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Tax Extenders Passed In US Spending Package

by Mike Godfrey, Washington

Monday, December 23, 2019

On December 17, 2019, the United States House of Representatives passed a year-end spending package, which includes legislation extending numerous expired and expiring tax provisions, and repealing certain taxes introduced to help fund the Obamacare health care reforms. Read Full Story


Hong Kong's New Budget Contains Tax Relief Measures

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hong Kong's new Budget contained a number of new tax perks for individuals and measures to promote the adoption of environmentally friendly technologies, but few measures for businesses. Read Full Story


Most US Taxpayers Unaware Of Individual Mandate Repeal

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, January 29, 2018

Most US taxpayers do not know they will no longer face a tax penalty under the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, which was shuttered in the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Read Full Story


Ghana Introduces Flat-Rate VAT, New Exemptions

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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


Tax Breaks In Hong Kong's Voluntary Health Insurance

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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


Health Tax Credits Missed By 2.5m US Taxpayers

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, October 6, 2016

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 Asks For Input On Tax Policy Direction

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

South Africa's Davis Tax Committee has opened a consultation on funding options for the proposed National Health Insurance scheme. Read Full Story


Treasury Issues Obamacare Exemption Fact Sheets

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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


US Provides Fact Sheet On Health Tax Obligations

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, January 22, 2016

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


Bahamas Discusses Aviation, Health Care VAT Changes

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, January 11, 2016

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



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