Category: Tax treaties

Canada: “Changing Of The GAAR”: A Background On The General Anti-Avoidance Rule, And Canada’s Attempt To Expand Its Tax Power In The 2022 Budget

The Budget purports to introduce several new financial and taxation regimes, as well as enhance several existing mechanisms. One of the existing taxation mechanisms proposed to be amended is the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (the "GAAR"). The Government initially indicated they would be amending the GAAR in the 2021 Budget. The 2022 Budget now provides some additional detail, though we are still waiting for the actual legislation. ... - Continue reading

How much capital gains tax you pay in Portugal?

Like many countries, Portugal imposes a capital gains tax on the sale of assets. It only applies to gains made on real estate and investments; personal items are not taxable and inheritances are only subject to a limited form of stamp duty. Your exposure will depend on whether you are resident, how you own the asset and, with property, whether it is your main home. ... - Continue reading

European Union: EUTA Special Edition: EU Responses To COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Crisis

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is affecting hundreds of thousands of people and is leading, all over the world, to far-reaching health and safety measures. As a result, the COVID-19 crisis has major social and economic consequences. Measures are being adopted to limit the impact on taxpayers as much as possible. ... - Continue reading