Stories that are tagged 'Africa'


Abu Dhabi Free Zone Proposes Crowdfunding Regime
Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus__26 July, 2018
Abu Dhabi Global Market, the low-tax international financial center in Abu Dhabi, has published a consultation paper setting out its proposed regulatory framework for operators of Private Financing Platforms. Read Full Story

South Africa Drops Paper Forms To Encourage E-Filiing
Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus__16 July, 2018
The South African Revenue Service has removed certain paper forms from its branches in an attempt to encourage more taxpayers to file tax returns electronically. Read Full Story

China Pledges Tax Support For 'Belt And Road Territories'
Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong__22 May, 2018
The tax agencies of China and Kazakhstan, with involvement also from the OECD, hosted a three-day tax conference to discuss the provision of capacity building support from China for those countries that will be involved in China's Belt and Road Initiative. It was attended by more than 250 delegates from 49 tax administrations, four international organizations, and five academic institutions. Read Full Story

South Africa Invites Comment On VAT Zero-Rate Review
Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus__11 May, 2018
South Africa's National Treasury is inviting the public to contribute to a review of the list of items zero-rated for value-added tax purposes. Read Full Story

South Africa Launches VAT Zero Rate Review
Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus__27 April, 2018
Having increased the headline value-added tax rate to 15 percent from 14 percent on April 1, South Africa has appointed a panel to consider a review of the list of food items subject to the zero rate. Read Full Story

ADGM, Shanghai Bourse To Create 'Belt And Road' Exchange
Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus__24 April, 2018
Abu Dhabi Global Market, the international financial center in Abu Dhabi, and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, China's largest securities exchange, have agreed to collaborate on the establishment of a "Belt and Road" stock exchange. Read Full Story

OECD Urges International Tax Reform Of Savings, Investments
Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels__13 April, 2018
"While countries do not necessarily need to tax savings more, there is a lot of room to improve the way countries tax savings," according to Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. Read Full Story

SARS Sets Out Expectations On Virtual Currency Tax Compliance
Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong__06 April, 2018
The South African Revenue Service on April 6, 2018, warned taxpayers that they are expected to declare cryptocurrency gains or losses in calculating their taxable income. Read Full Story

Cayman Said To Be Offshore's Leading Finance Center
Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington__06 April, 2018
The Cayman Islands is the top offshore financial center, according to the latest Global Financial Centres Index, published biannually by the City of London think tank Z/Yen. Read Full Story

South Africa Increases VAT Rate To 15 Percent
Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus__02 April, 2018
On April 1, 2018, South Africa increased its value-added tax rate to 15 percent from 14 percent. Read Full Story


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