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Stories that are tagged 'air passenger duty (APD)'

EU Approves Irish Air Tax Exemption

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, July 17, 2017

The European Commission has concluded that an exemption for transfer and transit passengers from the Irish air travel tax was in line with EU state aid rules. Read Full Story


South Africa Cuts Air Passenger Taxes

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, January 9, 2017

On January 5, Airports Company South Africa announced that it has received approval to charge reduced air passenger duties, aircraft landing fees, and aircraft parking fees, with effect from April 1, 2017. Read Full Story


Oman Hikes Airport Tax, Announces Tax Reforms

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Oman increased its airport tax by OMR1 (USD2.6) to OMR11 per head on January 1, 2017. Read Full Story


ECJ: Irish Air Travel Tax Breaks Illegal

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, December 26, 2016

The European Court of Justice has ruled that Aer Lingus and Ryanair benefited from illegal state aid in the form of reduced air passenger tax rates. Read Full Story


Scottish Conservatives Propose Air Passenger Duty Cuts

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Scottish Conservative Party has called for the repeal of air passenger duty on long-haul flights. Read Full Story


Seychelles Planning Significant Tax Changes In 2017

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Seychelles will finalize significant reforms to its main taxes in 2017, according to the territory's newly released Budget. Read Full Story


Australian Treasurer Explains New Backpacker Tax Rules

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Australian Government has explained how its new 15 percent backpacker tax regime will work. Read Full Story


Australian Senate Committee Report Backs Backpacker Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Australian Senate's Economics Legislation Committee has said it is satisfied that the 19 percent "backpacker tax" rate proposed by the Government represents a "good compromise" from the original plan for a 32.5 percent rate for working holiday makers. Read Full Story


Australian Labor Party Proposes Lower Backpacker Tax Rate

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Australian Labor Party has said that it will move amendments in the Senate to lower the proposed backpacker tax from 19 percent to 10.5 percent and oppose the planned increase to the Passenger Movement Charge. Read Full Story


Australian Backpacker Tax 'To Raise More Than Expected'

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Australian Treasury has underestimated the revenue the Government will receive from the so-called "backpacker tax," according to Australian Chamber – Tourism. Read Full Story




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