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Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | September 2022

Resource rent tax on aquaculture The government proposes to introduce a resource rent tax on aquaculture from 1st of January 2023. The proposal will be circulated for consultation today with a deadline of 3rd of January 2023. The proposal includes a resource rent tax with an effective rate of 40% applicable to the production of salmon, trout, and rainbow trout. The proposal includes a tax-free allowance of between 4,000 and 5,000 tonnes ...

In August 2022, the House of Representatives’ Committee on Ways and Means approved a bill proposing a new fiscal regime for the Philippine mining industry, following the previous proposal of the Department of Finance (DOF)and which will cover existing and prospective large-scale metallic mine, regardless of location ...

On April 14, 2021, then President Rodrigo Duterte issued Executive Order (EO) No. 130 (EO No. 130), which amends Section 4 of EO No. 79, s. 2012 (EO No. 79), lifting the moratorium on the grant of new mineral agreements. Section 4 of EO 79 had imposed a moratorium on the granting of new mineral agreements “until a legislation rationalizing existing revenue sharing schemes and mechanisms shall have taken effect.” The whereas clauses of EO No. 130 noted that Republic Act No ...

The present government is looking to the mining industry to aid in the country’s economic recovery. Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno has stated that the Marcos administration seeks to create an enabling environment for the growth of the mining industry while adhering to responsible and sustainable mining practices ...

DFDL | September 2022

We would like to take this opportunity to remind our readers that the immovable property tax (“TOIP”) and Unused Land Tax deadlines for 2022 of 30 September 2022 are fast approaching.  The 2022 TOIP and Unused Land Tax payment can be submitted at any tax branch or any branches of the following banks: Canadia, ACLEDA, Vattanac, Cambodia Public Bank or ABA Bank ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | September 2022

<p>Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends,</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>We are pleased to bring you the latest legal updates for September 2022.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h2><strong>Financial Services</strong></h2><p><a href="http://www.shearndelamore.com/alerts/2022/Legal_Updates_Sept_1_2022.pdf">Expansion of SRI Sukuk and Bond Grant Scheme</a></p><p><a href="http://www ...

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | September 2022

What is driving the imperative for ESG alignment? There has been a cultural shift in society as more and more individuals commit to leading sustainable lives. Those individuals – whether as consumers, employees or other stakeholders in industry – now expect the businesses operating in their communities to function in a more sustainable manner too ...

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | September 2022

“A lot going on” was a very apt phrase used in the opening session of the Onshore Wind Conference 2022 in Glasgow. And it’s clear to see why: onshore wind is generating cheap and reliable energy, creating high-skilled and sustainable jobs, contributing positively to the Scottish economy and enjoying a groundswell of popular support, with the latest poll commissioned by RenewableUK showing 76% of people are in favour of renewable projects being developed in their local area ...

Kudun and Partners | September 2022

As data centers play a crucial role in the growing digital world, many businesses undoubtedly need reliable data hosting services to facilitate better data management ...

PLMJ | September 2022

The strategy for the application of Portugal 2030 was designed around five main objectives of the European Union1: a smarter, greener, more connected, more social Europe that is closer to its citizens. At the national level, these strategic objectives of the European Union are embodied in four thematic agendas of the Portugal 2030 strategy2 ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | September 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, On 23 August 2022, the Malaysia Competition Commission (“MyCC”) launched a public consultation on the proposed renewal of a Block Exemption Order (“BEO”) in respect of liner shipping services covered under a VSA. The renewal application was made pursuant to Section 8 of the Competition Act as the earlier BEO granted expired on 6 July 2022.  The press release by MyCC (“Press Release”) is accessible here ...

Buchalter | September 2022

September 1, 2022 By: Nora Sheriff, Gwenneth O’Hara, and Lillian Rafii On August 19, 2022, the California investor-owned utilities filed a joint motion for official notice at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), saying that the recently adopted Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (HR 5376) is “directly relevant” to the CPUC’s open net energy metering (NEM) proceeding. The CPUC is currently contemplating a revision to its NEM tariff (referred to as NEM 2 ...

