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Austria Announces COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, March 30, 2020

On March 16, 2020, the Austrian Ministry of Finance announced that it has developed a new form to help companies expedite their claims for coronavirus-related tax relief. Read Full Story


Netherlands Announces Tax Measures To Mitigate COVID-19

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Dutch Government will allow taxpayers to defer payments of certain taxes under a new package of coronavirus economic relief measures. Read Full Story


Germany Relaxes Tax Payment Rules

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

On March 13, 2020, the German Ministry of Finance announced the relaxation of certain tax payment requirements as part of a package of measures designed to ease the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus. Read Full Story


France Confirms Postponement Of DST Payments

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, February 20, 2020

France's Directorate General of Public Finance confirmed in a statement issued on February 10, 2020, that companies liable for the country's digital services tax can delay payment of upcoming installments of the tax until December 2020. Read Full Story


Korea Enacts 2019 Tax Revision Bill

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Korean Government has announced that the 2019 Tax Revision Bill was enacted on January 6, 2020, with a number of new measures added to the existing proposals. Read Full Story


EU Backs 'Accidental Americans' In US Tax Fight

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, December 23, 2019

In a letter to United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the European Council has expressed concern at the lack of action by the US Government to alleviate the compliance burdens of EU nationals and financial institutions with regards to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Read Full Story


Jersey Reassures Taxpayers Over Return Delays

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, December 2, 2019

Revenue Jersey has sought to reassure taxpayers over fears that they will be charged the default effective rate of tax from next January. Read Full Story


Chile Extends Deadline For September VAT Returns

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, October 28, 2019

Chile's tax agency on October 21, 2019, announced that it will waive penalties, interest, and surcharges for value-added taxpayers who file September 2019's monthly return by the end of the month. Read Full Story


Italian Government Approves Draft Budget

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, October 18, 2019

On October 16, 2019, the Italian Council of Ministers approved the draft Budget law for 2020, which will prevent an automatic rise in the rate of value-added tax, and includes further measures designed to combat tax avoidance and evasion. Read Full Story


Irish Tax Investigations Typically Last Almost A Year

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, October 18, 2019

Ireland's Comptroller and Auditor General has released a new report on the Irish Revenue's compliance activities during 2018, and its efforts to improve how it interacts with taxpayers since a review in 2012. Read Full Story



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