Last week the European Commission has issued a new taxation paper named ‘Tax Reforms in EU Member States’. The document prepared by the Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union and the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs covers the taxation issues the European Union member states have faced with in 2012


In the beginning of October the Danish government presented to the parliament a bill containing measures to prevent the circumvention of Danish and foreign taxation


The Budget and Taxation Committee has proposed Russian Duma to approve in the first reading the amendments to the Russian Tax Code and to the Law ‘On Securities Market’, helping to resolve the issue of double taxation of the foreign investors


The Guernsey Financial Services Commission proposed to increase company fees will from 2013 in order to meet the rising costs of regulating the financial sector


Singapore, 9 October 2012. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a consultation paper on the designation of tax crimes as money laundering (ML) predicate offences in Singapore


The Governor of the Moscow Region Sergey Shoygu received approval for enactment of the duty for land transfer from the agricultural category to another category with a rate of 30 % of the cadastral cost, also the land tax and the land non-cultivation fines were approved for increase


The United Nations has released the draft text of the Transfer Pricing Practical Manual for Developing Countries prepared for the meeting on October 15, 2012


On October 3, 2012 the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed the federal laws ratifying the Tax Agreements with Argentina, Latvia and Switzerland


Austrian Financial State Secretary Andreas Schieder and Romania’s ambassador Silvia Davidoiu signed a bilateral double taxation agreemen between two countries


Switzerland will not hold a referendum on the tax treaties signed with Germany, the UK, and Austria, for the opponents of the treaties failed to obtain the required number of signatures to force a vote

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