Archive for March, 2009

US Withholding Tax on Royalties

Taxback.com has recently launched a dedicated service for royalty withholding tax. Artists and musicians who receive royalties from the US are taxed at substantial rates; however careful tax planning can offset tax liabilities and drastically reduce the amount of tax due. Read more...

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NZ Tax Cuts Coming Soon

New Zealand tax payers will get a much needed tax break when changes to the earnings thresholds for middle-income earners come into effect next week. The New Zealand Government was one of the few countries announcing tax cuts when the global financial crisis struck late...

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NZ Tax Cuts Start April 1st

New Zealand is one of the few countries actually reducing taxes in the global financial crisis and for Kiwi taxpayers these changes come into effect next week on April 1st. Once the 08/09 tax year ends on March 31st the earnings threshold for the middle-income tax...

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Jersey No Longer the Tax Haven

A new agreement between Jersey and the UK allows HMRC direct data access to subsidiaries of UK companies, aiming to clamp down on tax evaders. The UK has already signed similar agreements with Guernsey and Isle of Man. With this new data access, the UK...

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Antiquated Superannuation System Loses Billions

Australian superannuation contributions are mostly paid by post, which is losing in excess of 1 billion each year in transaction fees and late allocation. Super payments can take as much as 80 days to arrive at the beneficiary account – a period that no interest...

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OZ Assistance With Education – Back To School Bonus

The Rudd Government has decided to invest $2.6 billion to help families with the costs of education in the 2009 academic year. 1.2 million families across Australia receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB‑A) are expected to receive the one‑off lump sum payment of $950...

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More Irish tax increases on the way

The Irish Government will deliver an emergency Budget on April 7th which is likely to involve a number of tax increases for Irish taxpayers. The Government has been holding last minute talks to devise a new package of tax increases and spending cuts in an...

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