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Singapore Confirms Future GST Hike In Budget

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Singapore will hike its seven percent goods and services tax rate to nine percent some time between 2021 and 2025, Singapore's Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat, announced in the territory's new Budget. Read Full Story


Taxpayer Support For Bill To Increase Oversight Of IRS Hires

Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Americans for Tax Reform has urged Congress to endorse legislation that would tighten rules concerning Internal Revenue Service hires. Read Full Story


Six More States Sign The BEPS Multilateral Instrument

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A further six countries have signed the BEPS multilateral instrument, enabling them to swiftly amend their double tax treaties to incorporate the recommendations put forward by the OECD as part of its base erosion and profit shifting Action Plan. Read Full Story


Most Canadians Facing A Tax Hike, Think Tank Says

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Fraser Institute, a think tank, has said that more than 90 percent of Canadian families with children will pay higher taxes once the planned Canada Pension Plan payroll tax increases are fully implemented. Read Full Story


New Zealand Finalizes Plans For Tax Advisory Panel

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The New Zealand Government's new Tax Working Group will begin to meet starting next month, Revenue Minister Stuart Nash and Finance Minister Grant Robertson said December 20, 2017, announcing the appointment of members. Read Full Story


OECD Releases Comments On Offshore Indirect Transfers Toolkit

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The OECD has newly released the comments it received on a consultation on the draft toolkit on the taxation of offshore indirect transfers. Read Full Story


HMRC Confirms Pension Fund VAT Change From 2019

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The UK tax authority has announced that planned changes to the way the UK taxes pension fund management services provided by regulated insurance companies will now take effect from April 1, 2019, having earlier confirmed there would be a delay. Read Full Story


NZ Agrees Mandate, Leadership For 'Fairer Tax' Working Group

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New Zealand's Government has agreed to the formation of a Tax Working Group, to be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen, which will consider changes to the structure, fairness, and balance of the country's tax system. Read Full Story


HMRC Delays VAT Change On Pension Fund Management Services

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, November 17, 2017

The UK tax authority is to delay changes to the VAT rules for pension fund management services and amend its recent guidance. Read Full Story


HMRC Welcomes Jail Terms For Carbon Emission Tax Fraudsters

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, has welcomed prison terms for members of a crime group for perpetrating what the agency called one of the biggest ever tax crimes in the UK. Read Full Story



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