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IMF Encourages Hong Kong To Consider Tax Reforms

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The International Monetary Fund has urged Hong Kong to consider tax reform options to boost revenues while maintaining the economy's competitiveness and flexibility. Read Full Story


Norway Advocates Global Digital Tax Solution

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Norwegian Government is considering possibilities for the taxation of multinational companies' "value creation" in Norway, including in the area of value-added tax, although it said that it would prefer a multilateral agreement on any new measure. Read Full Story


US Supreme Court To Revisit Quill E-Commerce Sales Tax Ruling

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The US Supreme Court has accepted a challenge from authorities in South Dakota to the court's earlier ruling in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, concerning the ability of states to tax retailers not present within their physical borders. Read Full Story


EC Scrutinizes Tax Breaks For Polish Shipyards

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, January 15, 2018

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a Polish tax scheme for shipyards, which it says could give shipbuilders an unfair competitive advantage over rivals. Read Full Story


Attempts To Preserve SALT Deductions Could Be Unlawful: TF

Mike Godfrey,, Washington DC

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Tax Foundation has suggested that strategies currently being explored by US states to preserve state and local tax deductions for high-income residents face legal challenges. Read Full Story


'Next Phase' Of Albertan Carbon Pricing Enters Into Effect

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Alberta's carbon levy has increased from CAD20 per tonne of CO2 emissions to CAD30 (USD24), effective January 1, 2018. Read Full Story


Costa Rica Approves Tax Cuts For Eco-Friendly Cars

Friday, December 8, 2017

Costa Rican lawmakers have approved a bill on first reading that would remove indirect taxes on low-cost electric vehicles. Read Full Story


Canada Announces Cannabis Tax Plans

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Canadian Government has launched a consultation on a proposed excise duty framework for cannabis products. Read Full Story


UK Issues Soft Drinks Tax Guidance

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The UK Government on November 3, 2017, released guidance for those businesses whose supplies will become liable to the Soft Drinks Industry Levy when it is introduced from April 6, 2018. Read Full Story


Apple Fires Back At Tax Avoidance Accusations

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Apple, the world's largest taxpayer, has released a statement seeking to debunk claims in media about its tax payments around the world, following coverage in recent days about it seeking tax mitigation arrangements in Jersey due to international tax changes in Ireland affecting its existing tax arrangements. Read Full Story



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