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Talks To Expand Duty-Free IT Agreement Deadlocked

Following 11 days of negotiations on the expansion of the Information Technology Agreement, Michael Punke, Deputy United States Trade Representative and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization, disclosed that the talks "remain at an impasse."
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Switzerland Passes Anti-Tax Evasion Bill

The Swiss Council of States has adopted a bill forwarded on from the Federal Council with modifications, implementing the revised Financial Action Task Force Recommendations.
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Australian Tax Crisis Looming, Says Henry

Australia is facing an imminent fiscal crisis, which will require that the Government undertake a comprehensive reform of its tax and transfer systems, former Treasury secretary Dr Ken Henry has said.
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Hungary Plans Tax Incentives For Electric Cars

Hungary's Ministry for National Economy is planning tax incentives to support the country's electric car industry.
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Austria's SPÖ Seeks Tougher Tax Regularization Rules

Austria's Financial State Secretary, Social Democrat Sonja Steßl, wants to make the voluntary declaration of non-compliance procedure for Austrians with unreported assets more stringent, to toughen Austria's stance on tax evasion.
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