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IRISH ACCOUNTANTS LEAD CORPORATE PUSH FOR PRODUCTIVITY BOOSTS THROUGH OFFICE DESIGNS



As Ireland approaches full employment, (unemployment is currently just 6.3%), companies facing higher labour costs and competition for staff are improving their workplace environment to become more attractive as employers. They also hope that a new generation of high-spec office spaces – some being unveiled by accounting firms – will boost productivity.…

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SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT PLOTS EXPANSION OF CITY STATE ACCOUNTING SECTOR



THE SINGAPORE government has released an accountancy roadmap, enabling the profession in the city state to grow 5.6% annually to generate Singapore dollars SGD2.03 billion (USD1.48 billion) in nominal value-added income, creating 2,000 new PMET (professionals, managers, executives and technicians) jobs by 2020.…

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CHANGE ESSENTIAL IN TODAY’S ACCOUNTING PROFESSION, SAYS BOUTELLIS-TAFT



KEEPING accounting relevant through ongoing transformation is the driving force of Olivier Boutellis-Taft, chief executive of Accountancy Europe. “Change is my fuel,” says the industry organisation chief, speaking to Accounting & Business at his office in the heart of Brussels’ European Union (EU) quarter.…

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INDIA’S NEW GST COMES UNDER FIRE BY CRITICS



INDIA’S new Goods and Services Tax (GST) – designed to overhaul, modernise and harmonise the country’s indirect taxation – has been the focus of bitter criticism, over its chaotic and haphazard introduction and implementation.

Since its formal launch last July (2017), “changes have been made continually, and hence businesses found it difficult to keep pace,” says Mahadevan Subra Mani, senior director, Deloitte India, in Mumbai.…

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IRISH EXPORTERS LOOK TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE BREXIT TRADE TAXES



The prospect of significant hikes in taxes and administrative red tape on Irish exports and imports travelling through the UK to and from the rest of Europe once Britain leaves the European Union (EU), has prompted Irish exporters to seek more options for direct maritime trade.…

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WILL BREXIT LOOSEN UK AML CONTROLS? EXPERTS ARE DIVIDED



WILL Brexit increase money laundering through the UK, or will the British government’s October 2017 Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill (SAMLB) and the UK money laundering regulations 2017 adequately replace the European Union’s (EU) anti-money laundering directives (AMLD)?

British Labour member of the European Parliament (MEP) Claude Moraes has his doubts.…

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INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL ROUND UP - EU TO FORCE INTERMEDIARIES TO REPORT TAX AVOIDANCE



*A newly approved European Union (EU) directive on transparency requirements for tax intermediaries will insist that accountants designing or promoting aggressive tax planning schemes report them to national tax authorities. The requirements, approved by the EU Council of Ministers, apply from July 1, 2020, and member states will have to fine intermediaries, including lawyers and bankers, that fail to report.…

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WILL ROBOTS BE THE TAX CLIENT BASE OF THE FUTURE FOR GO-AHEAD ACCOUNTING FIRMS?



RENÉ Descartes may have said ‘I think, therefore I am’, to judge if he was human. But when deciding whether a robot is an autonomous being, the real test may be whether it pays tax. As regulators, business leaders and philosophers ponder the impact of robots with artificial intelligence (AI) that choose actions, learn from their environment, and perform tasks better and faster than their flesh and blood developers, the question of their fiscal responsibility is becoming serious.…

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ACCA-QUALIFIED CARIBBEAN AIRLINE BOSS STEERS HER COMPANY TOWARDS RECOVERY FROM MAJOR HURRICANE LOSSES



RUNNING a complex international air travel business that recovering from 2017’s devastating hurricane season, Caribbean airline boss Julie Reifer-Jones is having to draw on her near three decades’ experience in senior financial management.

Immaculately presented, in killer heels, Reifer-Jones FCCA is not just the first female CEO of Antigua-based airline LIAT, she is the only female CEO of any airline in the Caribbean.…

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MORE CREATIVE SKILLS REQUIRED TO ENSURE BEST POSSIBLE LABOUR OPPORTUNITIES IN ASEAN REGION



THE MEMBER countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) need to expand the remit of current skillsets identified in the grouping’s blueprint to ensure greater labour mobility during the fourth industrial revolution, according to a leading economist in the region.…

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