Global developments summary, search by country

Need to find specific updates? KPMG’s COVID-19, Global Tax Developments Summary [PDF 5 MB] (last updated 1 September 2021) sorts TaxNewsFlash reports below alphabetically by country.

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October 2022

There were no articles in October 2022.

August 2021

31 Aug - United States: Further extension of relief regarding tax-exempt bonds (COVID-19)

30 Aug - Thailand: Reduction of VAT; extended tax deadlines and waiver or reduction of penalties (COVID-19)

26 Aug - Ireland: Updated guidance regarding employment wage subsidy program (COVID-19)

26 Aug - Malaysia: Clarification of service tax exemption for hotels, accommodation operators (COVID-19)

26 Aug - United States: Request for comments, extension of exclusions of medical product imported from China (COVID-19)

24 Aug - United States: Employee retention credit—additional guidance ties up many loose ends (COVID-19)

19 Aug - Austria: Overview of tax-related relief measures (COVID-19)

17 Aug - Singapore: Updated GST guidance, treatment of termination expenses (COVID-19)

16 Aug - Mexico: Trade-related compliance activities suspended (COVID-19)

13 Aug - Malaysia: Extension of time, sales tax return (COVID-19)

13 Aug - Singapore: Tax treatment of Singapore citizens and permanent residents working remotely (COVID-19)

11 Aug - Australia: Legislation enacted, tax treatment of economic response payments (COVID-19)

10 Aug - United States: Safe harbor for employers to exclude amounts for determining employee retention credit eligibility (COVID-19)

9 Aug - Hong Kong: Guidance addresses tax residence, permanent establishment, cross-border employee issues (COVID-19)

5 Aug - Canada: Wage and rent subsidy relief programs, extended through 23 October 2021 (COVID-19)

4 Aug - United States: Guidance for employers claiming employee retention credit, for third and fourth quarters 2021 (COVID-19)

3 Aug - Cyprus: Tax treatment of government grants, benefits (COVID-19)

3 Aug - United States: Updated FAQs concerning PPP loans, SBA discontinues “loan necessity questionnaire" (COVID-19)

2 Aug - United States: Expiring nexus and withholding relief in multiple states (COVID-19)

July 2021

30 Jul - Mauritius: Extended deadline for FATCA and CRS reporting (COVID-19)

30 Jul - South Africa: Emergency tax and unemployment insurance relief for employers (COVID-19)

29 Jul - United States: IRS updates FAQs on paid leave credits available for employers; leave provided to employees with regard to vaccinations (COVID-19)

28 Jul - Canada: Temporarily suspended limitation periods to resume 1 September 2021 (Quebec) (COVID-19)

28 Jul - Lithuania: VAT rate reduction for catering services, cultural and sports events (COVID-19)

28 Jul - United States: PPP loan forgiveness process, appeals deferment (COVID-19)

27 Jul - Cyprus: Proposed deferral of VAT payments (COVID-19)

23 Jul - Hungary: Construction-related products subject to EKAER notification (COVID-19)

22 Jul - Malaysia: Extension of time, sales and services tax reporting (COVID-19)

20 Jul - Australia: Eligibility requirements for business grants (New South Wales) (COVID-19)

20 Jul - Belgium: Extension of VAT relief measures (COVID-19)

19 Jul - EU: Temporary VAT exemption, donated supplies (COVID-19)

19 Jul - United States: Treatment of PPP loans (California, Hawaii, Minnesota, Rhode Island) (COVID-19)

16 Jul - Czech Republic: “Uncovered costs program” and support for businesses with decreased sales (COVID-19)

16 Jul - Hungary: Relief measures include cash grants for R&D projects (COVID-19)

15 Jul - Canada: Temporary deferred salary leave plan, pension plan relief (COVID-19)

13 Jul - Panama: List of reportable jurisdictions updated; CRS reporting deadline extended (COVID-19)

13 Jul - Seychelles: Tax amnesty available through December 2021 (COVID-19)

13 Jul - Vietnam: Relief measures for employers (COVID-19)

12 Jul - Cambodia: Extensions of tax relief measures for certain industries, sectors (COVID-19)

7 Jul - Japan: Updated FAQs providing tax-related guidance (COVID-19)

7 Jul - Malaysia: Updated FAQs on tax during recovery period (COVID-19)

6 Jul - United States: IRS provides FAQs on tax treatment of Treasury grants for transportation service companies (COVID-19)

1 Jul - Ireland: Relief measures to support businesses (COVID-19)

June 2021

30 Jun - Malaysia: Clarification of extended service tax relief for hotels, accommodation operators (COVID-19)

30 Jun - United States: Employer leave-based donation programs, extended for 2021 (COVID-19)

29 Jun - United States: Continuity safe harbor is extended, renewable energy projects (COVID-19)

29 Jun - United States: IRS memorandum on TE/GE exam activities (COVID-19)

29 Jun - India: Tax deadlines further extended (COVID-19)

28 Jun - United States: Tax treatment of PPP loan forgiveness (New Hampshire, Vermont) (COVID-19)

25 Jun - Belgium: Proposed extension of VAT relief measures (COVID-19)

24 Jun - United States: CDC extends temporary eviction moratorium through July 2021 (COVID-19)

24 Jun - United States: One-year extension allowing retirement plan elections and spousal consents to be signed remotely (COVID-19)

23 Jun - United States: Extended tax-free withdrawal of distilled spirits for hand sanitizers (COVID-19)

21 Jun - Italy: Tax-related measures providing relief for businesses and employment (COVID-19)

18 Jun - Argentina: Extended due date for filing transfer pricing reports; other reporting relief measures (COVID-19)

16 Jun - Bahrain: Three-month extension for financial support initiatives (COVID-19)

14 Jun - United States: Permanent establishment-related considerations, employees working remotely (COVID-19)

14 Jun - United States: Updated FAQs concerning PPP loans, nonprofits in Puerto Rico (COVID-19)

14 Jun - Thailand: Tax relief, transfers of secured property to financial institutions to repay loans or debts (COVID-19)

11 Jun - Thailand: Three-month reduction of social security rates (COVID-19)

11 Jun - United States: Adjustments to fringe benefit aircraft valuations, first half of 2021 (COVID-19)

11 Jun - United States: IRS provides FAQs provide guidance for individuals, SMEs under “American Rescue Plan” (COVID-19)

8 Jun - Ireland: Tax measures in economic recovery plan (COVID-19)

8 Jun - Thailand: Monthly tax return filing, payment deadlines extended (COVID-19)

7 Jun - Japan: Updated FAQs on tax treatment of working from home (COVID-19)

3 Jun - Canada: Employer contribution credits for health services fund; extended again (Quebec) (COVID-19)

2 Jun - Taiwan: CRS reporting deadline extended to 2 August 2021 (COVID-19)

1 Jun - Netherlands: Relief and recovery package to be extended through third quarter 2021 (COVID-19)

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