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17/04/2014 CANADA: Tax Authority Extends Filing Deadline to May 5

The Canada Revenue Agency CRA has extended the filing deadline for 2013 personal tax returns to May 5, 2014, after it temporarily shut down its online...

17/04/2014 CANADA: Four-Year Limits on Stay for Temporary Foreign Workers Become Effective in April 2015

From April 1, 2015, temporary foreign workers who have worked in Canada for four years and who do not fall within certain exempt categories will be...

17/04/2014 NIGERIA: April 30 Deadline for Residence Card Applications

Long-term foreign workers who have not already done so must apply for the Nigerian residence card by April 30 or face possible deportation. Nationals...

17/04/2014 AUSTRALIA: New Surcharge for All Immigration Fees Paid by Credit Card

Effective April 19, 2014, credit card payments for any Visa Application Charge or other immigration-related fee will incur a surcharge. The surcharge...

16/04/2014 BRAZIL: World Cup will delay consular visa processing

IMPACT – LOW What is the change? The World Cup, which will take place in Brazil from June 12-July 13, will bring a crush of visa applications to...

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  • BRAZIL: World Cup will delay consular visa processing:
    IMPACT – LOW What is the change? The World Cup, which will take place in Brazil from June 12-July 13, will bring a crush of visa applications to Brazilian consulates worldwide. What does the change mean? Brazilian consulates will be busy processing...
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  • RUSSIA: Stricter rules for foreign workers and visitors:
    IMPACT LOW What is the change? Those applying for visa extensions must hold a passport that is valid for six months beyond the requested visa extension end date. What does the change mean? If passports expire in less than six months beyond the end date of...
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  • NIGERIA: VAT schedules for each state now required:
    April 14: Nigerias Federal Inland Revenue Service now requires companies operating in multiple locations and that file their value added tax VAT returns centrally to comply with the attribution principle. In other words, taxpayers now must submit...
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  • NAMIBIA: Overview of tax system:
    April 14: The Namibian tax system is source-based. Any amount of cash received by or accruing to any person from a source within or deemed to be within Namibia is subject to tax in Namibia, unless the receipt is of a capital nature. Taxation of...
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  • CANADA: New Processing Model for Permanent Residence Program:
    Canada will change how it selects and processes permanent residence applications in 2015, under the recently announced Express Entry program. Under Express Entry, foreign nationals seeking to immigrate to Canada will be matched with employers seeking to...
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