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Cameron Hints At UK Inheritance Tax Cut Ahead Of Elections
20/10/2014
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has again raised the prospect of increasing the UK's inheritance tax threshold to GBP1m ahead of another upcoming general election.

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NZ Business Leaders Seek More Free Trade Deals
22/10/2014
New Zealand business leaders and executives are calling for the nation to conclude a greater number of free trade agreements, with 81 percent identifying that new agreements would provide substantial opportunities for growth.

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American Firms Hail Irish Budget Announcements
21/10/2014
American firms with operations in Ireland have welcomed the certainty brought about by Ireland's 2015 Budget and its new corporate tax "roadmap."

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EU, Singapore Agree Free Trade Deal
23/10/2014
The European Union and Singapore have announced the completion of negotiations towards a free trade agreement, after concluding talks on the investment protection portion of the pact.

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Italian Cabinet Approves 2015 Tax Cuts
20/10/2014
The Italian Cabinet approved on October 15, 2014, the Government's Budget for 2015, which contains EUR18bn (USD23bn) in tax cuts.

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Luxembourg Confirms Tax Changes In 2015 Budget Law
23/10/2014
Luxembourg's Ministry of Finance has recently released the nation's draft Budget 2015 law, confirming measures that will be effective from January 1, 2015.

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OECD Enters French Tax Reform Debate
23/10/2014
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has recommended a number of direct tax reforms to build on the French Government's efforts to improve the nation's competitiveness in Europe.

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Germany Receives Tax Caution On Legacies To Foreign Charities
22/10/2014
The European Commission has asked Germany to amend inheritance tax legislation that it says results in the discriminatory taxation of legacies to foreign charities.

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UK Labour Party Fleshes Out Mansion Tax Plans
23/10/2014
Owners of properties worth more than GBP2m (USD2.5m) would pay a "mansion tax" of at least GBP250 a month, if Labour forms the next UK Government, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has said.

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Noonan Asserts Ireland's Direction On Tax Policy
23/10/2014
"The issue of substance and taxation is, and always will be, a core column of the Irish taxation system," Michael Noonan, Ireland's Finance Minister, said at his Department's Tax Policy Conference on October 21, 2014, underscoring that Ireland's strategy is to play fair but play to win.

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Hungary Planning VAT Break For Eco-Friendly Cars
23/10/2014
Hungary's Minister for National Economy, Mihály Varga, has announced that the Government is considering the introduction of a zero rate of value-added tax for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Portugal's 2015 Budget Contains Corporate Tax Cut
17/10/2014
The Portuguese Government has proposed lowering the corporate tax rate from 23 percent to 21 percent in its 2015 Budget, which was presented to Parliament on October 15, 2014.

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US Calls For Greater Japanese Ambition On TPP
21/10/2014
During a telephone conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on October 15, United States President Barack Obama stressed "the need to be bold" in order to move forward the stalled negotiations on Trans-Pacific Partnership tariffs.

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Canada Processing Citizenship Applications Faster
22/10/2014
Canada's Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, has said that recent reforms are responsible for quicker citizenship processing times and a reduction in the country's citizenship application backlog.

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British Firms Call For Improved Research Tax Incentives
22/10/2014
The Confederation of British Industry has urged the UK to "supercharge" its research and development tax credit regime.

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EU Reaches Trade Deal With East African Community
22/10/2014
The European Union has said the conclusion of a new trade deal with the East African Community means that EAC countries no longer have to worry that their improving economic status will lead to the loss of full duty-free and quota-free access to the European market.

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Kenny: Marginal Tax Rate Will Fall To 50 Percent In 2016
20/10/2014
Following on from the release of the nation's latest budget, the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said that Budget 2016 will lower the marginal tax rate faced by middle-income families to 50 percent.

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British Colombia Plans More Attractive LNG Tax Regime
23/10/2014
Eight months after the framework for British Columbia's new Liquefied Natural Gas tax regime was unveiled, the Government has announced that it will introduce a lower-than-planned tax rate for the industry.

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