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July 2014 International Indirect Tax Update

July 2014 International Indirect Tax Update

The month of July saw many changes across several countries. The following is a list of those countries and the specifics behind each change. Canada – Multiple Provinces EPRA has announced that environmental handling fees will be updated in several provinces effective 1 October 2014. Czech Republic The emerging government coalition of the … Read More

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EU Council Issues Fiscal Policy Recommendations

The Council of the European Union issued recommendations and opinions on economic policy for 26 of the 28 Member States (excluding Cyprus and Greece) on 8 July, 2014. The recommendations were issued without discussion and close out the European Semester, the annual fiscal monitoring process. The recommendations largely follow the recommendations of … Read More

California Board of Equalization Door-to-Door Visits

California Board of Equalization Door-to-Door Visits

The California Board of Equalization (BOE) is continuing to conduct door-to-door, in-person visits of businesses located in select zip code areas.  On July 3rd, it was announced that businesses in the following zip codes would be visited: • Marina (93933) • Castroville (95012) • Chualar (93925) • Moss Landing (95039) • Oxnard (93033, 93035, 93036) Since 2008, the BOE has … Read More

Abe to Decide on Consumption Tax Increase in December

Abe to Decide on Consumption Tax Increase in December

Japan’s second increase in the Consumption Tax could occur on 1 October 2015 and the Prime Minister will make a decision in December regarding the increase. The economy has weathered the effects of the April 2014 increase and the Prime Minister will look for 2% GDP growth for the increase. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/17/business/economy-business/abe-seen-needing-2-growth-this-quarter-to-hike-sales-tax-again/Read More