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Bruton To Promote Irish Corporate Tax Changes In US
30/10/2014
Ireland's Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton is undertaking his first investment mission since the Government announced major changes to the corporate tax regime as part of Budget 2015.

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NZ Trade Minister Believes TPP Trade Deal Close
30/10/2014
New Zealand's Trade Minister, Tim Groser, has said that he is optimistic that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed free-trade agreement involving New Zealand, the United States, and ten other nations, will soon be ready.

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Mexico, US Agree Compromise In Sugar Trade Dispute
30/10/2014
The US has signed draft agreements with the Mexican Government and Mexican sugar exporters, which if fully implemented would suspend US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Mexican sugar.

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Canadian Marriage Institute Calls For Income Splitting
28/10/2014
The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada has called on the Government to introduce "income splitting," saying that the initiative would establish tax fairness.

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Italian Budget Proposals Scrutinized By EU
28/10/2014
While Italy's proposed 2015 Budget has caused concern within the European Union, because of plans for a less-than-programmed fiscal deficit reduction, the budgetary decree has also caused a stir in Parliament as it features new measures absent when it was approved by the Cabinet.

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Sweden Proposes Tax Hikes In 2015 Budget
27/10/2014
Sweden's Finance Minister, Magdalena Andersson, on October 23, 2014, presented the 2015 Budget containing a number of tax increases.

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EU Value-Added Tax Reforms Closing The VAT Gap
27/10/2014
The European Commission has published its latest VAT Gap study, which shows that an estimated EUR177bn (USD223.9bn) in value-added tax revenues was lost due to non-collection or non-compliance in 2012 – a figure equal to 16 percent of expected VAT revenues.

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Czech Lawmakers Approve New Reduced VAT Rate
27/10/2014
The Czech Senate on October 22, 2014, approved a draft bill to introduce a third value-added tax rate of ten percent.

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Hungary Announces Tax Plans For 2015
27/10/2014
Hungary's Government has announced details of the country's tax plans for 2015, including an expansion of sectoral taxes and a further shift from income taxes to consumption taxes.

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HMRC's Explains Relationship With High Net Worths
29/10/2014
HM Revenue and Customs has issued a new guide on how it deals with wealthy individuals and its efforts to ensure their compliance with tax rules.

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Canada Should Review Tax System, Say Accountants
30/10/2014
The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada has called on the federal Government to launch a comprehensive review of the country's tax system, in a bid to reduce its complexity and review inefficient provisions.

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UK Government Pushed On NI Corporate Tax Decision
30/10/2014
The Government-appointed Economic Advisory Group in Northern Ireland has urged the UK Government to reach a decision soon on devolving corporate income tax in Northern Ireland.

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Ireland Publishes 2014 Finance Bill
27/10/2014
Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has published the 2014 Finance Bill, which gives effect to the tax reforms announced in his Budget and introduces a number of new anti-avoidance measures.

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Report Charts Global Tax Rates On IT Goods And Services
30/10/2014
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has released a new report that ranks 125 nations on the taxes and tariffs that they levy on IT goods, as part of the not-for-profit organization's efforts to lobby Governments for tax relief.

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South Africa Warns Of Future Tax Hikes
24/10/2014
South Africa's Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, has warned that, with falling tax collections this year, additional revenue measures will be needed in the 2015 Budget.

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UAE, Luxembourg Amend Their Double Tax Agreement
29/10/2014
The United Arab Emirates and Luxembourg on October 26, 2014, signed a protocol to amend their double tax agreement.

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European Court Rules Against Italy's Gambling Tax Rules
29/10/2014
The European Court of Justice has ruled against Italian gambling tax legislation, which taxes winnings from games of chance that are obtained in other EU member states but exempts such winnings obtained in Italy.

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Renewed Calls For Tax Powers For London
28/10/2014
Centre for London, a think tank, on October 27, 2014, issued a manifesto that calls for the capital to be handed control over property taxation and for it to be allowed to keep a portion of the income tax it raises.

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