Category: Mozambique

Singapore-Africa trade relations set to deepen with new agreements

Trade relations between Singapore and Africa are set to deepen, with several agreements signed on Wednesday (Aug 24) at the fourth edition of the Africa Singapore Business Forum. These include the signing of the Avoidance of Double Taxation (DTA) with Ethiopia, a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with Mozambique and an...

UK tops global table of damaging tax deals with developing countries

Treaties limit the tax poorer nations can place on British companies doing business within their borders, says ActionAid. The UK has signed a high number of tax deals with some of the world’s poorest countries, potentially depriving those states of millions in tax revenues every year, according to an analysis...

S. Korea, Macau to sign tax information exchange agreement

Macau’s Financial Services Bureau (DSF) has confirmed to Business Daily that the local authority is to sign a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with South Korea, which would add to the existing 15 jurisdictions that have already signed this agreement with the territory. According to the Bureau, its South Korean...

Can new guidelines get Nigerians into tax net?

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) which is now saddled with the onerous task of getting alternative sources of revenue for the federal government has since adopted a stick and carrot approach to bringing tax payers into the tax net. Assistant Editor, Nduka Chiejina looks at the issues contained in...

Retrospectiva2015: Angolan diplomacy in the context of diversification of the economy

Luanda – Throughout the year just ended, as in the previous, the country’s economy “found himself grappling” with a major setback if they can be considered, due to the continued drop in oil prices, which is in the house $ 37 a barrel, far from the historic $ 122 value,...

Govt to add more and raise taxes

AMidst the continued decline in the country’s Southern African Customs Union (SACU) receipts, government has decided to enhance domestic revenue which will see the introduction of new taxes and a possibility of increasing some. Minister of Finance Martin Dlamini speaking during breakfast meeting hosted by the Federation of Swaziland Employers...

New tax treaty with Mauritius may affect cross-border investment

THE new double-tax treaty between SA and Mauritius is set to come into force in January next year, following a controversial renegotiation to better protect the South African tax base. However, tax experts have warned that sweeping changes to the treaty, including withholding taxes for interest (10%) and royalties (5%)...

Africa’s Poorest Nations Lose Billions to Complex Tax Evasion Schemes

African countries are losing up to 12.7% of their national GDP due to shady practices in international trade. Global Financial Integrity, a Washington DC-based think-tank, reports that $542bn (£321bn) worth of capital was lost from Africa in illicit capital flows and estimates that almost 80% of this coming through “trade...

Tax Evasion Threatens Africa’s Socio- Economic Transformation: UN Expert

The quest of African countries to carry out economic stability and transformation is threatened by illicit financial outflows through tax evasion and avoidance, a UN expert observed here on Thursday. He said the draining of tax revenues and scarce foreign exchange resources stifled growth and socio-economic development and weakened governance....