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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


Australia Launches Pre-Budget Consultations

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Australian Government has launched its pre-Budget consultations, seeking submissions from individuals, businesses, and community groups on their priorities for the 2017-18 Budget. Read Full Story


Seychelles Needs To Maintain Fiscal Discipline: IMF

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, November 3, 2016

An International Monetary Fund staff mission concluded that Seychelles will require further measures to achieve its medium-term debt reduction target. Read Full Story


Clinton, Trump Restate Tax Policies In Final Debate

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, October 20, 2016

On October 19, in their third and final debate before the US election, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton restated their widely different tax policies, without providing any new detail. Read Full Story


Korean Lawmakers Argue Over Corporate Tax Hike

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, October 17, 2016

An argument is ongoing in South Korea between the Government and the parliamentary opposition over the latter's call for an increase to the country's headline 22 percent corporate tax rate. Read Full Story


Canada Launches Pre-Budget Consultations

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Canadian Finance Department has launched pre-Budget consultations, and said it is committed to the notion of "an economy that works for the middle class." Read Full Story


Norway Overhauls Tax Appeals System

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, September 12, 2016

A new Tax Appeals Board has begun operating in Norway, replacing five regional tax commissions and special tribunals. Read Full Story


New Zealand Tax System Now More Progressive

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The top decile of income earners in New Zealand is forecast to pay 37.2 percent of income tax in 2016/17, compared with 35.5 percent in 2007/08. Read Full Story


China Accelerates Resource Tax Reform

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

China has confirmed that a new system of taxing natural resources, which had been operating on a pilot basis, has been extended. Read Full Story



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