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EU Expecting COVID-19 Dent In 2020 VAT Collections

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The European Commission has published its latest VAT gap report, which show that EU countries lost an estimated EUR140bn (USD165.7bn) in VAT revenues in 2018. Read Full Story

 


German EU Presidency Releases Tax Agenda

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 10, 2020

The newly instated German presidency of the European Union will focus on introducing internationally agreed tax rules for digital companies, according to the presidency's policy agenda. Read Full Story

 


Germany Issues Draft Guidance On DAC6

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

On March 2, 2020, the German Ministry of Finance released a draft discussion document on new rules implementing the sixth European Union Directive on Administrative Cooperation, under which intermediaries are obligated to report certain tax planning schemes. Read Full Story

 


New Zealand Proposing GST Exemption For Crypto-Assets

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

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department has announced the launch of a consultation on potential reforms to improve the goods and services tax regime. Read Full Story

 


Austria May Pull Out Of European Financial Transactions Tax Talks

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

On February 19, 2020, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz issued a statement to say that he remains "committed" to the introduction of a financial transactions tax at European Union level along the same lines as that proposed by the German Government last month, despite opposition from within the EU, notably from Austria. Read Full Story

 


EU Financial Transactions Tax Agreement Close, Says Scholz

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, January 27, 2020

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has said he is confident that an agreement can be reached on a European Union financial transactions tax. Read Full Story

 


New Spanish Coalition Agrees Tax Plan

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Spanish Socialist Party and the Podemos movement, which will form the next governing coalition, has released their policy document, which includes plans for a corporate minimum tax, among other tax measures. Read Full Story

 


Germany Presents Text For EU Financial Transactions Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, December 16, 2019

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has presented a final proposal for a European Union financial transactions tax to the 10 member states participating in the initiative. Read Full Story

 


Singapore Announces Plans For GST Reforms

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

Friday, November 8, 2019

Singapore is to add provisions to draft legislation to enhance the new GST regime for imported services and clarify new rules for virtual currencies. Read Full Story

 


South Africa Launches Large Business Center

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Monday, October 28, 2019

On October 23, 2019, the Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service launched the re-established Large Business Centre, which aims to bring about higher levels of voluntary tax compliance among large taxpayers. Read Full Story

 

 

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