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08/19/2016: United States – Preparing for the CEO Disclosure Rules

08/17/2016: United Kingdom – New Consultation Document on Taxation of Termination Payments

08/11/2016: Luxembourg – 2017 Tax Reform Legislation Submitted to Parliament

08/09/2016: United States – IRS Issues Guidance for Soon-to-Expire ITINs

08/03/2016: Brazil – Update on New Capital Gains Tax Rates


07/29/2016: Romania - New Tax Incentives for Research and Development Activities

07/28/2016: Greece – New Law Modifies Personal Tax System, Some Rate Increases

07/28/2016: Greece – Judicial Body Decides on Tax Residence and Filing of Joint Returns

07/27/2016: Kenya – Budget Makes Adjustments to Tax Bands, Personal Relief

07/15/2016: Malaysia – Wage Ceiling and Other Changes to Social Security System

07/14/2016: Singapore – Tax Clearance Refresh

07/11/2016: Luxembourg – Capital Gains Tax Rule Change; Single Notification to Joint Taxpayers

07/08/2016: Canada – Highlights of Personal Tax Changes in 2016 Federal Budget


06/27/2016: United Kingdom – Post-EU Referendum, What’s Next for Employers with International Assignees?

06/23/2016: Thailand – New Proposals Aim to Provide Tax Relief

06/09/2016: United States – Proposed Regs Aim to Clarify Rules for Expatriate Health Plans


05/27/2016: Brazil – New Voluntary Disclosure Program and Capital
Gains Taxation Rates 

05/24/2016: Albania – Labour Code Provisions Affecting Secondments in Force from June

05/24/2016: United States – Final Regs Issued Concerning Disbursements from Roth Accounts

05/19/2016: India – Restrictions Placed on Early PF Withdrawals Now Rescinded 

05/18/2016: Romania – Wages, Taxation of Investments, and Filing for Rental Income

05/13/2016: Luxembourg – Review of Important 2015/2016 Tax Rules for Employers, Individuals  

05/06/2016: Luxembourg – Measures for Families and Others in State of the Nation

05/06/2016: South Korea – New Assignee-Related Withholding Rule for Korean Entities

05/05/2016: Australia – 2016/17 Budget Has Key Measures Impacting Individuals


04/15/2016: The Netherlands – Law Amends Tax Rules for Independent Contractors, Board Members

04/13/2016: Singapore – Few Tax Changes for Individuals in Budget 2016

04/13/2016: United States – Congress Proposes Legislation to Amend ITIN Application, Deactivation Procedures

04/08/2016: The Netherlands – High Court Rules on 150-Km Criterion for 30% Ruling


03/31/2016: Switzerland – New Tax Treatment for Commuting Costs

03/29/2016: South Africa – Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme Announced in Budget 2016

03/28/2016: United Kingdom – Finance (No. 2) Bill Is Published

03/18/2016: United States – IRS Guidance on Section 911 for Burundi  Tax

03/17/2016: United Kingdom – Budget 2016 Contains a Few Surprises

03/17/2016: Germany – Constitutional Court Comes to Decision about Treaty Override

03/09/2016: India – 2016 Budget – Tax Proposals – Tax on Retirals

03/08/2016: United States – New 2016 Adjusted Sec. 911-Related Housing Cost Limitations

03/03/2016: United States – New Rules Remove Foreign Tax Credit Restriction for Cuba

03/02/2016: Australia – New Procedures for 2016 Employee Share Scheme Reporting Obligations


02/29/2016: Malaysia – New Guidelines on Tax Clearances for Taxpayers Issued

02/26/2016: United States – New U.S. Model Income Tax Convention Issued by Treasury

02/26/2016: Malaysia – New 2016 Budget Tax Proposals to Off-Set Economic Uncertainty

02/03/2016: People’s Republic of China – Some Guidance on Equity Income Tied to Unlisted Companies


01/29/2016: Canada – New Application Deadline for Nonresident Employers Wanting Withholding Exception

01/28/2016: Italy – Moves to Introduce New 30% Relief for Inbound Expatriates

01/26/2016: Kazakhstan – Retirement Reform Means New Employers’ Charge, Calculation for Individuals’ Pensions

