Switzerland to draw up a new corporate tax proposal

During its meeting on 22 February 2017, the Federal Council instructed the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) to draw up the substantive parameters for a new tax proposal by ... Read More
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EU Council to close down hybrid mismatches between EU an non-EU countries tax systems

On 21 February 2017, the Council agreed its position on rules aimed at closing down ‘hybrid mismatches’ with the tax systems of third countries. The draft directive is the latest of a number ... Read More
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Unusual: The goverment of this country complains that it is collecting too much tax

Sweden’s government has an unusual complaint — it is collecting too much tax. Negative rates of interest have made a number of the world’s highest taxes lots much less ... Read More

EU to battle corporate tax scams

European Union finance ministers have agreed on new measures to close some tax loopholes that have enabled multinational companies operating in both EU and non-EU countries to avoid paying ... Read More

ACCA kicked off February with the seventh global public sector conference

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) kicked off February with their seventh global public sector conference in South Africa. The two-day event held on 14 – 15 February, ... Read More

Dutch Parties Likely To Increase Company Tax Burden

While most of the political parties expected to form the next governing coalition in the Netherlands have pledged to reduce the overall tax burden by 2021, the tax burden ... Read More

Argos flouts national minimum wage in £2.4m underpayments

The underpayment happened because staff were asked to staff to attend briefings and take part in security checks outside the working hours for which they were paid, after they ... Read More

Scottish tax code increases

HMRC has issued a note to stakeholders to warn employers that the Scottish tax rates, thresholds and tax code increases cited in its form P9X: Tax codes published the ... Read More
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Czech Prime Minister will propose a special tax on banks

The Czech Republic’s ruling centre-left Social Democratic Party will propose a special tax on banks to help fund schools and infrastructure and keep profits from leaving the country as ... Read More

MPS: Accountants will be in demand during Brexit process

Members of Parliament believe accountants will be increasingly in demand during the Brexit process, according to a new study commissioned by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and the Association ... Read More
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