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  • February 2018

    Singapore budget delivers on GST expectations

    February 19, 2018

    Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s 2018 budget delivered on a number of ITR’s tax predictions, including proposals to raise tax revenues from the goods and services tax (GST) regime and taxing e-commerce. The government has also moved to counter foreign protectionist measures, deal with the emergence of technology and tackle the risks of an aging population.

  • US Treasury takes aim at 385 regulations

    February 19, 2018

    As part of its effort to cut red tape, the US Treasury Department has singled out the section 385 regulations to be dropped alongside almost 300 tax regulations deemed to be out of date. This is after President Donald Trump called for the Treasury to find ways to reduce the regulatory burden on taxpayers.

  • Will mandatory disclosures end CRS avoidance?

    February 16, 2018

    The OECD is preparing mandatory disclosure rules (MDRs) to deter some advisers and service providers from actively marketing schemes designed to circumvent the common reporting standard (CRS) reporting requirements. But tax advisers and organisations have raised concerns about the plans.

  • The EU’s digital tax framework threatened by conflicting political agendas

    February 14, 2018

    The European Commission is about to unveil its proposals for the EU’s digital tax strategy. Major EU states like France and Germany want to take action now, but Ireland stands in their way.

  • Singapore budget to focus on GST and digital sales

    February 14, 2018

    A new e-commerce tax, tax hikes, and changes to the goods and services tax (GST) regime that may affect MNEs are all highly likely in Singapore’s 2018 budget next week.

  • UK considers closer links between employment and tax rules

    February 12, 2018

    The UK government has released its response to the Taylor Review, but the reaction to its response have been mixed among those working in, and representing, the gig economy.

  • US tax reform: The tax competition risks to the Netherlands and EU

    February 09, 2018

    The Netherlands, a gateway for American business to enter the EU market, faces tough tax competition from the US tax reform. But the US changes may have made things more difficult for the EU as a whole.

  • Limited tax perks for MNEs in India’s last budget before 2019 elections

    February 07, 2018

    In a budget that will play well with the electorate ahead of the 2019 elections, Arun Jaitley gave generously to some businesses, but left MNEs disappointed, and with a potentially higher tax burden.

  • Practical aspects of applying a split payment for Polish VAT payers

    February 06, 2018

    The European Union (EU) countries are losing billions of euros in value added tax (VAT) every year because of VAT fraud and inadequate tax collection systems. The issue of how to improve the VAT collection process has been hotly debated. As a result, EU countries have been introducing several measures to increase VAT compliance and make their VAT systems more fraud-proof.

  • Watch again: ITR webinar examines 2018 India budget in detail

    February 06, 2018

    On the day of the India budget, International Tax Review and representatives from Dhruva Advisors, Taxsutra and JSW Steel examined the tax implications for multinational companies.

  • No room for doubt: the ‘race to the bottom’ is on

    February 02, 2018

    Judging by the speeches at the World Economic Forum in Davos, political and business leaders are concerned by the changing dynamics of international tax competition and there can be no doubt that the ‘race to the bottom’ is on.

  • Tax considerations applicable to consortiums in the upstream sector in Mexico

    February 02, 2018

    Derived from the implementation of the energy reform in Mexico, the Mexican Government is carrying out diverse biding processes to award contracts for exploration and production of hydrocarbon activities. Round 2.4., in which 29 deepwater blocks were offered, was carried out on January 31 2018 and was extremely successful.

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RT @Richard_Asquith: Political uncertainty says IMF means 18 month+ delay on VAT in Bahrain Kuwait Qatar or Oman https://t.co/IAJOQyYYAh ht…

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Good news for tax professionals as US Treasury proposes to repeal 298 outdated tax regulations. https://t.co/U2ipmjA8gi

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RT @MPAgnew: Roses are red And subject to VAT Unlike other things Such as garments not suitable for older persons made from Tibetan goat fu…

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