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Fine Gael leadership contender Leo Varadkar has described Ireland's high marginal income tax rate as "a real problem" and said that reforming tax and social insurance could help "attract and retain talented people." Read Full Story
Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean countries continued to increase in 2015, according to new data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Read Full Story
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
UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has backtracked on plans to increase National Insurance (social security) contributions for self-employed people. Read Full Story
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has called on the Government to reduce the small business tax rate at the upcoming Budget. Read Full Story
Spain could make its tax system more efficient by scrapping income tax exemptions and by increasing value-added tax and environmental taxes, a new report from the OECD says. Read Full Story
Canada has merged two portals that are used by taxpayers to update and manage their tax affairs and benefits online. Read Full Story
Germany has posted its largest budget surplus since 1990, with its finances supported by strong tax revenue growth. Read Full Story
PwC said it expects new tax rules for the digital economy to be the next pressing issue for policy makers. Read Full Story
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has thrown weight behind a proposal for a tax on companies who automate the jobs of employees who are subsequently laid off. Read Full Story
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