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Japan's Cabinet Endorses Tax Reform Plans

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

Monday, February 5, 2018

Japan's Cabinet recently approved tax reform bills, which have now been introduced into the country's parliament for debate. Read Full Story

 


Belgium's Tax Position Strengthens Creditworthiness

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 8, 2017

International ratings agency Moody's has praised efforts by the Belgian Government to reform the tax system, and said that strong corporate tax revenues combined with prudent fiscal policy have strengthened the nation's creditworthiness. Read Full Story

 


IMF Urges Rebalancing Of Lithuania's Taxes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The International Monetary Fund has called on Lithuania to consider measures that will shift the emphasis of taxation away from labor and towards wealth. Read Full Story

 


Economists Urge Germany To Cut Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, September 29, 2017

Economists have urged the next German coalition government to use its fiscal surplus to cut tax, particularly on labor. Read Full Story

 


Irish Budget Watchdog Warns On Tax And Spending

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has said the Government should stick to its existing spending and tax plans and avoid using any unexpected increases in tax revenues to fund permanent budgetary measures. Read Full Story

 


IMF Urges Canada To Review Tax System

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, July 17, 2017

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

 


IMF Proposes VAT Rate Hike For Russia

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, July 14, 2017

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

 


South Africa's Tax Reforms Fail To Increase Revenues

by Robert Lee, Tax-News.com, London

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

 


ESRI: Hard Brexit Could Leave Less Room For Irish Tax Cuts

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-news.com, London

Monday, June 26, 2017

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

 


Irish Fiscal Watchdog Warns Over CIT Revenue Volatility

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-news.com, London

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned against using unexpected corporation tax revenue gains to fund long-term spending increases. Read Full Story

 

 

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