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Hong Kong Adopts Law To Cut Stamp Duty Rates

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, March 19, 2021

Hong Kong has passed legislation to abolish the doubled ad valorem stamp duty rates applicable to non-residential property transactions with effect from November 26, 2020. Read Full Story


Switzerland Eyeing Tax Regime Improvements

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, February 8, 2021

A group of experts assessing the Swiss tax regime has drawn up an action plan on improving Switzerland's international tax competitiveness. Read Full Story


Malta Releases 2021 Budget

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, November 2, 2020

Malta's 2021 Budget, announced on October 19, 2020, included tax breaks for individuals and an increase to the VAT registration threshold. Read Full Story


UK Announces COVID-19 Tax Breaks To Stimulate Economy

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, July 10, 2020

In a bid to reinvigorate the UK economy and buoy property prices, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced plans to slash the VAT rate for the hospitality sector and offer temporary stamp duty relief. Read Full Story


Ireland Releases Stamp Duty Guidance On Related-Party Transactions

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Irish Revenue has updated its guidance on stamp duty to clarify a number of issues related to the conditions for companies to avail themselves of associated companies relief. Read Full Story


Switzerland To Amend Tax E-Filing Obligations

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Swiss Federal Council intends to end the obligation to sign electronic tax returns and to introduce new e-filing requirements for certain documents. Read Full Story


Switzerland Reports Bumper Tax Receipts For 2019

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Higher tax receipts helped Switzerland to another surplus in 2019, with withholding tax and direct federal tax performing particularly well. Read Full Story


Switzerland Urged To Reform WHT System

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, January 27, 2020

The advisory board tasked with reporting on the state of Switzerland's financial center has recommended that the country overhaul its withholding tax system to improve its capital market offering. Read Full Story


Nigeria To Begin Tax Enforcement Campaign

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, December 23, 2019

On December 17, 2019, Nigeria's Federal Inland Revenue Service issued a seven-day notice to tax defaulters and announced that it will soon begin a nationwide tax enforcement campaign in order to pursue those with unpaid taxes. Read Full Story


Ireland Publishes 2019 Finance Bill

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Irish Government has published its 2019 Finance Bill, which introduces changes to a number of SME-targeted tax incentives and implements a range of measures announced in this month's Budget. Read Full Story



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