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Indirect Tax Archive

  • February 2017

    Brazil: New taxable services and tackling harmful tax competition

    February 28, 2017

    Supplementary Law 157/16 regarding the municipal service tax (ISS) was brought in to allow the taxation of new services and to reduce the harmful tax competition between municipalities.

  • Singapore budget confirms shift to indirect taxation

    February 24, 2017

    Proposals in Singapore’s 2017-18 budget confirmed the government’s plans to shift from a direct tax base to an indirect one, with several measures proposing the introduction of new taxes on companies.

  • US tax reform: What is the likelihood of a border adjustment tax?

    February 16, 2017

    The proposed border adjustment tax has provoked the business world to take action to oppose it, but with US President Donald Trump’s offer to repeal 75% of existing regulations perhaps sweetening the deal, will businesses take the bait?

  • Tax hikes likely as South Africa tries to plug deficit

    February 14, 2017

    Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to announce higher tax rates, as well as other measures, in his upcoming 2017/18 budget that could either boost the economy or deliver the final knockout punch to his career as finance minister.

  • Nominations open for Indirect Tax Leaders guide

    February 13, 2017

    The research period for the sixth edition of International Tax Review's Indirect Tax Leaders guide has begun.

  • Israeli Deutsche Bank CEO trapped in tax probe

    February 10, 2017

    Boaz Aharon Schwartz, the CEO of Deutsche Bank’s local subsidiary in Israel, has been arrested on suspicion of tax and VAT offenses that involves more than ILS 550 million ($147 million) worth of illegal transactions.

  • Businesses in limbo as NAFTA renegotiations threaten tariffs

    February 09, 2017

    US President Donald Trump’s threats to impose tariffs and duties on imports have dealt a blow to the security and longevity of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Pending renegotiations between the US, Canada and Mexico are becoming a cause for concern for companies.

  • Transatlantic tax tensions grow over business poaching

    February 08, 2017

    EU leaders are queuing up to criticise the US and UK over plans to slash corporation tax, while US President Donald Trump makes provocative comments on the European project. The growing conflict means corporate CEOs are left scratching their heads on tax planning and whether to shift manufacturing, IP and profit into the US.

  • GCC countries take major step towards VAT implementation

    February 02, 2017

    Bahrain’s Minister of Finance Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Khalifa has signed the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC’s) agreement on unified VAT and selective taxation, paving the way for VAT to be introduced across the six member nations from 2018.

  • Saudi Arabia approves VAT

    February 02, 2017

    Saudi Arabia has become the third Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country to approve the region’s proposed 5% VAT as the region moves ahead with the biggest tax change in recent years.

  • EU Advocate General: UK and Gibraltar ‘one entity’ for tax issues

    February 01, 2017

    Companies could continue to face a double tax charge after an Opinion from a European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general said that the UK and Gibraltar should be treated as a single entity for tax purposes in the high-profile Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Commission case.

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