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February 2016
Client/Legal Alert
The National Integrated Service of Customs and Tax Administration (Revenue Service) issued Administrative Order No. SNAT/2016/0004 (Order 0004) (Official Gazette No. 40,834 of 22 January 2016), which designated the banking institutions governed by the Law of Banking Institutions and the Law of the Venezuelan Central Bank as collection agents of the tax on large financial transactions (Financial Tax), for the transactions that special taxpayers make.
1 February 2016
Client/Legal Alert
On 28 December 2015, the Luxembourg tax authorities released a new circular (LITL n°104/2bis) which imposes a new notification requirement on companies offering share plans to employees in Luxembourg.
February 2016
Client/Legal Alert
Presidential Decree No. 2,232 (Decree 2,232) (Official Gazette No. 40,846 of February 11, 2016) established a 0 percent rate for the tax on large financial transactions (Financial Tax)
February 2016
Client/Legal Alert
The National Integrated Service of Customs and Tax Administration (Revenue Service), through Administrative Guidelines No. SNAT/2016/011 (Guidelines 011) (Official Gazette No. 40,846 of 11 February 2016) h readjusted the value of the Tax Unit (TU) from BsF. 150.00 to BsF. 177.00, even when the National Assembly, to whom the Revenue Service must consult for opinion, did not agree with the adjustment. Guidelines 011 entered into force the day of its publication on Official Gazette.
4 February 2016
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February 2016
Client/Legal Alert
The Ministry of the People's Power for Banking and Finance issued Resolution No. 022, of 4 January 2016 (Official Gazette No. 40,844 of 5 February 2016) that established a 2.5 percent rate for the special contribution payable by insurance, reinsurance, and prepaid medicine companies, risk managers, and legal entities that finance insurance fees or premiums (Taxpayers) with the purpose of financing the Superintendence of Insurance Activity. Resolution No. 022 entered into force in 5 February 2016.
February 2016
Newsletter

In this issue of the China Tax Monthly, we will discuss the following tax developments in China:

  • Business Tax to Be Completely Replaced by VAT from 1 May 2016
  • New HNTE Recognition Rules Take Effect from 1 January 2016
  • Anshan Case: Transfer Pricing Adjustment on Service Fees
  • Beijing Case: Withholding Tax Levied on Disguised Guarantee Fees
  • China Issues Reform Plan on Tax Collection and Administration System
February 2016
Client/Legal Alert
In ABU, the Singapore Court of Appeal clarified the requirements for validity in relation to requests for information from foreign tax authorities under the exchange of information provisions in Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreements.
28 January 2016
Client/Legal Alert
Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), 16 January 2016 was Implementation Day. On that date, the European Union, the Swiss Government, and the US Government relaxed certain sanctions against Iran after the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran had fulfilled its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA. Canada’s sanctions targeting Iran have not been affected.
22 January 2016
Client/Legal Alert
The Act on Tax on Certain Financial Institutions has been already adopted by Polish Parliament on 15 January 2016 (the Act). The Act imposes a tax obligation on certain financial and insurance institutions to pay special monthly levy of 0,0366% on the value of an institution's assets, subject to certain exemptions, thresholds and deductions (the Tax). The implementation of the Act was aimed at creating an additional source of funding for public expenditure, in particular social security, as set out in the Polish Government’s spending programme.
January 2016
Client/Legal Alert
As Algeria is dealing with revenue shortfalls, two important legislative texts were published at the end of 2015.
13 January 2016
Client/Legal Alert
In 2013, Belgium introduced a new reporting obligation for individual founders and beneficiaries of so-called legal arrangements (i.e. trusts, foundations and certain tax haven companies). In 2015, further to the reporting obligation, a regime of tax transparency for the income of such legal arrangements was introduced (the so-called Cayman Tax).
January 2016
Client/Legal Alert
On 29 December 2015, the Finance Act 2015 (FA) received the royal assent and was passed into law. One of the amendments introduced in the FA affects the taxation of advance payments, and signifies a departure from the previous tax treatment for advance payments.
January 2016
Client/Legal Alert
On 7 December 2015, the Australian Federal Government released its National Innovation & Science Agenda (NISA). Through the NISA, the government will invest AUD1.1 billion into a number of initiatives designed to incentivise innovation and entrepreneurship, reward risk taking in business and promote the science and technology sectors in Australia.
January 2016
Client/Legal Alert
The 2015 holiday season in Ukraine was abundant with the adoption of long-discussed amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine.
 
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