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Home sharing website Airbnb has announced that it will start collecting and remitting tourist taxes in more than 250 cities across the United States from May 1, 2017. Read Full Story
A controversial road charging scheme that neighboring states says discriminates against foreign drivers has passed Germany's upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat. Read Full Story
In a statement published on March 16, the Seychelles Revenue Commission announced the extension of the Tourism Marketing Tax (TMT) to casino operators and Class 1 building contractors (with annual turnover in excess of SCR1m (USD74,271)). Read Full Story
In the embattled ride-sharing app's latest tax skirmish, Uber is being sued in the UK in relation to potential VAT underpayment. Read Full Story
Uber Canada has said that changes to the goods and services tax rules for ride-sharing businesses will "hurt over a million Canadians who use ride-sharing to earn income and get around their cities." Read Full Story
Hong Kong's Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, has announced measures to boost the territory's economy in his 2017-2018 Budget. Read Full Story
Airbnb will be collecting tourist taxes in 50 French cities by the spring of 2017, the company announced recently. Read Full Story
On January 5, Airports Company South Africa announced that it has received approval to charge reduced air passenger duties, aircraft landing fees, and aircraft parking fees, with effect from April 1, 2017. Read Full Story
The US Congressional Task Force, which was asked this year to look at policies to stimulate future economic growth in Puerto Rico, has provided a final report, which includes recommendations on tax changes for both individuals and companies. Read Full Story
The South African Revenue Service has issued a binding general ruling dealing with the zero-rating of international travel insurance under South Africa's Value-Added Tax Act. Read Full Story
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