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Think Tank Calls For Scottish VAT Devolution

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Reform Scotland, a non-partisan think tank, has called for value-added tax powers to be devolved from the UK Government to the Scottish Government, once legal restrictions imposed by EU law are lifted following the UK's from the European Union. Read Full Story


Japan's Cabinet Endorses Tax Reform Plans

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, February 5, 2018

Japan's Cabinet recently approved tax reform bills, which have now been introduced into the country's parliament for debate. Read Full Story


Malaysia PM Defends Introduction Of GST

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, November 27, 2017

Prime Minister Najib Razak has defended the Government's decision to introduce a goods and services tax, claiming that the levy "saved" Malaysia from the fall in oil prices. Read Full Story


IMF Advises Countries On Setting Up A Tax Policy Unit

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The International Monetary Fund has issued guidance on how countries can establish tax policy units. Read Full Story


Ireland's Donohoe Against Latest EU Tax Proposals

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, September 25, 2017

Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned that the imposition by the EU of separate tax rules for the digital economy risks double taxation and greater uncertainty. Read Full Story


Aus Treasurer Attacks Opposition Tax Policies

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has said that the Labor Party would introduce uncompetitive tax rates that would increase the annual tax burden on the economy by AUD31bn (USD24.5bn). Read Full Story


UK Welcomes Success Of Accelerated Payment Notices

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

HM Revenue and Customs, the UK tax authority, has reported that it has collected more than GBP4bn (USD5.2bn) in advance tax payments from those taxpayers that have used a tax avoidance scheme. Read Full Story


ESRI: Hard Brexit Could Leave Less Room For Irish Tax Cuts

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Economic and Social Research Institute has warned that a hard Brexit could have significant implications for the fiscal space the Irish Government has available for tax cuts and spending increases. Read Full Story


Australian Oil And Gas Firms Against Tax Incentives Overhaul

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association has said it does not believe there is a case for reforming the Petroleum Rent Resource Tax. Read Full Story


Obama 'Rescued' US Economy With Tax Cuts

by Scott Hamilton,, Washington

Thursday, December 29, 2016

According to a report on his time in office, US President Barack Obama "stabilized an economy in crisis and laid the groundwork for long-term growth," partly through the provision of tax relief and tax cuts. Read Full Story



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