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Stories that are tagged 'Belgium'

April Cut-off For EU Financial Transaction Tax Negotiations

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The EU member states taking part in the proposed EU financial transactions tax will decide next month whether or not to proceed with the controversial tax, according to Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling. Read Full Story


Belgium Urged To Undertake Indirect Tax Shift

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Belgium should reduce its high corporate income and labor taxes and eliminate value-added tax concessions, the International Monetary Fund has said in its Article IV report for the country. Read Full Story


Taiwan Explains VAT Refunds For Foreign Exhibitors

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, March 20, 2017

Taiwan's national tax authority has released guidance on VAT refunds for foreign exhibitors, following a number of questions received from overseas firms. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Agrees Automatic Exchange Of Information With Six New Jurisdictions

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, March 17, 2017

Hong Kong has signed agreements with six jurisdictions to automatically exchange financial account information in tax matters. Read Full Story


OECD Progresses With MAP Peer Review Work

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The OECD is seeking taxpayers' input on the mutual agreement procedure frameworks in place in the second batch of countries that will now be peer reviewed under Action 14 of the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting Action Plan. Read Full Story


EP's International Trade Committee Approves CETA

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The European Parliament's International Trade Committee has approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada. Read Full Story


IMF 'Sees Merit' In Belgian Corporate Tax Cut

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The International Monetary Fund has recommended that Belgium could reduce its rate of corporate tax within a wider tax reform plan that should aim to remove distortions from the business tax system. Read Full Story


Belgian Pension Funds Rally Against EU FTT

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, December 2, 2016

Belgian pension funds have urged the Government to withdraw from the proposed European Union financial transaction tax, warning that the tax could "devastate" the industry. Read Full Story


MEPs Reject Call For Court Review Of CETA

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The European Parliament has rejected a request by 89 Members of European Parliament to refer the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement to the European Court of Justice for an opinion. Read Full Story


Belgium's Fairness Tax In Breach Of EU Law, Says AG

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

An Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has concluded that Belgium's fairness tax is incompatible with the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive. Read Full Story




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