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Business Warns Australia Slipping Behind On Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Australia's leading business associations have warned that the country's high company tax rate is dampening its competitiveness and called for urgent reform. Read Full Story


Canadian Forges Ahead With Income Sprinkling Changes

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Canadian Government has published details of its plans to restrict the use of income sprinkling by private corporations, clarifying how the "significant contribution" of a family member to a business will be determined. Read Full Story


Canadian SMEs Seek Delay To New Tax Rules

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has called for the implementation of new income sprinkling rules to be delayed. Read Full Story


Australian CEOs Urge Lawmakers To Approve Tax Cuts

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Four out of five Australian CEOs have said that their companies would increase investment spending if the company tax rate was reduced to 25 percent, according to a new survey by the Business Council of Australia. Read Full Story


South Australia Urged To Drop Bank Levy Plans

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Australian Bankers' Association is making a final push for the rejection of a proposed new bank levy in South Australia. Read Full Story


Australian Businesses Call For Tax Cut

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Organizations representing both Australia's small and large business communities have called on parliament to pass the Government's proposed company tax cuts. Read Full Story


Canadian Tweaks Reforms To Taxation Of Passive Investment

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Canadian Government has said that it will press forward with measures to limit the tax deferral opportunities related to passive investments, but will seek to ensure that business owners remain able to build a "cushion of savings." Read Full Story


Canadian Gov't Commits To SME Tax Cut

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Canadian Government has announced plans to lower the small business tax rate and has signalled its intention to amend its controversial reforms to tax planning rules. Read Full Story


Irish Farmers Criticize Stamp Duty Change

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Irish Government's plan to increase stamp duty on non-residential property transactions has been criticized by farmers' associations. Read Full Story


BCA: Aus Company Tax Rate Damaging Competitiveness

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, October 16, 2017

Australia could soon have the third highest company tax rate in the developed world, the Business Council of Australia has said. Read Full Story



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