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New Zealand's Tax Reform Consultation Ends This Week

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New Zealand is to soon begin formulating new tax reform measures, aimed at improving the balance and fairness of the tax regime, based on the feedback to a public consultation that ends April 30. Read Full Story

 


Think Tank Calls For Scottish VAT Devolution

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Reform Scotland, a non-partisan think tank, has called for value-added tax powers to be devolved from the UK Government to the Scottish Government, once legal restrictions imposed by EU law are lifted following the UK's from the European Union. Read Full Story

 


Sparce Fiscal Room For Irish Budget Tax Cuts

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Irish Government will have limited fiscal space available for either tax cuts or new spending measures in its next Budget, according to its latest Stability Programme Update. Read Full Story

 


New Zealand Confirms Virtual Currencies Are Property For Tax Purposes

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, April 19, 2018

New Zealand has joined a number of territories in confirming this month that virtual currency transactions are taxable as property, in new guidance that was issued at the beginning of the month. Read Full Story

 


Japan Studying How To Cushion Sales Tax Hike Impact

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, has announced a task force will be set up to consider ways to mitigate the negative impact of the planned 2019 consumption tax rise. Read Full Story

 


EU Tax Working Group To Discuss Digital Tax, MNE Tax Issues

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The EU's High Level Working Party (Taxation) will discuss international tax reform at its meeting on April 18. Read Full Story

 


OECD Urges International Tax Reform Of Savings, Investments

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, April 13, 2018

"While countries do not necessarily need to tax savings more, there is a lot of room to improve the way countries tax savings," according to Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. Read Full Story

 


Poland Draws Fire For 'Draconian' Virtual Currency Tax Policy

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A petition has been started in Poland in protest at the Government's new transaction tax on cryptocurrency trading, which is expected to be applied retrospectively. Read Full Story

 


Pakistan Tax Authority Issues Audit Hit List

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Pakistan's Federal Board of Revenue has released the financial and compliance parameters it intends to use to select taxpayers for audit for the 2016 tax year. Read Full Story

 


UK Guides Firms On How To Register For Soft Drinks Tax

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, April 12, 2018

HM Revenue and Customs has released guidance on compliance obligations for those firms liable to pay the UK's new Soft Drinks Industry Levy, introduced on April 6, and for warehouses that store taxable beverages. Read Full Story

 

 

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