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  • Global VAT reform takes on new impetus in 2017

    January 11, 2017

    In 2017, governments in Europe and around the world will divert their energies away from austerity VAT hikes aimed at combating various financial crises to refining their indirect tax regimes to fight fraud and help promote their economic priorities.

  • Vote now for the top tax transactional and tax planning firms

    January 11, 2017

    Two forthcoming issues of International Tax Review will include surveys of the leading tax transactional (March) and tax planning firms (May) around the world. This is your opportunity to vote.

  • No more secret tax rulings in the EU?

    January 10, 2017

    The European Union’s new transparency rules for tax rulings have entered into force, but will it really be the end of secret or controversial tax rulings?

  • EU to take ‘nuclear option’ on VAT fraud and allow reverse charge systems

    January 06, 2017

    The European Commission (EC) plans to take drastic action to tackle the €50 billion ($53 billion) in annual EU cross-border VAT fraud by allowing member states to deviate from the VAT Directive.

  • Checklist of hot China tax issues for MNEs in 2017

    January 03, 2017

    In 2017, multinational enterprises (MNEs) should in particular be alert to the following anticipated China tax developments.

  • Global Tax 50 2016

    December 15, 2016

    Now in its sixth year, International Tax Review’s Global Tax 50 provides a rundown of the most influential individuals, organisations and geopolitical events in the tax world. Anjana Haines introduces this year's Global Tax 50 2016.

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  • European Tax Awards 2017: Submission period open

    January 17, 2017

    Companies and firms can now enter for the European Tax Awards 2017.

  • General VAT reverse charge: The view from Central Europe

    January 17, 2017

    Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia are seen as the key supporters of the European Commission’s generalised reverse charge mechanism (GRCM), but not all industries or multinationals in these countries will benefit from it.

  • India’s stalled GST regime

    January 17, 2017

    Businesses gain more time to prepare for India's goods and services tax (GST) regime after the implementation date of the country's biggest tax reform is delayed again.

Compliance Management

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  • Malta committed to EU presidency despite tax haven accusations

    January 17, 2017

    Malta is focusing on its presidency of the EU Council, despite claims that the country would not be able to pass the EU’s tax haven criteria if it were assessed – an accusation the country’s finance minister has dismissed.

  • General VAT reverse charge: The view from Central Europe

    January 17, 2017

    Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia are seen as the key supporters of the European Commission’s generalised reverse charge mechanism (GRCM), but not all industries or multinationals in these countries will benefit from it.

  • India’s stalled GST regime

    January 17, 2017

    Businesses gain more time to prepare for India's goods and services tax (GST) regime after the implementation date of the country's biggest tax reform is delayed again.

Tax Disputes

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  • European Tax Awards 2017: Submission period open

    January 17, 2017

    Companies and firms can now enter for the European Tax Awards 2017.

  • EC delves deeper into Engie’s tax affairs

    January 10, 2017

    French electric utility company GDF Suez group (now Engie) could face a tax bill of around €300 million ($318 million) if the European Commission upholds its preliminary decision that the company received illegal state aid benefits from Luxembourg via tax rulings that go as far back as 2008.

  • No more secret tax rulings in the EU?

    January 10, 2017

    The European Union’s new transparency rules for tax rulings have entered into force, but will it really be the end of secret or controversial tax rulings?

ITR Magazine

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  • International updates - December 2016 / January 2017

    December 18, 2016

    The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

  • The Brockman brief: Tax policy: The time to speak is now

    December 15, 2016

    Many interested parties are voicing their opinions on the evolving international tax policies that have emerged since the OECD’s BEPS Project was launched, but the voice of corporations is missing from the discussions. Keith Brockman highlights the need for reasoned opinions that go beyond casual conversations.

  • EU CCCTB: The potential successes and challenges

    December 15, 2016

    The European Commission re-launched its proposal to introduce a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) on October 25 2016, with the aim of creating a level playing field for multinationals in Europe and creating a simple and pro-business tax environment. Sandy Bhogal, head of tax in London, and Kitty Swanson, associate, of law firm Mayer Brown give their opinion on the plan and whether this attempt may succeed.

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@martinhearson It appears as though they all do. Wouldn't you agree?

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China's tax burden below world average, official claims. China Daily reports: https://t.co/bXFyz6wDI2

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Singapore has released 2 revised GST guides for businesses https://t.co/9PgKgvZuKM and https://t.co/IS1NIAM6pU

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Could the UK's desire to keep a soft border with Ireland (alternative is politically very difficult) keep it inside… https://t.co/n9J2G9b0QY

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Estonia's 14% tax rate for mature companies is likely take effect in 2018, says The Baltic Course https://t.co/qSiG8yV4h0

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