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Spanish Tax On Wind Turbines Lawful, ECJ Says

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, September 22, 2017

The European Court of Justice has dismissed taxpayers' complaints about a Spanish levy on wind turbines. Read Full Story


UK Brewer Wins Landmark Excise Duty Dispute With HMRC

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The UK's First Tier Tribunal has ruled that the brewers of the lager Carling should be taxed on the basis of the actual measured alcohol proof of the beverage, rather than its advertised potency. Read Full Story


Scrap Tourism VAT Rate, Say Irish Trade Unions

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has recommended that the Government remove the temporary VAT reduction for the hospitality sector. Read Full Story


UAE's New Tax Agency Agrees VAT, Excise Rules

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Board of Directors of the UAE Federal Tax Authority has approved various procedures relating to the forthcoming introduction of excise and value-added taxes in the UAE. Read Full Story


Irish Food Industry Seeking Budget Tax Breaks

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Industry group Food Drink Ireland has called on the Government to retain the nine percent rate of VAT for the hospitality industry and to scrap its planned tax on sugary drinks. Read Full Story


UAE President Issues Excise Tax Decree

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on August 21 issued a Federal Decree on Excise Tax, with the levy to be imposed on selected products, including tobacco products, some types of soft drink, and energy drinks. Read Full Story


Slovakia Boosts Research And Development Tax Credit

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Slovakian Government has approved a series of tax measures, including an improvement to the country's deduction for research and development expenditure. Read Full Story


Netherlands Reports On Environmental Tax Haul

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Dutch Government received EUR25.3bn (USD30bn) in revenues from environmental taxes and charges in 2016, according to the Netherlands official statistical agency. Read Full Story


UK Sin Taxes Now A 'Cash Cow' For Government: Report

by Amanda Banks,, London

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Institute of Economic Affairs has released a new paper saying that sin taxes more than cover the cost of the negative behaviors they target. Read Full Story


Irish Brewers Call For Excise Cut

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Irish Brewers Association has urged the Government to support the brewing industry by reducing the excise burden in October's Budget. Read Full Story



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