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Previewing US Tax Reform

The latest Tax Reform Business Barometer survey, issued by The Tax Council and Ernst & Young, found that tax professionals expect Congress to approve tax reform legislation no earlier than 2017, with most congressional leaders having all but given up hope that tax reform is achievable in the remainder of President Barack Obama's term. However, congressional gridlock hasn't stopped law...

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India Seeks To Reduce Tax Litigation

India's Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued a circular revising the monetary limits for the filing of legal appeals by the tax authority to reduce disputes with taxpayers.
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NZ Consults Public On Proposed EU Free Trade Deal

New Zealand's Trade Minister, Todd McClay, on December 16, 2015, issued a call for public submissions on the proposed free trade agreement negotiations between New Zealand and the European Union.
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Malaysia's GST Declared A Success

Malaysia's Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak, has said that the Government was right to introduce goods and services tax (GST) this year, after the customs department announced that it had collected MYR30bn (USD7bn) in GST revenue.
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Japan Agrees Scope Of Reduced Sales Tax Rate

The two members of Japan's ruling coalition have finally agreed on the range of food products that will continue to be subject to the eight percent consumption tax rate when the headline rate increases to 10 percent in April 2017.
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WTO Reports Drop In New Anti-Dumping Investigations

New anti-dumping investigations by World Trade Organization members decreased by 12 percent to 233 in the period from July 2014 to June 2015, compared with the previous twelve months, says the WTO.
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