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Japan Urged To Accelerate Sales Tax Hikes

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

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The International Monetary Fund has urged Japan to pursue a pre-announced path of gradual consumption tax hikes. Read Full Story

 


OECD Recommends EU States Review Their Tax Mixes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Countries in the euro area should implement tax reforms to improve growth and equity, according to a recently published report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Read Full Story

 


OECD Advises Finland On Growth-Friendly Tax Reforms

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A revenue-neutral modification of Finland's tax structure could boost the nation's economic growth, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said in a recently released report. Read Full Story

 


UK May Change Tack On Fiscal Policy

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, July 25, 2016

Philip Hammond, the UK's new Chancellor, has said that he will use the Autumn Statement to "reset fiscal policy" if it proves necessary to do so in the wake of the Brexit vote. Read Full Story

 


IMF Welcomes UAE's VAT Plan

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Monday, July 25, 2016

The International Monetary Fund has welcomed the United Arab Emirates's plan to introduce a value-added tax and increase excise taxes. Read Full Story

 


OECD In Push For 'Tax Fairness'

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, July 22, 2016

Governments should look to use tax policies to share the benefits of economic growth more evenly among their citizens, the OECD has said in a new report, Tax Design for Inclusive Economic Growth. Read Full Story

 


IMF Urges Italy To Introduce Modern Real Estate Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Italian Government needs to adopt growth-friendly fiscal policies, with priority given to broadening the tax base and lowering statutory rates on labor and capital, the International Monetary Fund has said. Read Full Story

 


OECD Releases Tax Recommendations For Developing States

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The IMF, OECD, UN, and World Bank Group have jointly released a series of recommendations on effective capacity building on tax matters in developing countries. Read Full Story

 


Norway Urged To Undertake Indirect Tax Shift

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 8, 2016

Norway should implement tax reforms that shift the burden of taxation from labor and corporate income to property and consumption, the International Monetary Fund has said. Read Full Story

 


IMF Concerned About Poland's Bank Asset Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The International Monetary Fund has expressed concern that Poland's new bank asset tax will significantly reduce bank profits, thereby undermining credit expansion and economic growth. Read Full Story

 

 

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