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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.

  • 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.

  • Autumn Statement preview: Osborne to maintain pro-business environment

    November 28, 2014

    George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, presents his final Autumn Statement next week, before the general election on May 7 2015. The tax focus will be on maintaining UK competitiveness through policy that creates a business-friendly environment.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • The big moves of 2014

    December 19, 2014

    A string of departures by senior Internal Revenue figures dominated the comings and goings among tax professionals in 2014.

  • New Spanish corporate income tax: The holding regime

    December 18, 2014

    Jose Maria Garcia-Valdecasas Alloza, partner at Balaguer-Morera & Asociados and assistant lecturer at the University of Barcelona, explores upcoming changes to the Spanish tax regime, which has not been comprehensively reformed since 2004.

  • US extenders Bill passes Senate, awaits Obama signature

    December 18, 2014

    The US Senate voted this week to approve a one-year retroactive extension of certain temporary tax provisions that expired at the end of last year, including the research and experimentation credit.

Indirect Tax

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Compliance Management

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  • Common Reporting Standard grabs 2014 headlines

    December 19, 2014

    One event dominated the world of tax compliance and administration this year: the signing of the multilateral competent authority agreement in Berlin on October 29 to enable the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), the global standard for the automatic exchange of tax information, to operate.

  • Finance Bill gives UK tax authorities more weapons against reluctant taxpayers

    December 17, 2014

    The UK tax authorities expect taxpayers will spend about £200,000 ($314,000) annually to comply with UK rules on country-by-country reporting (CbCR).

  • Ansip responds to EU VAT concerns

    December 16, 2014

    European Commission vice president for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip says that last-minute concerns about the EU VAT changes “should be listened to”.

Tax Disputes

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ITR Magazine

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People Moves

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RT @AndersenTax: Big Moves of 2014: An old name, much-loved by the practitioners who worked there, made its return:

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RT @FT: One for joggers: The rise of running to work prompts call for tax breaks on kit

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RT @taxsafari: OECD BEPS recent releases for review

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RT @taxmOuth: TaxProse Daily Tax News is out! Stories via @IntlTaxReview @JonStow @CherryEA

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RT @EUTAX131: @MeredithJamie @IntlTaxReview My former student :)

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