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  • The Global Tax 50 2014

    December 16, 2014

    Now in its fourth year, International Tax Review's Global Tax 50 provides a rundown of the who’s who of the tax world. One way or another, the individuals and organisations on this list have had an impact or influence on taxation that will be felt beyond, or outside of, the 12 month period covered by this list.

  • Mariano Giralt: Global custodian and acronym-buster

    January 27, 2015

    The landscape of international taxation is changing. The OECD’s BEPS project is likely to rewrite the rules governing international taxation in a way that has not been seen since the League of Nations shaped existing rules in the 1920s. A key component of this is taxation of the financial sector. Various sector-specific tax laws have been proposed. This is providing those in the sector with plenty to think about. One such figure is Mariano Giralt, Managing Director, Tax Services, at BNY Mellon. He talks to Matthew Gilleard about some of the key tax developments impacting financial services.

  • Relief for taxpayers as Indian authorities instructed to follow Vodafone ruling in similar cases

    February 02, 2015

    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has told Indian authorities to follow the principles outlined in the Vodafone case, in a move which will bring some certainty to the sub-continent.

  • Indian Government will not appeal Vodafone decision

    January 28, 2015

    The Indian Government has decided not to appeal the Bombay High Court (HC) ruling which stated Vodafone was not liable to pay a 3,200 crore ($525 million) tax demand.

  • How tax transparency went global - the new automatic exchange standard: from concept to reality

    February 24, 2015

    Achim Pross, head of the International Cooperation and Tax Administration division at the OECD, and architect of the new automatic exchange of information standard and the multilateral competent authority agreement (MCAA), which 52 jurisdictions have signed so far, discusses the progress made in 2014 and looks at opportunities and challenges ahead.

  • 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.

  • China streamlines taxpayer services

    December 16, 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.

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  • India Budget 2015-16: Arun Jaitley sends strong signal to investors

    February 28, 2015

    Arun Jaitley delivered India’s Union Budget 2015-16 today, sticking to the government’s script of encouraging increased investment from the business community. While the overall reaction has been positive, silence on the future of certain aspects of the minimum alternate tax (MAT) is one drawback for taxpayers.

  • Battle of the Budgets: Tax incentives feature in Hong Kong & Singapore plans for 2015/16

    February 27, 2015

    The two highly competitive Asian financial hubs have announced their Budget plans for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Though frequently compared based on their size and attractiveness to global businesses, Hong Kong and Singapore’s respective Budgets conveyed disparate views on how best to attract foreign investment and stoke home-grown innovation through tax incentives.

  • Indian Budget to focus on ‘Make in India’ and FDI incentives

    February 26, 2015

    February 28 will see the Narendra Modi government deliver its first full Budget, for 2015-16. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s speech has been shrouded in speculation, but taxpayers should expect incentives related to manufacturing and the ‘Make in India’ campaign, while the general anti-avoidance rule (GAAR) is likely to be deferred.

Indirect Tax

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  • EU VAT rules causing thousands of businesses to close

    February 28, 2015

    A new report has shown that thousands of businesses across the EU are being forced into closure by the EU’s VAT rules governing the place of supply for e-services, introduced this year.

  • India Budget 2015-16: Arun Jaitley sends strong signal to investors

    February 28, 2015

    Arun Jaitley delivered India’s Union Budget 2015-16 today, sticking to the government’s script of encouraging increased investment from the business community. While the overall reaction has been positive, silence on the future of certain aspects of the minimum alternate tax (MAT) is one drawback for taxpayers.

  • Battle of the Budgets: Tax incentives feature in Hong Kong & Singapore plans for 2015/16

    February 27, 2015

    The two highly competitive Asian financial hubs have announced their Budget plans for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Though frequently compared based on their size and attractiveness to global businesses, Hong Kong and Singapore’s respective Budgets conveyed disparate views on how best to attract foreign investment and stoke home-grown innovation through tax incentives.

Compliance Management

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  • India Budget 2015-16: Arun Jaitley sends strong signal to investors

    February 28, 2015

    Arun Jaitley delivered India’s Union Budget 2015-16 today, sticking to the government’s script of encouraging increased investment from the business community. While the overall reaction has been positive, silence on the future of certain aspects of the minimum alternate tax (MAT) is one drawback for taxpayers.

  • How tax transparency went global - the new automatic exchange standard: from concept to reality

    February 24, 2015

    Achim Pross, head of the International Cooperation and Tax Administration division at the OECD, and architect of the new automatic exchange of information standard and the multilateral competent authority agreement (MCAA), which 52 jurisdictions have signed so far, discusses the progress made in 2014 and looks at opportunities and challenges ahead.

  • Seychelles joins tax cooperation agreement

    February 24, 2015

    Eighty five jurisdictions are now signatories to the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters, after the Seychelles became the latest to do so today.

Tax Disputes

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ITR Magazine

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  • International updates - March 2015

    February 27, 2015

    The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

  • The Brockman brief: Interest: Double taxation equality is fading

    February 24, 2015

    In the first of his regular monthly updates, Keith Brockman, global tax director at Mars, lecturer and author of the Strategizing Multinational Tax Risks blog, looks at why countries are enacting unilateral legislation to limit interest deductibility, the shift in focus from eliminating double taxation to eliminating non-taxation, and why, as a result, double taxation via interest limitations is here to stay.

  • The digital economy: Indirect tax and e-services

    February 24, 2015

    Abi Briggs and Jon Tilson of Deloitte analyse recent developments regarding indirect taxation of the digital economy, taking into account OECD discussions and unilateral actions being proposed.

People Moves

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International Tax Review Profile

Welcome to our follower of the day @CurtPhilipczak. Have a great day!

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#IndiaBudget 2015-16: #ArunJaitley sends strong signal to investors http://t.co/cYbzhila3Z #tax

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RT @Rakesh_Nangia: Sharing my views on MAT "Indian Budget to focus on Make in India and FDI incentives" http://t.co/SvmYWQWzPy @IntlTaxRevi…

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RT @richardrekhy: #Budget2015 positive steps deferring of GAAR , corporate tax to be reduced to 25%,individual exemption limits raised, abo…

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International Correspondents

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