01/26/2016: Australia – Nonresidents Required to Repay Their Australian Education Debt

01/22/2016: Belgium – Guidance Issued Could Affect Expatriates’ Tax-Free Allowances

01/22/2016: United Kingdom – Treaties with Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Sweden, Tajikistan in Force

01/20/2016: Canada – Certain Nonresident Employers May Apply for Payroll Withholding Exception

01/19/2016: Malaysia – Finance Act 2015 Enacts Form E Filing, Monthly Deduction Measures

01/12/2016: United States – IRS Extends Due Dates for 2015 Health Care Information Reporting

01/08/2016: Argentina – Lifting Foreign Exchange Controls Creates More Flexibility

01/07/2016: United States – Filing Season Start and Deadline; Relief for ID Theft Prevention



12/23/2015: United States – New Law Makes Some Extenders Permanent, Updates ITIN Procedures

12/16/2015: United States – Some Relieved of FBAR Filing Until April 15, 2017

12/14/2015: Spain – European Commission Takes Aim at Overseas Assets Form 720

12/11/2015: United Kingdom – 2016 Draft Finance Bill Published

12/10/2015: United States – Tax Debts Could Result in Revocation of Passport

12/2/2015: United Kingdom – Autumn Statement Affirms Income Tax Changes, Apprentice Levy


11/25/2015: Singapore – Changes to Tax Treatment of Travel Expense Payments

11/20/2015: Belgium – New Emphasis on Penalties for Payroll-Related Non-Compliance

11/18/2015: The Netherlands – Decree on International Aspects of Pensions, Annuity Entitlements

11/13/2015: Japan – Amendments Made to Reporting under “Statement of Assets/Liabilities”

11/10/2015: Malaysia – Measures on Penalties, Receipt of Employment Income, Gratuity

11/06/2015: Norway – Inflow of Migrants Obliges Government to Amend Budget’s Tax Rates

11/06/2015: Malaysia – Budget 2016 Taxes High Earners More, Relief for Low-to-Middle Incomes

11/05/2015: United Kingdom – No Changes in Travel and Subsistence Tables Just Published

11/04/2015: Norway – Changes to Taxing Income in Budget 2016


10/30/2015: Romania – Revised Fiscal Code May Lighten Burdens on Assignees, Employers

10/30/2015: Portugal – New Form Issued and Approved for Requesting PIT Filing Extensions

10/27/2015: Brazil – Capital Gains Taxation Made More Progressive, Burdensome

10/23/2015: Curaçao – Dutch Parliament Approves New Netherlands-Curacao Taxation Agreement

10/21/2015: Finland – In Budget 2016, Tax Measures for Assignees and Employers

10/20/2015: Ireland – Budget 2016 Offers Some Relief for Low/Middle Incomes 

10/12/2015: People’s Republic of China – Long-Term Investors’ Dividends Get Tax Relief 

10/12/2015: United Kingdom – Consultation on Taxation of Non-U.K. Domiciliaries

10/09/2015: Guernsey – Revised Rules Allow Tax Exemption for Certain Seconded Academics

10/08/2015: United States – Proposed Regs on Taxing Gifts, Bequests from Covered Expatriates


09/29/2015: New Zealand – New Tax Bill, Immigration Proposals

09/23/2015: People’s Republic of China – Updates to Tax-Advantaged Health Insurance Products

09/22/2015: Colombia – New Procedures for Disclosing Overseas Assets 

09/18/2015: United Kingdom – Final Version of New Payroll Procedures for Business Visitors

09/17/2015: South Korea – Proposed Legislation Affects High-Income Foreign Workers, Stockholders

09/09/2015: Malta – Changes to Remittance Basis, Highly Qualified Persons Rules


08/31/2015: Indonesia – Update on Income Tax and Social Security Developments

08/25/2015: United States – Tax Treatment of Identity Protection Services for Data Breach Victims

08/07/2015: Australia – ATO Ratchets Up Data-Matching Program

08/05/2015: United States – New Law Changes Filing Due Date for FBAR


07/31/2015: Spain – Modifications to Impatriate Regime and Exit Tax

07/30/2015: Spain – Reduced Tax Rates, Changes to PIT, Nonresident Taxation Regulations

