains full sovereignty over decisions on tax policy and that the Government should block any moves by the EU that jeopardize this right. Read Full Story

 


Portuguese Banks Must Shoulder New Transactions Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, June 5, 2017

Banks in Portugal will no longer be able to pass a tax on card transactions on to customers, the country's Assembly has ruled. Read Full Story

 


Taiwan To Slash Tax On Same Day Securities Trading

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Taiwan's Legislative Yuan adopted legislation to halve the securities transaction tax rate on day trading activity from 0.3 percent to 0.15 percent. Read Full Story

 


April Cut-off For EU Financial Transaction Tax Negotiations

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The EU member states taking part in the proposed EU financial transactions tax will decide next month whether or not to proceed with the controversial tax, according to Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling. Read Full Story

 


Austrian Bank Tax Payments Spiked In 2016

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Erste Group, one of the largest financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, has said its bank tax payments almost tripled in 2016 as a result of a change to Austrian tax law. Read Full Story

 


Sweden's Competition Commission Opposes FTT

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sweden's competition authority has warned that proposals for a financial activities tax would place the country's financial services sector at a competitive disadvantage. Read Full Story

 


EU Looking At New Tax-Based Funding Model

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A new report has recommended a rethink on how the European Union is funded, proposing the use of either revenues from carbon tax, a common corporate income tax, or from value-added tax, as currently, but under reformed arrangements. Read Full Story

 


France Legislates For Single, 28 Percent CIT Rate

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The French National Assembly has approved the Government's Budget for 2017. Read Full Story

 


Belgian Pension Funds Rally Against EU FTT

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 2, 2016

Belgian pension funds have urged the Government to withdraw from the proposed European Union financial transaction tax, warning that the tax could "devastate" the industry. Read Full Story

 

 

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