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Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has confirmed that 13 voluntary disclosures relating to offshore matters have been made since the Budget announcement that the regime would change from May 2017. Read Full Story
Jean-Luc Melenchon, a left-wing candidate in the French presidential race, has proposed a 90 percent rate of tax on high incomes as part of a EUR273bn (USD290bn) fiscal program designed to boost the French economy. Read Full Story
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
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
The Irish Revenue is to write to all self-assessed taxpayers who filed their 2015 Income Tax Return with advice on how to correct errors or omissions in any tax return they have filed. Read Full Story
While most of the political parties expected to form the next governing coalition in the Netherlands have pledged to reduce the overall tax burden by 2021, the tax burden on companies will rise under most parties' plans, according to the Netherlands Bureau for Policy Analysis. Read Full Story
HM Revenue and Customs's new measure to crackdown on abuse of a VAT simplification scheme for small businesses may be ineffective and have unwelcome consequences for tax-compliant businesses, the Chartered Institute of Taxation has said. Read Full Story
The Netherlands has signed a protocol to its double tax avoidance treaty with Uzbekistan, designed to prevent the treaty from being inappropriately used to avoid taxes. Read Full Story
Members of the European Parliament have called on the European Commission to immediately put forward plans for an "effective and comprehensive whistle-blower protection program." Read Full Story
For the third consecutive year, the US Internal Revenue Service has placed abusive micro-captive insurance tax shelters on its list of top tax scams to watch out for in the 2017 filing season. Read Full Story
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