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The IMF has recommended that the Canadian Government undertake a "holistic" review of the tax system, to identify areas for improving efficiency while maintaining the country's competitiveness. Read Full Story
Russia should hike value-added tax by four percent to 22 percent and lower social security contributions, the International Monetary Fund has proposed. Read Full Story
Tax measures announced in the South African Government's 2016 Budget failed to boost tax revenues, the International Monetary Fund has said. Read Full Story
The Economic and Social Research Institute has warned that a hard Brexit could have significant implications for the fiscal space the Irish Government has available for tax cuts and spending increases. Read Full Story
The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned against using unexpected corporation tax revenue gains to fund long-term spending increases. Read Full Story
As promised in the recent elections, and despite the country's significantly increased fiscal deficit in 2016, Ghana's new Government has decided to balance its election promise of beginning a program of tax cuts to boost private sector growth, with an attack on tax non-compliance. Read Full Story
South Africa's 2017-18 Budget, announced by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan on February 22, has had to resort to tax hikes, particularly on the wealthy, in order to stabilize the country's fiscal position. Read Full Story
Hong Kong's Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, has announced measures to boost the territory's economy in his 2017-2018 Budget. Read Full Story
Ex-premier Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party has refused to support hikes to excise taxes that are being proposed as a major element in Italy's additional 2017 fiscal adjustment, required by the European Commission. Read Full Story
Nigeria's Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has denied that the Nigerian Government intends to raise taxes and will instead focus on compliance. Read Full Story
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