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UK Seeking Close Trading Relationship With Canada
20/07/2016
The UK will seek a close trading relationship with Canada when it leaves the European Union, a Downing Street spokesperson has said.

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Spain To Raise Corporate Tax
21/07/2016
The Spanish Government has outlined plans to increase company tax as it battles to keeps its budget deficit in check.

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Ireland Sizes Up Impact Of Brexit
21/07/2016
"While Ireland's future lies within the European Union, we will work to maintain our excellent bilateral relationship with the UK," Eoghan Murphy, Ireland's Minister of State for Financial Services, has said.

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More Canadians Filing Taxes Online
19/07/2016
The Canada Revenue Agency has said that 84 percent of taxpayers now file online, with more than five million tax returns filled in automatically.

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Germany Adopts Law On CbC Reporting And Tax Rulings
18/07/2016
The German Federal Cabinet has adopted a bill to implement key aspects of the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting recommendations and the European Union's administrative cooperation directive.

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France Unveils Carbon Tax Plans
18/07/2016
The French Government has accepted a recommendation from an advisory panel that a carbon tax be imposed on electricity generation from coal-fired power plants starting next year.

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Renzi To Extend Italian 'Super' Depreciation Allowance
21/07/2016
During visits to businesses in Piemonte on July 19, Premier Matteo Renzi committed his Government to the extension of tax measures to help Italian businesses invest and create new jobs.

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Brady, Hatch Introduce US-UK FTA Resolution
18/07/2016
The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Kevin Brady , and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch have introduced a resolution into the US Congress expressing strong support for discussions on a free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Dutch Parliament Approves Gambling Tax
18/07/2016
The lower house of the Dutch Parliament has approved a law providing for the regulation and taxation of online gambling in the Netherlands.

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Canada Releases Provincial HST Guidance For Realtors
19/07/2016
The Canadian Revenue Agency has released guidance on the harmonized sales tax treatment of sale or rental of new housing following hikes to New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador's headline rates.

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Ibec: Irish Budget Must Improve Tax Regime
15/07/2016
Irish business association Ibec has recommended that the Government set a roadmap for lowering the marginal income tax rate to 45 percent as part of Budget 2017.

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IMF Comments On Czech VAT Reforms
18/07/2016
In its Article IV consultation for the country, the International Monetary Fund has commented on a number of recent value-added tax reforms implemented by the Czech Republic.

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Bill Would Replace US Corporate Tax With VAT-Like Tax
19/07/2016
Jim Renacci, a member of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee and Budget Committee, has issued a US tax reform plan – Simplifying America's Tax System – that would eliminate corporate income tax and replace it with a new seven percent credit-invoice based consumption tax.

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Luxembourg Approves New Tax-Advantaged Fund Vehicle
21/07/2016
Luxembourg's Parliament has approved a new tax-advantaged alternative fund structure, adding to the jurisdiction's already impressive array of such vehicles.

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Italians In Northern Italy Pay 'Twice' As Much Tax
20/07/2016
Taxpayers in the north of Italy each pay EUR10,229 (USD11,330) annually, while those in the south (the Mezzogiorno) pay only EUR5,841, according to CGIA of Mestre, the association of sole traders and small businesses.

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US Debt-Equity Regs 'Should Not Apply To Partnerships'
19/07/2016
On July 13, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants wrote a letter to the US Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service expressing its concerns that the agencies do not have the authority to extend the application of the proposed section 385 regulations to partnership equity or debt instruments issued by partnerships.

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Scottish Gov't Consults On Apprenticeship Levy
18/07/2016
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the proposed UK-wide Apprenticeship Levy, with the promise of taking a "distinctly Scottish approach" to the policy.

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Australia Pursuing 'Sharing Economy' Tax Dues
20/07/2016
The Australian Taxation Office has said that it is concerned that those earning money from the "sharing economy" may not realize that they are required to declare these earnings on their tax return.

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