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ATO Clarifies Australian Tax Treatment Of Backpackers

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Australian Taxation Office has said that most holiday makers do not establish residency during their stay and, as non-residents for tax purposes, will pay tax on the first dollar of income they earn. Read Full Story


Brexit Vote Hits Northern Irish Business Confidence

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, August 19, 2016

A majority of Northern Ireland's businesses have or expect to revise their growth plans in light of the UK's vote to leave the European Union, according to a survey by the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and business advisors BDO. Read Full Story


London Firms Concerned Over Business Rates Revaluation

by Robert Lee,, London

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

44 percent of London businesses are worried about the forthcoming revaluation of UK business rates (property tax), according to a new survey by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Read Full Story


US Chamber Calls For Tax Reforms In 2016

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

In his annual "State of American Business" address, US Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue looked for further tax reforms this year to boost American growth, jobs, and wages. Read Full Story


UK Businesses Call For Lower Tax Administration Costs

by Robert Lee,, London

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The British Chambers of Commerce has written to cabinet ministers to warn that the spiralling cost of tax administration is holding back UK businesses. Read Full Story


WCO Guide Links Customs Valuation And Transfer Pricing

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, June 26, 2015

The World Customs Organization has released a guide on customs valuation and transfer pricing, to provide concrete guidance on revenue collection to governments around the globe in an effort to encourage harmonized revenue collection procedures. Read Full Story


Kenny Commits To Further Irish Tax Cuts

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Enda Kenny, Ireland's Prime Minister, has confirmed that the marginal tax rate on middle-income workers will fall to "at most 50 percent" in next year's Budget. Read Full Story


USCC Launches Campaign for Comprehensive Tax Reform

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The United States Chamber of Commerce recently launched a new ad campaign, "Fair Reform for Growth," to fight for fair and comprehensive tax reform that keeps American businesses internationally-competitive, in a Washington, D.C. advertizing campaign across both traditional and digital media. Read Full Story


ICC Tells Countries To Resist Exit Taxes On MNEs

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, July 21, 2014

The International Chamber of Commerce, in a policy statement on July 15, 2014, has advised countries not to adopt exit taxes, to ensure that double taxation is avoided and to promote the free movement of capital. Read Full Story


Irish Personal Income Tax Cuts Needed, Say US Firms

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has called for reform of Ireland's personal tax regime at the earliest opportunity, and warned that both the high marginal tax rate and the low entry point to that rate remain major barriers to attracting key talent. Read Full Story



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