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Bahamas Announces VAT, Bank Tax Reforms In New Budget

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Bahamas announced a number of significant reforms in its 2019/20 Budget, released on May 29, 2019, including a new tax on banks, which will replace annual fees, and new VAT obligations on online marketplaces and the removal of VAT on exported services. Read Full Story


Denmark To Cut Tax Appeal Waiting Times

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Danish Government is allocating an additional DKK230m (USD36m) to ease a backlog of pending tax appeal cases. Read Full Story


Guernsey Hikes Taxes On Business, Higher Earners

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Gavin St Pier, the President of Guernsey's Policy and Resources Committee, has asked higher earners and businesses to make a greater tax contribution in the island's 2018 Budget. Read Full Story


India Confirms Reverse Charge GST On Legal Services

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Indian Government has said that all legal services provided to a business should be subject to goods and services tax under a reverse charge. Read Full Story


IRS Issues Report On Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics in the United States helped almost 20,000 taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service in 2015, eliminating more than USD64m in tax liabilities, penalties, and interest. Read Full Story


Australian Goods And Services Tax Guidance For Offshore Suppliers

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Australian Tax Office has updated its guidance for those non-resident businesses that make supplies of goods, services, or digital products to consumers or GST-registered businesses in Australia, with a couple of changes due to occur next year and a change last month. Read Full Story


Australia Explains New Digital Tax Regime

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Australian Taxation Office has issued guidance on a new law that will apply the goods and services tax to international sales of services and digital products from July 1, 2017. Read Full Story


Spain Among Top Improvers In World Bank's Doing Business 2016

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, October 30, 2015

In its new Doing Business report, the World Bank singled out Spain for praise for tax system improvements implemented to make doing business easier in the nation. Read Full Story


Hockey Delivers Australia's 2015 Budget

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey's 2015 Budget includes a company tax cut for small business, plans to tackle profit shifting, and proposals to expand the goods and services tax base. Read Full Story


Indian Lawyers Calls For Changes To Tax Audit System

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Lawyers should be permitted to sign and endorse tax audit certificates and reports, the Bar Council of India has said. Read Full Story



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