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  • Singapore budget delivers on GST expectations

    February 19, 2018

    Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s 2018 budget delivered on a number of ITR’s tax predictions, including proposals to raise tax revenues from the goods and services tax (GST) regime and taxing e-commerce. The government has also moved to counter foreign protectionist measures, deal with the emergence of technology and tackle the risks of an aging population.

  • US Treasury takes aim at 385 regulations

    February 19, 2018

    As part of its effort to cut red tape, the US Treasury Department has singled out the section 385 regulations to be dropped alongside almost 300 tax regulations deemed to be out of date. This is after President Donald Trump called for the Treasury to find ways to reduce the regulatory burden on taxpayers.

  • Will mandatory disclosures end CRS avoidance?

    February 16, 2018

    The OECD is preparing mandatory disclosure rules (MDRs) to deter some advisers and service providers from actively marketing schemes designed to circumvent the common reporting standard (CRS) reporting requirements. But tax advisers and organisations have raised concerns about the plans.

  • The EU’s digital tax framework threatened by conflicting political agendas

    February 14, 2018

    The European Commission is about to unveil its proposals for the EU’s digital tax strategy. Major EU states like France and Germany want to take action now, but Ireland stands in their way.

  • UK considers closer links between employment and tax rules

    February 12, 2018

    The UK government has released its response to the Taylor Review, but the reaction to its response have been mixed among those working in, and representing, the gig economy.

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  • Tech companies rush to the Philippines ahead of tax cuts

    February 23, 2018

    The Philippines is set to implement corporate tax cuts in its drive to become a leading tech hub in Southeast Asia. The Philippine government hopes its bid to overhaul the tax regime will attract more businesses in the long-term.

  • Russia launches tax amnesty before CRS comes into effect

    February 21, 2018

    Russia has announced the launch of a capital amnesty and a tax-free wind up to allow business to declare assets. President Vladimir Putin has signed off on the plan just as international sanctions are tightening and the country awaits the common reporting standard (CRS) being implemented later this year.

  • Brazil updates its black and grey lists

    February 21, 2018

    Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz, tax partner at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, explores the practical impacts of Brazil’s black and grey lists of low-tax jurisdictions.

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  • Singapore budget delivers on GST expectations

    February 19, 2018

    Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s 2018 budget delivered on a number of ITR’s tax predictions, including proposals to raise tax revenues from the goods and services tax (GST) regime and taxing e-commerce. The government has also moved to counter foreign protectionist measures, deal with the emergence of technology and tackle the risks of an aging population.

  • Singapore budget to focus on GST and digital sales

    February 14, 2018

    A new e-commerce tax, tax hikes, and changes to the goods and services tax (GST) regime that may affect MNEs are all highly likely in Singapore’s 2018 budget next week.

  • Limited tax perks for MNEs in India’s last budget before 2019 elections

    February 07, 2018

    In a budget that will play well with the electorate ahead of the 2019 elections, Arun Jaitley gave generously to some businesses, but left MNEs disappointed, and with a potentially higher tax burden.

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  • Russia launches tax amnesty before CRS comes into effect

    February 21, 2018

    Russia has announced the launch of a capital amnesty and a tax-free wind up to allow business to declare assets. President Vladimir Putin has signed off on the plan just as international sanctions are tightening and the country awaits the common reporting standard (CRS) being implemented later this year.

  • Brazil updates its black and grey lists

    February 21, 2018

    Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz, tax partner at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, explores the practical impacts of Brazil’s black and grey lists of low-tax jurisdictions.

  • Singapore budget delivers on GST expectations

    February 19, 2018

    Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s 2018 budget delivered on a number of ITR’s tax predictions, including proposals to raise tax revenues from the goods and services tax (GST) regime and taxing e-commerce. The government has also moved to counter foreign protectionist measures, deal with the emergence of technology and tackle the risks of an aging population.

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  • Former KPMG partners charged in US fraud case

    January 31, 2018

    Six accountants including three former KPMG partners are facing charges of fraud in the US over allegations of involvement in a scheme warning of upcoming inspections from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). This case raises difficult questions about the regulatory environment in the US.

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  • The Brockman brief: Tax subjectivity and complexity: road to nowhere

    January 30, 2018

    The US tax reform act, among other countries’ proposals and legislative pronouncements, has widened the breadth of subjectivity while adding new multiple systems for federal, state and international compliance, seemingly leading to a road to nowhere for tax simplification and transparency.

  • Q&A: EC’s Stephen Quest talks about the EU’s digital tax future

    January 30, 2018

    The European Commission’s Director General for Taxation and Customs Union tells International Tax Review about how the European Commission is pushing ahead with its plans for a digital tax framework, how it will work with OECD initiatives, and the emerging industries and technologies making their mark.

  • Q&A: Margaret Hodge on the Paradise Papers and responsible tax

    January 30, 2018

    Margaret Hodge, UK MP for Barking, who chairs the All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) on Responsible Tax, speaks to International Tax Review about the Paradise Papers and how best to tackle tax avoidance in a modern global economy.

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  • DLA Piper hires three partners

    February 23, 2018

    DLA Piper has appointed Sylvie Vansteenkiste, Raphaël Béra and Fanny Combourieu as partners at its Paris-based tax team. The three tax professionals have joined the team alongside four associates and one of counsel.

  • EY appoints Kate Barton as global tax leader

    February 21, 2018

    EY has made Kate Barton global vice chair of tax to lead the firm’s global tax strategy and operations.

  • Garrigues hires indirect tax expert in Sao Paulo

    February 19, 2018

    Daniel Dix, an indirect tax expert, has joined Garrigues in the firm’s Sao Paulo tax consulting practice.

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Good news for tax professionals as US Treasury proposes to repeal 298 outdated tax regulations. https://t.co/U2ipmjA8gi

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