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Mauritius Announces Company Tax Reforms In New Budget

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mauritius announced wide-ranging changes to its tax regime in its latest Budget, including for companies. Read Full Story


Australian Miners' Tax Contribution Back To Boom Levels

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Australian mining companies paid a record AUD12.1bn (USD9.4bn) in company tax in 2016-17, according to research published by the Minerals Council of Australia. Read Full Story


China Sets Out How To Determine Beneficial Owner For Treaties

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

On February 3, 2018, China's State Administration of Taxation set out new rules on the disallowance of tax treaty benefits where an entity fails to demonstrate it is the beneficial owner of Chinese assets from which passive income is derived. Read Full Story


Colombia, Italy Sign New Double Tax Pact

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Colombia and Italy signed a double tax agreement on January 26, 2018, which provides for lower withholding tax rates on cross-border payments of dividends, interest, and royalties income. Read Full Story


UAE Cabinet Approves Tax Deals With Croatia, Moldova

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The United Arab Emirates Cabinet on January 7, 2018, approved two double tax agreements concluded by the territory in 2017 with Moldova and Croatia. Read Full Story


Study Into Australian Miners' Tax Contribution

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Minerals Council of Australia has drawn attention to an independent study into the tax contribution of the mining industry, noting that firms paid an average effective tax rate of 51 percent in 2015-16. Read Full Story


Cambodia-Singapore Double Tax Deal Effective

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Singapore's tax agency has announced that the territory's new double tax avoidance agreement with Cambodia entered into force on December 29, 2017, capping cross-border withholding taxes on trade and investment. Read Full Story


EU Proposes Double Tax Relief Improvements For Foreign Investors

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, December 11, 2017

On December 11, the European Commission released new guidelines on withholding taxes to help member states to reduce costs and simplify procedures for cross-border investors in the EU. Read Full Story


Austria Referred To ECJ Over VAT On Art Resales

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, December 8, 2017

The European Commission has said that Austria is incorrectly applying VAT to royalty payments paid to artists for the resale of works of art. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Ready To Apply Three Double Tax Pacts

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hong Kong has announced that its new double tax agreement with Belarus entered into force on November 30, following the recent entry into force also of new deals with Pakistan and Latvia. Read Full Story



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