Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:03

Are you ready for GDPR?

The EU regulation 2016/679 on the protection of personal data of natural persons (GDPR) will become binding from the 25th of May 2018.
The new GDPR introduces important innovations: it is not a simple update of the forms, but a general rethinking of its policy of processing personal data, with sanctions substantially increased for those who disregard it.

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 10:45

Advantages of starting a business in Singapore

Financial, technology and trade hub of the Far East, Singapore is a strategic location to set up your business if you’re planning to expand in the Asian market.
Our experts at Kelmer Singapore have analyzed and highlighted the benefits Singapore provides to startups and entrepreneurs.

Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:19

Clarification about the Chinese VAT new rules

CHINA: Within 2018, the Chinese government tax legislation will be implemented to encourage more innovation and reduce the tax burden of smaller companies.
The new legislation has been considered from many to implement the whole system of taxation with the goal of opening up and develop the country's legislation in order to meet fast growing needs of Citizens.

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 10:55

UK Construction Industry Scheme: are you liable?

UK: Leading accountancy firms have warned that the recent collapse of Carillion is expected to cause a rise in the number of construction companies going bust due to being subcontractors in its supply chain and so missing out on payments.
Following the winding up orders, which were made against Carillion Plc and associated companies in January 2018, and the subsequent woes from subcontractors that the industry is “systemically broken”, there were calls from the public for the government to act and introduce new changes in construction practices.

Monday, 23 April 2018 10:33

Ratification of the EU-Singapore FTA is moving forward

The Free Trade Agreement between European Union and Singapore (EUSFTA) will soon be approved by the Council of Ministers and ratified by the European Parliament. The aim is for the EUSFTA to come into force before the European Commission's mandate ends in 2019.

Monday, 09 April 2018 07:19

Investing and Doing Business in the Philippines

In line with the expansion plan in the Far East, Kelmer Group is sponsoring an exclusive seminar organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, that focuses on the investment and business opportunities in the Philippines.

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:32

Hong Kong implements the two-tiered profits tax rates regime

On March 29 2018, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council passed Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 3) Ordinance 2018 (the Ordinance) to implement the two-tiered profits tax rates regime announced in the 2017 Policy Address.

The two-tiered profits tax rates regime will be applicable to any year of assessment commencing on or after April 1, 2018. The profits tax rate for the first $2 million of profits of corporations will be lowered to 8.25 per cent. Profits above that amount will continue to be subject to the tax rate of 16.5 per cent. For unincorporated businesses (i.e. partnerships and sole proprietorships), the two-tiered tax rates will correspondingly be set at 7.5 per cent and 15 per centA tax-paying corporation or unincorporated business may save up to $165,000 and $150,000 each year respectively.

Monday, 02 April 2018 06:14

VAT changes in China starting from May

Good news about the Chinese VAT tax rate since the Chinese State Council, during the meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang and held on 28 March 2018, announced that China will cut VAT tax rates related to some industrial sectors. The State Council decision is part of a tax reduction plan amounting to 400 billion yuan ($63.58 billion) to drive high-quality industries development.

Indeed, the meeting pointed out that in China the tax reduction over the past five years has reached the amount of 2.1 trillion yuan.

Sunday, 25 March 2018 08:40

Singapore and Vietnam signed a new TPP trade pact with other 9 countries: CPTPP

Singapore and Vietnam, together with Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, and Peru recently have signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Santiago, Chile.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 13:36

The 20 Designated Zones in the UAE that benefit Special VAT Application

Yesterday, the Federal Tax Authority published a new Cabinet Decision No.(59) with the List of all the Designated Zones in UAE which are following special rules for VAT application.

Article (51) of the Federal Decree-Law No. (8) of 2017 on Value Added Tax specifies that transfer of goods between designated zones is tax free.

Sunday, 29 October 2017 13:06

Ireland - budget 2018

The Irish Government announced the Budget 2018 on the 10th of October 2017, with some changes in critical areas like taxation and social welfare.

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