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Norway Announces Tax Breaks In Revised Budget

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Norway's Government on May 15, 2018, released a revised Budget, including a VAT exemption for electronic publications, changes to tax reliefs for corporates, and a simplified tax regime for foreign workers. Read Full Story

 


Australia Budget Cuts Personal Income Tax

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

In addition to extending an increased expensing limit for small firms, reforming the research and development tax incentive, and committing to further corporate tax cuts, the Australian Government has announced significant personal income tax relief in what is expected to be the last Budget before elections. Read Full Story

 


Malta Ratifies BEPS Convention

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Malta has become the latest country to ratify the OECD's multilateral convention to counter base erosion and profit shifting. Read Full Story

 


IRS Explains How To Calculate Transition Tax Liability

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The US Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury have released comprehensive guidance on how to calculate liability to the Transition Tax, provided for in Section 965 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and explained elections available to taxpayers. Read Full Story

 


Japan's 2018 Tax Reform Package Now Law

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

Friday, April 6, 2018

Following its passage through Japan's parliament, the Diet, measures in Japan's 2018 tax reform package became law on April 1, 2018. Read Full Story

 


PwC India Urges GST Regime Simplification

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

PwC India has called for simplification of India's goods and services tax regime, in a report to mark 200 days since the regime entered into force. Read Full Story

 


ECJ Rules Against Portugal In Input VAT Credit Dispute

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The European Court of Justice has provided a ruling against the Portuguese tax and customs authority in favor of a taxpayer who challenged the authority's decision that it should be retroactively precluded from deducting tax incurred on inputs in relation to a supply of leasing and letting transactions. The tax and customs authority required the taxpayer, Imofloresmira, to make adjustments to VAT deductions on the ground that the properties at issue had been unoccupied for over two years and were therefore regarded as no longer being used for the purposes of its own taxed transactions, even though, during that period, the company always had the intention of letting those properties and undertook the necessary steps to that end. Read Full Story

 


Swiss Taxpayer Wins US Tax Treaty Refund Dispute

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia on January 31 ruled in favor of Starr International Company in a case concerning an erroneous refund paid to the taxpayer, which the IRS sought to reclaim. Read Full Story

 


Japan's Cabinet Endorses Tax Reform Plans

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

Monday, February 5, 2018

Japan's Cabinet recently approved tax reform bills, which have now been introduced into the country's parliament for debate. Read Full Story

 


Colombia, Italy Sign New Double Tax Pact

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Colombia and Italy signed a double tax agreement on January 26, 2018, which provides for lower withholding tax rates on cross-border payments of dividends, interest, and royalties income. Read Full Story

 

 

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