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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Ireland outlines international financial services strategy

    March 25, 2015

    The recent release of Ireland’s major strategy paper, ‘IFS2020 – A strategy for Ireland’s financial services sector 2015-2020’ addresses Ireland’s five year strategy in further developing the country as a global leader in the financial services sector.

  • Former UK official Hartnett surprised at lack of SwissLeaks prosecutions

    March 24, 2015

    Dave Hartnett, formerly the most senior tax official at the UK revenue authority, HMRC, this week defended his decision to take a job at under-fire bank HSBC, and expressed his “surprise” that only one prosecution has arisen from the bank’s leaked documents.

  • M&A Focus 2015 now available

    March 24, 2015

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

Indirect Tax

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  • Colorado SUT: What can taxpayers expect from next week’s case?

    March 25, 2015

    Taxpayers may have plenty to fear if next week’s Tenth Circuit case concerning the so-called Amazon tax goes in favour of Colorado, as it could lead other states to implement similar rules to cash in on the verdict, massively increasing US compliance burdens for online traders, as well as hitting their profits.

  • E-books judgment prompts calls for EU VAT reform

    March 25, 2015

    Ministers of culture from France, Germany, Italy and Poland have demanded the EU evolves its legislation to allow e-books to be taxed in the same way as physical books.

  • How should taxpayers deal with rising indirect tax bills?

    March 20, 2015

    A new report has identified rising indirect tax rates, the spread of VAT or GST systems and stricter taxation of e-commerce are key trends of today’s indirect tax environment.

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Tax Disputes

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  • Colorado SUT: What can taxpayers expect from next week’s case?

    March 25, 2015

    Taxpayers may have plenty to fear if next week’s Tenth Circuit case concerning the so-called Amazon tax goes in favour of Colorado, as it could lead other states to implement similar rules to cash in on the verdict, massively increasing US compliance burdens for online traders, as well as hitting their profits.

  • E-books judgment prompts calls for EU VAT reform

    March 25, 2015

    Ministers of culture from France, Germany, Italy and Poland have demanded the EU evolves its legislation to allow e-books to be taxed in the same way as physical books.

  • Former UK official Hartnett surprised at lack of SwissLeaks prosecutions

    March 24, 2015

    Dave Hartnett, formerly the most senior tax official at the UK revenue authority, HMRC, this week defended his decision to take a job at under-fire bank HSBC, and expressed his “surprise” that only one prosecution has arisen from the bank’s leaked documents.

ITR Magazine

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People Moves

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  • NNDKP promotes two new tax directors

    March 25, 2015

    Romanian firm Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Peterson has announced the appointment of two new tax directors: Adina Vizoli and Sorin Mociofan.

  • Baldry named new chair of Law Society's Tax Law Committee

    March 20, 2015

    John Baldry has been appointed as the new chair of the Tax Law Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales.

  • Rahul Mitra becomes partner of KPMG in India

    March 17, 2015

    After more than 20 years with PwC, Rahul Mitra has joined KPMG India (BSR & Associates is the affiliated chartered accountant firm) as a partner in the tax & transfer pricing practice and national leader of dispute resolution and litigation for direct taxes & transfer pricing.

International Tax Review Profile

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#UK #Government ramps up efforts to tackle digital multinational #tax risks https://t.co/6MTzDgFmxF #DPT clearly not enough

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RT @Simmons_FATCA: HMRC confirms that relevant UK holdcos and treasury centres will no longer be treated as UK FIs under FATCA so may de-re…

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International Correspondents

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