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QIB continues to introduce new features on its award-winning mobile application

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has introduced new features to its award-winning Mobile App, in line with the bank’s ongoing efforts to provide customers with innovative digital options to fulfill all their banking needs remotely.Developed with customers’ daily banking requirements in mind, the QIB Mobile App now allows customers to benefit from new and simplified features, including the postponement of their Personal Finance Monthly Installment, opening the exclusive Certificates of Deposit for COVID-19 frontliners, filling and submitting the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), and completing Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) declarations. ... - Continue reading

Cyprus: Cyprus And Switzerland Agree Updated Double Tax Treaty

On 20 July 2020 Cyprus agreed an updated double tax treaty (DTT) with Switzerland. The signatory for Cyprus was Foreign Minister Constantinos Petrides, while his counterpart, Pierre-Yves Fux, signed on behalf of the Swiss Federal Council. The revised protocol will update the existing agreement, which has been in force since July 2014. Details of the protocol were published in the Official Gazette on the 24 July 2020 and are now undergoing the ratification process. ... - Continue reading

Canada: Don’t Let Your Dream Vacation Home Become A Tax Nightmare

Renting your foreign property may require you to disclose information to the Canada Revenue Agency (the "CRA"). A Foreign Income Verification Statement is required to be filed with the CRA where the adjusted cost base of the property exceeds CDN $100,000.  ... - Continue reading

OECD publishes model rules for tax reporting by gig economy platform operators

On 3 July, the OECD released model rules for tax reporting by platform operators that assist sellers in the sharing and gig economy. Following international efforts to address the tax challenges in the digital economy, this OECD guidance represents an important step towards transparency through the exchange of information. ... - Continue reading

EU to launch tax observatory

The EU’s awareness of the relevance of tax policy is clear. On 6 July, the European Commission called for proposals for the creation of an EU tax observatory. This follows the adoption of the Commission Decision on the financing of the preparatory action EU Tax Observatory – Capacity building to support Union policy making in the area of taxation and the adoption of the annual work programme for 2020 on 16 June. ... - Continue reading