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Concerns Expressed In US Over BEPS Plan,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 3 hours ago | Thursday, October 8, 2015
Concerns are still being expressed over the possible targeting of US multinationals in the recently released OECD recommendations on tackling base erosion and profit shifting, particularly the plans for country-by-country reporting. [ FULL STORY ]
US Accountants Urge Tax Extender Renewal,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 27 hours ago | Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has urged Congress to act immediately on legislation that would temporarily or permanently extend the fifty-plus "tax extender" provisions. [ FULL STORY ]
New Zealand Hails TPP Deal, BEPS Project Conclusion,
by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong
Last updated 28 hours ago | Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will deliver significant benefits for New Zealand and build on the hard-won gains from previous free trade agreements, Trade Minister Tim Groser said. [ FULL STORY ]
TPP Negotiations Are Successfully Concluded,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
On October 5, the trade ministers of Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam announced the successful conclusion of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, following meetings over five days in Atlanta. [ FULL STORY ]
Puerto Rico Broadens Sales And Use Tax Base,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Monday, October 5, 2015
Puerto Rico's Governor has signed legislation that, on October 1, introduced a four percent sales and use tax rate on certain previously exempt professional and business-to-business services. [ FULL STORY ]
Obama Signs Temporary US Internet Tax Moratorium,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Monday, October 5, 2015
On September 30, President Barack Obama signed into law the "Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016" that, while providing funding for the US Federal Government until December 11, 2015, also extends the Internet Tax Freedom Act until the same date. [ FULL STORY ]
US Has World's Third-Highest Corporate Tax Rate,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Monday, October 5, 2015
Not only does the United States retain the dubious distinction of having the highest corporate tax rate in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development country grouping, it now has the third-highest rate of corporate tax in the world, according to the Tax Foundation. [ FULL STORY ]
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