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UK Launches Pilot Of Making Tax Digital For VAT

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Last updated 13 hours ago | Friday, October 19, 2018

The UK Government on October 17 launched a pilot of its Making Tax Digital project. More than half a million businesses registered for VAT will be invited to sign up for the regime, prior to its full introduction from April 2019. Read Full Story

 


At UN General Assembly, OECD Urges Global Carbon Tax Action

Friday, September 28, 2018

Three years on from the commitments made at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, the overwhelming majority of governments have not taken the necessary action to contain growing risks to the climate, says the OECD. It said, with emissions on the rise again, OECD governments need to get serious about shifting their economies to a low-carbon model and stop investing in carbon-intensive infrastructure. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland Approves BEPS Amendments To UK DTA

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has adopted a dispatch approving a new protocol to the double tax agreement with the UK. Read Full Story

 


Swiss Gov't Approves BEPS Multilateral Instrument

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has approved an OECD multilateral convention designed to prevent BEPS-related abuse of the international tax treaty system. Read Full Story

 


UK Must Leave EU VAT Area, UK's Lower House Votes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, July 23, 2018

Upon leaving the European Union, the UK should not be included in the EU VAT area and adopt its own specific VAT regime, UK lawmakers agreed on July 16, 2018, in a move that may derail the Government's efforts to agree a Brexit transition period to cushion the impact of Brexit on firms. Read Full Story

 


UK Legislates To Adopt New EU VAT Rules For Vouchers

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, July 6, 2018

On July 6, 2018, the UK Government issued draft legislation that would transpose new EU value-added tax rules on vouchers into UK law, along with an explanatory memorandum of the changes. Read Full Story

 


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

 


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

 

 

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