On July 21, 2022, the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) ‎adopted the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities (CFEC) rules. DLCD then filed the ‎permanent CFEC rules with the Oregon Secretary of State on August 17, which are now in ‎effect. To note, the rules are still up for appeal; on a petition for judicial review, the Court of ‎Appeals could declare a rule invalid ...

Goods and Services Tax AlertSummons not to be issued to Managing Director, CEO, CFOs of companies routinely By the recent Guidelines for issuance of summons under Section 70 of the CGST Act – Instruction 03/2022- 23 [GST-Investigation], indiscriminate issuance of summons has been discouraged, and officers have been advised to issue summons judiciously ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | August 2022

On August 24, 2022, the IRS issued Notice 2022-36, 2021-15 I.R.B. 986, (the "Notice"), which grants significant penalty relief for taxpayers who failed to file certain tax or information returns for tax years 2019 and 2020. However taxpayers must file their missing returns on or before September 30, 2022, in order to obtain the penalty relief. This Notice presents a rare opportunity to taxpayers who have not filed the requisite returns to avoid onerous penalties ...

The Philippines is party to double taxation agreements (DTAs) with 43 countries. These DTAs contain exchange of information (EOI) provisions, which oblige contracting parties to exchange details that are needed to carry out the provisions of the DTAs or the domestic laws that concern the taxes applicable to the DTAs. To this end, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) consistently develops its EOI programme and has, in the past decade, circulated administrative issuances to facilitate EOI ...

PLMJ | August 2022

Simplification of licenses and procedures for companies in the environmental area Public consultation The draft diploma on the simplification of licenses and procedures for companies in the environmental area was submitted to public consultation on the 3rd of August (the “Proposal”). The Proposal contains measures mainly in the environmental area, but also measures with a transversal impact, applicable to the administrative activity and public authorities (e.g ...

Kudun and Partners | August 2022

Ekachai Chotpitayasunon, Pariyapol Kamolsilp, and Kongkoch Yongsavasdikul, partners of Kudun and Partners together with senior associates; Kongwat Akaramanee and Supatra Kerinsaguna, were invited to speak at a seminar organized by the Association of Family Business Entrepreneurs (AFBE) under the topic “Holding & Tax Management – Game Plan for Family Business Sustainability” ...

Buchalter | August 2022

August 19, 2022 By: Gwenneth O’Hara, Jonathan Kendrick, Mercedes Martin, and Aaron Elster Over the next decade, the United States, through enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), is primed to make a $369 billion investment in clean energy and climate change programs ...

Buchalter | August 2022

August 18, 2022 By: Peter McGaw and John Epperson By now, readers likely are familiar with the series of “retail hazardous waste” enforcement actions being brought across the state of California. For several years, various retailers have been targeted for coordinated, state-wide enforcement by local District Attorneys based on undisclosed, behind-the-scenes “dumpster audits.” These businesses are then accused of disposing of hazardous waste in their trash ...

As a result of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the federal government’s FAST-41 permitting project can now be used by Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations to potentially expedite and improve the permitting process for infrastructure projects that are either being performed by Tribes or Alaska Native Corporations, or are being performed on land owned by Tribes or Alaska Native Corporations ...

Kudun and Partners | August 2022

Led by our project champion, Nantana Atibodhi, legal assistant of the firm and committee of the firm’s KAPGreen program, Kudun and Partners participated in “Plastic Free July”, a global initiative that works toward raising environmental awareness on plastic pollution and promoting permanent changes in how we, as the general public, engage with the material ...

Under article 253(d) of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC), when an association, partnership or corporation commits an act or omission that violates the Tax Code, the penalty "shall be imposed on the partner, president, general manager, branch manager, treasurer, officer-in-charge, and the employees responsible for the violation". This means that any of the persons enumerated may be criminally prosecuted for the corporation or partnership's criminal act or omission under the code ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) has become a familiar phrase and, in practice, the component parts of it are developing at different rates. ESG in leasing models: focus on the ‘social’ ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) has become a familiar phrase and, in practice, the component parts of it are developing at different rates ...

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