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UK Guides On Tapping EIS Tax Scheme Investment

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The UK Government has recently issued guidance on the conditions that companies must satisfy in order to raise additional funds from investors using the Enterprise Investment Scheme, which provides tax relief to investors in higher-risk small companies. Read Full Story


Contribution Of UK's 100 Largest Firms Grows

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The 100 largest UK companies – the so-called 100 Group – contributed GBP83.9bn (USD112.2bn) in tax to the UK economy in 2017 and supported around 6,800 UK suppliers, according to a new report prepared with their input. Read Full Story


OECD Reports On Swiss Tax Reform Efforts

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The OECD has said that Switzerland's efforts to meet its international commitments to reform its corporate tax regime are welcome, but noted that there is some uncertainty around the proposed reform package. Read Full Story


HMRC Welcomes Jail Terms For Carbon Emission Tax Fraudsters

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, has welcomed prison terms for members of a crime group for perpetrating what the agency called one of the biggest ever tax crimes in the UK. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Mulling Further Tax Breaks

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Hong Kong Government held a summit on October 23 to discuss new tax policies to boost the territory's economy. Read Full Story


Few Tax Policy Hints From New Zealand's New Gov't

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

New Zealand's new Labour Party-led Government will increase penalties for corporate fraud and tax evasion, according to its coalition agreement with the NZ First Party. Read Full Story


Singapore Legislates For Income Tax Changes

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, October 13, 2017

Singaporean lawmakers approved the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2017 on October 2, 2017, which provides for numerous changes to income tax policy. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Plans Deeper Profits Tax Cut For Small Firms

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hong Kong will undertake an even greater cut to the profits tax rate for small firms, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has said, pledging more relief than was set out two years ago in her pre-election manifesto. Read Full Story


Economists Urge Germany To Cut Tax

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, September 29, 2017

Economists have urged the next German coalition government to use its fiscal surplus to cut tax, particularly on labor. Read Full Story


US Republican Party Agrees New Tax Reform Blueprint

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Republicans have announced a new plan for reforming the US tax code, including a reduction to the corporate tax rate to 20 percent, the adoption of a territorial tax system, and a one-time tax on multinationals' unrepatriated earnings. Read Full Story



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