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Romania To Bolster Health Insurance Tax Breaks

by Tatiana Smolenskaya, Tax-News.com, Moscow

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The budget and finance committee of Romania's lower house of Parliament has endorsed a proposal to increase the limits on the tax deductibility of health insurance contributions. Read Full Story

 


China Gives Tax Relief To Private Health Insurance

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

Monday, May 11, 2015

A tax break for individual taxpayers is to be introduced to encourage the development of commercial healthcare insurance in China, alongside the basic state medical care system, it was confirmed at a State Council executive meeting on May 6. Read Full Story

 


Health Groups Push For Australian Sugar Tax

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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Health groups have called on the Australian Government to explore the possibility of a tax on junk food and sugary drinks. Read Full Story

 


South African Gov't Pressured To Zero Rate Medicines

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Monday, July 28, 2014

The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in South Africa has begun lobbying the Government in the hope of securing the introduction of a zero rate of value-added tax on medicines. Read Full Story

 


US Treasury Changes 'Use-or-Lose' Rule For Health FSAs

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The United States Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have issued a notice modifying the long-standing "use-or-lose" rule for health flexible spending arrangements. Read Full Story

 


Health Groups Call On Irish Govt To Increase Tobacco Taxes

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Irish health groups have called on the Government to introduce annual tax increases on tobacco products of 5 percent above inflation. Read Full Story

 


GOP Examines Supreme Court's Obamacare Tax Ruling

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, July 13, 2012

The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee has held a hearing to explore the implications of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling that the ‘individual account’ provision within President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is a tax increase, and not a penalty. Read Full Story

 


France Eyes VAT On Cosmetic Surgery

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, June 18, 2012

The French finance ministry is currently examining the idea of subjecting cosmetic surgery to the 19.6% standard rate of value-added tax. Read Full Story

 


Report Shows Incentives For US Companies To Drop Health Cover

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, May 4, 2012

In a new report prepared for the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, data from United States Fortune 100 companies show that they could save significant amounts under the new health care law by simply terminating health insurance for their workers and putting those employees into taxpayer-funded health care exchanges. Read Full Story

 


Congress Examines Tax-Advantaged Health Accounts

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, April 27, 2012

On April 25, a US Congressional panel held a hearing focused on the limitations imposed on the purchase of over-the-counter medication with tax-advantaged accounts, such as health care flexible spending arrangements, health savings accounts and health reimbursement accounts. Read Full Story

 

 

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