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The Finance Minister is refusing to rule out a tax grab on the retirement savings of hard-working New Zealanders, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government could make meaningful progress in addressing the nation’s competitiveness challenges even without taking the costly step of lowering the corporate tax rate, according to the head of the country’s biggest business lobby.

Kenya’s parliament on Thursday backed the halving of a new value added tax on oil products, bowing to complaints by Kenyans squeezed by high prices, but the move drew protests from some lawmakers who want the levy scrapped altogether.

EU countries could agree a new short-term digital sales tax to apply to many of the major tech firms before the end of the year, according to Pascal Saint-Amans, the OECD’s leading tax expert.

A Ksh 20 excise duty for every kilogram of sugar confectionery proposed by President Kenyatta will see consumers pay more for candy. In a memo sent to the National Assembly, the president proposed the sweet tooth tax in a bid to raise revenue.

The tax on sugary drinks amounts to 2.1 cents per gram of sugar. It represents an 11% increase on a can of Coca-Cola.

Spain’s centre-right party Ciudadanos (C’s) has announced proposals for a zero rate of inheritance tax.

Revenue is writing to about 12,000 Airbnb hosts warning them that they are liable to pay tax on cash earned from letting their properties to visitors. Airbnb has provided tax authorities with details of residents in the Republic who have used its site to let rooms, apartments or houses to tourists and other visitors.

A panel of Polish MPs on Tuesday began questioning their first witness as part of a probe into suspected cases of VAT and excise tax fraud under the country’s previous government.

The Irish Tax Institute says workers across all salary levels continue to pay more personal tax than they did ten years ago, despite a programme of personal tax reductions over the last seven years.

The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies who are behind some of New Zealand’s most trusted brands – including Neutrogena, BAND-AID, Johnson’s Baby and ChapStick – appear to be unfairly avoiding an estimated NZ$21million in tax per year in New Zealand, reveals new research from Oxfam today.

The IRS will grant some tax relief to residents who are reeling from Hurricane Florence.

The first report of the government’s Tax Working Group will be published Thursday, while long-delayed announcements on legislation to allow onshore oil and gas exploration permits to be offered this year are imminent, said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

On 13 September 2018, the National Treasury released a draft response document to the Draft Rates Bill. The response document noted that National Treasury received 11 submissions related to the Bill – focusing on everything from the proposed Carbon Tax to changes to Estate Duty.

Some European Union members may press Ireland to drop its opposition to wide-ranging corporate tax reform in return for the bloc’s backing on Brexit, a person familiar with the matter said.

CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra Monday expressed confidence in exceeding Rs 11.5 lakh crore direct tax collection target in current fiscal. In 2018-19 budget, the government had projected a 14.3 per cent rise in direct tax collections to Rs 11.5 lakh crore.

British people should have to pay tax on every gift they are given, the Lib Dems said today. The radical policy – which risks being dubbed a “tax on Christmas presents” – is intended to narrow the gap between rich and poor and raise billions in new tax revenue.

France will keep a less restrictive version of its “exit tax” on wealthy people who take assets out of the country, and not completely scrap it as President Emmanuel Macron pledged earlier this year.

Community perceptions about the Australian Taxation Office took a hit over the past financial year, as the agency’s reputation suffered amid repeated IT outages and complaints about its treatment of small business taxpayers.

The UAE’s Federal Tax Authority (FTA) will roll out a new tax control system for tobacco products at the beginning of next year, the FTA announced.

Entrepreneurs need passion, but they also respond to incentives. Entrepreneurs, when asked, generally deny that taxation had any influence on their decision to start a business. The passion to create and to run a company, as they see it, was the only factor in their choice. And yet, taxation has an undeniable effect on an […]

New Caledonia’s employers federation has warned of imminent action in protest at the government’s tax reform. A consumption tax will come into force in two weeks, accompanied by price controls.

The Internal Revenue Service proposed regulations Thursday that would soften the blow of a new levy targeting companies that book income in low-tax countries.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Thursday introduced amendments in the Income Tax Ordinance of Finance Act 2018.

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