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Stories that are tagged 'regulation'

Pacific Countries Sign PACER Plus Deal

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Australia, New Zealand, and eight Pacific island countries have signed the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations, a free trade agreement covering goods, services, and investment. Read Full Story


Irish Legal Professionals Propose Enhancements To Tax Regime

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Law Society of Ireland has published 22 recommendations for changes to the Irish taxation and probate systems, to boost the country's attractiveness for entrepreneurs and the creative industries. Read Full Story


Wales Enacts Law For First Devolved Tax

by Amanda Banks,, London

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved (Wales) Bill has received Royal Assent. Read Full Story


Morrison Defends New Australian Bank Levy

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has said that his proposed new "major bank levy" represents "a fair contribution by the banking sector," and should not give banks "an excuse to increase costs for their customers." Read Full Story


EU Council Adopts Directive On Hybrid Mismatches

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

On May 29, 2017, the European Council formally adopted a new anti-avoidance directive, which aims at closing down hybrid mismatches between EU tax systems and those of non-EU countries. Read Full Story


UK Conservatives To Target Tax Advisory Firms

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The UK Conservative Party has outlined plans to "legislate for tougher regulation of tax advisory firms." Read Full Story


Think Tank Criticizes Canadian Carbon Taxes

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The poor implementation of carbon-pricing schemes by Canada's provincial governments undermines their potential environmental benefits, according to a new report from the Fraser Institute, a think tank. Read Full Story


IRS Seeks Taxpayer Input For 2017-18 Priority Guidance Plan

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury are seeking feedback on what guidance should be prioritized to clarify parts of the tax code and explain policies. Read Full Story


Finland And UK Top EU Sin Tax Index

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Finland, the UK, and Ireland have the most wide-ranging "sin" taxes in the European Union, according to a report. Read Full Story


UK Legislates For Broader Automatic Tax Information Exchange

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, May 4, 2017

HM Revenue and Customs has updated the International Tax Compliance Regulations to include provisions on new automatic tax information exchange agreements and to clarify how non-compliance penalties will apply. Read Full Story




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