08
Mar
A
Rwanda: New RRA Boss Seeks to Increase Tax Base

The new Commissioner General of Rwanda Revenue Authority, Richard Tusabe, said his mandate is to attract more businesses into the tax base in order to propel government’s goal of self-reliance. […]

 

05
Mar
A
Canada – new tax on digital imports?

The Canadian government is considering introducing a sales tax on e-commerce supplies made by foreign businesses to residents of Canada. At the moment, people that import digital services […]

07
Mar
A
Malawi: VAT Collections Jump 20% EFDs rollout

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) hopes the tax base will widen and value added tax (VAT) collections jump by 20 percent following the introduction of Electronic Fiscal Devices (EFDs) […]

05
Mar
A
Kenya: Online Shopping? It Is Here in Africa Already

Online shopping is growing apace in Africa. Some of it is very specialized, offering cosmetics or sunglasses (two of the biggest e-commerce sites in Nigeria) […]

04
Mar
A
Malawi: EFDs now operational

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) on Wednesday announced the introduction of a tax compliance tool called Electronic Fiscal Devices (EFDs). […]

23
Feb
A
Tanzania: Use of Electronic Devices a Must, Traders Warned

Government has maintained that the contested Electronic Fiscal Devices (EFD) must be used by the business community since the machines have been formally introduced in the country. […]

23
Feb
A
Rwanda: Understanding the e-billing initiative

Any business that will not have installed an Electronic Billing Machine (under the Rwanda Revenue Authority e-billing initiative to is ease taxation) by April 1 will be penalised. […]

14
Feb
A
Malaysia: Govt might rake in billions after MyEG completes Online Tax Reporting project

MyEG Services Bhd, one of the best-performing stocks last year, has finally landed the job to wire up businesses that are required to pay tax to the Government – a project that has been mooted to beef up the Government’s coffers. […]

12
Feb
A
Tanzania: Government won’t backtrack on EFDs

As traders continue to strike over the use of Electronic Fiscal Devises (EFDs), Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has said that the government will not backtrack on the directive. […]

12
Feb
A
EU commences further negotiations to combat VAT fraud

From 1 January 2012, the EU introduced a regulation on administrative cooperation in the field of VAT. Since then, this regulation has allowed EU member states access to each others VAT databases […]

12
Feb
A
Belgium To Phase In Tax Cash Register System In 2015

The Belgian Finance Ministry has published the key dates for the phased implementation of the tax cash register system (SCE) in the hotel and catering industry (Horeca) in Belgium in 2015. […]

12
Feb
A
Tax. It’s a lottery.

Could a sales receipt be a winning ‘lottery’ ticket? Portugal is the latest of a number of countries intending to use tax refunds, lotteries or fines to encourage consumers to report payments they’ve made to retailers. […]

12
Feb
A
Help Improve Fragile Tax Systems, OECD Tells Donors

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has accused international donors of failing to do enough to help “fragile” states increase their domestic revenue. […]

11
Feb
A
Tanzania: Despite govt orders, nationwide protests staged over EFDs

Kariakoo market, the busiest in the commercial port city of Dar es Salaam is again at a shut down, only this time traders from cross the country have joined in a nationwide stand off […]

10
Feb
A
Why digital tax is good for South Africa

A legal expert has welcomed the South African government’s new electronic services regulations, which will introduce 14% VAT on digital products and services from 1 April 2014. […]

31
Jan
A
South Africa: Electronic Services Regulations Published for Public Comment

The public has until February 20 to make their input on the National Treasury’s Electronic Services Regulations. […]

31
Jan
A
South Africa: Government wants to levy VAT on foreign e-commerce firms

The government is seeking public comment on how it can levy value added tax (VAT) on foreign companies that sell digital music, e-books and similar services in the local market but do not necessarily have a presence in South Africa. […]

31
Jan
A
Digital Taxation: It’s happening

By now, you’ve all probably heard very much about the news that the government plans to implement taxation on digital purchases made from within South Africa. Yes, your government wants even more of your money. […]

30
Jan
A
EAC seeks $2m supplementary budget

The East African Community (EAC) has presented a supplementary budget seeking a go-ahead to expend an additional $ 2,143,960 for 2013/14 financial year to meet its programmes. […]

29
Jan
A
African leaders must seize the initiative on global tax reforms

As leaders gather together at the African Union summit, new analysis from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) recommends that they must seize the initiative on tax reform […]

23
Jan
A
'VAT Machines are killing businesses in Gambia' - Businessmen complain

Local businesses in the Gambia are not the least happy with the recently introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) machines, which were imported into the country by businessman Muhammed Jah’s Quantum net company. […]

23
Jan
A
Rwanda: Special Feature – RRA Extends Deadline for Electronic Billing Machines to March 31

In a bid to ensure that all businesses comply with the installation and use of Electronic Billing Machines (EBM), Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has extended the deadline from December 31 to March 31. […]

22
Jan
A
Liberia: U.S.$17 Million Budget Shortfall

With just seven months into the 2013/14 fiscal year, Finance Minister Amara Konneh has announced a budget shortfall of about US$17 million. […]

21
Jan
A
Establishing a VAT Monitoring System for China

China has rapidly implemented value-added tax reform over the last two years, and it has pledged to complete the reform by finally extending it even to the financial services and real estate industries by 2015. […]

21
Jan
A
India: New tax proposals should justify costs of collection, says expert

New tax proposals must be framed in such a manner that cost of collection justifies the amount being sought to be raised. […]

21
Jan
A
Rwanda: Tax compliance will improve with culture change

The Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) is right to employ punitive measures to compel people to pay tax. […]

17
Jan
A
Honduras Raises Its VAT Rate

Honduras has raised its headline VAT rate from 12 percent to 15 percent, with effect from January 1, 2014. […]

13
Jan
A
Egypt To Introduce 10 To 12% VAT

Egypt is set to introduce Value Added Tax (VAT) this year after it announced that a bill which places VAT at 10 -12 percent will be finalized by the end of January. […]

13
Jan
A
Lebanon will meet debt obligations in 2014

Despite a widening budget deficit and sluggish growth rates, Lebanon should meet its 2014 debt obligations without much difficulty as Lebanese banks continue lending the government […]

13
Jan
A
Rwanda: Govt to Tackle Traders Challenges

Government pledged to continue facilitating private investors and eliminating existing barriers to trade, in a bid to propel the economy towards its targets in the second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EPRS2). […]

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