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Indian Cabinet Green-Lights GST Anti-Profiteering Authority

17/11/2017

The Indian Cabinet on November 16 launched the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) in relation to the Goods and Services Tax and approved the appointment of senior staff.

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IRS Reminds Businesses Of New Jan 31 Filing Deadline

17/11/2017

The Internal Revenue Service on November 16 issued a reminder to employers and other businesses of the January 31 filing deadline that now applies to filing wage statements and independent contractor forms with the government.

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MEPs: EU Must Do More To Tackle Tax Evasion

17/11/2017

MEPs have criticized the European Council and European finance ministers for a "lacklustre performance" in the fight against tax evasion and avoidance.

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OECD Global Forum Discusses Tax Transparency Progress

17/11/2017

200 delegates from more than 90 delegations met in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on November 15-17, 2017, for the 10th meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes which now includes 147 countries and jurisdictions.

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UK Issues Guidance On Fulfilment Business Scheme

17/11/2017

HM Revenue and Customs has launched guidance into a new due diligence scheme, the Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme, which aims to ensure that overseas traders comply with value-added tax regulations.

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US Tax Reform Bills Advanced By Senate Committee, House

17/11/2017

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate Finance Committee passed their respective US tax reform bills on November 16.

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Amid Gig Economy Tax Debate, Deliveroo Wins Key Ruling

17/11/2017

Following a damning ruling against gig economy ride-hailing service Uber, which provided that its drivers are entitled to rights typically reserved for employees, Deliveroo has successfully argued that its gig economy delivery drivers, of takeaway food, are self-employed.

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Brexit Will Be A Challenge, Irish Finance Minister Says

17/11/2017

Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has spoken of the scale of the challenge presented by Brexit and of the "complexity and difficulty that must be overcome."

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HMRC Delays VAT Change On Pension Fund Management Services

17/11/2017

The UK tax authority is to delay changes to the VAT rules for pension fund management services and amend its recent guidance.

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Chinese VAT Decision On Animal Feed Welcomed In US

16/11/2017

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it has been again decided that US distiller's dried grains with solubles should be exempt from the 11 percent value-added tax.

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EU Parliament Agrees New Anti-Dumping Rules

16/11/2017

Members of the European Parliament have voted in favor of new rules on dumped and subsidized goods from outside the European Union.

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HMRC Hails 'Billion Pound' Ruling Against Film Tax Scheme

16/11/2017

HM Revenue and Customs has said a ruling from the UK's Supreme Court on November 15, 2017, against users of a failed tax avoidance film partnership scheme will save taxpayers over a billion pounds.

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IMF Urges Kuwait To Press Ahead With VAT

16/11/2017

The International Monetary Fund has urged authorities in Kuwait to push ahead with the introduction of a value-added tax, having fallen behind the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which are introducing VAT from January 1, 2018.

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Independent Businesses Back Senate's US Tax Reform Plan

16/11/2017

The National Federation of Independent Business in the United States has said that it "strongly supports" the proposed measures in the Senate's tax reform plan, which would provide tax relief to small businesses.

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Saudi Arabia Explains VAT Rules For Transport Sector

16/11/2017

Saudi Arabia's tax authority has issued guidance on the value-added tax rules that will apply to transportation services when value-added tax is introduced from January 1, 2018.

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