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Norway Advocates Global Digital Tax Solution

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Norwegian Government is considering possibilities for the taxation of multinational companies' "value creation" in Norway, including in the area of value-added tax, although it said that it would prefer a multilateral agreement on any new measure. Read Full Story


Tax Cuts, No Tax Hikes For Germany's New Coalition Gov't

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The three political parties set to form Germany's next governing coalition have agreed to reduce the solidarity tax burden, according to the text of the recently released agreement. Read Full Story


Canada Eases Tax Filing For Low-Income Taxpayers

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Canada Revenue Agency on January 8, 2018, announced measures to ease the compliance burden for low-income Canadian taxpayers filing income tax and benefit returns. Read Full Story


Hungary Introduces Cut-Rate VAT For Internet Access

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, January 1, 2018

Hungary has gone ahead with plans to cut the value-added tax rate on internet access services to five percent. Read Full Story


ING Group Loses 'Banking Services' VAT Appeal

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The UK Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by ING Group against rulings from the Upper Tribunal and the First-Tier Tribunal concerning the group's inability to recover VAT incurred on costs associated with providing what it considered was limited to a deposit-taking business for no consideration, which would fall outside the scope of VAT, and the UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, instead arguing, successfully, that it was supplying exempt banking services, against which the taxpayer could not recover output tax. Read Full Story


Luxembourg To Appeal EU's Amazon Tax Ruling Decision

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Luxembourg Government has decided to appeal the European Commission's decision in the Amazon state aid case, the Ministry of Finance announced on December 15. Read Full Story


Italian 'Web Tax' A Step Closer

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Italy's Senate Budget Committee has approved a proposal to introduce a tax on certain digital sales. Read Full Story


ECOFIN Approves VAT Overhaul For Digital Economy

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The European Commission has welcomed an agreement reached among EU finance ministers on the introduction of simpler and more efficient rules for businesses that sell goods online. Read Full Story


Telecoms Firms Ask Argentina To Ease Suffocating Tax Regime

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, December 1, 2017

The GSM Association, which represents almost 800 mobile operators worldwide, has called for reform of the tax settings for the mobile telecoms sector in Argentina, pointing out the tax burden far exceeds that in neighboring states. Read Full Story


Canada To Respond To Taxpayer Services Criticism

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Canada Revenue Agency's call centers fail to provide taxpayers with timely access to agents to answer their queries, according to a new report by the Office of the Auditor General. Read Full Story



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