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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


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


EU Reports On States' Tax Reforms In 2017

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The European Commission has released the 2017 edition of its survey of Tax Policies in the European Union, looking at the reforms undertaken by EU member states during the year. Read Full Story


Canada Urged To Be Bolder On Environmental Tax Policies

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The OECD has urged Canadian policymakers to bring forward action on climate change to achieve the country's 2030 emission goals. 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


Fuel Tax Hike Proposed For Auckland, New Zealand

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New Zealand's new Government has broke silence on tax policy following the election, with Transport Minister Phil Twyford hinting that the federal Government could legislate to permit Auckland to collect a NZD0.10 tax on fuel to fund infrastructure. Read Full Story


Norway's Budget Cuts Income Tax

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Norwegian Government has said the Budget for 2018 meets its election commitment to encourage higher investment, job creation, and economic growth, including through an income tax cut. Read Full Story


Dutch Tax Changes Confirmed In Coalition Agreement

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A number of proposed tax changes intended to boost Dutch competitiveness and combat tax avoidance have been included in the official agreement between the four parties forming the next Government of the Netherlands. Read Full Story


OECD Criticizes Estonia's Dividend Tax Measure

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The OECD has taken issue with the Estonian Government's plans to reduce the rate of tax on distributed dividends for established companies, warning that the measure could complicate the tax system and discriminate against small firms. Read Full Story


OECD Urges On French Tax Reform

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The OECD's latest Economic Survey of France has identified tax reform as a priority for the French Government as it attempts to boost the nation's economic growth prospects. Read Full Story



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