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EU Court Rejects Belgium's State Aid Appeal,
by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels
Last updated 23 hours ago | Friday, July 29, 2016
Belgium has lost its initial appeal against a ruling by the European Commission that it must claw back hundreds of millions of euros in state aid from companies which benefited from the country's "excess profits" tax scheme. [ FULL STORY ]
CIOT: New UK Anti-Evasion Criminal Offenses May Not Work,
by Robert Lee,, London
Last updated 23 hours ago | Friday, July 29, 2016
The Chartered Institute of Taxation has warned that the UK Government's proposed criminal offense for corporations that fail to prevent their staff from facilitating tax evasion may lead to a string of prosecutions in relatively small cases where civil penalties can already provide sufficient punishment. [ FULL STORY ]
FinCEN Expands US Real Estate AML Orders,
by Glen Shapiro,, New York
Last updated 23 hours ago | Friday, July 29, 2016
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued further Geographic Targeting Orders that will temporarily require US title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind shell companies that use "all cash" (without bank financing) to purchase high-end residential real estate in six major metropolitan areas. [ FULL STORY ]
01/08/2016  Estonia Increases VAT Registration Threshold
01/08/2016  IRS Updates FAQs For Streamlined Compliance Procedures
01/08/2016  IMF Recommends Revenue-Raising For Tanzania
01/08/2016  EU Signs Tax Agreement With IOTA
29/07/2016  UK To Set Out Free Trade Ambitions
29/07/2016  ATO Warns On Flawed Retirement Tax Schemes
29/07/2016  Mexico Open To Modernizing NAFTA
29/07/2016  International Accounting Standards Widely Used: IFRS
29/07/2016  Switzerland Deemed 'Largely Compliant' On Tax Transparency
29/07/2016  Ukraine, Malaysia To Sign Double Tax Treaty
29/07/2016  Malta Revamps Education VAT Guidelines
28/07/2016  EU Proposes Reduced VAT Rates For E-books
28/07/2016  UK Eyes FTA With New Zealand
28/07/2016  UK Workers Warned On Umbrella Company Rule Changes
28/07/2016  OECD Reviews Italian Tax Administration
28/07/2016  Indian Telecoms Firms Seek GST Clarity
28/07/2016  Ireland Aims To Streamline VAT Registration Process
27/07/2016  US Democratic Party Issues Election Manifesto
27/07/2016  Poland's Controversial Supermarket Tax Approved
27/07/2016  Canada To Improve GST/HST Legislation
27/07/2016  Hollande To May: No Free Trade Without Freedom Of Movement
27/07/2016  UK Firms Set Out 'Brexit' Wish List
27/07/2016  Belgium Relaxes Summer VAT Deadlines
27/07/2016  Peru Ratifies FTA With Honduras
27/07/2016  Two Major Int'l Tax Conferences To Be Held In Canada
27/07/2016  Italian-Swiss TIEA Enters Into Force
27/07/2016  St Lucia 'Largely Compliant' With Tax Transparency Standards

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