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The Ghanaian Government has released an overview of an amendment to the VAT Act, which entered into force in early April, to amend the list of exempt supplies and introduce a VAT flat-rate arrangement for retailers and wholesalers. Read Full Story
The Hong Kong Government has released a report on its consultations regarding a proposed Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme, summarizing the consultation outcomes and proposing tax breaks. Read Full Story
The US Department of Health and Human Services has provided new analysis showing that some 2.5m US taxpayers currently buying their individual health insurance coverage outside the Health Insurance Marketplace may be eligible for the Affordable Care Act's premium tax credit. Read Full Story
South Africa's Davis Tax Committee has opened a consultation on funding options for the proposed National Health Insurance scheme. Read Full Story
The US Treasury Department has issued a series of fact sheets on the exemptions available from the Affordable Care Act health insurance coverage requirement, if individuals can not afford coverage or meet other conditions, and about how to claim an exemption during tax filing. Read Full Story
With the beginning of the 2016 individual tax filing season, the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Treasury Department have issued a fact sheet on how the Affordable Care Act's provisions affect tax returns, and on the Administration's resources available to help taxpayers. Read Full Story
The Bahamas Government has recently issued two statements regarding value-added tax policy, covering aviation sector operators and the health care sector. Read Full Story
The French Ministry of Finance has issued guidance on the procedure for taxpayers to follow to reclaim wrongly charged social security contributions. Read Full Story
Ghana's Commissioner-General has issued a statement highlighting new VAT obligations for mortgage providers and operators in the real estate and construction sector. Read Full Story
Delays in receiving data from Health Insurance Marketplaces led to challenges for the US Internal Revenue Service in processing tax returns and administering premium tax credits during the 2015 filing season, according to an interim report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Read Full Story
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