In 2017, the UAE introduced an ‘excise tax’ on certain products which are deemed to put the health of the people and the environment at risk.
Mikhail Mishustin, Russia’s head of tax service, has recently explained to the Financial Times his plan for the future of digital tax in Russia.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have amended their VAT laws by removing the requirement for foreign VAT-registered businesses to appoint a local fiscal representative.
The Japanese government had planned to raise the consumption tax from 8% to 10% as of 1st October 2019, however it is widely believed this could be delayed as a result of the current political uncertainty in the country.
The tax authorities in Kuwait recently announced that it will finally introduce Value Added Tax (VAT) at 5% from 1st April 2021.
In a somewhat surprising move, Costa Rican Congress have approved a new tax package called “Law of Strengthening of Public Finances number 9635” which has introduced a number of additional taxes.
California Governor, Gavin Newsom, has signed a bill into law which imposes a sales tax registration & collection obligation on remote sellers which exceed $500,000 in sales for delivery in California.
500 days after its inception, Director General of the Federal Tax Authority discusses the uptake of VAT legislation to the United Arab Emirates.
It is Kuwait will not implement a VAT scheme before 2021 at the earliest, but will however continue to phase in ‘excise tax’ following an announcement from the Budget Committee in Kuwait.
Chinese VAT | The Ministry of Finance, State Taxation Administration, and General Administration of Customs have jointly issued a number of new policies on value-added tax in China.