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Individual Tax Burdens Continued To Rise In 2014
15/04/2015
Taxes on wages have risen by about one percent for the average worker in OECD countries between 2010 and 2014, even though the majority of governments did not increase statutory income tax rates, according to the OECD's Taxing Wages 2015 report.

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Canada, Chile Modernize Free Trade Agreement
14/04/2015
Canada and Chile have announced the conclusion of negotiations to modernize their 18-year-old free trade agreement.

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UK Conservatives Firm Up Election Tax Promises
16/04/2015
A Conservative Government would not raise value-added tax, income tax, or National Insurance contributions, the party's manifesto says.

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Ibec: Irish Gov't Should Prioritize Income Tax Cut
15/04/2015
Irish business group Ibec has said that in spite of strong economic growth, the Government still has limited room for fiscal manoeuvre and should therefore prioritize income tax cuts.

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Hungary Preparing Tax Changes
15/04/2015
Hungary is in a position to cut taxes due to a stronger economy, the Minister of State for Taxation and Financial Affairs, Gábor Orbán, has indicated.

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New Zealand To Cut Annual Vehicle Levies
16/04/2015
New Zealand's motor vehicle levies are set to be reduced from July 1, 2015, with the introduction of a new banding system centered around risk ratings, the Government has announced.

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French Government Sets Out Stall For Radical Reforms
13/04/2015
In response to recent indicators that the French economy is flagging, and a poor showing by his party in local elections, the Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, has announced a far-reaching program of tax reforms and incentives.

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Bulgaria To Overhaul Customs Agency
15/04/2015
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has highlighted the need for far more efficient border controls.

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Iceland May Tax Payments To Bank Sector Creditors
16/04/2015
Iceland's Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davíđ Gunnlaugsson, anticipates that Iceland will be in a position to settle claims against Icelandic banks that went bust in 2008 by the middle of this year, alongside the imposition of a "stability tax."

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NI Minister Warns Against Undercutting Republic On Tax
15/04/2015
Northern Ireland's Employment Minister, Stephen Farry, has warned against an attempt by the Executive to undercut the Republic of Ireland's corporation tax rate.

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NZ Returns To Deficit
13/04/2015
The New Zealand Government's accounts have slipped back to a deficit of NZD269m (USD203m) in the eight months to February, having briefly achieved a surplus in the previous month, Finance Minister Bill English said.

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Nova Scotia To Rein In Film Tax Credit
15/04/2015
Nova Scotia's Film Industry Tax Credit will no longer be fully refundable, under plans announced in the province's Budget.

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Italy Rules Out Tax Hikes For Three Years
14/04/2015
Italy will not raise taxes during the next three years, Italy's Premier, Matteo Renzi, has said, setting out the Government's medium-term fiscal and economic plans.

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Greenpeace Seeks Tax Breaks From Brazil For Solar Panels
16/04/2015
Environmental organization Greenpeace is lobbying the Brazilian Government to eliminate the state value-added tax, ICMS, on supplies of solar panels.

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NZ Simplifies GST Return Filing With New App
14/04/2015
New Zealand's Revenue Minister, Todd McClay, has announced that a new mobile phone application has been developed to simplify the process of goods and services tax return filing for about 50,000 of the nation's smallest businesses.

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Ireland Lifts Limit On Leased Plant, Machinery Tax Allowance
16/04/2015
The Irish Revenue has published a new Tax and Duty Manual that sets out the tax treatment of short-term leases of plants and machinery.

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Dominica Launches Citizenship By Investment Unit
14/04/2015
The Government of Dominica has launched a new Citizenship By Investment Unit, to improve customer service and significantly reduce the processing time for applications.

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Canadian Small Firms Publish Pre-Budget Submission
13/04/2015
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has called on the Government to cut the small business tax rate and "restore fairness" in employer payroll taxes.

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