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Brazil Reduces Duty On Specific Pharmaceuticals

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, January 1, 2016

Brazil has cut the import duty on three drugs that are used for kidney transplants and for treating lung and kidney cancer. Read Full Story

 


Dubai Passes Legislation To Form Free Zone Council

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced on August 25, 2015, that he has issued two decrees regarding the formation of the Dubai Free Zones Council. Read Full Story

 


Bills To Cancel Obamacare Small Business Tax Threat

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bipartisan bills have been introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to abolish the tax liability of up to USD36,500 a year per employee that US small businesses could face under the Affordable Care Act for continuing with health reimbursement agreements. Read Full Story

 


Romania To Bolster Health Insurance Tax Breaks

by Tatiana Smolenskaya, Tax-News.com, Moscow

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The budget and finance committee of Romania's lower house of Parliament has endorsed a proposal to increase the limits on the tax deductibility of health insurance contributions. Read Full Story

 


China Gives Tax Relief To Private Health Insurance

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

Monday, May 11, 2015

A tax break for individual taxpayers is to be introduced to encourage the development of commercial healthcare insurance in China, alongside the basic state medical care system, it was confirmed at a State Council executive meeting on May 6. Read Full Story

 


DIFC Signs Up First Qualified Investor Fund

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TVM Capital Healthcare Partners has become the first company to register a private equity fund under the Dubai International Financial Centre's new Qualified Investor Fund regime. Read Full Story

 


Health Groups Push For Australian Sugar Tax

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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Health groups have called on the Australian Government to explore the possibility of a tax on junk food and sugary drinks. Read Full Story

 


Walgreen Completes 'Non-Inversion' With Alliance Boots

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, January 2, 2015

On December 31, Walgreen Co. completed its combination with Alliance Boots GmbH to form Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc, with its headquarters remaining in the United States, rather than being transferred abroad by way of a "corporate inversion." Read Full Story

 


No Inversion For Walgreens In Alliance Boots Deal

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Walgreens has decided against moving its tax residence from the United States to Switzerland by way of a "corporate inversion" in exercising its option to purchase the remaining 55 percent stake in Alliance Boots. Read Full Story

 


South African Gov't Pressured To Zero Rate Medicines

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Monday, July 28, 2014

The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in South Africa has begun lobbying the Government in the hope of securing the introduction of a zero rate of value-added tax on medicines. Read Full Story

 

 

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