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ENSafrica | July 2017

GHANA: Customs duty on spare parts abolished On 14 June 2017, pursuant to the measures proposed in the 2017 Budget, Parliament passed the Customs Amendment Bill, 2017, which amends the Customs Act, 2015 by abolishing customs duties on the importation of vehicular (including motorcycles and bicycles) spare parts. GHANA: VAT Flat Rate Scheme practice note issued The Ghana Revenue Authority published Practice Note No ...

ENSafrica | August 2017

BOTSWANA: Amending protocol to treaty with France signedOn 27 July 2017, Botswana and France signed an amending protocol to the Botswana/France Income Tax Treaty, 1999 in Gaborone. CAMEROON: VAT refund procedure available onlineThe Cameroonian Minister of Finance issued a communiqué on 14 June 2017, announcing that the value-added tax (“VAT”) refund procedure has been simplified and is available online as from 3 July 2017 for enterprises registered with the Large Tax Unit ...

ENSafrica | June 2018

COMOROS: Treaty with United Arab Emirates enters into forceThe income tax treaty between the Comoros Islands and the United Arab Emirates, recently entered into force. GHANA: VAT withholding agents appointed In an attempt to improve value-added tax (“VAT”) compliance, the Ghana Revenue Authority (“GRA”) announced the appointment of identified VAT withholding agents per industry on 17 May 2018 ...

ENSafrica | August 2018

DJIBOUTI: International Free Trade Zone launchedThe first phase of the Djibouti International Free Trade Zone (“DIFTZ”), expected to be the largest free trade zone in Africa, was launched on 5 July 2018. The DIFTZ will house a variety of manufacturing plants and offer investors various incentives, including tax exemptions ...

ENSafrica | April 2019

AFRICA: African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement developments Botswana and Zambia signed the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (“ACFTA”) on 10 February 2019 at the 32nd summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, whereas the Ethiopian Council of Ministers approved the ACFTA on 2 February 2019 and the Parliament of Senegal on 23 January 2019 ...

ENSafrica | July 2014

KENYA: Mauritius Double Tax Agreement ratified The double tax agreement (DTA) between Kenya and Mauritius, which was signed by the Mauritian government in May 2012, has been ratified by the Kenyan parliament on 23 May 2014 and will come into effect on 1 January 2015 ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | January 2018

In case you have been in a coma, major tax changes to the Internal Revenue Code were passed in December 2017. See Pub. L. 115-97 (115th Cong., 1st Sess.). Those changes make it much more attractive (from a tax perspective) to arrange one’s affairs like a business owner. Broadly speaking, the new tax law changed the landscape so that many business owners will now benefit from dramatically lower tax rates (e.g., the corporate rate has not been this low since 1939) ...

Waller | March 2014

On March 11, 2014, Alabama formally created an independent tax tribunal and implemented additional procedural changes through the enactment of the Alabama Taxpayer Fairness Act (“Act”), which becomes effective October 1, 2014. The Alabama Senate approved legislation creating the Act on February 27, followed by House approval on March 4 and formal enactment by Governor Robert Bentley on March 11 ...

Waller | May 2013

The Alabama Department of Revenue (“Department”) recently issued a proposed regulation, Prop. Ala. Admin. Code 810-6-5-.05.02 which, if approved, will dramatically alter the obligation of sellers to collect and remit local sales and use tax imposed by Alabama cities and counties. By regulatory fiat, not supported by legislative changes, the Department seeks to reverse decades of tax history and positions ...

Waller | May 2020

On April 17th, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2020-25 to provide taxpayers guidance on implementing the changes to depreciation of qualified improvement property (QIP). As discussed in Waller’s prior blog post, the CARES Act provided a technical correction for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which precluded QIP from receiving 100% bonus depreciation under even though it was previously eligible for 50% bonus depreciation ...

ALRUD Law Firm | November 2016

Maxim Alekseyev, ALRUD Senior Partner, and Kira Egorova, ALRUD Of Counsel, prepared an article for Trusts&Estates journal “Family Offices in Russia”. Trust&Estates is one of the most reputable journals for wealth management professionals serving the needs of high-net-worth clients and their families ...

