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Norway Defends Oil Tax Regime

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Norwegian Government has defended its tax regime for oil exploration against a complaint that it breaches European Economic Area state aid rules. Read Full Story


Singaporean Emitters Seek Progressive Carbon Tax Regime

Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, February 2, 2018

Singapore is engaging businesses on tweaking the design of its new carbon tax, which is proposed to be in place by 2019. Read Full Story


More US Firms Announce Investments After Tax Cuts

Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

One month after the US slashed its corporate tax rate to 21 percent, 287 companies have announced wage hikes or plans to expand their investments in the US, according to Americans for Tax Reform. Read Full Story


Major Carbon Tax Fraud Trial Begins In Paris

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A group of almost 40 people have gone on trial in the French capital Paris accused of defrauding the French state out of hundreds of millions of euros in value-added tax related to transactions in EU emissions trading credits. Read Full Story


Six More States Sign The BEPS Multilateral Instrument

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A further six countries have signed the BEPS multilateral instrument, enabling them to swiftly amend their double tax treaties to incorporate the recommendations put forward by the OECD as part of its base erosion and profit shifting Action Plan. Read Full Story


Vietnamese Tax Policy Overhaul Needed For 'Greener' Growth

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, January 15, 2018

The International Monetary Fund has said that Vietnam needs to overhaul its environmental tax policies to achieve its emissions-reduction goals. Read Full Story


Answers Asked Of UK Tax Agency On Brexit VAT Changes

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nicky Morgan, the Chair of the UK's Treasury Committee, has written to Jon Thompson, the Chief Executive of the UK tax agency, to seek answers about how necessary value-added tax policy changes will impact businesses and about support measures. Read Full Story


Iceland's 2018 Budget Approved

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Iceland's Parliament has approved a number of tax changes as part of the 2018 Budget, including the extension of a value-added tax break on supplies of low-emission vehicles. Read Full Story


Trinidad And Tobago Hikes Tax Rates

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Trinidad and Tobago has increased a number of tax rates, as announced in its 2018 Budget. Read Full Story


HMRC Details 2017 Prosecutions For Tax Crimes

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

HM Revenue and Customs, the UK's tax authority, has revealed details of its enforcement activities during 2017, including a round-up of the "top ten" cases it pursued. Read Full Story



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