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Stories that are tagged 'goods and services tax (GST)'

Aus Labor: Delay GST On Low-Value Imports

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Australian Labor Party has called on the Government to delay by one year the imposition of goods and services tax on low-value goods purchased from overseas sellers. Read Full Story


Ebay Warns Of Australian Low-Value GST Change Fallout

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ebay has warned that the Australian Government's proposal for a goods and services tax on low-value imports may force the company "to prevent Australians from buying from foreign sellers." Read Full Story


OECD Holds Global Forum On VAT

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, April 17, 2017

Approximately 300 participants, representing over 100 delegations from countries, jurisdictions, and international organizations gathered in Paris for the fourth meeting of the OECD Global Forum on VAT on April 12-14, 2017. Read Full Story


Australia Urged To Scrap GST On Digital Imports

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, April 14, 2017

An Australian taxpayer advocacy group has joined forces with a coalition of international taxpayer organizations and academics to condemn the Government's plans to abolish the low-value goods and services tax threshold on imports. Read Full Story


India Cyber Proofs New GST Portal

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Indian Government has said that 4.85 million taxpayers have been enrolled to use India's goods and services tax portal, the GST Network (GSTN). Read Full Story


OECD Finalizes International VAT/GST Guidelines

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, April 14, 2017

The OECD has released the internationally agreed VAT/GST Guidelines, which have been expanded and approved. Read Full Story


Report Outlines Options For Canadian Marijuana Taxes

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Think tank the CD Howe Institute has said that Canada's federal and provincial governments should have the power to levy taxes on marijuana when the drug is legalized. Read Full Story


ATO To Help Cyclone Debbie Victims

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Australian Taxation Office has said it will fast track refunds for people affected by the extreme weather and flooding caused by tropical cyclone Debbie and ex-Cyclone Debbie. Read Full Story


Australian Business Leaders Urge GST Hike To Fund Tax Reform

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Australian Institute of Company Directors has called for comprehensive tax reform that delivers a more efficient, sustainable, fair, and growth-focused system. Read Full Story


New Zealand Tourism Minister Opposes Tourist Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, April 3, 2017

New Zealand's Tourism Minister, Paula Bennett, has said she is opposed to the idea of introducing a tourist or hotel tax. Read Full Story




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