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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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  • 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.

  • Swiss bank BSI to pay $211 million to US in first self-reporting programme settlement

    April 10, 2015

    Banca della Svizzera Italiana (BSI) will pay a $211 million penalty to the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and give information on other financial institutions to the US after becoming the first Swiss bank to complete the 'Swiss Bank Program'.

Tax Disputes

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  • 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.

  • HSBC under criminal investigation in France

    April 15, 2015

    France has opened a formal criminal investigation into HSBC’s Swiss subsidiary, and will also probe the financial institution’s global holding company.

  • Cable & Wireless wants $452 million refund from Australian Taxation Office

    April 13, 2015

    UK-headquartered Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) has lodged a claim with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) for a refund of almost A$500 billion in what it claims are illegal taxes on the treatment of share buy-backs during the company’s sale of Optus in 2001.

ITR Magazine

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