Value Added Tax

Sneaky European Tax Robs U.S. Businesses Blind

Value-added taxes are big revenue generators in Europe, but if you're not a local person or business, you're supposed to be able to get them refunded. Tell that to the almost 72% of companies spending money overseas that have had trouble getting their VAT refunds or the 21% that have been unable to reclaim any VAT at all.

U.K. Budget Would Levy New Tax on Banks, Hike VAT

In laying out a new budget to tackle Britain's fiscal mess, newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has proposed a multibillion-pound bank levy, which will apply to the balance sheets of U.K. banks, as well as a hike in the value-added tax.