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UK Criticized For Overzealous Offshore Tax Enforcement Plans

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Chartered Institute of Taxation has criticized a new UK government proposal to extend significantly the tax assessment time limits in cases involving offshore tax matters. Read Full Story

 


EU Council Adopts Directive To Make Company Ownership Data Public

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The European Council has approved a new package of rules designed to prevent fiscal crime, including allowing the public access to information on the beneficial ownership of companies. Read Full Story

 


Singapore Legislates For IP Tax Concession Reform

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

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Singapore has gazetted a law to repeal the income tax concession for intellectual property income derived by companies benefiting from the Pioneer Service Companies Incentive or the Development and Expansion Incentive schemes. Read Full Story

 


Germany To Provide Tax Relief In 2019

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 11, 2018

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has indicated that the Government may provide limited personal income tax relief by adjusting tax brackets next year, with tax revenues expected to be higher than targeted over the next few years. Read Full Story

 



South Africa Invites Comment On VAT Zero-Rate Review

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, May 11, 2018

South Africa's National Treasury is inviting the public to contribute to a review of the list of items zero-rated for value-added tax purposes. Read Full Story

 


Macau To Sign OECD Multilateral Information Exchange Treaty

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

Macau's Chief Executive has issued an order authorizing signature of the OECD Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information. Read Full Story

 


HK Government Studying Vacant Property Tax

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, May 11, 2018

Hong Kong's Government says it is studying the feasibility of introducing a tax on vacant "first-hand" private residential properties. Read Full Story

 


Swiss Tax Agency Exchanges Information On Advance Tax Rulings

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Swiss Federal Tax Administration has confirmed that it has transmitted its first spontaneous information reports on advance tax rulings to exchange of information partner states. Read Full Story

 


Barbados Rejects UK Push For Public Beneficial Ownership Register

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, May 11, 2018

Barbados's Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce, and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, has told a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) conference there is no support on the island for a public register of beneficial ownership. Read Full Story

 

 

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