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  • World Tax and World Transfer Pricing 2016: The research period is now open

    April 02, 2015

    Don't miss out on your chance to be included in International Tax Review's directories of the leading tax and transfer pricing firms around the world.

  • Global oil price plunge shakes up the way governments do taxes

    March 25, 2015

    If political instability, leadership changes, and tightened tax laws weren’t strenuous enough, plummeting oil prices in the latter half of 2014 left many governments and corporations exasperated, questioning how low prices could conceivably go. Meredith McBride analyses how authorities around the world have responded with sectoral tax changes.

  • Pascale Colin: Defining challenges for today's group tax manager

    March 25, 2015

    Matthew Gilleard talks with Pascale Colin, group tax manager at EFG Bank, about the role of the tax director, her journey in getting there, and operating successfully in a rapidly-evolving Swiss, European and global tax environment

  • Women in Tax leaders guide - nominations open

    April 03, 2015

    This is your chance to nominate the leading women in the tax advisory world. Vote now.

  • Switzerland Focus 2015 now available

    March 12, 2015

    Leading advisers update you on the latest developments in Switzerland.

  • M&A Focus 2015 now available

    March 24, 2015

    Leading advisers update you on the latest M&A tax developments.

  • 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.

  • Irish Revenue official: Bringing MOSS to life

    March 25, 2015

    The new EU legislation changing the place of supply of business-to-consumer (B2C) electronic services, telecommunications and broadcasting to the country of the consumer has been the VAT story of the year. Joe Stanley-Smith speaks to Dermot Donegan, head of VAT policy at the Irish tax authority (Revenue), about how the plans were finalised during the Irish presidency of the EU Council, his thoughts around their implementation and the possibility of expanding the mini one-stop shop (MOSS) to cover goods and other services.

  • European Commission unveils tax transparency measures and makes automatic exchange of information central to combating evasion

    March 19, 2015

    The European Commission is promoting its Tax Transparency Package, published yesterday (March 18), as a tool for “healthier” tax competition as well as for helping member states identify abusive tax practices.

  • India Budget 2015 - special report

    March 04, 2015

    The first full Budget from Narendra Modi's Indian government was keenly awaited by corporates, partly because of the pro-business sentiment presented by Modi and his finance minister, Arun Jaitley, since taking office. The two did not disappoint, bringing clarity to taxpayers and foreign investors on a number of fronts. ITR's special report takes you through the hopes and fears of taxpayers in the build-up to Jaitley's Budget speech, and analyses the corporate tax measures announced on the day. We also bring you our exclusive interview with Finance Minister Jaitley from December 2014.

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  • Shome spells out importance of TARC’s recommendations

    April 24, 2015

    The chairman of India’s Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC), which completed its work earlier this year, has highlighted an increased customer focus, the desirability to combine the country’s direct tax and indirect tax administrations, and the need for impact assessment and revenue forecasting, as examples of the organisation’s most important recommendations.

  • Date announced for next BEPS webcast from OECD

    April 23, 2015

    June 8 is the date of the next webcast to update stakeholders on the progress of the OECD-led base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project.

  • Philippines corporate tax could fall from 30% to 20%; VAT likely to rise

    April 23, 2015

    The Philippines is preparing for a major tax overhaul which will include a hefty corporate income tax (CIT) cut, but could mean an increase in VAT and excise taxes.

Indirect Tax

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Compliance Management

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  • Shome spells out importance of TARC’s recommendations

    April 24, 2015

    The chairman of India’s Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC), which completed its work earlier this year, has highlighted an increased customer focus, the desirability to combine the country’s direct tax and indirect tax administrations, and the need for impact assessment and revenue forecasting, as examples of the organisation’s most important recommendations.

  • India’s ‘taxpayer-friendly regime’ short-lived as investors get MAT bills

    April 21, 2015

    A seemingly positive exemption on Indian minimum alternative tax (MAT) for foreign portfolio investors turned sour when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced back-taxes of more than $6.4 billion on 100 foreign investors into India, with thousands more at risk. The announcement has caused some investors to decry the government’s promises of a taxpayer-friendly regime.

  • More testing announced for FATCA's information exchange systems

    April 16, 2015

    Financial institutions and tax administrations will get another opportunity next week to test the FATCA International Data Exchange Service (IDES), the technology that will be used to exchange data securely under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

Tax Disputes

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ITR Magazine

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  • EU: Cross-border exchange of rulings - what's proposed?

    April 22, 2015

    Timothy Lyons QC and Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho of 39 Essex Chambers analyse recent transparency developments across Europe, focusing on the proposed requirement for EU member states to provide a quarterly report on all cross-border tax rulings and advance pricing arrangements.

  • Mirror, mirror on the wall, please show the purpose to all

    April 22, 2015

    Rishi Joshi, associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, analyses recent controversy and litigation on the issue of indirect share transfers.

  • Swedish interest deductibility: Unilateral action proposed

    April 22, 2015

    While Sweden may be seen as effectively preventing base erosion through limiting interest deductions, the effects on businesses and investments must be carefully scrutinised before being considered in other countries, argue Hussein Abdali and Tord Fredriksson of Grant Thornton.

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