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BEPS: What Happens Next

On October 5, 2015, the OECD released its highly anticipated final set of reports under its base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project, containing measures which, if implemented fully, would represent the largest shift in international tax principles in history. This feature provides a summary of the project...

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IMF Urges Further Japanese Sales Tax Rises

The International Monetary Fund has recommended that more consumption tax rate hikes will be necessary, over and above that already planned, to support "a concrete and credible medium-term fiscal consolidation framework" in Japan.
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Namibia To Introduce Solidarity Tax

Namibia's President, Hage Geingob, has announced that a "solidarity tax" is to be introduced to further the Government's anti-poverty policy.
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Egypt Sees Huge Increase In Tax Revenues

Egypt's Ministry of Finance has issued a report showing a marked increase in tax revenues for the months of July and August 2015.
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Spain Among Top Improvers In World Bank's Doing Business 2016

In its new Doing Business report, the World Bank singled out Spain for praise for tax system improvements implemented to make doing business easier in the nation.
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New Zealand, EU To Launch Free Trade Talks

The European Union and New Zealand have said they will launch negotiations toward a free trade agreement.
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