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Greek Bailout and Shipping Tonnage Tax

Following the Greek € Euro bailout, and measures to increase tax, there are reports of Greek shipping companies showing an interest in Cyprus. Greece is a leading, and ancient, shipping nation and the Greek tonnage tax on ships is said … Continue reading

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1.9% Rise in German Tax Revenues

I must say that Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has put up a good show by making the German economy the pillar of her 3rd term campaign, with her “solid finances” and “strong economy” slogans, higher income tax revenues, wage … Continue reading

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Suspected Somali pirates’ accountant arrested in Germany

“Every child knows that a pirate needs a cutlass and an eyepatch, but it turns out there’s one more accessory no self-respecting buccaneer would take to the high seas without – an accountant.” I feel a song coming on….. its … Continue reading

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German galleries block VAT increase

“A new law proposed by the European Commission would have lifted temporary cuts to the VAT on the sale of original works of art, causing it to rise from 7% to 19%, a move that is widely opposed by the … Continue reading

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Germany Clarifies VAT Tax Break For Food Supplies

“..As regards school meals, the particular VAT rate to be applied will depend very much on the individual case and the type of food served.” The details around the school’s scheme makes fascinating reading for tax fans…. http://www.tax-news.com/news/Germany_Clarifies_VAT_Tax_Break_For_Food_Supplies____60229.html Eamon McNicholas … Continue reading

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