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Personal Tax Review

While we have been hearing a lot of talk within and between Governments about how multinational corporations must be stopped from employing tax minimization strategies, individual taxpayers have by no means been let off the hook either, and this feature looks at how opportunities to shelter income from are being increasingly attacked.

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July Start Earmarked For EU, US Trade Talks

The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership "could be the biggest bilateral trade deal in history," UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said at the G8 Summit, where it was announced that negotiations will begin next month.
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Italy Finds Difficulty In Avoiding Property Tax, VAT Hike

While the coalition Italian Government agreed, on June 15, to certain policies it will put forward to improve tax administration, together with minor tax changes, the pressing problems of the value added tax rate increase, due on July 1, and the removal of local property tax on first residences, remain unresolved.
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France Eyes EUR3bn Cut In Corporate Tax Breaks

Commissioned by the French Government, the "Queyranne" report advocates that the amount of financial aid and tax breaks currently benefiting businesses in France be reduced by around EUR3bn (USD4bn).
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Brazil Scraps Tax To Stem Real Drop

The government of Brazil abolished a one percent tax on currency derivatives on June 13, 2013, lifting the Real from a four-year low.
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