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Global Tax Topical Feature

In this feature, we round up some of the latest tax developments of note reported by in key jurisdictions and at multilateral level...

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France Plans Higher Exempt Threshold For Low Earners

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has promised to exempt 650,000 low earners from paying direct tax this year, through adjustments to the personal income tax scale that will be made in the June supplementary finance bill.
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Germany's Schäuble Rules Out Income Tax Reform

The German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has said Germany will use any additional revenues to achieve a balanced budget by 2015, and that there is currently not enough financial room to raise income tax thresholds.
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Congress Moves To Strengthen US Anti-Inversion Rules

After continued attention surrounding the bid from Pfizer Inc to acquire AstraZeneca plc, two senior Democrat Senators, Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden and Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Chairman Carl Levin, signaled moves to restrict the use of so-called "corporate inversions" by United States multinationals.
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European Inheritance Tax Burdens Compared

A new study shows that there is a lack of consistency across Europe in the taxation of family business transfers, and that the impact of exemptions and reliefs can be significant.
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IMF Supports Higher VAT Rates For Luxembourg

The International Monetary Fund has backed Luxembourg's planned value-added tax hikes, and suggested that the government should consider increasing the yield from property taxes.
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