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Bermuda, US Agree To Exchange CbC Reports

13/12/2017

Bermuda and the US recently signed an agreement providing for the automatic exchange of country-by-country reports.

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Canadian Ministers 'Committed To Beneficial Ownership Transparency'

13/12/2017

Finance ministers from across Canada have said that they are committed to ensuring greater transparency of beneficial ownership information.

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Canadian SMEs Seek Delay To New Tax Rules

13/12/2017

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has called for the implementation of new income sprinkling rules to be delayed.

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Canadian Taxes Highly Progressive, Think Tank Says

13/12/2017

The top 20 percent of income earners in Canada will pay 55.9 percent of all taxes this year, according to research by the Fraser Institute.

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Facebook Bows To Int'l Pressure To Drop Irish Tax Arrangement

13/12/2017

Facebook announced on December 12, 2017, that it would significantly alter how it books its advertising revenue, to pay more tax to the countries where its users are based.

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Maldives Signs First Bilateral Free Trade Deal, With China

13/12/2017

China and the Maldives signed a free trade agreement on December 7, having concluded negotiations towards the deal in September.

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Netherlands Begins Legal Challenge To German Road Tax

13/12/2017

The Netherlands has joined Austria in issuing a legal challenge to Germany's road charging scheme at the European Court of Justice.

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UAE Sets Out Scope Of New 5pc VAT

13/12/2017

The United Arab Emirates Federal Tax Authority on December 5 released tabulated data on what goods and services will be subject to value-added tax at the standard rate, zero rate, or exempt from January 1, 2018.

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UK Imprisons Fraud Ring That Used HMRC Insider

13/12/2017

HM Revenue and Customs has welcomed prison terms for a gang, including a former HM Revenue and Customs employee, that stole more than GBP2.4m (USD3.2m) in value-added tax.

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Australian Parliament Passes Property Tax Reforms

12/12/2017

The Australian Parliament has passed property tax incentives for first-time buyers and for those looking to downsize.

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Barbados To Challenge 'Unfair' Inclusion On EU Tax Blacklist

12/12/2017

Barbados's Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, says the island is seeking an urgent review of its recent tax "blacklisting" by the European Council, and has provided further background explaining why its placement on the list is unfair.

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Canadian Govts Agree On Cannabis Revenue Sharing

12/12/2017

Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial governments have agreed upon a system for sharing the revenue that will be generated by sales of legalized cannabis.

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EU Commission Warns Of Tax Scam Letters

12/12/2017

The European Commission has warned taxpayers in Europe of letters being sent by fraudsters bearing its name and demanding the payment of tax not due.

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Ireland-Chile Double Tax Pact Enhanced

12/12/2017

In an e-brief issued on December 12, 2017, the Irish tax agency announced that maximum withholding tax rates on cross-border passive income have been lowered under the Ireland-Chile double tax agreement.

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New Tool Launched To Inform SMEs Of Countries' Trade, Tax Rules

12/12/2017

On December 11, 2017, the World Trade Organization, the International Trade Centre, and the UN Conference on Trade and Development launched a new tool to help businesses and in particular smaller firms to navigate countries' cross-border trade rules and taxes on trade.

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