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Philippines House Passes Financial Services Tax Reforms

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

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Philippines' House of Representatives on September 9, 2019, approved two bills to overhaul the rates in place on financial services and passive income. Read Full Story

 


Netherlands To Reduce Tax On Savings Income

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 13, 2019

On September 6, 2019, the Dutch Ministry of Finance announced proposals to reforms the tax rules for savings income. Read Full Story

 


Filipino Financial Services Tax Reforms Clear First Hurdle

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

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Philippines' House Committee On Ways and Means has approved a Bill that would overhaul the rates in place on financial services and passive income. Read Full Story

 


Oman Says VAT Not On The Backburner

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Oman's Government has released a statement confirming that it is preparing to introduce VAT legislation into parliament to implement the levy without delay. Read Full Story

 


Mauritius Gazettes Budget Tax Measures

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Mauritius has published in its Official Gazette legislation to enact measures announced in the territory's latest Budget, contained in The Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2019. Read Full Story

 


Singapore To Exempt Virtual Currency Transactions From GST

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

On July 5, 2019, Singapore's tax agency released a draft guide that includes proposals for more favorable GST rules for virtual currencies. Read Full Story

 


Bahamas Announces VAT, Bank Tax Reforms In New Budget

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Bahamas announced a number of significant reforms in its 2019/20 Budget, released on May 29, 2019, including a new tax on banks, which will replace annual fees, and new VAT obligations on online marketplaces and the removal of VAT on exported services. Read Full Story

 


New Zealand Rules Out Capital Gains Tax

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

Monday, April 29, 2019

New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced that the Government intends to not adopt the Tax Working Group's recommendation on creating a broad capital gains tax. Read Full Story

 


UK Legislates To Close Insurance VAT Loophole

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, December 21, 2018

On December 11, 2018, the UK Government tabled The Value Added Tax (Input Tax) (Specified Supplies) (Amendment) Order 2018 before the House of Commons to close a VAT avoidance loophole that is exploited by some UK insurers. Read Full Story

 


HMRC's Large Business Tax Inquiries Now Taking Three Years

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 9, 2018

The average length of HMRC's tax inquiries into large businesses are now taking more than three years to settle, with each case taking around 39 months to resolve in 2017/18, up from 34 months in 2016/17, according to Pinsent Masons, the international law firm. Read Full Story

 

 

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