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German EU Presidency Will Focus On Tax Issues: Merkel

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 1, 2020

On April 25, 2020, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany would attempt to seek agreement on a financial transaction tax and a minimum corporate tax when it assumes the presidency of the European Union in July 2020. Read Full Story

 


Austria May Pull Out Of European Financial Transactions Tax Talks

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

On February 19, 2020, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz issued a statement to say that he remains "committed" to the introduction of a financial transactions tax at European Union level along the same lines as that proposed by the German Government last month, despite opposition from within the EU, notably from Austria. Read Full Story

 


EU Financial Transactions Tax Agreement Close, Says Scholz

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, January 27, 2020

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has said he is confident that an agreement can be reached on a European Union financial transactions tax. Read Full Story

 


New Spanish Coalition Agrees Tax Plan

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Spanish Socialist Party and the Podemos movement, which will form the next governing coalition, has released their policy document, which includes plans for a corporate minimum tax, among other tax measures. Read Full Story

 


Germany Presents Text For EU Financial Transactions Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, December 16, 2019

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has presented a final proposal for a European Union financial transactions tax to the 10 member states participating in the initiative. Read Full Story

 


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

 


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

 

 

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