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06 Dec

The increase of the R&D premium in Austria

In order to provide incentives in research and development, there is a diversified range of funding instruments in Austria, such as the so called R&D premium. As it will be increased by the federal government at the beginning of 2018, it constitutes a current topic in Austria. The aim of the research premium is to

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06 Dec

Social Security Contributions in Agriculture: Big News in 2018

The year 2018 will be marked, for farmers and agricultural employees alike, by an increase of the CSG compensated by a reduction of their social security contributions. Under the Social Security financing bill currently under discussion in Parliament, farmers and farm workers will benefit from a reduction in their social security contributions in order to

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06 Dec

Claim back VAT in France: Things to remember before 31 December 2017

Companies which have forgotten to deduct part of their VAT can repair this omission without having to submit a tax claim. It is enough to include the amounts on the next VAT return. However, you must act quickly because omissions concerning 2015 declarations can only be rectified until 31 December 2017. The same is true

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03 Dec

Changes Dutch VAT legislation per 2018

Changes Dutch VAT legislation per 2018 •Tightening criteria reduced VAT rate (6%) for medicines. From 1 January only medicines for which a marketing license has been granted under the Dutch Medicines Act are taxed at 6% VAT. •Introduction of joint and several liability of the pledgee, executor and mortgagee for VAT debts. A pledgee, mortgagee

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27 Nov

HLB International appoints member firm in Oman

HLB International, one of the leading global accountancy networks with presence in 140 countries, continues its growth with the recent signing of a new member firm in Oman – Chartered Accountants Group. Established in 2015, the firm is based in Muscat, the capital and largest metropolitan city in Oman. The firm specialises in the provision

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26 Nov

Mauritius rejects the Paradise Papers: Unfounded Allegations

Mauritius, the Island State situated in the Indian Ocean, has firmly rejected the so-called ‘Paradise Papers’ and other subsequent articles on the grounds of ‘serious and unfounded allegations’. The Island which claims to be an International Financial Centre of substance has made it clear that it is not a ‘tax haven’ but on the contrary

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21 Nov

Methanisation contract increased to 20 years

Government support electricity purchase contracts produced by methanisation. Methanisation begins slower than expected. With currently only 260 methanisers in France, the target of 1,000 methanisers in 2020 will be difficult to achieve. Regulation for the Green Growth Act has set a 10% biogas target for French natural gas consumption in 2030. The Government has decided

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14 Nov

Doing business in Serbia

Many world renowned companies have recognized Serbia’s potential and decided to locate operations in Serbia. For some of them, Serbia serves as a manufacturing hub that enables duty free exports to a market of more than 1 billion people. Others are attracted by our country’s adept level of English language proficiency, highly skilled and easily

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13 Nov

India Inc braces for tighter transfer pricing regulations

The Indian government had introduced transfer pricing documentation and reporting requirements to the Indian Income Tax Act through the Finance Act, 2001. In October 2015, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its final report on Action 13 regarding Transfer Pricing (TP) Documentation and Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting, under its Base Erosion and Profit

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