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German Parliament Approves COVID-19 Tax Package

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 3, 2020

Both houses of the German parliament have now approved the EUR130bn (USD146bn) COVID-19 economic stimulus plan, which includes numerous tax relief measures. Read Full Story

 


German Cabinet Approves COVID-19 Stimulus Package

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A EUR130bn (USD148bn) fiscal stimulus package with numerous tax measures, intended to help revive the German economy following the COVID-19 pandemic, was approved by the Federal Cabinet on June 12, 2020. Read Full Story

 


German Cabinet Agrees Hike To Carbon Taxes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

On May 20, 2020, the German Cabinet agreed on new regulations that will set higher carbon prices from 2021 than those originally envisaged in the Government's Climate Protection Program, which was partially approved by parliament in November 2019. Read Full Story

 


Italian Tax Agency Summarizes New COVID-19 Tax Support Measures

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

On May 21, 2020, the Italian Revenue Agency issued a summary of additional tax measures in Decree 34/2020, which are intended to further support taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 virus. Read Full Story

 


Finland Considers COVID-19 Tax Increases

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

On May 8, 2020, the Finnish Government published a report which explores the economic and fiscal consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for Finland and considers what taxes could be increased to help restore the public finances. Read Full Story

 


Netherlands Mulling Tax System Overhaul

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Dutch Government has submitted a report to parliament which includes an extensive set of proposals intended to improve and "future-proof" the country's tax system. Read Full Story

 


COVID-19: Netherlands Announces Extra Tax Help For Small Businesses

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

On April 2, 2020, the Dutch Ministry of Finance announced that the rules for requesting tax payment deferrals have been simplified and extended to cover additional taxes. Read Full Story

 


UK Announces Plastics Tax, Business Rates Relief In 2020 Budget

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The UK's 2020 Budget, released on March 11, 2020, includes proposals to waive business rates on small retailers, to introduce a new tax on plastics, and to remove value-added tax on electronic publications. Read Full Story

 


Austria Launches Task Force On Environmental Tax Reform

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Austrian Finance Minister Gernot Blumel has announced the launch of a task force to carry forward the Government's proposed environmental tax reforms. Read Full Story

 


European Parliament Seeks Aligned EU-UK Rules

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Members of the European Parliament want the EU and UK to reach an ambitious new free trade agreement, but have stressed that there must be a "level playing field." Read Full Story

 

 

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