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USTR Holds Public Hearing On French Digital Tax

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

On January 6, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that an on-the-record but off-camera public hearing would be held on January 7 on proposed action against France's digital services tax (DST). Read Full Story

 


Traders Must Use New Dutch VAT ID Numbers From 2020

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

From January 1, 2020, sole proprietors in the Netherlands will be required to use new value-added tax identification numbers. Read Full Story

 


Canada, Mexico, US Agree Free Trade Deal Amendments

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, December 16, 2019

Canada, Mexico, and the US have signed an agreement on amendments to their proposed new trade pact. Read Full Story

 


US Considers Retaliation Against French Digital Services Tax

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington

Friday, December 6, 2019

The United States may impose additional duties of up to 100 percent on certain French products in retaliation for France's digital services tax, which a newly published report by the US Trade Representative has concluded discriminates against certain US companies. Read Full Story

 


Germany To Launch Special Anti-Tax Fraud Unit

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

On November 18, 2019, the German Ministry of Finance published a question and answer section on its website to clarify the role of a new special unit within the tax authority designed to detect cases of tax fraud more quickly. Read Full Story

 


American Firms Concerned By Canadian Digital Tax Plan

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, November 25, 2019

Representatives from US trade and industry associations have voiced concern about a digital services tax proposal floated during the recent Canadian election which they argue will "impose discriminatory requirements on the digital economy." Read Full Story

 


Switzerland, EU To Link Emissions Trading Systems

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 15, 2019

Switzerland and the EU are to link their emissions trading systems from next year, after the Swiss Federal Council approved revisions to the country's Ordinance on the Reduction of CO2 Emissions. Read Full Story

 


Ireland Publishes 2019 Finance Bill

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, 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

 


Brexit: UK Rolls Out Transitional Simplified Procedures For Importers

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, October 18, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has automatically registered 95,000 businesses for its simplified import procedures, allowing most UK traders up to six months to pay import duties and submit customs declarations, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on October 31, 2019. Read Full Story

 


Zambia Decides To Keep VAT, Amend Tax For Miners In 2020 Budget

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Friday, October 4, 2019

Zambia announced that it will retain value-aded tax but strengthen its administration and make changes to the tax environment for mining companies in the 2020 Budget, released on September 27, 2019. Read Full Story

 

 

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