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KPMG’s Week in Tax: 16 - 20 March 2020

KPMG’s Week in Tax: 16 - 20 March 2020

Governments and tax authorities across the globe have provided tax relief in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. KPMG member firms have produced reports based on these developments.


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Read the KPMG reports collected on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) tax developments page.

These reports are listed by region below.

United States

  • KPMG report: State and local tax guidance, tax relief in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) (table format)
  • TTB guidance: Excise tax relief, distilled spirits used to produce hand sanitizers (responding to COVID-19)
  • Notice 2020-17: Extension of time to make payments of federal income tax, response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Puerto Rico: Tax deadline extensions, response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • KPMG report: Employers providing employee hardship assistance related to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • KPMG report: Compensation and benefits concerns in uncertain times—telecommuting and other items (COVID-19 considerations)

Read TaxNewsFlash-United States

  • Senate passes bill including tax relief for paid leave relating to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • House passes modifications to COVID-19 bill

Read TaxNewsFlash-Legislative Updates


  • Germany: VAT treatment of business activities of supervisory board members
  • Croatia: Tax relief measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Ireland: Tax relief in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Malta: Tax relief in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
  • Poland: Tax relief in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Poland: Government response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Portugal: Tax relief measures for companies, response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Slovakia: Tax relief included in measures responding to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Ireland: Tax relief provided in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Lithuania: Extended tax return, tax payment deadlines in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Luxembourg: Tax relief in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Netherlands: Additional tax relief measures to address coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis
  • France: Deferral of direct tax payments for companies, coronavirus (COVID-19) response
  • Netherlands: VAT treatment of composite services, fund management (CJEU Advocate General opinion in UK referral)
  • Denmark: Parliament approves tax relief for Danish companies, response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Italy: Suspension of tax audits, response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Spain: Tax relief measures responding to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Spain: Digital services tax legislation, update
  • Bulgaria: Employment measures adopted in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Czech Republic: Temporary border closure, implications for employees (COVID-19)
  • Serbia: Guidance for employers during coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis
  • Norway: Tax relief proposals in coronavirus-related measures (COVID-19)
  • Norway: Economic, tax measures to address coronavirus (COVID-19) situation
  • Sweden: Tax relief measures to address coronavirus (COVID-19) issues
  • Austria: Tax relief measures regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Denmark: Tax relief in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • EU: Export authorization, supplies of personal protective equipment (COVID-19)
  • UK: Government’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19), considerations for employers

Read TaxNewsFlash-Europe

Asia Pacific

  • Japan: Additional extensions of tax return filing, payment deadlines due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Malaysia: Indirect tax challenges, coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • UAE: Tax relief included in responses to coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • Australia: States announce tax relief, economic stimulus responses to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Australia: Government establishes business liaison unit on coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • New Zealand: Tax relief in government's response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Thailand: Tax relief measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Read TaxNewsFlash-Asia Pacific


  • Canada: Tax provisions in budget estimates for 2020-2021 in Saskatchewan; COVID-19 implications
  • Canada: Extended tax deadlines, other tax relief (COVID-19)
  • Canada: Extensions of time for tax return filings, tax payments in Quebec, response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Costa Rica: Tax relief in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Read TaxNewsFlash-Americas

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