U.S. regulatory agencies announced that they’ll lift certain Volcker-rule restrictions to make it easier for banks to invest in venture capital funds and other previously restricted funds.
The UK government has advanced plans to apply a zero rate of VAT to electronic publications.
The U.S. Trade Representative’s office is launching investigations into a number of countries’ digital services taxes.
France will impose a 3 percent digital services tax in 2020, regardless of whether or not an international agreement on such a measure has been made.
Germany has announced a temporary reduction to the rates of value added tax (VAT).
Japan has approved its 2020 tax reform bill.
Russia has established new terms of retention for certain categories of HR documentation.
Singapore has made important amendments to Employment Pass requirements.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has canceled IC87-2R, a comprehensive document on how the CRA applied transfer pricing legislation.
The United Kingdom has increased its maximum statutory redundancy pay rate.
Belgium has expanded its gender equality legislation to cover six new criteria.
The Canadian province of Manitoba has reduced its retail sales tax from 7 to 6 percent.