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BEPS Project Has Triggered Near-Global Tax Reform: OECD

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The OECD has committed to providing proposals to fix the taxation of the digital economy by 2020, in an update to G20 leaders on international efforts to mitigate base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). Read Full Story

 


EU, Japan Ink New Trade Agreement

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, July 23, 2018

The EU and Japan have signed an Economic Partnership Agreement that will remove the majority of the EUR1bn (USD1.2bn) of duties paid annually by EU companies exporting to Japan. Read Full Story

 


OECD Welcomes Dutch Efforts To Counter BEPS

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The OECD has welcomed efforts by the Dutch Government to tackle base erosion and profit shifting but called for the overall tax regime to be simplified, including in area of value-added tax. Read Full Story

 


EFTA States Sign New Free Trade Deals

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The European Free Trade Association states – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway – signed a free trade agreement with Ecuador on June 25, 2018, and upgraded the bloc's existing free trade deal with Turkey. Read Full Story

 


Hong Kong Issues Tax Compliance Guide For Property Owners

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

Thursday, June 14, 2018

On June 14, 2018, Hong Kong's Inland Revenue Department released guidance on the tax obligations of landlords. Read Full Story

 


Tax Regime Overhaul Announced In Barbados

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Barbados's new government has issued a new Budget that would raise corporate and income tax rates, repeal the National Social Responsibility Levy and road tax and make other value-added tax and levy changes. 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

 


China Pledges Tax Support For 'Belt And Road Territories'

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The tax agencies of China and Kazakhstan, with involvement also from the OECD, hosted a three-day tax conference to discuss the provision of capacity building support from China for those countries that will be involved in China's Belt and Road Initiative. It was attended by more than 250 delegates from 49 tax administrations, four international organizations, and five academic institutions. 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

 


Switzerland Adopts Dispatch On New DTAs

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has adopted dispatches on a new double tax agreement with Zambia and a protocol to the current agreement with Ecuador. Read Full Story

 

 

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