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The pros and cons before UAE gets into VAT mode

This article appeared originally in Gulf News: link to original article

The UAE’s Ministry of Finance announced recently that value-added taxes (VAT) are going to be introduced. 1,404 more words

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You probably won't see this argument anywhere else...

The current political debate on ways to tax is gaining more publicity these days, since people, mainly Republicans, are trotting out their favorite tax proposals. Democrats don’t care how it is collected, they just always want more money to fund their favorite spending proposals. 333 more words

Japan - Tax authorities’ guidelines for the new JCT rules as of 1 October 2015

The Japanese National Tax Agency (NTA) published its guide on the Japanese Consumption Tax (JCT) obligations of the cross-border supply of electronic services.

You can access the English version of the document intended for foreign businesses… 51 more words


Our Civilization’s Transition to Environmentalism

A reader with terrific environmental sensibilities notes:

My house is made of used 2x4s and used fibreglas batts, and consumes about 25% of the energy of my neighbours’ conventionally built/operated homes.  513 more words

Renewables - Business

Beijing May Pour Salt Into Hong Kong's Wounds As Retailers Suffer

A watch and jewelry store next to a shop for rent in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay shopping district last week. REUTERS

A mainland Chinese government initiative to boost spending at home could grind salt in the wounds of Hong Kong’s already struggling retail sector. 507 more words

So the Wynne[1] follies continue with the announcement of a new Beer Tax.

Well this week was interesting in Ontario, Canada. This is the land where the state of Ontario’s Governor announced a new tax on Beer beverages sold within the state. 234 more words

The Consumption Tax: A Look at the Flat Tax and the X-Tax

No country has adopted the flat tax. Nevertheless, the system is frequently touted for its simplicity and enforceability. The tax is often branded as a tax system that can be complied with by the simple mailing in of a postcard sized form. 211 more words

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