On the 4th of September 2019, Law no. 97/2019 was published in Portugal’s Official Journal introducing the first amendment, approved under a parliament review, to the Real Estate Investment and Asset Management (SIGIs) regime, approved by Decree-Law no. 19/2019, of 28 January.
Certain novations of mortgage loans are exempt from stamp tax, particularly those cases where only the interest rate and/or the repayment period are modified. However, where other financial clauses are amended, stamp tax does apply.
On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the European Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the European Union for “imposing disproportionate penalties on Spanish taxpayers for the failure to report assets held in other EU and EEA States (Modelo 720)”, according to a press release just published.
On May 16, 2019, the government published in the Official Journal of the Federation the Decree reforming article 113.III and adding an article 113.bis to the Federal Tax Code, in order to reinforce the measures being taken against the purchase and sale of invoices to justify simulated transactions in Mexico.