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EU Announces Massive Overhaul To EU Digital VAT Rules
05/12/2016
The European Commission on December 1 unveiled a series of measures to improve the value-added tax environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. The proposals are intended to enable consumers and companies – in particular start-ups and SMEs – to buy and sell goods and services more easily online.

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Irish Tax Revenues Continue To Improve
07/12/2016
Irish tax revenue has continued to outperform expectations, coming in 1.8 percent ahead of target in the first 11 months of 2016.

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Spain To Hike Corporate Tax Burden
06/12/2016
The Spanish Government announced a revenue-raising Budget on December 2 that will increase the tax take from corporations.

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CTF: Canada Should Learn From Australia's Carbon Tax Failure
08/12/2016
Canadians "should take a close look" at Australia's experience of carbon taxation, according to Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

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Transfer Pricing Behind Jump In UK Tax In Dispute
05/12/2016
The amount of tax potentially underpaid by big businesses by shifting profits to other jurisdictions has increased by 60 percent in the last year, to GBP3.8bn (USD4.8bn), according to figures obtained by international law firm Pinsent Masons.

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New Zealand Clarifies PAYE Rules For Seasonal Workers
08/12/2016
New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department has clarified that non-resident seasonal workers should not be subject to income tax exceeding 10.5 percent on any lump sum received at the end of their employment for unused paid holiday.

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Belgian Pension Funds Rally Against EU FTT
05/12/2016
Belgian pension funds have urged the Government to withdraw from the proposed European Union financial transaction tax, warning that the tax could "devastate" the industry.

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OECD Recommends Italian Shift To Property Taxation
05/12/2016
In its latest economic survey, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has concurred with previous comments by the European Commission and International Monetary Fund and recommended increased Italian property taxation.

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UK Digital Tax Reporting Concessions Sought
08/12/2016
Millions of UK taxpayers without internet access will be unable to comply with HM Revenue and Customs's proposed mandatory online reporting rules, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group has said.

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China's VAT Rates To Be 'Streamlined'
08/12/2016
Chinese officials have discussed the progress made this year in replacing business tax with value-added tax and future measures to simplify the latter's ongoing implementation.

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UK Financial Firms Pay Record USD90bn In Tax
08/12/2016
The UK's financial services sector paid a record GBP71.4bn (USD93.4bn) in tax in the year to March 31, 2016, a 7.4 percent increase on the figure for the previous year.

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Irish Budget Watchdog Warns Against 'Risky' Use Of CIT Revenues
07/12/2016
The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned the Government against "using unexpected tax revenue for difficult-to-reverse spending increases."

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EFTA Approves Eco Tax Incentives For Norwegian Ships
05/12/2016
The European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority has approved a tax-based state aid scheme aimed at reducing maritime transport pollution in Norway.

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UK Committee Condemns HMRC For Tax Credit Contract Failings
06/12/2016
A UK parliamentary committee has censured the UK tax authority and its former contractor Concentrix over "gross failings" in relation to the administration of tax credits.

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'Successful' First Year For Scotland's Devolved Real Property Tax
07/12/2016
Scotland's transition to the new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax was "operationally successful," according to the Scottish Parliament's Finance and Constitution Committee, which has reviewed the tax's impact on the housing market.

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Canada, Madagascar Agree Lower Cross-Border WHT Rates
07/12/2016
Canada and Madagascar have signed a double taxation agreement that will limit the withholding tax rates for dividends, interest, and royalties.

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US Congress Urged Not To Pass Online Sales Tax Bill
08/12/2016
On December 6, Americans for Prosperity, Americans for Tax Reform, Heritage Action For America, and FreedomWorks wrote to the members of Congress calling on them to oppose any attempt to pass US internet sales tax legislation, such as the Marketplace Fairness Act, before the end of this year.

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Irish Revenue Encourages Taxpayers To Apply For Refunds
07/12/2016
The Irish Revenue has issued a reminder to Pay as You Earn workers that there is a four-year time limit to submit tax refund claims.

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