Apple wins big EU court case over US$15B in taxes
EU Commission claimed in 2016 Apple had struck an illegal tax deal with Irish authorities that allowed it to pay extremely low rates.
No unilateral powers for feds to spend, borrow, tax during virus crisis
Government proposes sweeping new powers for up to 21 months act unilaterally without seeking Parliament’s approval.
France to put on hold digital tax plan, meet with US
Tax applies to the digital business of companies that have global revenues of over 750 million euros
Feds won’t explain how pipeline expansion will raise $500M in tax revenue [UPDATED]
Cited by the government when it approved the project a second time last June.
France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat
Amounts to a 3% annual levy on French revenues exceeding US$28 million.
Scheer promises to scrap clean fuel standard
Brands the new fuel standards as a “secret fuel tax” that adds another four cents a litre.
Pot sector players welcome edibles tax change, but unhappy medical tax remains
For the next generation of cannabis products, such as edibles, Ottawa has proposed an excise duty of one cent per milligram of total THC.
This budget season, Canada must lower taxes on entrepreneurs
Canada is at a disadvantage for attracting and retaining those we rely on for innovation, employment growth and prosperity.
New tax incentives for investment could increase Canada’s emissions
Manufacturing and processing companies can write off the full cost of buying new equipment and machinery as soon as they put the purchases to use.
Finance ministers to press Morneau about opting out of controversial tax change
Critics warn it will unfairly pile on significant costs for small business owners.
External risks more acute for Canada than in the recent past: IMF
Recommends it’s time to examine its corporate tax in the face of the changes in the US.
US vs. China: a ‘slap fight,’ not a trade war. So far
The $3 billion in products targeted by Beijing amount to barely 2% of American goods exported to China.
Federal firewall: budget plan is for long term resilience, not stop gaps
Morneau all but ruled out specific measures that respond to the US direction on tax reform.
Beer Canada calls on feds to axe rising beer tax as consumption trends down
Says future increases tied to inflation will only exacerbate the challenges the industry is facing.
Critics say Morneau’s tax proposals still need work despite changes
Small business coalition urges him to postpone the income-sprinkling proposal.