07/29/2015: United Kingdom – Certificates of Sponsorship Quota Is Exceeded Again

07/29/2015: United Kingdom – OTS Publishes Terms of Reference

07/20/2015: United Kingdom – Summer Finance Bill 2015 Published

07/17/2015: United Kingdom – Details on Changes to Taxation of Non-U.K. Domiciliaries

07/14/2015: France – Plans to Institute Income Tax Withholding on Remuneration

07/09/2015: United Kingdom – 2015 Summer Budget Presented

07/08/2015: United Kingdom – New Payroll, Payment Procedures for Short-Term Business Visitors

07/01/2015: United Kingdom – Temporary Suspension of ‘Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes’ List 


06/30/2015: Canada – Alberta Abandons Flat Tax Rate; Introduces Progressive Rates, Brackets

06/30/2015: Singapore – Owners of Rental Property Can Claim ‘Deemed Expenses’ Now

06/29/2015: South Korea – New Reporting Rules for Foreign Real Estate

06/26/2015: United States – Supreme Court Decision for Same-Sex Marriage

06/09/2015: United States – FBAR Filing Reminder, Alternative e-Filing Method

06/04/2015: People’s Republic of China – Health Insurance Tax Relief Pilot Program


05/28/2015: United States – Supreme Court Holds Maryland Tax Law Unconstitutional

05/27/2015: New Zealand – Proposals on Simplifying Tax for Employee Share Schemes

05/27/2015: United Kingdom – New Online Form, Guidance on Nonresidents’ Disposals of U.K. Residences

05/22/2015: United States – April 18, 2016 Filing Deadline Set for 2015 Returns

05/19/2015: Australia – Some Measures for Individuals in 2015/2016 Budget

05/04/2015: Canada – Budget 2015 Presented


04/29/2015: South Africa – Personal Tax Rate, Fringe Benefit Changes in Budget 2015

04/27/2015: Japan – Tax Reform Includes Exit Tax on Wealthy Departing Individuals

04/16/2015: Mauritius – New Fiscal Year but No Tax Increases in Budget

04/15/2015: United States – New 2015 Adjusted Sec. 911-Related Housing Cost Limitations

04/07/2015: United Kingdom – Legislation Revised on Sale of Residential Property by Nonresidents


03/31/2015: India – 2015 Budget Presented, Higher Taxes on High Income Earner

03/27/2015: Belgium – Cross-Border Workers and the 24 Days Condition

03/25/2015: United States – IRS Guidance on Sec. 911 for Four Countries

03/24/2015: United Kingdom – Finance Bill 2015

03/23/2015: United Kingdom – Imminent Deadline for Operation of Appendix 5 Agreements

03/20/2015: Ireland – 31 March Deadline for 2014 Share Scheme Reporting Soon Here

03/19/2015: France – New Tax Filing Deadlines (Sooner Not Later) for 2015

03/19/2015: United Kingdom – Chancellor Presents 2015 Budget with No Surprises

03/13/2015: Singapore – 2015 Budget Introduces Some Income Tax, CPF Contribution Changes

03/06/2015: Germany – New Circular Updates Tax Principles to Align with OECD Model

03/05/2015: United Kingdom – Devolution of Income Tax Powers to Scotland, Wales

03/04/2015: The Netherlands – EU Court Decision on 150-Km Limit for 30% Ruling


02/19/2015: United Kingdom – Consultations on Foreign Employees and Employer-Related Securities Published

02/19/2015: Germany – Territorial Scope of Income Tax for Offshore Projects Altered

02/11/2015: Italy – New Law Contains Some Tax Measures Affecting Employees, Employers

2/11/2015: Portugal – Tax Reform Introduces Changes to Residency, Mobility-Related Tax Rules

02/06/2015: Switzerland – Restrictions to Expatriate Deductions Come into Force January 1, 2016


01/30/2015: France – 2015 Budget Law Contains Some Changes, for Individuals, Employers

01/29/2015: France – New Economic Growth Bill Contains Some Measures Affecting Individuals

01/29/2015: Malaysia – Important Changes to Monthly Tax Deduction Rules

01/23/2015: United Kingdom – Government Issues Consultation Document on Remittance Basis Charge