ALRUD Law Firm | April 2016

Dear All,This is to inform you that the Federal Law no. 88-FZ “On amendments to articles 24 and 40.1 of Federal Law “About Banks and Bank Activity” and to the Federal Law “On voluntary declaration of assets and bank accounts/deposits by individuals and on introducing amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation” (further – the “Law”) was adopted on April 05, 2016 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | April 2016

Dear All,This is to inform you that the Federal Law no. 88-FZ “On amendments to articles 24 and 40.1 of Federal Law “About Banks and Bank Activity” and to the Federal Law “On voluntary declaration of assets and bank accounts/deposits by individuals and on introducing amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation” (further – the “Law”) was adopted on April 05, 2016 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | January 2010

We would like to present you an overview of the most valuable changes in Tax legislation effective since January 1, 2010. Also we would like to point out the recently adopted Decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation significant from the tax standpoint ...

Fischer | February 2016

Dear Clients and Colleagues, We write to inform you about amendments tothe "Angels Law" that were recently enacted with the aim ofencouraging private investment in new start-ups in the seed stage (the "Amendment").The "Angels Law" refers to theprovisions of section 20 of the 2011-2012 Economic Policy Law, which was passedas a temporary order and was in force during 2011-2015 (the "Law") ...

Karanovic & Partners | February 2017

Corporate Income Tax Law: The most important change to the CIT Law is the introduction of the obligation for a non-resident tax payer to file the tax return for capital gains it generates in Montenegro. The non-resident will have to file the tax return within 30 days after the income was generated. The tax authorities will assess the tax in their resolution. Until now, capital gains tax was paid on a withholding basis ...

ALRUD Law Firm | November 2018

This is to inform that the President of the Russian Federation has introduced to the State Duma the Draft of Federal Law on amendments to anti-corruption regulations referred to the restrictions of Russian public officers (hereinafter – the Draft Law) ...

ENSafrica | January 2018

Since 1 January 2013, section 19 of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (the “Act”) and paragraph 12A of the Eighth Schedule to the Act (the “Eighth Schedule”) have determined the tax implications where a debt owing by a taxpayer is cancelled, waived, forgiven or discharged for no consideration (or for consideration that is less than the amount of the debt) ...

On June 7, 2005, a Decree amending, enacting and repealing various provisions of the VAT Law was published at the Mexican Federal Register. These amendments, to a large extent, merely renumber and relocate various provisions of the VAT Law, leaving their content unaltered. Nonetheless, it is quite important to underline that these amendments repeal any reference to “activities which fall outside the scope of this tax” in the provisions dealing with creditable VAT ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | December 2017

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law a sweeping tax act now known as An Act to Provide for Reconciliation Pursuant to Titles II and V of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”). The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is effective beginning with the 2018 tax year. Over the coming weeks, we will be alerting you to changes in the tax law and planning ideas that may help to minimize your taxes ...

Lavery Lawyers | December 2006

If you are a business owner-leader whose years of hard labour earned him substantial wealth, you certainly wish to maximize the value of the assets that will be transferred to your heirs. You also want such transfer to proceed harmoniously and at the lowest tax cost possible. To achieve these goals, you must start to plan now ...

AELEX | May 2020

As Covid-19 continues to impact all aspects of our lives, taxpayers are rightly seeking emergency tax measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on their businesses. We examine below the measures that have been introduced to mitigate the impact on taxpayers ...

AELEX | June 2021

On 25 May 2021, the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”) issued a circular to deposit money banks, payment service providers and other financial institutions notifying them of the release of the Regulatory Framework for Non-Bank Acquiring in Nigeria (“the Framework”). In this article, our Olubusola Oyeyosola Diya examines the provisions of the Framework and considers its impact on financial service providers ...

PLMJ | April 2021

The Private Investment Law (Law 10/18 of 26 June) was amended by Law 10/21 of 22 April. The new law marks the return of the contractual system to the area of private investment. As a result, the current private investment systems are the following: i) Prior declaration system ii) Special system iii) Contractual system The contractual system is applicable to projects in any sector ...

PLMJ | April 2021

In the context of the approval of the Tax Package, which is part of the tax reform process started in 2020, on 15 April 2021, the Angolan General Tax Administration (AGT) published Instruction 0033/ GACA/GJ/AGT/2021 (the “Instruction”). The aim of this Instruction is to clarify and standardise the rules for the application in time of the amendments made to the main Tax Codes, in particular, the Industrial Tax Code and the Employment Income Tax Code ...

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