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Hong Kong Considers Easing Stamp Duty Refund Restrictions

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Last updated 14 hours ago | Monday, November 20, 2017

Hong Kong is planning to re-table legislation that would increase the period of time allowed for Hong Kong taxpayers to apply for a stamp duty refund. Read Full Story


EU Parliament Agrees New Anti-Dumping Rules

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Members of the European Parliament have voted in favor of new rules on dumped and subsidized goods from outside the European Union. Read Full Story


Fall-off Noted In German Environmental Tax Burden

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Environmental tax revenue as a percentage of Germany's overall tax take has fallen to its lowest level in more than 20 years, according to the country's statistical agency. Read Full Story


HMRC Welcomes Jail Terms For Carbon Emission Tax Fraudsters

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, has welcomed prison terms for members of a crime group for perpetrating what the agency called one of the biggest ever tax crimes in the UK. Read Full Story


Qatar Commits Support To All Of The OECD's Tax Work

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Qatar has become the 115th jurisdiction to sign the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. Read Full Story


UK's Small Firms Seek Helping Hand In Next Budget

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, November 13, 2017

Noting the substantial contribution to the UK economy that small businesses make, the Federation of Small Businesses has urged the UK to not go on a tax grab at the next Budget – the last before Brexit now that the UK has newly moved to a single Budget event each year. Read Full Story


China To Drop Trade Barriers To Foreign Car Makers

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, November 10, 2017

China is to pilot lowering trade duties on imported vehicles and will open up the domestic market to foreign-owned manufacturing firms. Read Full Story


Danish Fund Stresses Tax Transparency In Investment Strategy

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Danish pension fund Sampension has said that it intends to apply a greater focus on corporate tax transparency as part of its overall investment strategy. Read Full Story


Belgium Allowed To Offer Tonnage Tax Until At Least 2022

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, November 6, 2017

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules the prolongation until end 2022 of various Belgian support measures for maritime transport. Read Full Story


US Firms Hail Proposed US Tax Reform Law

by Glen Shapiro,, New York

Friday, November 3, 2017

The National Association of Manufacturers has said the tax reform legislation newly released by the US Administration will be a "grand slam" for manufacturers and the economy. Read Full Story



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