Paying taxes is considered to be a civic duty, and yet we often hear people moan and groan about these regular deductions - all the more so since not all forms of taxation seem to make economic sense.
And sometimes, it's tax breaks offered to some that others view as a grave injustice, because they themselves do not get the same preferential deal. This page collates recent DW content on the topic.
New regulations force large companies with over 750,000 Euros in sales to publish those sales figures, as well as their profit, number of employees and amount of taxes paid in every European country they do business in. In the future, the tax will be paid where the profit is made.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe also vowed to slash the country's debt and deficit, and develop investment. He advocated cutting the corporate tax rate from 33 to 25 percent by 2022 to make the country more competitive.
Narendra Modi plans to give a boost to the Indian economy with the introduction of extensive tax reforms. From 1st July, all 29 federal states will have standardised VAT rates. The result - a vast single market of around 1.3 billion people. Until now, each federal state has organised their own taxes.
A national general strike is underway in Greece once again, in protest at a new round of austerity which includes pension cuts and higher taxes. The country's largest unions called for the action. Parliament is debating whether or not to approve the new raft of measures on Thursday