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Portugal Plans Tax On Salty Foods

18/10/2017

Portugal has announced plans to introduce a tax on salty foods to raise funds for health-related spending.

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OECD's Action 5 BEPS Work Producing 'Tangible Results'

18/10/2017

Countries have made substantial progress in ensuring that their preferential tax regimes do not give rise to base erosion and profit shifting issues, according to the OECD's new peer review report under Action 5 of the BEPS Action Plan.

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New Zealand Releases GST Zero Rate Guide

18/10/2017

New Zealand's Inland Revenue has released guidance on zero-rated treatment under the goods and services tax (GST) regime, explaining what goods and services should be subject to a zero rate, how to account for and report such transactions, and special rules.

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A Steady Income Taxed Less In Canada

18/10/2017

A new report has claimed that Canadians whose incomes are irregular or fluctuate year-by-year face a greater tax burden than those with steady incomes.

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Grenada Gears Up For FATCA

18/10/2017

Grenada's Inland Revenue Division has completed a series of training exercises for its staff and the island's financial institutions in preparation for the start of reporting under the US Financial Account Tax Compliance Act.

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Brazil's Rio De Janeiro To Levy 'Netflix Tax'

18/10/2017

Brazilian city Rio De Janeiro is planning to introduce tax on online streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify.

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Australia Clarifies Tax Rules For Passive Investment Companies

18/10/2017

The Australian Government has introduced legislation that will clarify that passive investment companies cannot qualify for the small business company tax rate.

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African Countries' Tax Bases Expanding, New Report Says

18/10/2017

African countries are steadily improving their tax revenue collections, according to Revenue Statistics in Africa 2017, a new report released recently at a meeting of tax and finance officials from 21 African countries.

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UK Should Require More Tax From Self-Employed: OECD

18/10/2017

The UK Government should revive its abandoned plan to increase National Insurance contributions (social security tax) for the self-employed, says the OECD in a new report.

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Aus Gov't Hails Success Of Asset Write Off Program

17/10/2017

Nearly 300,000 Australian small businesses have taken advantage of the Government's instant asset write-off scheme, according to Small Business Minister Michael McCormack.

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Canadian Gov't Commits To SME Tax Cut

17/10/2017

The Canadian Government has announced plans to lower the small business tax rate and has signalled its intention to amend its controversial reforms to tax planning rules.

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IRS Budget Cuts Have Hit Enforcement Work: TIGTA

17/10/2017

To cut costs, the Internal Revenue Service has significantly curtailed the Automated Substitute for Return Program (ASFR), used to address taxpayers who have failed to file a tax return, the Treasury watchdog has said.

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Malta Levels Tax On Debt, Equity Financing

17/10/2017

Malta has enacted rules removing the bias in favor of debt financing by creating a notional interest deduction for equity financing.

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New Zealand Issues Guidance On Biannual GST Filing

17/10/2017

New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department has published a practice statement explaining in which cases the Commissioner will exercise the discretion to allow registered persons to remain or become six-monthly return filers for goods and services tax purposes.

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OECD's Gurria Calls For Collective Action On Digital Taxation

17/10/2017

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria has called for a collective effort on the design of temporary, short-term measures to tackle the international tax challenges of the digital economy.

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