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Tax-News.com: Hong Kong Again Slashes Interest On Early Tax Payments

The Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department has announced a further reduction to the interest rate payable on Tax Reserve Certificates.

Tax-News.com: US IRS Flags Deadline For Q2 Estimated Tax Payments

The US Internal Revenue Service has issued a reminder to taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that they have until June 15 to pay their estimated tax payment for the second quarter of tax year 2021 without incurring a penalty.

Tax-News.com: Australian Tax Agency Announces Virtual Currency Tax Focus

The Australian Taxation Office has expressed its concern that some taxpayers do not fully understand the tax implications of cryptocurrency gains.

Tax-News.com: EFTA States' Tax Rulings Receive The All-Clear

The EFTA Surveillance Authority has closed its investigations into the tax ruling practices of Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, without finding any evidence of state aid infringements.

Tax-News.com: Hong Kong Enhances Tax Rules For Amalgamations

Hong Kong's Legislative Council has passed a bill to implement a series of amendments to the Inland Revenue Ordinance.

Tax-News.com: Putin Signs Law To Withdraw From Dutch DTA

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has signed a law to terminate the country's double tax agreement with the Netherlands.

Tax-News.com: Malta Releases Corporate Income Tax Returns

Malta's Commissioner for Revenue has released year of assessment 2021 electronic income tax returns for companies.

Tax-News.com: Mexico Enacts Outsourcing Tax Law Changes

Mexico has recently enacted legislative amendments to various tax laws in a bid to restrict the ability of companies to enter into outsourcing arrangements.

Tax-News.com: Singapore Issues Corporate Tax Return Filing Guidance

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has released guidance for companies on filing a corporate income tax return this year.

Tax-News.com: Hong Kong Issues Tax Returns For Individuals

On May 3, 2021, the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department issued over 2.62 million tax returns for individuals for the year of assessment 2020-21.

Tax-News.com: Countries Discuss Post-Pandemic Tax Agenda At UN Council Meeting

Experts speaking at the UN's Economic and Social Council's annual Special Meeting on International Cooperation in Tax Matters concluded that the international community must do more to tackle tax base erosion and profit shifting and offshore tax evasion.

Tax-News.com: Philippines To Complete Tax Incentives Review By Early May

The Philippines Department of Finance has announced that the Fiscal Incentives Review Board (FIRB) will complete the implementing rules and regulations for the corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act by the third week of May.

Tax-News.com: China Halves Corporate Tax For Smallest Businesses

Chinese authorities have announced enhanced temporary tax breaks for small businesses.

Tax-News.com: US IRS Reminds Of FBAR Filing Obligation

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding US citizens, resident aliens, and any domestic legal entity that the deadline to file their annual Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) is still April 15, 2021.

Tax-News.com: New Zealand Explains Recent Tax Law Changes

The New Zealand Inland Revenue Department has released a new "special report" to provide guidance on changes to real property tax rules and other tax rules that were included in the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2020–21, Feasibility Expenditure, and Remedial Matters) Act 2021.

Tax-News.com: India Hikes Threshold For Country-by-Country Reporting

India has enacted legislation to hike the turnover threshold for filing a country-by-country report.

Tax-News.com: Singapore Issues Advance Ruling On IP Rights Transfer

On April 1, 2021, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore issued a summary of an advance ruling concerning franchise income earned by a Singaporean company from licensing intellectual property rights.

Tax-News.com: Hong Kong Issues 2020-21 Tax Returns

On April 1, 2021, the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department began issuing profits tax, property tax, and employer's returns for the year of assessment 2020-21.

Tax-News.com: Hong Kong Tables Tax Law Administration Bill

Hong Kong tabled the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021 in parliament on March 24.

Tax-News.com: Hong Kong Adopts Law To Cut Stamp Duty Rates

Hong Kong has passed legislation to abolish the doubled ad valorem stamp duty rates applicable to non-residential property transactions with effect from November 26, 2020.

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