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G7 Committed To Digital Tax Consensus

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, June 14, 2018

G7 countries are committed to working towards a consensus-based solution to the tax challenges of the digital economy, according to the final communique issued at the conclusion of the G7's summit in Charlevoix, Canada. Read Full Story

 


TCJA Encourages Firms To Shift Profits Offshore, Says ITEP

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Aspects of the tax reform legislation in the United States continue to provide an incentive for companies to shift profits offshore by providing more favorable tax treatment to foreign income than domestic profits, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy has said. Read Full Story

 


Just Three Signatories For HMRC's Digital Marketplace VAT Pact

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The UK tax agency, HM Revenue and Customs, has disclosed that just three online marketplaces have so far signed up to its voluntary agreement on supporting VAT compliance: Amazon, eBay, and Fruugo. Read Full Story

 


Think Tank Argues Against UK 'Robot Tax'

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

In a new report, the Institute of Economic Affairs in the UK has argued against the need for the UK to introduce a so-called "robot tax," on profits from automation. Read Full Story

 


UK Mulling Extending Recent IR35 Reforms To Private Sector

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

On May 18, 2018, the UK Government launched a consultation on enhancing rules surrounding "off-payroll" working (the IR35 rules), to ensure that contractors who work through their own company pay the right tax. Read Full Story

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


UK Updates Missing Trader VAT Fraud Guidance For Traders

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, May 3, 2018

In a first update since August 2006, HM Revenue and Customs has redrafted its value-added tax guidance on the due diligence businesses must undertake to ensure they do not engage in transactions with fraudsters. Read Full Story

 


UK Launches Review To Simplify Inheritance Tax Rules

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, May 3, 2018

On April 27, 2018, the UK's Office of Tax Simplification launched a public consultation on measures to streamline and enhance the country's inheritance tax regime. Read Full Story

 

 

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