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Switzerland, EU To Link Emissions Trading Systems

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Last updated 45 hours ago | Friday, November 15, 2019

Switzerland and the EU are to link their emissions trading systems from next year, after the Swiss Federal Council approved revisions to the country's Ordinance on the Reduction of CO2 Emissions. Read Full Story

 


OECD Urges Colombia To Rethink Tax Breaks

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

Friday, November 8, 2019

The OECD has recommended that Colombia pursue value-added tax and income tax reforms to plug revenue leakages and improve the fairness of the tax regime. Read Full Story

 


German Government Approves Climate Plan

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 4, 2019

On October 1, 2019, the German Federal Cabinet approved financing of EUR54bn (USD59bn) for the Climate Protection Program 2030, which includes the introduction of carbon pricing, as well as other tax measures intended to encourage the use of cleaner forms of transport. Read Full Story

 


Germany Proposes Climate Change Tax Plan

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 20, 2019

On September 16, 2019, the German conservative parties, the Christian Democrats and the Christian Social Union, published a report calling for reform of environmental taxes and levies to help Germany achieve its emissions reductions targets. Read Full Story

 


Netherlands Planning Slower But Deeper Corporate Tax Cut

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 20, 2019

On September 17, 2019, Dutch State Secretary for Finance Menno Snel presented the Government's 2020 Tax Plan to the House of Representatives. It includes revised plans for corporate tax cuts. 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

 


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

 


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

 


Sweden Introduces Flight Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

An environmental tax on air travel was introduced in Sweden on April 1, 2018. Read Full Story

 

 

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