German agrees 100% depreciation of digital assets as part of economic stimulus measure

According to a statement from German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, Germany will provide an annual tax relief of around 2.3 billion euros as part of part of a new measure to support purchases of digital assets, including computer software hardware. German state government and the federal government agreed on Tuesday, that digital assets could be…

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development readies launch of global digital tax readies

France has accused the United States of trying to undermine international negotiations on updating the cross-border taxation regime; Paris has urged the EU to prepare for an EU tax as a fallback option if negotiations fails. Nearly 140 countries are negotiating the first major rewrite of the international tax framework to account for the rise…

Trading in New Zealand’s stock market resumes following 4 consecutive days of offshore DDoS cyber attacks

On Friday, trading resumed at New Zealand’s stock exchange following offshore Distributed Denial Of Service (DDoS) offshore cyber attacks for four consecutive days. In a statement, the government said, national security systems had been activated to support the bourse. While the origin of the “offshore” DDoS attack is being investigated, the failure to stop the…

Indonesia’s government proposes levying taxes on CO2 emitting vehicles

On Wednesday, Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati submitted a proposal to the country’s parliament proposing to levy tariffs on sugar and artificially sugar-sweetened drinks; she has also proposed levying taxes on vehicles that emit carbon dioxide. She has also asked parliament to reconsider her proposal to impose an excise on plastic bags in order…

France and the United States hammer out a draft agreement on French digital tax

U.S. tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook routinely generate huge profits from digital services in countries but route the profits through low-tax countries, such as Ireland and Luxembourg, in order to lower their tax profile in the country from which they had generated their revenues. France’s proposal to rectify this anomaly had unnerved…

Hackers gain access to important computer systems in Bulgaria, millions affected by the hack

Servers of Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency (NRA) have been targeted. The Bulgarians realized it only after a purported hackers, claiming to be Russian, sent an e-mail to the local media, with the aim of selling the stolen data. On Tuesday, in a significant development, the Bulgarian government stated, hackers have managed to steal the personal…