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OECD's Global Forum Releases New Tax Transparency Reports

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, April 6, 2018

The OECD's Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has published nine peer review reports assessing territories' compliance with international standards on tax transparency. Read Full Story

 


Tax-Lite Jamaican Budget Focuses On Tax Enforcement

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Jamaica's recent 2018 budget, delivered by Minister of Finance Audley Shaw, imposed no new taxes and reiterated the island's commitment to cracking down on tax arrears. Read Full Story

 


Merkel Reiterates German Tax Pledges

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeated the incoming governing coalition's pledge not to raise taxes in Germany. Read Full Story

 


Six More States Sign The BEPS Multilateral Instrument

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A further six countries have signed the BEPS multilateral instrument, enabling them to swiftly amend their double tax treaties to incorporate the recommendations put forward by the OECD as part of its base erosion and profit shifting Action Plan. Read Full Story

 


CARICOM, Cuba Expand Free Trade Deal

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Caribbean Community countries and Cuba on November 9 signed a Second Protocol to an Agreement that will expand tax-free access to each other's markets for goods. Read Full Story

 


Economists Urge Germany To Cut Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 29, 2017

Economists have urged the next German coalition government to use its fiscal surplus to cut tax, particularly on labor. Read Full Story

 


OECD Global Forum Moving On To Beneficial Ownership

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, August 21, 2017

The OECD's Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has published the first 10 outcomes of a new and enhanced peer review process for assessing compliance with international tax transparency standards. Read Full Story

 


IMF Reports On CARICOM Tax Reform Efforts

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Caribbean Community member states have benefitted from the introduction of value-added taxes, but more reform is needed, says a new paper from the International Monetary Fund. Read Full Story

 


Tax Inspectors Without Borders Boosting Revenues For Developing States

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 25, 2016

More than USD260m in tax revenues has been generated through the Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative since its launch in July last year, the OECD announced on November 22. Read Full Story

 


Fiscal Reform Needed In LATAM, Caribbean, IDB Says

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Major fiscal reforms are needed in Latin America and the Caribbean due to pressures such as weak global growth and lower commodity prices, according to a report from the Inter-American Development Bank. Read Full Story

 

 

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