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HK Government Studying Vacant Property Tax

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, May 11, 2018

Hong Kong's Government says it is studying the feasibility of introducing a tax on vacant "first-hand" private residential properties. Read Full Story


Sweden Scraps Exit Tax Proposal

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Swedish Government has announced that it will not proceed with a proposal to introduce an exit tax after hearing concerns about the measure's design. Read Full Story


Australia Consults Taxpayers On Virtual Currency Taxation

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Australian Tax Office has launched a new consultation on potential reforms to ease the complexity for taxpayers of complying with their virtual currency tax obligations. Read Full Story


Israeli Tax Authority Issues Virtual Currency Tax Rules

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Israeli Tax Authority has clarified the country's tax rules for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, in a circular issued on February 19. Read Full Story


India Clarifies Capital Gains Tax Changes

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

India's Central Board of Direct Taxes has released further information on the long-term capital gains tax announced in the recent budget, in the form of a list of answers to frequently asked questions. Read Full Story


Australia Consults On Taxation Of Collective Investment Vehicles

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Australian Government is consulting on a proposed new tax framework for Corporate Collective Investment Vehicles. Read Full Story


EU Approves Irish SME Share Scheme

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The European Commission has approved an Irish tax incentive for employee share schemes offered by SMEs – the Key Employee Engagement Programme (KEEP). Read Full Story


Fianna Fail Claims Stamp Duty Victory For Irish Farmers

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Irish opposition party Fianna Fail has said that the Government has agreed to exempt farmers from a proposed increase to the stamp duty rate on non-residential property transactions. Read Full Story


ATR Warns Against US Carried Interest Tax Increase

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, October 27, 2017

US lobby group Americans For Tax Reform has raised the issue of capital gains tax, an area not covered by the Republicans' proposed Tax Plan, warning that a tax on carried interest could stifle economic growth. Read Full Story


Ireland Publishes Solar Panel Tax Review Findings

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Irish Government has published the results of a review into the tax treatment of solar panels installed on farmland. Read Full Story



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