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Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) News

Time Running Out For EU FTT Deal

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, June 6, 2016

Austrian Finance Minister Joerg Schelling has revealed that plans to introduce a tax on certain financial transactions in the EU are close to being shelved, unless the member states involved in the discussions can come to an agreement by the end of the month. Read Full Story


Taiwan's FSC Urges Tax Cuts For Investors

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, May 20, 2016

To encourage trading on Taiwan's financial markets, which has reduced in recent years, the Financial Supervisory Commission has recommended reductions to the taxes paid by investors. Read Full Story


Belgium Airs Doubts About EU Financial Transactions Tax

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, January 25, 2016

Belgium could pull out of the coalition of European Union member states working on proposals to tax financial transactions, comments from Belgian Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt suggest. Read Full Story


Dutch EU Presidency To Prioritize BEPS Action

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Netherlands will prioritize action against corporate tax avoidance during its Presidency of the Council of the European Union, from now until the end of June. Read Full Story


Venezuela Increases Tax Burden On Large Taxpayers

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, signed a decree on December 30, 2015, introducing a package of revenue-raising tax reforms. Read Full Story


Eurozone Countries Punt FTT Decision Into 2016

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Eurozone finance ministers met to discuss the problematic financial transactions tax on December 8, but decided to give themselves another six months to work on an agreement over its terms. Estonia, however, appears to have cold feet. Read Full Story


Brazil Says Gross Tax Burden Was 33.47 Percent In 2014

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Brazil's gross tax burden reached 33.47 percent of gross domestic product in 2014, down slightly from 33.74 percent in 2013, the Ministry of Finance announced on October 29, 2015. Read Full Story


Clinton Proposes High-Frequency Trading Tax

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton has suggested the introduction in the United States of a financial transactions tax on high-frequency trading, which would not be as broadly-based as the tax already proposed by her opponent for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders. Read Full Story


Brazilian Senate Approves Tax Hike On Financial Firms

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Brazilian Senate has approved a proposal to increase the taxation of financial institutions as part of efforts to balance the budget. Read Full Story


European Commission Pushing 'Fair Tax' Agenda

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, September 10, 2015

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker has said the Commission is working toward agreements on a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base, a financial transactions tax, and the automatic exchange of information on tax rulings. Read Full Story



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