U.S. objections to French tech tax overshadow G-7 finance meet

Business Jul 18, 2019

U.S. objections to French tech tax overshadow G-7 finance meet

The Trump administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. tech giants, a rift that's overshadowing talks between seven longtime allies this week on issues ranging from digital currencies to trade. As finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich ...

World May 12, 2019

Germany considers 'mosque tax' to replace foreign funding

Support is growing in Germany for a "mosque tax" to make Islamic institutions less dependent on potentially anti-democratic or "radical" foreign funding sources, a media report said Sunday. The federal government sees it as "a possible path," according to an answer to a parliamentary query, ...

World Nov 26, 2018

Japan may extend tax deduction period for housing loan users

The government and the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling camp are considering extending the tax incentive program for housing loan borrowers, in a bid to cushion the impact from next October's rise in the consumption tax, according to informed sources. The discussion is focused on a ...