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Japan To Support Saudi Arabia To Create Free Trade Zones

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Saudi Arabia is hoping to lure Japanese firms to invest in the country with tax breaks to be offered in new free trade zones. Read Full Story


Australia Pursuing 'Sharing Economy' Tax Dues

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Australian Taxation Office has said that it is concerned that those earning money from the "sharing economy" may not realize that they are required to declare these earnings on their tax return. Read Full Story


France Confirms Tax Incentive To Boost Youth Employment

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The French Government has issued a document detailing its measures to encourage greater employment, including some tax breaks. Read Full Story


French Government Sets Out Stall For Radical Reforms

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, April 10, 2015

In response to recent indicators that the French economy is flagging, and a poor showing by his party in local elections, the Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, has announced a far-reaching program of tax reforms and incentives. Read Full Story


Turkish PM Proposes Tax Cuts Ahead Of Elections

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has announced a package of proposed measures to boost employment, largely through new tax incentives. Read Full Story


Tunisian Tax Reforms Supported By OECD

Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Continuing its drive towards fiscal and economic reform, Tunisia has signed two conventions with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Read Full Story


Swedish Election Front Runners Release Tax Plans

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, September 5, 2014

The manifesto presented by Sweden's main center-left opposition party, the Social Democrats, which is leading in the polls for the election on September 14 against the ruling center-right Alliance coalition, focuses on employment and welfare reforms, funded by new and increased taxes. Read Full Story


UK Voluntary Sector Slams Tax Relief And Gift Aid Plans

By Amanda Banks,, London

Thursday, September 12, 2013

An umbrella organization that promotes best practice in finance management in the UK voluntary sector has slammed Government proposals for tax relief on social investments as "overly restrictive." It also highlighted concerns over proposed changes to Gift Aid, by which the value of monetary gifts from UK taxpayers to charities is increased by charities being able to claim back a gross amount based on the basic rate tax paid by the donor. Read Full Story


GAO Report Examines Social Security Overpayments

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A report prepared by the United States Government Accountability Office on the Supplemental Security Income programme has pointed out that its administrator, the Social Security Administration, has taken steps to prevent and detect overpayments, but that there is much room for improvement. Read Full Story


Australia Passes Clean Energy Legislation

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, November 14, 2011

On November 8, the multiple Bills comprising the Clean Energy legislative package were passed into law by the Australian Senate, a package that will force about 500 of the country’s biggest polluters to pay a levy of AUD23 (USD23) for each tonne of carbon dioxide they emit. Read Full Story



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