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Brexit – What Does It Mean For Taxpayers?
28/06/2016
June 23rd, 2016, whether for good or for ill, will go down in history as the day on which the European Union became less united, setting in train an as-yet-uncertain, although widely speculated upon, sequence of events.

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Ireland Explains New Bilateral APA Program
28/06/2016
The Irish Revenue has issued taxpayer guidance on the country's bilateral advance pricing agreement program, which is due to take effect from July 1, 2016.

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NZ Publishes Findings On Foreign Trusts
29/06/2016
The New Zealand Government on June 27, 2016, released tax expert John Shewan's independent Inquiry into Foreign Trust Disclosure Rules, and the steps it is taking to strengthen tax rules as part of its work with the OECD to clamp down on base erosion and profit shifting.

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Mexico Open To FTA With UK
30/06/2016
The Mexican Government indicated that it is open to signing a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom after the British public voted on June 23 to leave the European Union.

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HMRC Guides Firms On Preparing 'Tax Strategy'
29/06/2016
The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, has published detailed guidance on the preparation and publication by large businesses of details on their "tax strategy."

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MEPs Call For Swift Brexit
30/06/2016
Members of the European Parliament have called on the UK Government to activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to allow European Union withdrawal negotiations to start as soon as possible.

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Greece Extends Tax Return Deadline
30/06/2016
The Greek Ministry of Finance has announced a short extension to the tax return filing deadline for individuals and companies.

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Sweden To Revamp VAT Legislation
30/06/2016
In a brief statement published on June 28, the Swedish Ministry of Finance announced that the Government intends to review the country's value-added tax legislation with a view to making improvements to the regime.

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New Zealand Sets Out Limited BEPS Response
30/06/2016
The New Zealand tax system is already quite robust by international standards, the Government has said, adding that a few of the base erosion and profit shifting recommendations do not require a response.

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HMRC On Brexit: Nothing Has Changed In Short Term
29/06/2016
HM Revenue and Customs has said that "everything is continuing as normal" in the wake of the UK's June 23 vote to leave the European Union.

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Central, Eastern European VAT Gap At EUR28bn
28/06/2016
Uncollected value-added tax revenues are costing the treasuries of five Central and Eastern European countries EUR28.2bn (USD32bn) per year, according to a new study by PwC.

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IMF Urges Ireland To Rebalance Tax Mix
29/06/2016
Ireland has been urged by the International Monetary Fund to adjust its fiscal policy to support "job-rich growth."

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ECJ Rules On Foreign Language Invoices
28/06/2016
The obligation to draw up cross-border invoices exclusively in a particular language, failing which they are null and void, infringes EU law, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

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IRS Takes Taxpayer Protection Actions
27/06/2016
Taking precautionary steps to protect taxpayers, the US Internal Revenue Service has announced that the e-filing personal identification number tool is no longer available on the agency's website, and that it is putting in place new requirements for participants using the Income Verification Express Service.

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Canadian Firms Condemn 'Payroll Tax' Plan
27/06/2016
Proposals to expand the Canada Pension Plan "will basically be a form of payroll tax" that will put further strain on businesses, Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, has warned.

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Turnbull Defends Company Tax Cuts
27/06/2016
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has suggested that proposed cuts to superannuation tax concessions will help pay for reductions in the company tax rate.

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Sweden Ponders New Infrastructure Tax
28/06/2016
The Swedish Government has tasked a new committee with studying whether a new tax is required to fund infrastructure investment in Sweden.

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US, S Korea Open To Bilateral UK Free Trade Deals
28/06/2016
The Chairman of the US House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, Kevin Brady, and the South Korean Foreign Minister, Yun Byung-se, have said their countries are open to agreeing bilateral free trade agreements with the United Kingdom if it decouples from the European Union.

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