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The heads of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, considered the holiest site in Christianity, have shuttered its doors to protest against a new tax and a piece of Israeli legislation that will allow the government to confiscate church land.

The Independent Authority of Public Revenues is planning to reduce the number of tax offices operating in Attica, Thessaloniki and Patra with a series of mergers.

Singaporeans aged 21 and above are going to get a one-off bonus of S$100 to S$300, according to budget proposals unveiled by the city-state earlier this week. But accompanying the good news came the announcement of several new tax measures which could more than offset the cash handout.

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, risks alienating voters in the run-up to next year’s elections after his administration announced plans to raise sales tax and curb spending as it seeks to stabilize debt and prevent a third junk credit rating.

The UK’s current tax policy making process is not “fit for purpose” outside the European Union, a think-tank has said.

Sixty-six convictions were secured in the past decade for illegal landfill against individuals who collectively avoided more than £22m of landfill tax.

The International Monetary Fund has thrown its weight behind the Turnbull government’s company tax reforms, arguing they would “benefit productivity and reduce inequality” and should be paid for by increasing the GST and introducing land taxes.

It’s just what the GOP said we’d hear from a CEO after being handed a big tax break. But when Charles Scharf announced plans last month to spend his company’s tax savings on higher wages and technology, investors began selling.

A European digital tax “is happening” and Brussels is ready to “lead by example” to “push global partners to act” to resolve the “deep schism between where digital profits are generated and where they are taxed (if at all).”

Scotland will see new income tax rates and bands come into effect in April 2018. So, will you be paying more or paying less? With the help of tax consultants Deloitte, we put together examples spanning different salaries.

The Dutch Finance Ministry said on Monday a review of tax deals offered to international companies found 72 mistakes, including five cases in which decisions were either wrong or likely wrong, and tax policies should be revised “in some ways”.

Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced a range of tax increases in his budget, including a surprise hike in property levies, as he seeks to shore up savings to cope with a rapidly aging population.

As cryptocurrencies are regarded by the Israeli Tax Authority as financial assets and not a currency, Israel-based businesses that make use of digital coins in their daily operations will need to pay value-added tax (VAT) on their crypto-related activities, just as they would for any other product or service, according to a memo published by […]

A Russian crackdown on tax avoidance in the agriculture sector has been a boon for its grain traders, allowing them to buy directly from farmers and cut out a complex web of middlemen.

A majority of people of color pay an “emotional tax” in the workplace, a recent Catalyst report says, and report sleep problems and greater intent to leave their jobs. The researchers define emotional tax as “the combination of feeling different from peers at work because of gender, race, and/or ethnicity and the associated effects on […]

South Africa may have a new finance minister soon following the replacement of its president, but whoever replaces Malusi Gigaba will still face a 50.8 billion-rand ($4.4 billion) hole in the nation’s finances.

A report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) concluded that a sugary drinks tax by itself would not significantly reduce obesity. This has fuelled the merchants of doubt who are opposed to including it in a multi-strategy approach to reduce our appallingly high rates of childhood obesity and dental caries.

Until quite recently, most cryptocurrency investors either did not know or did not care to pay taxes on the capital gains they accumulated buying and selling digital coins. The cryptocurrency community is now facing a hard truth: they have to pay taxes just like all the rest of us.

Shoppers would be charged a fee of 25 cents per plastic bag under a bill that seeks to gradually phase out the use of plastic bags in Guam.

The government earned 150% more from tax than from oil in the last fiscal year (March 2016-17), the chairman of Iranian National Tax Administration said.

Energy Expert Ishmeal Agyekumhene has said that, government lacks the financial wherewithal to manage the country, and is thereby resorting to taxes and levies from the citizens in the country.

Government is extending the amount of time for which investment properties must be held before their owners can avoid capital gains tax – despite a warning that it could be bad news for renters.

How much you will pay in taxes in retirement depends a lot on where you live. New research from personal finance website GOBankingRates compiles data on sales, property and income taxes, as well as whether Social Security benefits are taxed, to identify the states where retirees face the smallest and biggest bills.

The bevy of changes to the tax code will give most taxpayers at least some relief. But because Congress didn’t address a common loophole that creates headaches for people who earn money from gigs booked through companies like Uber, Etsy, TaskRabbit and Airbnb, most of these taxpayers will struggle to figure out their tax bills […]

The country that offered couples the excitement of eloping to Gretna Green looks set to give its own residents a smaller tax advantage from married bliss.

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