Amazon did not pay any corporate tax legally for 2018

It is widely known that Amazon is one of the largest companies in the world with revenues in 2018 exceeding USD 232 billion. The company is known not only with its online store, but also

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Bulgaria has the most affordable labour force in the EU

A report released by Eurostat revealed the countries where employees get the lowest hourly rates in the EU. Bulgaria has the lowest average hourly rate (EUR 3,5), followed by Romania (EUR 4,2), Lithuania (EUR 5,5)

Andalusia abolishes most of its inheritance taxes

The Spanish province of Andalusia was widely known for its high inheritance tax rates. Since the tax authorities were assessing the inheritance tax on the theoretical value of the properties concerned (irrespective of the market

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The United States and France lobby for a minimum global corporate tax rate

In February 2019, the U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that the United States supports the proposal of France to impose a worldwide minimum corporate tax rate for developed countries. More specifically, Mr Mnuchin stated

Payment transfers to and from EU countries that do not use euro will become cheaper

The European Union adopted amendments to Regulation No 924/2009 that will allow EU countries that are not members of the eurozone to benefit from the very low cross-border fees applying in the eurozone. The eurozone,

The post-Brexit UK may be based on the Singapore model

Introduction According to Jeremy Hunt (the UK Foreign Secretary), Singapore can serve as a model for the post-Brexit UK. In an article written by him for Daily Mail in December 2018, he discusses the history

Poland decreases its corporate tax rate in specific cases

On the 1st of January 2019, a new Polish tax legislation entered into force. It reduced the corporate income tax rate to 9% for taxpayers having revenues equal or less than EUR 1,200,000. The new

Bulgaria – the 2nd largest Bitcoin owner in the world

Finding a treasure In the recent news, Bulgaria came up as the country holding the second largest amount of Bitcoins in the world. The surprising statistics relate to the fact that the Bulgarian government owns