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Stories that are tagged 'standards'

Macao Urged To Hike Individual Taxes

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

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

Macao may need to significantly reduce its already low income tax rates to attract foreign investors and professionals as revenues from its gaming industry fall, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. Read Full Story


Hong Kong's Budget Provides Tax Relief

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

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

Hong Kong's Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, has announced measures to boost the territory's economy in his 2017-2018 Budget. Read Full Story


Philippines Revenue To Penalize Banks For Late E-Payments

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, February 20, 2017

Philippine Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has approved a new revenue regulation, which would make banks, and not taxpayers, liable for late- or non-payment of taxes for electronic payments. Read Full Story


EU: Canadian Free Trade Agreement Could Apply From April

by Ulrika Lomas,, 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


Switzerland Rejects Corporate Tax Reform

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, February 13, 2017

Proposed changes to Switzerland's corporate tax framework have been rejected in a referendum. Read Full Story


Irish FinMin Guides On New Beneficial Ownership Rule

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Irish Finance Ministry has issued guidance on a new EU anti-money laundering regulation on the reporting of beneficial ownership information. Read Full Story


HMRC Still Lacking On Service, Accountants Say

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Half of accountants that took part in a recent survey think that HM Revenue and Customs's service standards have not improved over the past 12 months. Read Full Story


Morrison Makes Case For Australian Tax Cuts

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, January 30, 2017

Treasurer Scott Morrison has warned that Australia "risks falling behind and becoming uncompetitive" if it does not reduce corporation tax rates. Read Full Story


EU Provides Update On Ongoing Free Trade Talks

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The European Parliament has provided an update on the trade agreements under negotiation by the EU. Read Full Story


Developing Nations Planning BEPS Mutiny

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

China and the new Chair of the Group of 77 have called on the United Nations to create a new tax body to develop proposals that are more tailored to developing countries than those proposed under the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting project. Read Full Story




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