01/23/2015: United Kingdom – New Treaty with Croatia to Replace 1981 Treaty

01/19/2015: Colombia – New Tax Reform Introduces Wealth Tax for Individuals

01/13/2015: Croatia – Effective 1 January, Amendments to PIT and Social Security Rules

01/08/2015: The Netherlands – CJEU Advocate General Opines on 150-Km Limit for 30% Ruling



12/23/2014: Australia – Division 293 Tax:  Payment/Refund Consequences for Expatriates, Nonresidents

12/23/2014: Denmark – New Rules for Recruitment of Foreign Specialists

12/22/2014: Estonia – Tax, Unemployment Insurance, and Foreign National Employment Registration Developments

12/22/2014: United States – Certain Individuals Relieved of FBAR Filing Until June 30, 2016

12/18/2014: Spain – Tax Reform Law Enacted, with Many Changes to Taxation of Individuals

12/17/2014: Finland – For Budget 2015 Some Tax Changes; Rise in Some Social Charges

12/15/2014: Singapore – Extension of Time to File Tax Clearance for Frequent Business Travellers

12/12/2014: United States – Final FATCA Regs Include Significant Changes

12/11/2014: United Kingdom – Draft Finance Bill Published, Reflecting Many Autumn Statement Measures

12/04/2014: United Kingdom – Tax Simplification and Some Give and Take in Autumn Statement

12/03/2014: United Kingdom – Plans Set to Tax Sales of Residential Properties by Nonresidents

12/01/2014: Chile – Tax Reform Package Brings Changes to Taxes Affecting Individuals


11/25/2014: Thailand – New Decree Announces Extension of Progressive Tax System

11/24/2014: Canada – Family Tax Cuts Take Effect Now

11/24/2014: Costa Rica – Modifications to Income Tax Brackets, Credits for 2015

11/20/2014: United States – New Draft Instructions for Form W-7 (ITINs)

11/14/2014: Malaysia – 2015 Budget Offers Taxpayers Lower Rates, Easier Compliance

11/14/2014: United Kingdom – Amendments Make Important Alterations to Tax Treaty with Canada


10/31/2014: Sweden – 9.88% Payroll Fee on Income of Assignees to India, USA, Canada

10/29/2014: Ireland – Special Report:  Finance Bill Offers Tax Savings, Enhances Competitiveness

10/24/2014: Norway – Some Easing of Burdens for Taxpayers in Budget 2015

10/23/2014: Australia – Changes to 457 Visa and Employee Share Scheme Rules Proposed

10/08/2014: United States – Relief for Individuals with Interests in Canadian Retirement Plans

10/07/2014: United Kingdom – New Travel and Subsistence Tables Published


09/30/2014: OECD – Model Convention Update on Termination Payments

09/22/2014: Spain – Significant Reforms Planned for Tax System

09/17/2014: Vietnam – PIT Can Be Calculated from Month of Arrival in Vietnam


08/27/2014: Switzerland – Restrictions Proposed to Expatriate Ordinance Could Raise Assignment Costs


07/31/2014: Gibraltar – Healthy Government Finances Bring Positive Measures for Taxpayers

07/31/2014: United States – IRS Updates Guidance on Sec. 911

07/30/2014: Poland – Tax and Social Security Totalization Treaty Developments

07/30/2014: Pakistan – Budget for 2014-2015 Features Some Measures Affecting Individuals

07/30/2014: Nigeria – New Pension Reform Law Brings Change

07/29/2014: Belgium – Changes Enacted to Regional Taxing Powers, Taxation of Nonresidents

07/29/2014: Egypt – New 5-Percent Tax Rise on High Earners Introduced

07/25/2014: United Kingdom – Short-Term Business Visitor Agreement to Be Updated

07/23/2014: Italy – High Court Rules 10% Tax on Bankers’ Bonuses Is Valid

07/18/2014: United Kingdom – Amendment to Taxation of Share-Based Awards for Assignees

07/17/2014: United Kingdom – Draft PAYE Regulations Amend Tax Code Notification Requirements

07/16/2014: United Kingdom – New Treaty Signed with Tajikistan

07/03/2014: Australia – Legislation Enacted with New Levy Impacting Tax Liabilities

