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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

 


Malaysia To Phase Out 'Harmful' Tax Regime

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Malaysia has suspended its MSC Malaysia tax regime, pending changes to bring it into line with recommendations from the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting initiative. Read Full Story

 


Netherlands Ponders New Aviation Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Dutch Government has begun a public consultation exercise on plans to introduce a new tax on air travel by 2021. Read Full Story

 


Ontario Withdraws Support For Canadian Carbon Taxes

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, July 16, 2018

Ontario's new government has scrapped the province's cap-and-trade carbon pricing regime, effective July 3. Read Full Story

 


France Exits EU's Excessive Deficit Procedure

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Sunday, July 1, 2018

France has made adequate fiscal consolidation efforts to exit the EU's excessive deficit procedure, the EU Council recently agreed, while calling on Hungary and Romania to adopt tax or expenditure measures to shore up their finances. Read Full Story

 


Canada, Israeli Sign FTA

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, June 4, 2018

Canada and Israel have signed a modernized free trade agreement. Read Full Story

 


Global Carbon Tax Take Up 50 Percent In 2017

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, May 28, 2018

Governments raised about USD33bn in carbon pricing revenue last year, a 50 percent increase from 2016, according to a new update by the World Bank. Read Full Story

 


EU May Simplify VAT Rules For SMEs Earlier, Starting 2020

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 11, 2018

The EU's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs has recommended that the implementation of proposals to significantly simplify value-added tax compliance obligations for small and medium enterprises should be brought forward to the beginning of 2020. Read Full Story

 


UAE Waives VAT On Precious Metals Trading

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The UAE's Cabinet has announced that wholesale trading in gold and diamonds will be made exempt from value-added tax. Read Full Story

 


Denmark May Reduce Electricity Tax 'Significantly'

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Danish Tax Minister Karsten Lauritzen has suggested that the Government should reduce the level of tax on electricity consumption, which is currently the highest in Europe. Read Full Story

 

 

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