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Hong Kong Tables Bill For Research And Development Tax Breaks

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Hong Kong Government has released a draft bill containing its 2017 proposal to provide an enhanced tax deduction for research and development expenditure. Read Full Story

 


Australia Provides Update On International Tax Enforcement

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

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

In comments to the TPMinds International Conference in late March, Deputy Commissioner Mark Konza outlined the Australia Taxation Office's priorities in the area of international tax enforcement, with an especial focus to be placed on the energy and resources sector and pharmaceutical industry. Read Full Story

 


IMF Proposes Growth-Friendly Tax Reforms For Italy

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, March 23, 2018

Italy should shift the tax burden from labor towards consumption and property, in particular by lowering social security contributions and broadening the value-added tax base, a new International Monetary Fund working paper says. Read Full Story

 


Tax-Privileged Free Trade Zones The OECD's Next Target

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, March 19, 2018

In a new report, the OECD has drawn attention to criminal activity in free trade zones, which typically offer tax privileges and lighter regulation, highlighting that they may be unintentionally fostering growth in counterfeit goods. Read Full Story

 


Nordic EU, EFTA States Call For Indian Free Trade Compromises

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

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Nordic countries have called on India to compromise in discussions towards free trade agreements with the European Union and the European Free Trade Association. Read Full Story

 


EU, Indonesia Continue Trade Talks

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The EU and Indonesia have concluded a fourth round of trade and investment negotiations. Read Full Story

 


Canada, Latin American States To Pursue Free Trade Deal

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Canada and the Mercosur bloc have announced the positive conclusion of their exploratory discussions on a potential comprehensive free trade agreement. Read Full Story

 


Singapore Confirms Future GST Hike In Budget

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

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Singapore will hike its seven percent goods and services tax rate to nine percent some time between 2021 and 2025, Singapore's Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat, announced in the territory's new Budget. Read Full Story

 


Agreement Reached On New Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ministers from 11 countries have announced their agreement upon the "core elements" of a new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Read Full Story

 


Lithuania Enacts Corporate Tax And VAT Changes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Enhanced corporate tax incentives and certain changes to value-added tax rules have been introduced in Lithuania as part of the 2018 Budget, approved by parliament in December. Read Full Story

 

 

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