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by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington 15 January 2020 The United States Internal Revenue Service has recently updated its list of frequently asked questions and answers on the tax treatment of transactions involving virtual currencies. The principle piece of tax guidance with regards to virtual currencies remains Notice 2014-21, published by the IRS in April 2014,...
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by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels 15 January 2020 According to French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, France and the United States will in the next two weeks attempt to reach a compromise over their ongoing dispute regarding France’s new digital services tax (DST). The US has threatened to retaliate against the measure, proposing additional duties...
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by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington 15 January 2020 On January 9, 2019, the United States Internal Revenue Service announced the launch of a new Gig Economy Tax Center, which is intended to help taxpayers meet their tax obligations through more streamlined information. As noted by the IRS, the gig economy, also known as the sharing...
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by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington 08 January 2020 On January 6, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that an on-the-record but off-camera public hearing would be held on January 7 on proposed action against France’s digital services tax (DST). The French DST is a three percent tax on the revenue of digital companies...
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by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London 31 December 2019 The OECD has launched a review of dispute resolution mechanisms in place in Aruba, Bahrain, Barbados, Gibraltar, Greenland, Kazakhstan, Oman, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam, as part of follow-up work under BEPS Action Plan Action 14. Improving...
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by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 31 December 2019 The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis and Minister of Finance, Timothy Harris, delivered a “tax-free Budget” on December 12, 2019. The territory’s news agency reported the Budget featured no new taxes for the fifth consecutive year. More details of specific measures will be available when...
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by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels 23 December 2019 In a letter to United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the European Council has expressed concern at the lack of action by the US Government to alleviate the compliance burdens of EU nationals and financial institutions with regards to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. FATCA,...
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by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington 23 December 2019 On December 17, 2019, the United States House of Representatives passed a year-end spending package, which includes legislation extending numerous expired and expiring tax provisions, and repealing certain taxes introduced to help fund the Obamacare health care reforms. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of...
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by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 16 December 2019 Canada, Mexico, and the US have signed an agreement on amendments to their proposed new trade pact. In November 2018, the partner states signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) once implemented. NAFTA has been in force since 1994....
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by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com Washington 06 December 2019 The United States may impose additional duties of up to 100 percent on certain French products in retaliation for France’s digital services tax, which a newly published report by the US Trade Representative (USTR) has concluded discriminates against certain US companies. The report was published on December...
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