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UK Tax Burden Higher On The Poor Than Rich

Britain's poorest households pay a greater proportion of their income in taxes than the richest, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics. Continue Reading »

International Law »

Hong Kong Seeks Views On Free Trade Negotiations With Australia

Hong Kong has sought views of what areas should be covered in a free trade agreement with Australia. Continue Reading »


Politics & Economics »

EU To Tighten Anti-Fraud System

The European Council has adopted a directive on the protection of the financial interests of the EU, which will apply to "serious" cases of value-added tax fraud. Continue Reading »

Offshore »

Irish Firms Unfazed By US Tax Reform Plans

Irish business group Ibec has said that US President Trump's tax reform package could put some pressure on Ireland's international competitiveness, but would be less damaging than earlier proposals such as a border adjustment tax. Continue Reading »


Business »

US Tax Reform Proposals Announced

The US Government has announced its plans for tax reform, including a 15 percent territorial basis corporate tax system, a reduction in income tax for individuals, the repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax and the Estate Tax, and a one-time tax on repatriated profits. Continue Reading »

E-Commerce »

Russia Begins Levying Google Tax

Over 100 foreign providers of electronically supplied goods and services to Russian consumers have registered to pay value-added tax on their supplies at 18 percent. Continue Reading »


Aviation »

Austria To Halve Air Travel Tax

Austria's air passenger tax will be reduced by 50 percent under proposals approved by the Council of Ministers earlier this month. Continue Reading »

Marine »

Hong Kong Seeking To Improve Insurance Tax Incentives

The Financial Services Development Council released a report on March 3 on the policies, including tax measures, Hong Kong could adopt to improve its position as an insurance hub, especially in reinsurance, marine insurance, and captives. Continue Reading »

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