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Canada Announces Cannabis Tax Plans

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Canadian Government has launched a consultation on a proposed excise duty framework for cannabis products. Read Full Story


Irish Revenues Finally Back On Budget

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, November 3, 2017

After months of shortfalls, Irish tax revenues were finally on target at the end of October. Read Full Story


Vietnam Customs Trialling Electronic Tax Payment System

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Vietnam Customs Department announced on October 18 that it had established an e-payment and collection system. Read Full Story


Bahraini Ministers Approve GCC's Selective Excise Tax

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Friday, October 20, 2017

Bahrain's Cabinet on October 16 approved Gulf Cooperation Council proposals for a selective excise tax on unhealthy drinks, the state news agency reported. Read Full Story


Irish Budget Delivers Modest Income Tax Cuts

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Paschal Donohoe's first Irish Budget contained minor tweaks to income tax brackets and Universal Social Charge rates. Read Full Story


Trudeau Seeking Excise Tax On Cannabis

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has proposed the introduction of a dollar a gram excise tax on the sale of recreational cannabis when the drug is legalized. Read Full Story


World Bank Reports On Improving Global Taxes On Tobacco

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The World Bank has reported on its efforts to support countries to develop and implement effective tax policies to reduce smoking rates. Read Full Story


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



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