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Kenny: Ireland Committed To 12.5 Percent CIT Rate
28/09/2016
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has reiterated his commitment to the 12.5 percent corporate tax rate "from a tax certainty point of view."

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Canada Launches Pre-Budget Consultations
28/09/2016
The Canadian Finance Department has launched pre-Budget consultations, and said it is committed to the notion of "an economy that works for the middle class."

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Canada, Germany Seek Resolution Of Remaining CETA Issues
26/09/2016
Canada and Germany have voiced support for work to clearly identify the outstanding issues holding back the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

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Clinton, Trump Opposed On Tax Policies During Debate
29/09/2016
In their first presidential debate on September 26, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton slugged it out regarding their respective tax policies, but there was no change in either's basic position.

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UK Issues Apprenticeship Levy Regulations
26/09/2016
Draft regulations that cover how employers will calculate, report, and pay their Apprenticeship Levy liability have been issued by the UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, for consultation.

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German IHT Reforms Pass Key Obstacle
28/09/2016
The mediation committee of the lower and upper houses of Germany's Parliament have agreed to changes to the country's inheritance tax laws, which are required by a Constitutional Court ruling.

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Wyden Proposes New US Housing Tax Credit
28/09/2016
US Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden has released draft legislation that would create a new Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit, intended to boost the development of rental homes affordable to Americans with moderate incomes.

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Global Tax Policies Shifting From Austerity To Growth
26/09/2016
While fiscal consolidation was the key driver of tax reforms in the years following the global economic crisis, the main emphasis of recent tax reforms has shifted back to tax measures aimed at boosting economic growth, according to a new OECD report.

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New Property Tax Hits Foreign Investment In Vancouver
26/09/2016
Overseas buyers rushed to complete real estate transactions in British Columbia ahead of the introduction in August of an additional property tax in the Greater Vancouver area, according to the latest Government statistics.

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Noonan Explains Ireland's Response To Brexit
26/09/2016
In the wake of the UK's vote to leave the European Union, Ireland's 2017 Budget will focus on "prudent fiscal policies" and maintaining the country's competitiveness, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has explained.

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Canada, Israel Lower Tax On Cross-Border Income
28/09/2016
Canada and Israel have signed a new double tax agreement that lowers withholding tax rates for dividends, interest, and royalties.

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Australian To Proceed With Lower Rate Backpacker Tax
29/09/2016
The Australian Government has reduced the proposed rate for its so-called "backpacker tax" from 32.5 percent to 19 percent.

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EU To Create List Of Non-Cooperative Tax Jurisdictions
26/09/2016
The European Commission has confirmed plans to draw up a pan-EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions.

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Taiwan To Levy VAT On Online Retailers
27/09/2016
Taiwan's Executive Yuan has approved a Finance Ministry proposal to impose value-added tax on foreign online sellers' supplies to Taiwanese consumers.

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Switzerland To Amend Withholding Tax Ordinance
27/09/2016
The Swiss Federal Council has proposed an amendment to the Withholding Tax Ordinance that it said will facilitate group financing.

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Carbon Taxes Too Low To Tackle Climate Change, Says OECD
27/09/2016
The OECD has called on governments to significantly hike taxes on greenhouse gas emissions, noting that current carbon prices are falling short on levels needed to achieve climate change reduction goals.

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Clinton Plans Top 65 Percent US Estate Tax Rate
27/09/2016
US Democratic party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has set out her proposed policy of hiking estate tax rates on "the very largest estates."

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Ireland Moving Forward With Plans For Sugar Tax
27/09/2016
The Irish Government will develop proposals for a levy on sugar-sweetened drinks as part of its obesity action plan.

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