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VAT Review

This feature summarises key developments in value-added tax (VAT) law internationally since the turn of the year.

European Union

As usual, the European Union (EU) has been a hotbed of activity in the world of VAT. While there has been no news on the European Commission's proposal to lower rates of VAT in the EU as part of its VAT Strategy, which aims to simplify the Sixth VAT Directive...

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Latest Tax-News

US Bill Proposes Permanent Small Business Expensing

A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the United States House of Representatives to permanently reinstate tax provisions that allow small businesses to immediately deduct the cost of investments in property and qualifying equipment, rather than having to depreciate such costs over time.
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Switzerland Consults On Revised Rules For Expats

Switzerland has launched a three-month hearing on planned changes to the nation's ordinance governing expatriate tax deductions.
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Belgium To Strike FATCA Deal With US

Belgium and the US will sign an intergovernmental agreement in Brussels on April 23 for the implementation of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, the Belgian Finance Ministry has announced.
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ECJ Rules Against Hungarian Alcohol Duty Exemption

The European Court of Justice has ruled that Hungarian excise duty exemptions applying to the private production of small quantities of alcoholic spirits go beyond what is permitted under European law.
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