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A ‘Business Advisory Council’ is hardly the sort of economic kick start required to recover from declining business confidence with all eyes now on the Tax Working Group to deliver something to fire up New Zealand’s commercial sector, says the Taxpayers’ Union.

The Auckland Regional Fuel Tax has been labelled “a political sham” by the Road Transport Forum NZ chief executive Ken Shirley as he called for the market around the country to be opened up to cheaper competitors.

Putting the tobacco tax towards security is being touted as the solution to stop aggravated robberies. A spike in violent attacks has prompted calls to pay for small franchises’ security measures.

Petrol prices in many parts of New Zealand hit a record high on Monday, as fuel companies reacted to higher crude oil prices.

Poland plans to introduce an “exit tax” of up to 19 percent on companies and wealthy individuals who move assets or production abroad, the finance ministry said in draft legislation due to come into force in 2019.

Taxing multinational giants Google and Facebook to boost Hawke’s Bay businesses could be “right at the top” of the list for discussion when the National Party formulates a policy to put forward at the next General Election.

The Liberal government’s tax on Canada’s top 1 per cent failed to produce the promised billions in new revenue in its first year, as high-income earners actually paid $4.6-billion less in federal taxes.

Theresa May’s plans to double the plastic bag tax to 10p is being opposed by the Treasury amid concerns that it looks like “profiteering”, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

Greece has the fiscal room for tax relief measures after concluding its final bailout programme, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Monday.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has mandated ‘e-proceeding’ for all income-tax scrutiny in 2018-19.

After failing to get any result during the previous government, tobacco control advocates are hopeful that the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan will not only take steps to increase revenue collection from the tobacco industry but will also protect the citizens against hazards of smoking.

With Ontario delaying the opening of storefront pot shops until the spring, cannabis producers are pushing back against a proposed federal levy on their sales.

According to the Union Taxation Bill for 2018-2019 FY submitted by the Ministry of Planning and Finance on behalf of the Union government, taxes levied on cigarette, cheroots and alcohols are raised.

The Treasury and IRS have issued new rules that will block blue states’ attempts to circumvent the new $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions.

The Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition wants to tax ISPs and “technology giants” to fund the BBC and independent journalism. With Labour 10/11 to have the most seats at Britain’s next General Election, his targets are obliged to take it seriously.

With only four months left of 2018, tax collection has reached Rp 760.57 trillion (US$52 billion), or 53.41 percent of the government’s total annual tax revenue target, according to the Taxation Directorate General.

The government collected £1.9bn in inheritance tax receipts in the first four months of the tax year, as thousands are believed to be missing out on tax breaks because of the complexity involved.

It is not only Malaysians who are enjoying their country’s three-month tax holiday. Singaporeans too are taking advantage of the zero-rating of the goods and services tax (GST) to have their shopping sprees across the Strait of Johor.

Banks with operations in Sweden should pay a supplementary tax, its finance minister said on Thursday, dusting off a proposal the government put on hold last year as a national election nears.

Sales tax on smartphones has been proposed at 5%, while the tax for most motor vehicles has been suggested at the full 10%.

The EU Commission says Gibraltar’s financial services industry is not ‘harmful’ to other EU tax regimes.

Not only Malaysians are enjoying the three-month tax holiday but Singaporeans too are taking advantage of the zero-rating of the Goods and Services Tax to have their shopping sprees across the Straits of Johor.

President Sebastián Piñera announced on Tuesday the signing of a tax modernization project and 13 measures with which the Government seeks to promote growth, investment and the creation of jobs to boost the country’s development.

When the state of New York this fall accepts title to 346 acres donated by David Rockefeller’s estate, the pastures along Route 448 in Pocantico Hills, where his prized cattle herd once grazed, will vanish from the tax rolls.

The 4 essential tax/accounting concepts in Australian fleet management are income tax, fringe benefit tax, goods & services tax (GST) and, popular topic today, IFRS.

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