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Ireland Cuts Individual Income Tax Burden In 2015 Budget
16/10/2014
Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has announced plans to cut the marginal rate of tax for individuals and has set out plans for reform of the corporate tax regime, in a tax-heavy 2015 Budget that is aimed at shoring up Ireland's economic recovery.

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Canada To Implement 2014 Budget Tax Provisions
15/10/2014
The Canadian Government has tabled a detailed Notice of Ways and Means Motion to implement tax provisions contained in its 2014 Budget, along with a number of previously unannounced measures.

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New Report Charts EU Tax Policy Changes In 2014
16/10/2014
The European Commission has published a new report detailing key tax reforms implemented by European Union member states during 2014 and identifies the main policy challenges they are said to face.

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Mexican Lawmakers Call For VAT Cut For Border States
16/10/2014
57 opposition party senators have called for a return to the 11 percent rate of value-added tax in Mexican border states.

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Norway's 2015 Budget Cuts Taxes
13/10/2014
The 2015 Budget, the first presented by Norway's new center-right Government, is to broaden the tax base to allow for targeted tax cuts.

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New Zealand, S Korea Hopeful Of FTA Conclusion In Seoul
16/10/2014
Ahead of a ninth round of negotiations towards a free trade deal, New Zealand and South Korea indicated that they are hopeful that an agreement can be reached at two-day meetings concluding on October 15, 2014, in the South Korean capital Seoul.

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Scottish Budget To Introduce 'Mansion Tax,' Says CIOT
14/10/2014
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) in the UK has said that real estate tax reform proposals in Scotland's 2015-16 Budget will, in effect, introduce a "mansion tax."

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EU Seeks To Explain 2015 Digital Economy VAT Changes
16/10/2014
The European Commission has announced the launch of a new web portal to help businesses adapt to the change to value-added tax place of supply rules for broadcasting, telecommunications, and electronic services from January 1, 2015.

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Steris To Redomicile In The UK Through Synergy Acquisition
15/10/2014
Ohio-based Steris Corp has confirmed that it is to acquire UK-based Synergy Health in a deal worth USD1.9bn, with the combined entity to be tax resident in the UK.

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Hong Kong Financial Sector Robust, Despite Protests
15/10/2014
Amid the ongoing protests concerning Hong Kong's electoral process, the Government of Hong Kong has issued a statement confirming that the stock market, foreign exchange market, and financial system are functioning normally.

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Greece To Ease Burden On Tax Compliant Firms
14/10/2014
Greece's Minister of Finance, Gikas Hardouvelis, has set out a number of reforms the nation is undertaking, particularly with regards to value-added tax, to ease the compliance burden on businesses, at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Greek Entrepreneurs Association, held days after the release of the nation's 2015 Budget.

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Internet Association Calls For Canadian 'Digital Renovation Tax Credit'
13/10/2014
Trade body The Internet Association has called on the Canadian Government to consider the introduction of a targeted tax credit that would encourage small- and medium-sized enterprises to get their business online.

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IRS To Get Tougher On Foreign US Property Investors
10/10/2014
The Internal Revenue Service needs to take additional actions to improve taxpayer compliance with a law related to the disposition of foreign investments in US real property, according to a report released by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

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France Drops Plans For Ecotax On HGVs
16/10/2014
France's Government has unexpectedly shelved plans to impose an environmental transit tax on heavy goods vehicles, after talks and industry threats of road blocks.

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UK Tax Agents Call For Real Time Reporting Regime Review
14/10/2014
The Association of Tax Technicians has called for an urgent review of HM Revenue and Customs's Real Time Information reporting system, warning that it may not be fit for purpose.

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IMF Told Of Tax Reforms In San Marino
15/10/2014
The International Monetary and Financial Committee of the International Monetary Fund was on October 11, 2014, updated on progress towards tax-related reform in San Marino, including the introduction of a value-added tax.

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Irish Revenue Explains Property Tax Procedures For 2015
16/10/2014
The Irish Revenue is to write to nearly 1m residential property owners to give them the opportunity to decide how and when they want to pay their 2015 Local Property Tax.

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Bright Future For Guernsey With Balanced Budgets, Says FM
16/10/2014
Guernsey's Minister for Treasury and Resources, Gavin St Pier, has said the future is bright for Guernsey with the territory's Budget now on an even keel.

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