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Stories that are tagged 'European Union (EU)'




WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement Enters Into Force

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Last updated 4 hours ago | Thursday, February 23, 2017

The European Union has welcomed the entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, which aims to modernize and simplify customs and border procedures. Read Full Story

 

EU Reaches Agreement On Tackling Hybrid Mismatches

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Last updated 28 hours ago | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On February 21, 2017, the European Council reached a compromise on a new Directive aimed at closing down hybrid mismatches between EU tax systems and those of non-EU countries. Read Full Story

 

Italy Looking For Avenues To Increase Tax Revenues

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Last updated 28 hours ago | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It still remains uncertain as to how Italy's additional 2017 fiscal adjustment required by the European Commission will be funded, but a major part could involve cuts to individual income tax deductions. Read Full Story

 

Leading Party Rejects Italian Excise Tax Hikes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ex-premier Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party has refused to support hikes to excise taxes that are being proposed as a major element in Italy's additional 2017 fiscal adjustment, required by the European Commission. Read Full Story

 

Greece Referred To European Court Over Excise Duty

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The European Commission has referred Greece to the Court of Justice in a case concerning the reduced rate of excise duty it applies to the alcoholic spirits Tsipouro and TsikoudiĆ . Read Full Story

 

Trudeau Welcomes Progress In Implementing CETA

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has welcomed the European Parliament's decision to ratify the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, and described the deal as "a complete action plan to ensure economic and responsible cooperation between countries." Read Full Story

 

EU, Japan Pushing For FTA Conclusion

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, February 20, 2017

The European Union and Japan have said that they are committed to the early conclusion of free trade negotiations. Read Full Story

 

Irish FM Criticizes EU's BEPS Response

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, February 20, 2017

Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has criticized the EU's proposals for a common consolidated corporate tax base and public country-by-country reporting as "against the BEPS consensus." Read Full Story

 

Spanish Penalties On Overseas Undeclared Assets Challenged

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The European Commission has called on Spain to lower the penalties it applies to taxpayers who fail to report assets held abroad. Read Full Story

 

EU: Canadian Free Trade Agreement Could Apply From April

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Members of the European Parliament have approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada, in a decision that could allow the deal to be applied provisionally from April. Read Full Story

 

 

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