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US Senator Criticizes EU 'Link Tax' Proposal

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A leading member of the United States Senate has called on the European Union not to introduce a copyright fee on news aggregation sites that provide links to news articles on the Internet. Read Full Story


Ireland Explains Its New Patent Box Regime

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Irish Revenue has published practical guidance on the Knowledge Development Box, a special regime for the taxation of income arising from intellectual property. Read Full Story


Ukraine, Austria Increase DTA Withholding Tax Rates

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, July 11, 2016

Ukraine and Austria have agreed to sign a protocol to their double taxation agreement to increase withholding tax rates on dividends, interest, and royalty income. Read Full Story


Singapore, France Tax Treaty Enters Into Force

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The double taxation avoidance agreement between Singapore and France entered into force on June 1, 2016. Read Full Story


US Chamber Ranks Singapore Highly As IP Domicile

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, March 14, 2016

The US Chamber of Commerce has released its 4th annual International IP Index report, "Infinite Possibilities," highlighting the robust framework for protecting intellectual property in Singapore in particular. Read Full Story


Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Pact In Force

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A new double tax agreement and an accompanying protocol between New Zealand and Canada entered into force on June 26, 2015, which will lower withholding tax rates on certain cross-border income from August 1, 2015. Read Full Story


EU Research Paper Supports Modified Nexus Approach

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The European Commission has released a working paper that looks at how significant the introduction of the modified nexus approach will be for the tax affairs of multinational companies that use patent box regimes. Read Full Story


Romania To Waive Controversial Tax Charges

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Romanian Government is proposing to write-off a number of minor tax charges which are currently the subject of legal action. Read Full Story


Proposal For Copyright Tax On Italian Family Crests

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Paolo Grimoldi, a Northern League party member in the Italian Chamber of Deputies, has proposed that significant additional revenue could be obtained from a tax on the copyrighting by registration of private family coats of arms. Read Full Story


French VAT Changes From January 1

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, January 9, 2015

A number of changes to the scope of France's value-added tax rates and a revision to the nation's simplified reporting regime became effective from January 1. Read Full Story



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