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Switzerland Simplifies Process For German WHT Refunds

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Last updated 47 hours ago | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Swiss Government has said that from January 31, individuals and legal entitles domiciled in Germany will be able to use an online Swiss application to request a refund of Swiss withholding tax. Read Full Story

 


German FinMin Outlines 2020 Tax Changes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The German Ministry of Finance has outlined a number of tax changes that are due to take effect in 2020 and 2021. Read Full Story

 


German Lawmakers Agree Climate Package

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, December 23, 2019

On December 18, 2019, the mediation committee of the lower and upper houses of the German parliament (Bundestag and Bundesrat) announced an agreement on the Government's climate legislation, which includes several tax measures. Read Full Story

 


Singapore, Germany Add BEPS Amendments To DTA

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

Monday, December 16, 2019

Singapore and Germany have signed a protocol to their double taxation agreement, which brings the treaty into line with international standards and amends the maximum withholding tax rates that may be charged. Read Full Story

 


German Lawmakers Reject VAT Cut On Rail Fares

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 6, 2019

The upper house of the German parliament, the Bundesrat, has rejected certain tax elements of the Government's climate protection plan, including a reduction in value-added tax on long-distance rail travel. Read Full Story

 


Germany To Launch Special Anti-Tax Fraud Unit

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

On November 18, 2019, the German Ministry of Finance published a question and answer section on its website to clarify the role of a new special unit within the tax authority designed to detect cases of tax fraud more quickly. Read Full Story

 


Nine EU Finance Ministers Call For Green Tax On Aviation

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Nine EU member states have called on the European Commission to draw up proposals for an EU-wide aviation tax. Read Full Story

 


Ireland Had EU's Lowest Tax-To-GDP Burden In 2018: Eurostat

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 15, 2019

The overall tax burden in the European Union relative to GDP rose slightly in 2018, to 40.3 percent, the Eurostat has announced. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland Sends 2019 Taxpayer Data Under CRS

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 11, 2019

Switzerland's Federal Tax Administration has announced the exchange of information on millions of financial accounts with 75 partner countries. Read Full Story

 


German Government Approves Climate Plan

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 4, 2019

On October 1, 2019, the German Federal Cabinet approved financing of EUR54bn (USD59bn) for the Climate Protection Program 2030, which includes the introduction of carbon pricing, as well as other tax measures intended to encourage the use of cleaner forms of transport. Read Full Story

 

 

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