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Switzerland Consults On Revised Rules For Expats
16/04/2014
Switzerland has launched a three-month hearing on planned changes to the nation's ordinance governing expatriate tax deductions.

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EU Tackles Single Market Tax Obstacles
14/04/2014
Two public consultations, an expert group, and new web pages have been launched as part of a follow up to earlier reviews by the European Commission into discriminatory tax rules affecting individuals in European Union member states.

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Canadian Executives Call For Simpler Tax Obligations
14/04/2014
For every CAD1 paid in federal and provincial corporate income tax, large Canadian companies typically incur an additional CAD0.94 in other business taxes, according to figures from the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.

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Personal Tax Burden Creeps Higher In OECD Countries
17/04/2014
Personal income tax rose in 25 out of the 34 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries over the past three years, according to the organization's annual Taxing Wages publication.

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NZ Local Authorities Seek New Revenue Streams
14/04/2014
Local authorities in New Zealand are calling for the federal Government to agree to diversify their revenue streams after admitting an over reliance on property taxes.

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Online Portal To Administer Irish Home Tax Break
14/04/2014
Ireland's revenue agency has launched an electronic system to administer a new property improvement tax relief, the Home Renovation Incentive.

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Schäuble Excludes Top Tax Rate Hike From 2014 Budget
14/04/2014
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has defended his decision not to raise the top rate of income tax in the newly drafted 2014 Budget, to finance the removal of stealth tax for middle-income earners.

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Šemeta In Final EU Tax Harmonization Push
16/04/2014
The European Union will benefit from a more coordinated approach on taxation, the European Union's Tax Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta has said, outlining near-term fiscal policy proposals.

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Austrian Unions Push For Lower Income Tax Rates
14/04/2014
The President of the Austrian Federation of Trade Unions, Erich Foglar, has urged the Government to swiftly reduce the income tax burden on low-salaried workers, and provide more than a "cosmetic" reduction.

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UK Announces Tougher Penalties For Offshore Evaders
16/04/2014
Tough new rules proposed this week could see UK criminal convictions handed down to those with undeclared income offshore, even if HM Revenue and Customs is unable to prove an intention to evade tax.

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World Bank Tracks China's Fiscal Policy Direction
17/04/2014
China plans to introduce a number of structural fiscal reforms to balance the interests of the central and local governments and address local government debt levels, according to the World Bank's recently released East Asia Pacific Economic Update.

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Brazil Cuts Tax Rate On Imported Capital Goods
15/04/2014
The Brazilian Government has slashed the rate of import duty on 95 capital goods not produced in Brazil to ensure sufficient supply.

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France Confirms EUR10bn Tax Cuts For Corporates
11/04/2014
France's new Prime Minister Manuel Valls has detailed Government plans to lower labor costs for businesses, beyond the EUR20bn (USD27.7bn) wage cost cut already provided through the CICE tax credit for competitiveness and employment.

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PwC Anticipates Higher Australian Marginal Tax Rates
17/04/2014
On average, Australian taxpayers will pay an effective tax rate of 40 percent on their income by 2039-40 if the Government fails to raise income tax thresholds, according to forecasts from PwC.

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ERSI Studies Carbon Tax Impact On Ireland
15/04/2014
Introducing a carbon floor price in Ireland could reduce emissions from the electricity sector by 17.3 percent and raise tax revenues worth up to EUR260m (USD360.9m), according to the Economic and Social Research Institute.

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Japan, US Remain Deadlocked On TPP
15/04/2014
The United States Trade Representative, Michael Froman, and Japan's Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister, Akira Amari, held another two days of bilateral talks on April 9-10 to try to settle their countries' differences over the terms of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade treaty, but again little progress was made.

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Tax Freedom Day Comes Later For US Taxpayers
14/04/2014
Analysis by the Tax Foundation has confirmed that, this year, Americans will have to work three days on average longer than in 2013 – from January 1 to April 21 (111 days) – before earning enough to pay off their United States tax obligations at the federal, state, and local levels.

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Tax Perks To Fuel Andorran Gambling Hub
11/04/2014
Andorran Minister of the Presidency Antoni Riberaygua has provided his assurances that the Government's new gambling bill will include an attractive and competitive tax regime to attract operators.

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