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  • December 2011

    Pressure mounts to cut VAT on e-books

    December 22, 2011

    Luxembourg’s decision to slash VAT on electronic books from 15% to 3% could pressure other European jurisdictions to follow suit.

  • Why Australia’s carbon tax will prove ineffective

    December 22, 2011

    Exemptions, grants and free permits will negate the green impact of Australia’s carbon tax to ensure big business does not suffer, environmentalists and tax experts warn.

  • European Court confirms aviation can come under ETS

    December 21, 2011

    Despite mounting international pressure, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today confirmed that aviation can be brought under the emissions trading scheme (ETS) without breaking international law.

  • Australian steel company wants government handout over carbon tax

    December 16, 2011

    The largest steel producer in Australia has applied to the government for A$100million to help it cope with the introduction of a carbon tax.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Chris Needham assesses the Commission’s VAT proposals

    December 16, 2011

    Chris Needham, VAT director of General Electric, is one of the most vocal tax executives calling for European VAT reform. In an exclusive interview, he discusses the pros and cons of the European Commission’s white paper, released last week, and whether its proposals meet his hopes.

  • What the UK’s EU veto means for the future of an FTT

    December 14, 2011

    As the sole EU member state to veto the Euro-plus pact last week, the UK signalled its refusal to accept the economic harmonisation desired by other states and is now likely to face increased pressure to implement a financial transactions tax (FTT), warn advisers.

  • ANALYSIS: Why taxpayers must do more indirect tax work

    December 12, 2011

    With governments continuing to target indirect tax as a reliable and consistent revenue stream to help balance budgets, advisers are warning that taxpayers need to do more if they are to avoid becoming the victim of aggressive tax authorities.

  • Japanese carbon tax faces industry opposition

    December 09, 2011

    A carbon tax on coal, crude oil and petroleum products could be introduced by the Japanese government as early as April 2012, according to environment minister Goshi Hosono.

  • UPDATE: Australia’s mining tax continues to come under fire

    December 09, 2011

    Julia Gillard’s Australian government continues to face strong criticism from business with regards to the controversial minerals resource rent tax (MRRT).

  • European Commission outlines plans for future of EU VAT

    December 06, 2011

    The European Commission today released a white paper on the future of the EU’s VAT system, with many praising it for going further than was expected.

  • Irish budget raises VAT and carbon tax

    December 06, 2011

    Ireland’s finance minister Michael Noonan today finally confirmed a two percentage point hike in the VAT rate and increased the country’s carbon tax.

  • Critics slam Irish carbon tax hike

    December 02, 2011

    Carbon tax in Ireland will rise by €5-€10 ($7-$13) per tonne in next week’s budget but the hike has been criticised for being too low.

  • EXCLUSIVE: OECD and BIAC talk VAT guidelines and global forum

    December 02, 2011

    Piet Battiau, head of consumption taxes at the OECD, and Karl-Heinz Haydl, chairman of the BIAC VAT Committee, discuss their hopes for a new set of VAT guidelines and a Global Forum on VAT.

  • Why India should be sure about dual GST

    December 02, 2011

    Indirect tax specialists from India and around the world have urged the government in Delhi to get the design of its dual GST system correct before thinking about introducing it.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Commissioner Semeta reveals his plans for the year ahead

    December 01, 2011

    Next year will be challenging for the European Commission as it presses ahead with its plans to reform the EU’s VAT system, revise the Energy Tax Directive and implement a financial transactions tax. In an exclusive interview, Algirdas Šemeta, European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud explains how he will be keeping taxpayers busy in 2012.

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Big Soda scores victory as Chicago-area tax repealed - could this be the beginning of the end of the sugar tax trend?

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Ebay and Netflix pay total UK tax of less than £1.9m - How long until HMRC investigate their TP practices? via @FT

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Panama Papers: German authorities carry out first raids in connection with tax leaks via @dwnews

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RT @ScoopOnTaxes: @Skynet This will not end well for humanity.

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Goverments will one day soon look at how to tax robots

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