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US Wind Tax Credit Extension Gives 'Brief Opportunity' ,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 37 hours ago | Friday, December 19, 2014
While the United States wind energy industry sector has welcomed the inclusion of the production tax credit within the recent one-year renewal of the package of tax extenders, it has been pointed out that it only provides a very short period for projects to be started. [ FULL STORY ]
Hatch Outlines His Comprehensive Tax Reform Principles,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 38 hours ago | Friday, December 19, 2014
Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee and its incoming Chairman, made a speech in the Senate on December 16, during which he listed seven principles he said are needed to guide future comprehensive US tax reform. [ FULL STORY ]
US Confirms Duties On Chinese Solar Product Imports,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 38 hours ago | Friday, December 19, 2014
On December 16, the United States Department of Commerce announced affirmative final determinations in its anti-dumping duty and anti-subsidy countervailing duty investigations into certain imports of solar products from China and Taiwan. [ FULL STORY ]
US Business Attacks Proposed UK Diverted Profits Tax,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The United States Council for International Business has warned that the United Kingdom's proposal to impose a new tax on so-called "diverted profits" would, if implemented, have a major impact on US-based multinational companies. [ FULL STORY ]
EFTA States Plan Response To TTIP,
by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The European Free Trade Association countries could be faced with important challenges from the proposed European Union-United States free trade agreement known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Swiss Federal Councillor Johan Schneider-Amman has said. [ FULL STORY ]
WTO Head Urges Members To Remain Actively Engaged On ITA,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Roberto Azevêdo, on December 12, 2014, welcomed progress in negotiations on the expansion of the Information Technology Agreement, but urged the negotiators to "remain actively and constructively engaged as we try to bridge the gaps in these negotiations." [ FULL STORY ]
US VAT Proposal Floated In The Senate,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Ben Cardin, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, has introduced the Progressive Consumption Tax Act, which would introduce a tax of ten percent on the purchase of goods and services, while using the new revenue to cut individual and corporate tax rates. [ FULL STORY ]
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