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New Zealand, Samoa Sign DTA

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The governments of New Zealand and Samoa have welcomed the signing of a double tax agreement on July 8, 2015 – Samoa's first – which will provide greater certainty for taxpayers doing business between the two territories and potentially lower cross-border tax rates. Read Full Story

 


IRS Reminds Firms Of Transaction Disclosure Rules

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The US Internal Revenue Service has reminded businesses in US territories, including individuals who are sole proprietors, that they must report cash transactions of more than USD10,000 received in a trade or business. Read Full Story

 


IRS Issues Revised Tax Guide For Aliens

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service has released revised versions of its Tax Guide for Aliens and its Tax Guide for Individuals Receiving Income from the United States Possessions – American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Read Full Story

 


US Territories Seek Clarity On Net Investment Income Tax

by Mike Godrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, August 18, 2014

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has written to the United States Congress to request clarification on the applicability of the net investment income tax to residents of the US Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Read Full Story

 


EU, Fiji To Implement Interim Pacific EPA

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On July 18, Fiji notified its decision to apply the interim Pacific Region Economic Partnership Agreement, which provides for duty and quota free access into the European Union for all products from the countries concerned. Read Full Story

 


IRS Guidance On US Possessions Revised

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service has released a revision of its publication that provides a tax guide for individuals receiving income from the United States possessions – American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Read Full Story

 


WTO Advises On Services Trade For Pacific Islands

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

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

As trade in services has become the main engine of economic growth for the Pacific island countries that have little other export capacity, the World Trade Organization was involved in organizing a regional workshop on that topic in Vanuatu from August 5-8, 2013. Read Full Story

 


Progress Made On OECD Tax Transparency Agenda

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 2, 2012

Nine peer review reports and three supplementary reports have been released following the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Global Forum's latest meeting in Cape Town, to review nations' progress towards the effective exchange of tax information. Read Full Story

 


Pacific Islands Urged To Conclude EU EPA Negotiations

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

Monday, September 3, 2012

In his opening remarks to the Leaders Meeting of the Pacific states within the African, Caribbean and Pacific group, the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, encouraged them to conclude their negotiations on an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union this year. Read Full Story

 


WTO Accession Process Eased For Poorer Countries

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

World Trade Organization members have approved proposals to streamline and facilitate the accession process for Least Developed Countries seeking membership of the global trade body. Read Full Story

 

 

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