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Yahoo Calls Off Alibaba Spin-Off

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, December 11, 2015

US search engine company Yahoo! Inc. has announced that it has decided to stop work on its plan to spin-off its remaining shareholding in Alibaba Group, the Chinese online marketplace, following concerns about the market's perception of tax risk surrounding the transaction. Read Full Story


Taiwan Waivers Over Future CGT On Stock Trading

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, November 6, 2015

Taiwan's Government has yet to decide whether to proceed with the capital gains tax on share trading, which is due to take effect from January 1, 2018, or whether it should be modified or cancelled. Read Full Story


European Commission Approves French SME Tax Measures

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, November 6, 2015

The European Commission has approved two French tax breaks aimed at facilitating investment in innovative small- and medium-sized enterprises. Read Full Story


South Africa's Tax-Exempt Accounts Find New Savers

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, October 12, 2015

There has been a significant number of new savers opening tax-free savings accounts in South Africa since they were introduced on March 1, 2015, according to a study by intellidex. Read Full Story


Clinton Proposes High-Frequency Trading Tax

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton has suggested the introduction in the United States of a financial transactions tax on high-frequency trading, which would not be as broadly-based as the tax already proposed by her opponent for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders. Read Full Story


IRS 'Studying Issues' Over Yahoo-Alibaba Spin-Off

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The US Internal Revenue Service has confirmed that it is studying issues with regard to spin-offs, such as search engine company Yahoo's plans for its remaining holdings in Alibaba Group. Read Full Story


Peruvian Congress Approves Tax Exemption For Stock Market Gains

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Peru's Congress voted in favor of a bill that would exempt the country's stock market from the capital gains tax. Read Full Story


CBI Seeks UK Tax Break For Investing In Mid-Sized Firms

by Robert Lee,, London

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Confederation of British Industry and accountancy firm BDO have called on the UK Government to provide income tax relief to savers who invest in long-term debt funding for medium-sized businesses. Read Full Story


Taiwan Presidential Candidate Proposes CGT Reform

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The presidential candidate of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party, Hung Hsiu-chu, has proposed reforms to replace the delayed capital gains tax on share trading. Read Full Story


UK Tax Breaks Boosting SME Investment: Report

by Robert Lee,, London

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

UK taxpayers are expected to reduce their inheritance tax bills by a record GBP565m (USD881m) this tax year by investing in unlisted companies, according to private equity investment firm Radius Equity. Read Full Story



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