Indonesia May Delay Imposing Excise Tax on Plastic, Sweetened Beverages

Fourth EstateIndonesia may postpone its plan to impose an excise tax on plastic and sweetened beverages to 2023, according to a finance ministry official.

Indonesia may postpone its plan to impose an excise tax on plastic and sweetened beverages to 2023, according to a finance ministry official. The finance ministry’s director general of customs and excise, Askolani, said in an online news conference that …

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Italian Police Dismantle $430m COVID Support Fraud Ring

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Italian police dismantled a fraud scheme of at least €440 million, which had simulated business leases to obtain COVID-19-related compensations. An organized crime group used Italian companies to sell false tax credits and to simulate tax credits for false works …

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Peru Implements Fuel Tax Suspensions

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The Finance Ministry of Peru announced it would exclude some types of gasoline and diesel from the selective consumption tax on Sunday to fight surging prices caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The government said the measure would suspend taxes on …

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Dutch Government Mulls Taxing Meat

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The Dutch government announced that it plans to impose a new tax on meat products in the hopes that higher prices will drive citizens in The Netherlands to eat less meat. The announcement came after Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s cabinet …

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New Zealand Mulls Fuel Tax Cuts As Prices Soar

New Zealand on Monday may announce temporary cuts on fuel taxes to reduce gasoline prices, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. Ardern for the first time acknowledged that soaring inflation is causing a cost of living crisis, and said that the …

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Two Prosecutors Leading the Investigation into Trump Organization Resign from Manhattan DA’s Office

The two prosecutors leading the Manhattan district attorney’s criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump and his company resigned abruptly on Feb. 23. Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz submitted their resignations, following a monthlong pause in the prosecutors’ presentation of …

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