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A series of interviews intended to clear the name of embattled Cambodian tax chief Kong Vibol has raised further questions about his business dealings at home and abroad.

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday defied parliament by rejecting a finance bill that sought to postpone a widely unpopular tax on fuel that has triggered strikes and public anger.

The Government should renege on its ‘no new taxes’ policy to combat the obesity epidemic, health experts say.

The Swiss parliament approved a corporate tax overhaul on Wednesday that it hopes will stave off the danger of it landing on a European Union blacklist of uncooperative tax havens.

Corporate China is bracing for a big tax increase as the government steps up collection of payroll levies that fund the country’s social insurance programmes, after years of allowing smaller companies to shirk their obligations.

Canada’s government is planning targeted measures to boost competitiveness rather than a broad, across-the-board cut to the nation’s benchmark corporate tax rate, according to an official familiar with the plans.

The Tax Working Group will not recommend whether or not New Zealand should get a broad-based capital gains tax, in an interim report due out this month, chairman Sir Michael Cullen has confirmed.

Auckland’s Regional Fuel Tax has generated $13.2 million in its first month of operation – about $700,000 more than initial estimates. The fuel tax came into effect on July 1, when petrol stations across the super-city put prices up by 11.5c per litre.

There are fresh calls for New Zealanders to reduce meat our consumption to save water. A study published in Nature Sustainability shows vegetarian or pescatarian diets could reduce a country’s water footprint by up to half.

In its first month of operation, the Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) has generated $13.2 million (excluding GST), with the first projects made possible by this revenue already announced.

It went ahead with its decision despite a protest by employers. Employers closed petrol stations territory-wide for half a day to signal to the government their opposition to its proposed tax rates.

Malta’s finance chief poured cold water over European efforts to strike a deal on taxing digital companies by the end of the year, saying such a levy should be agreed at a global level. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said in an interview with Bloomberg that the complexity of a tax on tech giants requires time […]

There’s something special about the United States: It earns very high returns on foreign investments, despite being the world’s largest net borrower. That means that Americans, en masse, are borrowing money from foreign countries to re-invest in those same foreign countries, and profiting handsomely on the deal. That sort of arbitrage shouldn’t persist: How does […]

Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said Tuesday that he was in favour of making a start on cutting income tax as the government continues to work on its 2019 budget law. “It is necessary to find the space, in a very gradual way, to make a start with… an initial reduction of household income rates,” Tria […]

Ride-hailing drivers in Kenya say they are feeling the pinch of a surge in fuel prices mandated by the government earlier this month. Officials at the ministry of finance introduced a 16% value added tax on all petroleum products as part of efforts to raise funds and narrow budget-deficit targets that could endanger a deal […]

Alongside missing its tax collection target for the year, the SA Revenue Service (Sars) is likely to struggle to collect about 40% of outstanding taxes.

A wider tax base, rather than a capital gains tax, is likely to be recommended by the Government’s tax working group when the report is released, probably later this week. Crowe Horwath Australasian tax principal Scott Mason told the Otago Daily Times he did not believe there would be a separate CGT.

The past years have been tough for smallholder farmers, with emerging pests and diseases becoming a big challenge.

Parliament’s bipartisan committee on tax and revenue has called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to launch what would be the most significant taxation review since Ken Henry’s landmark report was commissioned by the Rudd government in 2008.

Trained tax investigators will have the power to arrest an individual without warrant under proposed changes to the Income Tax Act.

China’s legislature said it’s giving high priority to a property tax that would be one of the biggest moves yet to rein in a runaway market.

Ireland’s Office of the Revenue Commissioners is working with Accenture to pilot the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and provide services to citizens via a virtual assistant.

Taxi drivers are set to receive greater tax relief while private-hire car drivers will be entitled to claim tax deductions for expenses, after the Ministry of Finance (MOF) accepted public feedback on proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act.

The Government plans to overhaul property tax to avoid a “timebomb” ahead of a general election, the Sunday Business Post reported. The paper said that Revenue documents showed that the Government intended scrapping the single property tax rate – tied to a home’s value – in favour of a new system based on where people […]

European Union finance ministers say they would try to seek consensus on a digital tax proposal, but with a clear understanding that the measure is temporary and would be superseded by an international deal.

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