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The US should not see a proposed European levy on internet giants as an attack against the country, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told CNBC on Saturday — but took the opportunity to chide America on its trade war.

Hospitality leaders have urged the Chancellor to overrule plans for a “damaging” tourist tax that they claim would wreak havoc “on an already-strained and over-burdened sector”.

The government might be talking about the surge in filing of Income Tax returns till the August 31 deadline, but direct tax collection data available so far are unlikely to bring a loud cheer.

As pay notices for the Single Property Tax (ENFIA) reached 6.3 million property owners last week, the mixture of good and bad shocks that they evinced in taxpayers was a clear indication of the confusion regarding how the new property rates have been calculated by the government.

As Argentina drafts plans to cut its budget deficit to convince nervous investors it can pay its debts, President Mauricio Macri is under increasing pressure to reverse one of his signature policies, cutting farm export taxes.

A phalanx of high-profile South African celebrities are being criminally investigated by the Hawks while others are being prosecuted for fraud relating to their taxes.

Malaysia will impose a tax of between 5 per cent and 10 per cent on the sale of goods, while services will attract a 6 per cent levy when a new tax regime comes into effect on Sept 1, the country’s customs chief Subromaniam Tholasy said on Thursday (Aug 30).

With business confidence falling further and firms’ perceptions of their own activity sitting at its lowest level since the GFC, tax reform to kickstart productivity and wages is urgently needed, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.

China’s cabinet on Thursday announced new measures to cut costs for companies as policymakers look to support growth amid an escalating trade war with the United States that threatens exporters.

The Taxation Directorate General will spy on people’s activities through social media in trying to boost tax revenue, an official has said.

“Corruption in Lebanon is widespread and permeates all levels of society, as reflected by the country’s global and regional average performances scores in most governance areas,” Transparency International bluntly said regarding Lebanon’s corruption index.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in a blog post on Thursday, said the larger purpose of demonetisation was to not to invalidate the non-deposited currency, but to move India from a tax non-compliant society to a compliant society.

President Donald Trump said he’s considering a capital gains tax break by issuing a regulation that would index gains to inflation.

The Brewers of Europe (BoE) has criticized a European Commission proposal to include all ingredients in beer, even those added after fermentation, in order to calculate excise tax on alcohol. The proposed revision to the tax calculation system has angered European brewers who claim it would be unfair, discriminatory and completely contradictory to the harmonization […]

A salt tax could be introduced in France, as MPs look for ways to combat rising obesity and health issues in France.

The Ghanaian press on Thursday focuses on the understanding reached between government and religious bodies on taxation.The Daily Graphic said that following a meeting between President Nana Akufo-Addo and some religious leaders in Accra, religious leaders have agreed to pay tax on their income-generating activities.

An education program aimed at giving asylum seekers and refugees in Hungary a new start is the first casualty of the government’s most recent anti-immigrant measures. This week, the Central European University (CEU) suspended its award-winning Open Learning Initiative (OLIve) program for asylum seekers and refugees, just days after a 25 percent tax on any […]

French MPs aim to introduce a new tax on salty foods in a bid to reduce the amount consumed in France where the intake of salt exceeds the recommended amount by a whopping 60 percent.

Puerto Rico’s revival relies on re-establishing the certainty of death and taxes. The island’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, on Tuesday put the official death toll from last year’s Hurricane Maria at 2,975, citing the calculations of an independent study he had commissioned. That’s a 46-fold increase on the initial count of just 64 fatalities. The delay […]

The Malaysian government is considering introducing a tax on sugary soft drinks as a means of improving health in the country.

A committee is likely to be formed to study ways in which government can tax aspects of the churches’ commercial activities. This was one of the outcomes from a closed meeting between the president and some prominent church leaders at the Jubilee House in Accra, Joy News’ Elton John Brobbey reported.

An estimated 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean each year — a large number, but dwarfed by the roughly 4.9 billion tons of plastic waste dumped on land and sea since 1950.

In 1698, Tsar Peter the Great of Russia, as he would come to be know, was waging a war on beards. In an attempt to modernize his empire and make it more like the west after spending years exploring Europe in disguise, Peter instituted a tax on facial hair. You could avoid it by shaving, […]

Proposals for tax changes are now routinely given the names of companies that have been global disruptors. This naming practice recognises that the debate around an appropriate tax system revolves around how tax systems can catch up with the implications of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

China is proposing a shake up of income tax law as part of revisions to its civil code.

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