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At UN General Assembly, OECD Urges Global Carbon Tax Action

Friday, September 28, 2018

Three years on from the commitments made at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, the overwhelming majority of governments have not taken the necessary action to contain growing risks to the climate, says the OECD. It said, with emissions on the rise again, OECD governments need to get serious about shifting their economies to a low-carbon model and stop investing in carbon-intensive infrastructure. Read Full Story

 


Mauritius Announces Company Tax Reforms In New Budget

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mauritius announced wide-ranging changes to its tax regime in its latest Budget, including for companies. Read Full Story

 


UAE Issues Guidance On Reclaiming VAT On New House Builds

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The United Arab Emirates' Federal Tax Authority has issued guidance on obtaining refunds of value-added tax on new homes. Read Full Story

 


China Cuts VAT To Fuel Economic Growth

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

Monday, April 2, 2018

China's State Council has announced a cut in value added tax rates as part of a CNY400bn (USD63bn) tax reduction package to stimulate growth. Read Full Story

 


British Columbia Announces Tax Breaks For Gas Investors

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, March 23, 2018

British Columbia is to offer a provincial sales tax exemption to a proposed new liquefied natural gas project. Read Full Story

 


Australia Legislates To Target 'Black Economy'

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Australian Government has introduced legislation to crack down on the use of electronic sales suppression tools and to extend the Taxable Payments Reporting System. Read Full Story

 


Seychelles Lifts Import Duties On Certain Building Materials

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, import duty was removed in the Seychelles on dietary supplements, corrugated iron sheets, and various other building materials, including panels, tiles, and other similar materials. Read Full Story

 


ING Group Loses 'Banking Services' VAT Appeal

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The UK Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by ING Group against rulings from the Upper Tribunal and the First-Tier Tribunal concerning the group's inability to recover VAT incurred on costs associated with providing what it considered was limited to a deposit-taking business for no consideration, which would fall outside the scope of VAT, and the UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, instead arguing, successfully, that it was supplying exempt banking services, against which the taxpayer could not recover output tax. Read Full Story

 


New Paper Looks At How To Support Developing States On BEPS

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, December 4, 2017

The International Centre for Tax and Development has released a working paper on how to best support developing countries in the area of taxation. Read Full Story

 


UAE Clarifies VAT Rules For Real Estate

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, November 24, 2017

The Federal Tax Authority of the United Arab Emirates on November 18 released regulations clarifying the value-added tax treatment of residential and commercial real estate purchases and sales. Read Full Story

 

 

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