07/02/2014: United States – Revised ITIN Policy Eases Burden on Taxpayers

07/01/2014: United States – Revised Procedures for Late Reporting of Foreign Accounts


06/03/2014: The Netherlands – European Commission Opposes 150-Km Limit for 30% Tax Relief


05/30/2014: United States – FBAR Filing Reminder, IRS Issues More Information

05/30/2014: Australia – 2014-15 Budget Unveiled by New Abbott Government


04/30/2014: Austria – Value of Company Car Benefit Raised

04/30/2014: Portugal – 2014 Budget Law Maintains Higher Taxation, but Some Relief

04/29/2014: South Africa – In Budget 2014, Changes Planned for Savings and Retirement

04/25/2014: United States – IRS Releases 2014 Adjusted Sec. 911

04/22/2014: France –Temporary Tax on High Remuneration Compliance Developments

04/16/2014: Canada – Tax Authority Extends Filing Deadline to May 5

04/10/2014: Italy – Government Reinstates EUR 10,000 Threshold for Reporting Foreign Assets

04/07/2014: Switzerland – Court Makes Landmark Decision on Inter-cantonal Taxation of Employment Income

04/07/2014: United Kingdom – Important Changes to Form 42 Filing, Upcoming Deadlines

04/04/2014: United Kingdom – Consultation Published on Taxing Nonresidents’ Gains on Property

04/01/2014: United Kingdom – Several Measures in Finance Bill Affecting Globally-Mobile Workforce


03/31/2014: New Zealand – Updated Guidance from Inland Revenue on Tax Residence

03/31/2014: Hong Kong – Stability Underscores 2014/2015 Budget Measures for Individuals

03/27/2014: United Kingdom – Amended Legislation to Prevent Tax Avoidance Using Dual Contracts

03/27/2014: United Kingdom – A Welcome Deadline Extension on Software Compliance for RTI

03/25/2014: United States – IRS Guidance on Sec. 911 for Four Countries

03/20/2014: United Kingdom – Some Personal Taxation Changes, New Anti-Avoidance Measures in 2014 Budget

03/19/2014: United Kingdom – New Childcare Tax Provisions to Help Millions of Families

03/17/2014: Luxembourg – New Circular Meant to Help Attract Skilled Foreign Workers

03/14/2014: Austria – Shift from Legal Employer to Economic Employer Approach

03/11/2014: Singapore – Budget 2014 Brings Changes to Central Provident Fund, Tax Reliefs

03/03/2014: Vietnam – 2013 Tax Season Guidance for Personal Income Tax Returns


02/26/2014: Australia – Changes to PAYG Withholding Variation Process for Foreign Employers

02/20/2014: Italy – 20% Withholding on Transfers from Foreign Banks Suspended

02/19/2014: Romania – Updated Rules Governing Deductibility of Social Contributions

02/14/2014: Belgium – Taxpayers with Foreign Employment Income Could Be Audited

02/14/2014: People’s Republic of China – Rules to Encourage Retirement Savings

02/06/2014: France – New Tax Laws Enacted Raising Tax Burden

02/05/2014: Spain – 2014 Budget Law Maintains High Taxation, but Hope for Cuts in 2015

02/04/2014: Australia – Tax Authorities Increase Payroll Tax Reviews of Businesses

02/04/2014: Denmark – Method for Calculating Tax Relief on Foreign Income Changed


01/31/2014: Germany – New Social Security Rates, Thresholds for 2014

01/31/2014: Sweden – Parliament Approves Modified Income Tax Thresholds for 2014

01/30/2014: Peru – Government Sets New Value for Tax Unit for 2014

01/29/2014: Sweden – Tax Agency Challenging Foreign Companies’ Work for Possible PE

01/29/2014: Italy – New Circular Brings Further Changes to Financial Asset Reporting System

01/27/2014: United States – FBAR Deadline for Certain Individuals Extended for 4th Time

01/21/2014: United Kingdom – Details Published on Preventing Use of Dual Contract Arrangements

01/10/2014: Ireland – Deadline Approaching for 2013 Share Scheme Reporting

01/10/2014: United States – PFIC Regs Released:  Reporting Required on 2013 Tax Returns

01/02/2014: Belgium – Proposed Changes Affecting Net Pay of Those Enjoying Expatriate Concessions

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