News

Weekly Web Release December 18, 2008 - 12/18/08

Revised estimates of Treasury revenue - Double taxation agreements - The publication of Ministry forecasts in 2009 - The evening tax Further reading

Weekly Web Release December 11, 2008 - 12/11/08

Bills presented by the Minister of Finance to the Althingi - Unemployment is rising fast Further reading

Weekly Web Release December 4, 2008 - 12/4/08

Iceland to become a single customs district - Rules on the payment of child benefits - The November trade balance Further reading

Weekly Web Release November 27, 2008 - 11/27/08

Treasury finances, January-October 2008 - Price developments Further reading

Treasury finances January-October 2008 - 11/27/08

Figures for Treasury finances in the first ten months of 2008 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 369 billion, increasing by 14 billion or 4.1% Further reading

Weekly Web Release November 20, 2008 - 11/20/08

Government measures in public finance - Changed international economic prospects - Will foreign nationals emigrate? Further reading

Weekly Web Release November 13, 2008 - 11/13/08

Treasury expenditure January-September 2008 - Amendment to the Stamp Duty Act - The ratification of double taxation agreements
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Weekly Web Release November 6, 2008 - 11/6/08

Merchandise trade in October - The 2008 corporate tax assessment Further reading

Weekly Web Release October 30, 2008 - 10/30/08

Treasury finances, January-September 2008 - Economic developments in the Nordic countries - Agreement on the exchange of information with Guernsey and Jersey

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Treasury finances January-September 2008 - 10/30/08

Figures for Treasury finances in the first nine months of 2008 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 332 billion, increasing by 12 billion or 3.6% Further reading

Weekly Web Release October 23, 2008 - 10/23/08

Treasury revenue 1998-2007: estimates and actual outturn - Measures taken to stabilise international financial markets Further reading

Weekly Web Release October 16, 2008 - 10/17/08

The annual meeting of the IMF - Household debt - The advertisement of vacancies following a temporary appointment to a post Further reading

Weekly Web Release October 9, 2008 - 10/10/08

About the economic forecasts of the Ministry of Finance - Foreign partipation in the labor market Further reading

Operations begin at Nýi Landsbanki Íslands hf. - 10/9/08

A new bank owned by the Treasury began operations today, taking over part of the operations of Landsbanki Íslands hf. Further reading

Weekly Web Release October 2, 2008 - 10/2/08

New economic forecast - Treasury finances, January-August 2008 - External trade in September - The competitiveness and efficiency of the Icelandic tax system
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Treasury finances January-August 2008 - 10/2/08

Figures for Treasury finances in the first eight months of 2008 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 294 billion, increasing by 8 billion or 2.9%
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New macroeconomic forecast for 2008 - 2013 - 10/1/08

New macroeconomic forecast for 2008 - 2013 Further reading

Weekly Web Release September 25, 2008 - 9/25/08

Mass redundancies - Fifty years since the first version of the model double taxation agreement of the OECD - A new Ministry of Finance national economic forecast will soon be released
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Weekly Web Release September 18, 2008 - 9/18/08

Rising fuel prices reduce driving - Tax and economic growth Further reading

Weekly Web Release September 11, 2008 - 9/11/08

The taxation of oil exploration and extraction - A dispute with the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) regarding a state guarantee fee - A new Auditing Act Further reading

Weekly Web Release September 4, 2008 - 9/4/08

Treasury finances, January-July 2008 - Merchandise trade in August 2008 Further reading

Treasury finances January-July 2008 - 9/4/08

Figures for Treasury finances in the first seven months of 2008 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 264 billion, increasing by 11 billion or 4.4% Further reading

Weekly Web Release August 28, 2008 - 8/28/08

Population development dominated by immigration - Job vacancies by the state are closely watched - Treasury finances, January-June 2008 - A bill proposing amendments to the Pension Act Further reading

Weekly Web Release August 21, 2008 - 8/21/08

Treasury accounts for 2007 - Revenue buoyancy in OECD countries - Double taxation discussion with Qatar and Albania Further reading

Weekly Web Release August 14, 2008 - 8/14/08

Treasury finances, January-June 2008 - The use of the Treasury borrowing authorisation in 2008 - Personal income in 2007 Further reading

