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EU Hopes To Launch New Zealand FTA Talks In 2017
12/01/2017
European Council President Donald Tusk has said that the EU hopes to launch free trade negotiations with New Zealand this year.

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UK Heading For 'Hard Brexit,' May Hints
11/01/2017
Theresa May has signaled for the first time that the UK will leave the EU Single Market.

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Once-Competitive Alberta Falls Behind Canadian, US States
09/01/2017
Alberta has lost its "tax advantage" against Canada's other provinces and peer energy jurisdictions in the US, according to research by the Fraser Institute.

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European Businesses Anticipating Brexit Fallout
09/01/2017
More than half of European businesses view Brexit as a threat to their operations, according to a study from accountancy firm RSM.

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Cyprus Legislates For CbC Reporting
10/01/2017
Cyprus on December 30 issued a decree implementing country-by-country reporting obligations for multinational enterprises.

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EU Presses Ahead With Single Market Improvements
12/01/2017
The European Commission has published a package of measures to ease the administrative burden on service providers, which includes plans for a new European Services e-card and a proportionality assessment of national regulations.

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US Continues Probe Into Canadian Lumber Imports
10/01/2017
On January 6, the US International Trade Commission decided that there is a reasonable indication that the US domestic industry is being materially injured by imports of softwood lumber products from Canada that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

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Panama Seeks Removal From French Tax Blacklist
12/01/2017
Panama is to meet with French authorities next week to negotiate its removal from France's blacklist of non-cooperative territories.

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Alberta Begins Paying Carbon Tax Rebates
09/01/2017
On January 5, the Albertan Government began paying carbon levy rebates to low- and middle-income households.

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UK Tax Authority Makes U-Turn On Transformation Plan
11/01/2017
HM Revenue and Customs has agreed its estimates of the money it would save by closing more than 100 offices are "unrealistic," according to a report from the National Audit Office.

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Irish Revenue Advises On Changes To Voluntary Disclosure Regime
09/01/2017
The Irish Revenue has published guidance on changes to the voluntary disclosure rules that will prevent individuals from benefitting from lower penalty rates when the disclosure relates to "offshore matters."

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CFOs Optimistic About US Tax Reform: Survey
09/01/2017
The latest quarterly survey of chief financial officers' expectations, conducted by Deloitte towards the end of last year, showed respondents believe there will be significant tax policy changes in the United States.

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Irish Revenue Releases 2016 Property Tax Statistics
11/01/2017
The Irish Revenue has announced Local Property Tax receipts of EUR463m (USD486.6m) in 2016 and a compliance rate of 97 percent for the year.

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UK Couples Failing To Claim Available Tax Break: HMRC
10/01/2017
HM Revenue and Customs has said around 2.9 million couples are failing to take advantage of a tax break available to them worth up to GBP220 (USD267) a year.

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Three More Nations Commit To BEPS Minimum Standards
10/01/2017
A further three countries have committed to participate in international base erosion and profit shifting discussions and implement minimum standards, under the OECD's new "inclusive framework" for countries.

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German Environmental Agency Calls For Higher VAT On Meat
11/01/2017
Germany's federal environmental agency, Umweltbundesamt, has called for meat and dairy products to be subject to a higher rate of value-added tax.

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Hong Kong Needs Measured BEPS Response: Report
09/01/2017
Hong Kong's Financial Services Development Council has issued a paper setting out key recommendations for the Government to consider in the area of international tax law.

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Irish Tax Agency Reports On Record Year
09/01/2017
The Irish Revenue has released its preliminary results for 2016, which show that it collected a record EUR47.9bn (USD50.7bn) for the Exchequer.

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