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  • Battiau highlights OECD and EU overlap on VAT

    November 27, 2014

    Piet Battiau, head of consumption taxes at the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, believes the OECD is working effectively with other multilateral organisations and that common ground is being found on key indirect tax issues.

  • Autumn Statement preview: Osborne to maintain pro-business environment

    November 28, 2014

    George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, presents his final Autumn Statement next week, before the general election on May 7 2015. The tax focus will be on maintaining UK competitiveness through policy that creates a business-friendly environment.

  • China streamlines taxpayer services

    October 31, 2014

    China has been accelerating its fiscal and tax reforms in recent years. The central government is keen to establish a healthy fiscal and tax system to help optimise allocation of resources, establish a fair market playground, and ultimately achieve prosperity of the nation. Wang Jun, Minister of Taxation of the People's Republic of China, outlines how the government is achieving this.

  • Time is up for the double Irish

    October 14, 2014

    The Irish government announced in its 2015 Budget today the abolition of the so-called double-Irish structure and its intention to introduce an income-based system for the taxation of intellectual property, which it is calling a Knowledge Development Box.

  • European IP tax regimes set for reform after UK-Germany agreement

    November 11, 2014

    The scope of the UK Patent Box regime is to be restricted after Germany and the UK reached agreement to reduce the competitive advantages it provides. The restrictions are likely to be extended to other European intellectual property (IP) tax regimes.

  • GST reform expected to make appearance in Australia’s 2015 white paper

    November 12, 2014

    In 2015, the Australian government is releasing a white paper on tax policy reform, which analysts expect will include suggestions to increase goods and services tax (GST) rate and expands its base.

  • Extending the G20 tax mandate

    October 06, 2014

    Examinations of how tax systems can promote growth and the use of tax incentives in developing countries, and capacity building are all important parts of the G20’s expanding tax work, argues Jeffrey Owens, Director, Vienna University’s Global Tax Policy Centre.

  • The European Tax Awards 2015 season kicks off on Monday December 1

    November 20, 2014

    That is when companies and firms will be able to download the submission forms from this website and compete for the awards, which are now in their 11th year. The closing date for submissions is Monday February 2 2015 and the awards will be presented at a dinner at the Grosvenor House hotel in London on Thursday May 21 2015.

  • Ireland’s tax deals with Apple “constitute state aid”; Luxembourg’s Amazon arrangement also called into question

    October 06, 2014

    Amazon has been drawn into a European Commission (EC) investigation into the tax regimes of three member states: Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The EC has said its preliminary view on Ireland is that “the tax rulings of 1990 (effectively agreed in 1991) and of 2007 in favour of the Apple group constitute state aid”.

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  • Autumn Statement preview: Osborne to maintain pro-business environment

    November 28, 2014

    George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, presents his final Autumn Statement next week, before the general election on May 7 2015. The tax focus will be on maintaining UK competitiveness through policy that creates a business-friendly environment.

  • Scotland gains more taxing powers

    November 28, 2014

    Scotland is to gain greater tax-raising powers after the release of the Smith Commission report. But the benefits for the country will see are not as clear-cut as some may have originally thought.

  • G20’s tax evasion concern stymies Australia’s patent box scheme before it starts

    November 26, 2014

    Though base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) took the front seat during meetings between global leaders on November 15 and 16 at the G20 forum, country leaders also expressed concern over the taxation of intellectual property (IP). Patent box regimes in particular were mentioned as a method used by large corporations to exploit tax incentives.

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  • Autumn Statement preview: Osborne to maintain pro-business environment

    November 28, 2014

    George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, presents his final Autumn Statement next week, before the general election on May 7 2015. The tax focus will be on maintaining UK competitiveness through policy that creates a business-friendly environment.

  • Scotland gains more taxing powers

    November 28, 2014

    Scotland is to gain greater tax-raising powers after the release of the Smith Commission report. But the benefits for the country will see are not as clear-cut as some may have originally thought.

  • Battiau highlights OECD and EU overlap on VAT

    November 27, 2014

    Piet Battiau, head of consumption taxes at the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, believes the OECD is working effectively with other multilateral organisations and that common ground is being found on key indirect tax issues.

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  • International updates - November 2014

    October 31, 2014

    The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

  • China streamlines taxpayer services

    October 31, 2014

    China has been accelerating its fiscal and tax reforms in recent years. The central government is keen to establish a healthy fiscal and tax system to help optimise allocation of resources, establish a fair market playground, and ultimately achieve prosperity of the nation. Wang Jun, Minister of Taxation of the People's Republic of China, outlines how the government is achieving this.

  • Digital goods enter the 21st century of taxation

    October 31, 2014

    Richard Asquith, VP of Global Tax Compliance at Avalara, explains upcoming changes to European Union VAT rules and how they will affect digital service providers from January 1 2015. The changes are contained within article 58 2006/122/EC of the EU VAT Directive and all 28 member states are in the process of ratifying the changes through local VAT legislation.

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International Tax Review Profile

RT @JolyonMaugham: @sarahwprior @IntlTaxReview sounding off is about politics. Execution may be about reality. Hopefully.

Nov 28 2014 10:44 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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RT @sarahwprior: @IntlTaxReview @JolyonMaugham sadly it's about politics and that doesn't equal economic sense

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RT @WilliamIanInnes: McKesson v. R. – FCA: Crown response to McKesson motion to file supplementary factum on recusal matter. http://t.co/YK

Nov 28 2014 11:58 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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Jean-Claude Juncker regrets failing to reform Luxembourg tax laws - http://t.co/PlYFx73Sbc http://t.co/hMLJQbdw1i via @FT

Nov 28 2014 11:15 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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Happy weekend to our new followers @gymatthijssen and @CLWain_EY

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International Correspondents

After the Irish budget, what would make you more likely to put more substance into Ireland?