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April 6, 2020

Americas Tax Roundup 6 April 2020

EY’s Americas Tax Roundup newsletter, prepared by EY Global Tax, provides a summary of the top weekly tax news, trends and developments in the Americas.

Highlights of this week’s edition include:

  • COVID-19 relief measures continue throughout Americas
  • US coronavirus relief legislation has international tax implications
  • Canada announces updates to recent economic measures, updates on emergency wage subsidy program, deferral of customs duties and import GST payments, and additional filing deadline extensions
  • Costa Rica's Ministry of Public Health publishes a resolution on the temporary importation of certain products without registration
  • Guatemala enacts 'Emergency Law to Protect Guatemalans from the Effects Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic'
  • Panama extends suspension of tax administrative appeals proceedings, suspends Panama Pacifico Agency administrative proceedings, issues shelter in place order, establishes a temporary procedure for the importation of certain goods, temporarily suspends construction-related activities, further extends the validity of work permits issued to foreign workers, adopts new citizen mobility measures, and suspends payment of public utilities
  • Puerto Rico announces additional extensions for various returns and payments, and provides special cash flow tax relief measures because of COVID-19
  • Uruguay extends period free trade zone workers may work remotely in light of COVID-19
  • Global Trade COVID-19 actions | WCO, Canada, and US updates
  • EY Tax Stimulus Tracker available for keeping up with global COVID-19 responses
  • EY Immigration Response Tracker follows global immigration-related COVID-19 responses
  • NEW EY Global Labor and Employment Law COVID-19 Tracker provides update on what employers need to do and how governments are helping
  • Global trade update: US issues additional Section 301 exclusions, China continues to provide retaliatory tariff relief, and WTO Appellate Body alternative is reached
  • Panama publishes law on beneficial owner register for legal entities
  • OECD releases second annual peer review report on BEPS Action 6 relating to prevention of treaty abuse



Americas Tax Roundup – 6 April 2020 - English version

Americas Tax Roundup – 6 April 2020 - Spanish version


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