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OECD Says Pace Of Global Tax Reform Has Slowed

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The pace of tax reform has slowed across most leading economies, a new report from the OECD says, calling for bolder tax reforms to address future challenges. Read Full Story

 


New EC President Announces Plans For EU Carbon Border Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The newly elected President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, who was formerly Germany's defense minister, has proposed the introduction of a new Carbon Border Tax, which would be included in a new "Green Deal for Europe" she has promised to deliver within her first 100 days in office. Read Full Story

 


IMF Advises Luxembourg On Coping With International Tax Changes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 31, 2019

The IMF has welcomed Luxembourg's efforts to meet international tax standards but cautioned that international tax reform could hit the country's tax base. Read Full Story

 


Russia Eyeing New Tourist Accommodation Tax

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, April 29, 2019

The Russian Government is reportedly considering the introduction of a number of new taxes, including a tax on hotel stays. Read Full Story

 


Hong Kong Guides On New Business Tax Reliefs

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

Monday, April 29, 2019

Hong Kong's Inland Revenue Department has noted that, starting from the year of assessment 2018/19, capital expenditure incurred for procuring environmental protection installations should be deducted in a single year, rather than over five years. Read Full Story

 


France May Cut Tax In Response To Protests

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 15, 2019

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said that France should prioritize tax cuts following the conclusion of a three-month national consultation on the Government's economic and tax policies. Read Full Story

 


Barbados To Slash PIT Rates Through Indirect Tax Grab

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, April 15, 2019

Barbados's 2019 Budget includes proposals to remove VAT input tax credits for various supplies, reform the personal income tax regime, and generate more revenues from property taxes and the gaming sector. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland Consults On Linking With EU Emissions System

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Swiss Federal Council is consulting on proposed changes to the CO2 Ordinance, which would link the Swiss and EU emissions trading systems. Read Full Story

 


Canada To Push Ahead With Carbon Tax Plans

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, October 29, 2018

Canada's federal Government has announced that it will impose a carbon price in Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan in 2019. Read Full Story

 


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

 

 

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