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Canadian Gov't Commits To SME Tax Cut
18/10/2017
The Canadian Government has announced plans to lower the small business tax rate and has signalled its intention to amend its controversial reforms to tax planning rules.

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Round Four Of NAFTA Talks End
19/10/2017
Negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the US have concluded the fourth round of talks on the renegotiation of NAFTA.

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UK Firms Respond To UK's Post-Brexit Trade Strategy
18/10/2017
The British Chamber of Commerce has responded to the release of two new white papers from the UK Government on trade, tax, and customs after Brexit.

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Donohoe Says Irish Tax Income Tax Rates Unsustainable
16/10/2017
Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has described Ireland's high marginal tax rates as "unsustainable" and "unfair," and said that progress must be made in addressing the issue.

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UK Government Considering Age-Linked Tax Breaks
18/10/2017
The UK Government is considering lowering the tax burden on younger taxpayers, in a move seen as being to boost the Conservative Party's popularity among younger voters.

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New Zealand Issues Guidance On Biannual GST Filing
18/10/2017
New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department has published a practice statement explaining in which cases the Commissioner will exercise the discretion to allow registered persons to remain or become six-monthly return filers for goods and services tax purposes.

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Malta Levels Tax On Debt, Equity Financing
18/10/2017
Malta has enacted rules removing the bias in favor of debt financing by creating a notional interest deduction for equity financing.

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Barnier: Not Enough Progress Made In Brexit Talks
16/10/2017
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said that he is unable to recommend that discussions be opened on the bloc's future relationship with the UK.

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Luxembourg's 2018 Budget Presented
16/10/2017
A number of minor tax measures were included in Luxembourg's 2018 Budget, tabled in the Chamber of Deputies by Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna on October 11.

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UK Should Require More Tax From Self-Employed: OECD
19/10/2017
The UK Government should revive its abandoned plan to increase National Insurance contributions (social security tax) for the self-employed, says the OECD in a new report.

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A Steady Income Taxed Less In Canada
19/10/2017
A new report has claimed that Canadians whose incomes are irregular or fluctuate year-by-year face a greater tax burden than those with steady incomes.

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Ireland Updates International Tax Strategy
13/10/2017
The Irish Government has published an updated version of its International Tax Strategy, which provides an overview of the steps taken to meet international standards and sets out the Government's position on global reform efforts.

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Norway's Budget Cuts Income Tax
17/10/2017
The Norwegian Government has said the Budget for 2018 meets its election commitment to encourage higher investment, job creation, and economic growth, including through an income tax cut.

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New Zealand Releases GST Zero Rate Guide
19/10/2017
New Zealand's Inland Revenue has released guidance on zero-rated treatment under the goods and services tax (GST) regime, explaining what goods and services should be subject to a zero rate, how to account for and report such transactions, and special rules.

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OECD's Gurria Calls For Collective Action On Digital Taxation
18/10/2017
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria has called for a collective effort on the design of temporary, short-term measures to tackle the international tax challenges of the digital economy.

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Irish Farmers Criticize Stamp Duty Change
17/10/2017
The Irish Government's plan to increase stamp duty on non-residential property transactions has been criticized by farmers' associations.

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Mexican Tax Agency Planning Agriculture Sector Compliance Push
16/10/2017
Mexico's tax agency has signed an agreement with the national agency for agriculture, forestry, and fishing to cooperate on improving industry tax compliance.

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OECD's Action 5 BEPS Work Producing 'Tangible Results'
19/10/2017
Countries have made substantial progress in ensuring that their preferential tax regimes do not give rise to base erosion and profit shifting issues, according to the OECD's new peer review report under Action 5 of the BEPS Action Plan.

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