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Irish SMEs Seeking Capital Gains Tax Reforms
24/08/2016
The Irish Small Firms Association has called for the introduction of a 10 percent capital gains tax rate for entrepreneurs, to encourage business owners who sell their business to invest in another company.

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UK To Alter Inheritance Tax Rules On Non-Doms
23/08/2016
The UK Government has published further details of its proposal to amend the inheritance tax rules for non-domiciled individuals.

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Primero Mining To Continue To Fight For APA Validity
25/08/2016
Primero Mining Corporation has reiterated that it will continue to challenge the Mexican tax authority's efforts to nullify the advance pricing agreement they agreed in 2012.

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British Columbia To Keep Carbon Tax Frozen
23/08/2016
The British Columbian Government will not increase the carbon tax as part of its new Climate Leadership Plan.

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German Bankers Issue Tax Plea To Berlin
22/08/2016
The head of Germany's banking association has called on the Government to improve the tax framework for banks operating in Germany.

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Brexit Vote Hits Northern Irish Business Confidence
22/08/2016
A majority of Northern Ireland's businesses have or expect to revise their growth plans in light of the UK's vote to leave the European Union, according to a survey by the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and business advisors BDO.

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Italy Poised To Cut Taxes, Says Renzi
23/08/2016
On August 18, Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said his Government will continue to make further tax reductions next year.

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Republicans Renew Opposition To Section 385 Regs
24/08/2016
The leaders of the tax-writing committees in the United States Congress have issued another warning to the US Treasury about the potentially negative economic impact of the proposed anti-inversion regulations under section 385 of the US tax code.

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Hungary Ponders Payroll Tax Cut
22/08/2016
The Hungarian Government has hinted that it is considering reducing employer social security contributions, although its ability is said to be constrained by a lack of fiscal space.

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Switzerland, Italy Seek Progress On Cross-Border Taxation
24/08/2016
Switzerland has informed Italy of its desire to sign the bilateral agreement on the taxation of cross-border commuters.

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Michael Hill Settles IP Dispute With NZ Revenue
19/08/2016
Michael Hill International Limited, the jewelry retail group, announced on August 17 that it has settled a tax dispute with the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department to remove a source of uncertainty for its shareholders.

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Canadian SMEs Criticize CPP Hikes
24/08/2016
A large majority of Canadian small businesses disagree with the Government's claim that proposed changes to the Canada Pension Plan are modest, according to a new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses.

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UK Contractors Urged To Prepare For IR35 Changes
22/08/2016
Public sector contractors could face a substantial tax hike if agencies are insufficiently prepared for the April 2017 reforms to IR35 legislation, online advisors ContractorCalculator have warned.

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Many Reporting Entities Unprepared For FATCA, CRS
24/08/2016
New research shows that financial institutions are generally confident about meeting existing and incoming automatic exchange of information obligations. However, the study also found that a significant proportion of the industry is facing higher costs and risking fines by being under-prepared for new compliance requirements.

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OECD Consults Stakeholders On Branch Mismatch Structures
24/08/2016
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has released for public comment a discussion draft targeting branch mismatch structures as part of its work under Action 2 of the base erosion and profit shifting project.

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NZ Court Backs Vector In Tax Dispute
22/08/2016
The New Zealand Court of Appeal has sided with Vector, New Zealand's largest distributor of gas and electricity, in its ongoing dispute with the Inland Revenue Department over payments received for infrastructure access rights.

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UK Consults On 'Soft Drinks Industry Levy'
19/08/2016
The UK Government has launched a consultation on its proposal for a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, which will be charged to producers and importers of soft drinks with added sugar.

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German-Speaking Ministers Discuss Tax
25/08/2016
German-speaking finance ministers from Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Switzerland have met to discuss a range of tax and economic issues.

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