Treasury finances January-June 2008 - 8/14/08

Figures for Treasury finances in the first six months of 2008 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 226 billion, increasing by 8 billion or 3.5% Further reading

Treasury finances January-May 2008 - 7/4/08

Figures for Treasury finances in the first five months of 2008 are now available. Further reading

Weekly Web Release June 26, 2008 - 6/26/08

Foreign merchandise trade in 2008 - The structural budget balance Further reading

Weekly Web Release June 19, 2008 - 6/19/08

Development of fuel prices - The elasticity of total tax revenue Further reading

Weekly Web Release June 12, 2008 - 6/12/08

The Nordic economies at a turning point - Fluctuations in private consumption - Bills passed into law in the spring session of the Althingi Further reading

Weekly Web Release June 5, 2008 - 6/5/08

Treasury finances, January-April 2008 - A proposal to tax fuel and motor vehicles - Merchandise trade in May Further reading

Treasury finances January-April 2008 - 6/5/08

Figures for Treasury finances in the first four months of 2008 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 161 billion, increasing by 12 billion or 8%.
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Weekly Web Release May 29, 2008 - 5/29/08

The development of the tax system 1991-2007 - Value added taxation in cross-border trade - A forecast of demographic trends
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Weekly Web Release May 22, 2008 - 5/22/08

Heavy immigration in the first quarter of the year - Double taxation agreement with South Korea - Mass distribution of electronic certificates Further reading

Weekly Web Release May 15, 2008 - 5/15/08

The capital income tax - At-risk-of-poverty level for Iceland amongst the lowest in Europe - An outstanding government agency Further reading

Weekly Web Release May 8, 2008 - 5/8/08

Treasury finances, January-March 2008 - The impact of further energy-based investments - Merchandise trade in April 2008 - Change in publication schedule of the Economic Outlook 2008 Further reading

Treasury finances January-March 2008 - 5/8/08

Figures for Treasury finances in the first three months of 2008 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 128 billion, increasing by 9 billion or 7.2% Further reading

Weekly Web Release April 17, 2008 - 4/17/08

A new economic forecast - Housing prices Further reading

Weekly Web Release April 10, 2008 - 4/10/08

Exemption from stamp duty on the first home purchase - The incomes of the elderly - Double-taxation agreement news
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Weekly Web Release April 3, 2008 - 4/3/08

Are fuel prices too high? - Treasury finances, January - February 2008 - Merchandise trade in March Further reading

Treasury finances January-February 2008 - 4/3/08

Figures for Treasury finances in the first two months of 2008 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 96 billion, increasing by 8 billion or 9.4%
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New macroeconomic forecast for 2008 - 2013 - 4/1/08

New macroeconomic forecast for 2008 - 2013. Further reading

Weekly Web Release March 27, 2008 - 3/27/08

Economic growth per capita - Developments in employment and population - Double taxation agreement with Mexico Further reading

Weekly Web Release March 13, 2008 - 3/13/08

Measurements of fiscal drag by the OECD - Employment in the financial sector - A notable verdict by the EFTA Court Further reading

Weekly Web Release March 6, 2008 - 3/7/08

Treasury finances January 2008 – Foreign merchandise trade in February 2008 – Development for population of old-age pensioners
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Weekly Web Release February 28, 2008 - 2/28/08

A new OECD survey on the Icelandic economy - Merchandise trade for 2007 - Taxation of capital gains for businesses Further reading

Weekly Web Release February 21, 2008 - 2/21/08

Wage agreements do not alter forecasts on wage developments - A new government bond issue - Changes amongst government agency managers Further reading

Weekly Web Release February 14, 2008 - 2/14/08

January unemployment the lowest in 20 years - Substantial immigration - The policy rate decision of the Central Bank Further reading

Weekly Web Release February 7, 2008 - 2/7/08

Treasury finances 2007 - Merchandise trade in January - The labour supply 2008 Further reading

Treasury finances January-December 2007 - 2/7/08

Figures for Treasury finances for January-December 2007 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 453 billion, increasing by 71 billion or 18.7% Further reading