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UK Private Hospitals 'Benefit From Tax Windfall'

by Amanda Banks,, London

Last updated 20 hours ago | Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The UK Government is facing calls to address imbalances in the business rates system that mean National Health Service Trusts are taxed more than many private hospitals. Read Full Story


Flood-Hit Bangladesh Slashes Rice Import Duties

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Last updated 44 hours ago | Monday, August 21, 2017

Following further flash flooding, the Government of Bangladesh has announced that import duty on rice will be reduced to two percent. Read Full Story


Czech Budget Watchdog Slams Tax Administration

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Last updated 44 hours ago | Monday, August 21, 2017

The personal income tax code of the Czech Republic has become increasingly complex, with the Government often failing to consider the full outcome of legislative changes to the tax system, according to the country's Supreme Audit Office. Read Full Story


Dominican Republic Needs Tightened Tax Regime: IMF

by Glen Shapiro,, Washington

Last updated 44 hours ago | Monday, August 21, 2017

The Dominican Republic needs to agree a medium-term plan to increase the amount of tax revenue it is able to collect, while providing a more certain tax regime for taxpayers, the International Monetary Fund said. Read Full Story


Swiss Tax Planners Agree US Non-Prosecution Agreement

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Swiss asset management firm Prime Partners has entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the US Attorney's Office, under which it will pay a USD5bn settlement. Read Full Story


Irish FM Criticizes EU Demand For Apple Taxes

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ireland's new Finance Minister, Paschal Donohoe, has described the EU's demand for the collection of up to EUR13bn (15.3bn) in "unpaid" taxes from Apple as unjustified, according to reports. Read Full Story


As Talks Start, NAFTA Border States Urge Compromise

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mayors from the border towns between the United States and Mexico, and the United States and Canada have called for a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement to remain in place. Read Full Story


E.ON Gets EUR2.85bn German Nuclear Tax Refund

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, August 17, 2017

E.ON, the energy utilities provider, has announced an improvement in its financial position as a result of a substantial refund of Germany's nuclear power tax, which was recently overturned by a court. Read Full Story


UK Issues Guidance On Preparing CbC Reports

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, has issued guidance for businesses on the preparation of country-by-country reports in the required format. Read Full Story


China Rejects EU Tire 'Dumping' Accusations

by Mary Swire, Tax, Hong Kong

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

On August 11, the European Commission announced the launch of a new anti-dumping investigation into truck and bus tire imports from China. Read Full Story




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