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  • 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.

  • EU and OECD move forward on administrative coooperation directive and Common Reporting Standard

    October 10, 2014

    Fifty countries, including 26 of the EU’s 28 member states, though not the US, have signed up to be early adopters of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), the instrument unveiled by the OECD in July to implement the global exchange of tax information.

  • WHO approves Framework Convention on Tobacco Control group recommendations

    October 22, 2014

    The WHO has approved tax guidelines encouraging countries to increase excise duty on cigarettes in order to reduce their consumption.

  • 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.

  • World Tax 2015 is now live online

    October 20, 2014

    World Tax 2015 is now live at www.itrworldtax.

  • 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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  • Multilateral agreement on automatic exchange of information signed in Berlin

    October 29, 2014

    Fifty one jurisdictions signed a multilateral competent authority agreement at the seventh meeting of the OECD's Global Forum on Transparency and the Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes in Berlin this afternoon.

  • Common Reporting Standard gets partial thumbs-up from Tax Justice Network

    October 27, 2014

    The Tax Justice Network (TJN) has described the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and the signing this week of the multilateral competent authority agreement to implement it as “progress” and “a good first step” towards automatic information exchange (AIE) and the elimination of illicit financial flows, but has refused to give them its unqualified support.

  • Vietnam’s Decree 91 features tax incentives for manufacturing and technology

    October 24, 2014

    Vietnam’s Decree 91 on VAT and corporate income tax (CIT) came into effect on October 15 2014. It includes provisions on deductible expenses, tax incentives for manufacturers and high-technology firms, a reduction in the paperwork required for tax filing and in the corporate tax rate for agricultural businesses, which are all applicable for the 2014 reporting year

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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.

International Tax Review Profile

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RT @EY_Tax: Australian Labor Party to introduce Private Member's Bill to accelerate #Disclosure of >$100m corporate tax entities' tax paid …

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RT @CommonsPAC: Interesting point by @Shell Alan McLean in a breakout-business supports transparency for a purpose, not just for the sake o…

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#PACtaxconf keynote speaker #JustinKing ex-CEO @sainsburys legitimate for business should take part in #tax debate http://t.co/WiRLBhdnnX

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RT @IrishTimesBiz: German commissioner floats proposal for EU levy on Google http://t.co/lbpe5K4ILu

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International Correspondents

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