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UAE Begins Registering Taxpayers For VAT

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Friday, September 22, 2017

The United Arab Emirates Federal Tax Authority on September 17, 2017, opened its online portal for businesses to register for value-added tax. Read Full Story


Macedonia Urged To Refine Tax System

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Macedonia should reduce labor taxes for lower-income workers and seek to maximize value-added tax (VAT), property tax, and fuel tax collections, the International Monetary Fund has said. Read Full Story


UK, Finnish Firms Say Barrier-Free UK-EU Trade Critical

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, September 21, 2017

British and Finnish business associations are calling for Brexit negotiators to minimize trade barriers after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019. Read Full Story


Malaysia To Legislate To Slap GST On Foreign Sellers

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Malaysian authorities are developing draft legislation to level the tax playing field between online retailers and domestic bricks and mortar retailers. Read Full Story


UK To Support Fast-Growing Mid-Sized Firms On Tax

by Amanda Banks,, London

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

HM Revenue and Customs is launching a new service to provide expert help to rapidly growing mid-sized businesses. Read Full Story


Australian Health Groups Call For Sugar Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A group of 34 Australian health organizations has called for the introduction of a 20 percent levy on sugary drinks. Read Full Story


Japan, Brazil Sign Customs Cooperation Pact

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Governments of Japan and Brazil have signed an agreement to cooperate on customs matters, including the accurate assessment of duties and the enforcement of control measures. Read Full Story


Firms Seeking Clarity On Irish Tax Rulings

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Irish Revenue has received applications to renew or extend 60 opinions or confirmations since the introduction of new guidance on their maximum period of validity. Read Full Story


New Zealand Labour Outlines Tax Plans

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, September 18, 2017

New Zealand's Labour Party, which is edging ahead of the incumbent National Party-formed government in recent polls, has proposed a number of tax changes ahead of the September 23 election. Read Full Story


Mexico Offers Tax Relief To Earthquake-Hit Firms

by Glen Shapiro,, Washington

Friday, September 15, 2017

Mexico's Inland Revenue is to waive tax obligations for businesses impacted by an earthquake in the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas on September 7. Read Full Story



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