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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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ISSUE 22-19; September 16, 2022

State and Local Tax Implications of Having Hybrid and Remote Employees – An employer’s remote-work policies can help retain and attract top talent, but they also can affect an employer’s own tax obligations. This alert provides an overview of some of the state and local tax implications employers should know about. Michelle DeLappe and Chantal C. Renta, Fox Rothschild LLP, September 8, 2022.


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.