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2022 Canadian Tax Workshop For U.S. Companies

Two and a half day Workshop covering the key tax issues U.S. companies who are doing business with Canadians or in Canada need to know. The primary focus of the Workshop will be on GST, HST and Income Tax but will also cover QST, Payroll and Property Taxes. Attendees will also participate in an interactive audit session covering Canadian tax issues that they’ve been dealing with.

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Cost Conscious

ISSUE 22-19; September 23, 2022

Company Travel Budgets – It’s that time of year again, when we ask about member companies’ travel policies for conferences, continuing education, and other meetings. We are hopeful that travel and budget policies of member companies have significantly improved in the past year (or even months). Which of the following statements best describes your company’s current approach to employee travel?

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Poland Proposes Windfall Tax Rate of 50%: Minister Sasin

September 25, 2022

Poland proposes to tax utilities’ windfall profits at 50% rate, State Assets Minister Jacek Sasin says in TVP interview.

Britain Ramping Up Low-Tax Zones In Truss’s Growth Push (1)

September 25, 2022

The British government’s £220 billion blueprint for juicing a stagnant economy includes creating “investment zones” around the nation where companies can take advantage of sweeping tax breaks and pared-down planning regulations.

Swiss Back Plan to Work Longer, Lift VAT to Pay for Pensions (2)

September 25, 2022

Swiss voters backed a plan to reform the state pension system, which includes women working longer and higher sales taxes. 

Week in Insights: Returning to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

September 25, 2022

You can always rely on us for great commentary and insightful analysis on federal, state, and international tax issues. This week, our experts focused on issues from VAT to vacation taxes.

Kwarteng Says There’s ‘More to Come’ After UK Tax Giveaway (3)

September 25, 2022

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng pledged further tax cuts in his pursuit of growth after unveiling the biggest fiscal giveaway in half a century.

Poland Plans $2.8 Billion Tax on Utilities to Curb Energy Costs

September 25, 2022

Poland’s government will seek to raise 13.5 billion zloty ($2.8 billion) from a windfall tax on utilities to help cover spiraling energy bills for municipalities and hospitals in its latest attempt to contain public dismay over rising cost of living.  

UK’s Labour Would Reinstate Top Tax Rate, Keep Basic Rate Cut

September 25, 2022

The UK’s Labour party would reinstate the top 45% rate of income tax if it wins power, but keep the cut in the basic rate announced Friday by Liz Truss’s Conservative government, leader Keir Starmer said.

Calls Mount for ‘Assertive and Hawkish’ BOE Response to Tax Cuts

September 25, 2022

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey is under intensifying pressure to serve as a line of defense for rattled financial markets amid calls to hike interest rates aggressively, perhaps as soon as this week, after the new government’s tax-cutting spree.

UK’s Truss Plans More Tax Cuts Next Year, Telegraph Reports

September 24, 2022

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss plans to introduce more tax cuts in the new year, adding to reductions announced this week, the Telegraph reported without saying where it obtained the information. 

Rich, Male Londoners Gain Most From UK Tax Bonanza (1)

September 24, 2022

Wealthy men living in London and the south of England stand to gain most from the sweeping tax cuts unveiled by Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng. These three charts show how.

Featured Resources

COST - Council on State Taxation

Amicus Briefs

Walmart Stores v. Johnson County Board of Commissioners

COST amicus brief seeks consistent application of Kansas’ property tax valuation law following Kansas Court of Appeals’ decision In re Equalization of Prieb Properties, 47 Kan. App. 2d 122 (2012). If there is a change to the State’s valuation process, it should be from the legislature and not the Kansas Supreme Court.

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COST Studies, Articles & Reports

Locally Administered Sales and Accommodations Taxes: Do They Comport With Wayfair?

The Study effectively demonstrates that the burdens of complying with numerous disparate local tax regimes are extremely onerous, particularly in states that lack centralized collection and remittance of local taxes. The Study opens with a Foreword authored by well-known state and local tax experts Jeffrey A. Friedman and Nikki E. Dobay of Eversheds Sutherland LLP that evaluates and analyzes the l

COST - Council on State Taxation

COST Comments & Testimony

Testimony in Support of S.B. 1315: No CNIT Nexus From Partial Remote Work

COST testimony in support of S.B. 1315, which would allow Pennsylvanians to work remotely in the State for their out-of-state employers for part of the year without imposing Pennsylvania Corporate Net Income Tax (CNIT) obligations on their employers. This legislation is beneficial to the State both by affording Pennsylvanians flexible work arrangements, and by keeping talented Pennsylvanians from