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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.

  • 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.

  • Vote now for the past year's top tax transactional and tax planning firms

    January 02, 2015

  • Tax transparency applied to all is Odier message from Swiss banks

    December 16, 2014

    Defending the interests of the Swiss banking industry has not been the easiest challenge in recent years, particularly when it comes to tax. The role has fallen for the last five years to Patrick Odier, chairman of the Swiss Bankers’ Association (SBA), which has 317 institutional members and about 18,500 individual members. He talks to Ralph Cunningham of International Tax Review about some of the group’s objectives for 2014 and what it hopes to achieve next year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The European Tax Awards 2015 research period is now open

    December 02, 2014

    Companies and firms can now enter for the European Tax Awards 2015.

Corporate Tax

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  • UK urgently considers investment allowance to offset high oil taxes

    January 30, 2015

    Amid collapsing oil prices, the recent 2% tax reduction for British oil exploration companies is not enough, say tax advisers and analysts. North Sea oil companies say that their ability to stay competitive in the long term will be severely shaken unless steps are taken to alleviate the tax burden.

  • Portugal unveils new collective investment undertakings tax regime

    January 23, 2015

    Portugal’s new regime for the taxation of UCIs (undertakings for collective investments) aims to increase the attractiveness of using the securities and benefit in particular foreign investors. Only the future will tell if the purposes of these changes have in fact been achieved.

  • New corporate taxation in Brazil: Are corporations ready?

    January 22, 2015

    The new corporate tax legislation is the most significant of its kind in Brazil for many years, not least because of its effect on accounting.

Indirect Tax

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Compliance Management

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  • IRS announces new advisory council members

    January 30, 2015

    The Internal Revenue Service group which brings together officials and tax professionals to discuss key tax administration issues has eight new members for 2015.

  • Oxfam wants heads of government to take on tax reform

    January 29, 2015

    Oxfam is stepping up its campaigning for reforms of the international tax system that will benefit developing countries and campaigning for an end to tax dodging.

  • Misunderstanding surrounds Polish filing deadlines

    January 28, 2015

    Polish taxpayers, including foreign companies obliged to pay, for example, VAT in Poland, might have recently heard that the deadlines for filing the tax returns and paying taxes in Poland changed significantly from January 1 2015. This position has been indicated by some representatives of the tax authorities, but also by some tax advisers. However, it turns out that this assumption results from a simple misinterpretation of the tax provisions.

Tax Disputes

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ITR Magazine

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  • International updates - February 2015

    January 29, 2015

    The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

  • BEPS – Preventing treaty abuse: A practical perspective

    January 27, 2015

    Keith Brockman, global tax director at Mars and author of the International Tax Best Practices blog, analyses BEPS Action 6 on preventing treaty abuse, calling for more balance in seeking to avoid double taxation and double non-taxation, and more guidance on the interplay between domestic law and treaty interaction.

  • 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.

People Moves

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HMRC puts forward new measures to tackle persistent tax avoiders - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) http://t.co/7b5zunOjJD via @mynewsdesk_uk

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RT @AislingTax: Why is today tax avoidance day for Fiscs? HMRC consulting on penalties, @RevenueIE running a "disclosure facility" http://t…

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RT @AislingTax: GAAR constitutional challenge due in High Court later this year. GAAR will turn 26 in May & only Supreme Court judgement on…

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Have your say on the Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill - News from Parliament - UK Parliament http://t.co/l6wQvTIIFs via @UKParliament

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International Correspondents

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