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Hong Kong To Automatically Exchange Tax Info With 75 States

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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hong Kong has gazetted legislation to establish provisions to automatically exchange financial account information with other territories to support international tax collection efforts. Read Full Story

 


Swiss Federal Council Adopts Dispatch On AEOI

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-news.com, Brussels

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Swiss Federal Council has adopted a dispatch on the automatic exchange of financial account information with 41 jurisdictions. Read Full Story

 


UK Legislates For Broader Automatic Tax Information Exchange

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, May 4, 2017

HM Revenue and Customs has updated the International Tax Compliance Regulations to include provisions on new automatic tax information exchange agreements and to clarify how non-compliance penalties will apply. Read Full Story

 


Indian Banks To Soon Freeze Accounts For FATCA Non-Compliance

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Indian Ministry of Finance on April 11 warned that where Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act-related self-certification and due diligence in relation to financial accounts have not taken place by April 30, 2017, affected accounts may be frozen until such time as these checks have taken place. Read Full Story

 


NTUF Says US Simpler Tax Code Long Overdue

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The National Taxpayers Union Foundation has urged US lawmakers to address the tax compliance burden as part of comprehensive tax reform. Read Full Story

 


Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act Reintroduced In US Congress

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, April 7, 2017

On April 5, 2017, US Representative Lloyd Doggett (D - TX), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D - RI), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, introduced legislation to tackle multinational tax avoidance. Read Full Story

 


Japan And Russia To Update DTA

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

Friday, March 31, 2017

Russian and Japanese government representatives met in Tokyo on March 27 to begin negotiations on updating their double tax agreement. Read Full Story

 


New Zealand Seeks Input On Automatic Tax Information Exchange

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

New Zealand has asked taxpayers for input on countries that lack the safeguards to ensure information automatically exchanged under the Common Reporting Standard remains confidential. Read Full Story

 


Italy, Switzerland Agree To Tax Information Group Requests

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, March 20, 2017

Italy and Switzerland have agreed to allow group requests for information relevant in tax matters. Read Full Story

 


New Record Of US Expats Giving Up Passports, Green Cards

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, February 10, 2017

According to Treasury Department statistics published in the Federal Register, a record 5,411 US taxpayers gave up their passports or their green cards in 2016 – over 26 percent more than the previous record of 4,279 set in 2015. Read Full Story

 

 

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