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IRS Failing To Properly Vet Third-Party Filers, TIGTA Says

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The IRS is not always verifying that its third party electronic filing providers meet the required standards, according to a report released on November 20 by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Read Full Story


OECD Global Forum Discusses Tax Transparency Progress

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, November 17, 2017

200 delegates from more than 90 delegations met in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on November 15-17, 2017, for the 10th meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes which now includes 147 countries and jurisdictions. Read Full Story


EU Parliament Agrees New Anti-Dumping Rules

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Members of the European Parliament have voted in favor of new rules on dumped and subsidized goods from outside the European Union. Read Full Story


Qatar Commits Support To All Of The OECD's Tax Work

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Qatar has become the 115th jurisdiction to sign the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. Read Full Story


India, Hong Kong To Sign Double Tax Pact

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Indian Government last week announced various developments relating to double taxation agreements. Read Full Story


Labuan Urged To Adapt To BEPS By Removing Harmful Tax Offerings

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Muhammad bin Ibrahim, the Governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia, has stressed the need for Labuan to review its international tax framework in light of the OECD's work on Action 5 of the base erosion and profit shifting project, on harmful tax practices. Read Full Story


France's Le Maire Calls For Tax Haven Sanctions

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire has urged countries to approve tougher sanctions against jurisdictions that do not adhere to standards in tax transparency in the wake of the Paradise Papers leak. Read Full Story


Belgium Allowed To Offer Tonnage Tax Until At Least 2022

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, November 6, 2017

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules the prolongation until end 2022 of various Belgian support measures for maritime transport. Read Full Story


Cayman Budget Targets Budget Surpluses

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Cayman Islands' Premier, Alden McLaughlin, recently delivered the territory's first two-year budget, which was notable for the absence of new borrowing or revenue-raising measures. Read Full Story


Canada's Manitoba Announces Low Carbon Tax Policy

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Government of the Canadian province Manitoba has announced plans for a CAD25 (USD19) per tonne carbon tax, to be introduced in 2018. Read Full Story



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