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  1. The Swiss Federal Council has launched a consultation on the amendments to the VAT law, with a focus on the tax treatment of mail order businesses and the administrative burden on SMEs.
  2. The Swiss Finance Department has said that changes to tax law are not currently needed in response to developments in distributed ledger technology and blockchain.
  3. On May 20, 2020, the German Cabinet agreed on new regulations that will set higher carbon prices from 2021 than those originally envisaged in the Government's Climate Protection Program, which was partially approved by parliament in November 2019.
  4. Malta's Commissioner for Revenue has released tax-related guidance for self-employed taxpayers receiving the COVID wage supplement.
  5. On May 25, 2020, the Dutch tax authority said that taxpayers receiving assessment notices for not submitting a value-added tax return on time can apply for a three-month filing extension.
  6. The Swiss Federal Council intends to end the obligation to sign electronic tax returns and to introduce new e-filing requirements for certain documents.
  7. The Australian Taxation Office has issued a Taxpayer Alert on mischaracterized arrangements and schemes connected with direct foreign investment into Australian businesses.
  8. On May 20, 2020, the Finnish tax authority issued a reminder to sharing economy platforms that they must report details of ride sharing and rental activities from 2021.
  9. On May 21, 2020, the Italian Revenue Agency issued a summary of additional tax measures in Decree 34/2020, which are intended to further support taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 virus.
  10. On May 15, 2020, the competent authorities of Belgium and France concluded an agreement which clarifies the tax situation of cross-border workers in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis.