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  • Is the UK about to turn against the Big 4?

    April 09, 2018

    The UK government is considering changes to the UK audit market in light of the Big 4’s dominance. At the end of March, Grant Thornton opted not to bid against the Big 4 for auditing contracts of FTSE 350 companies, heightening calls for a shake-up.

  • MNEs should restructure to enjoy China’s beneficial ownership tax treaty rules

    April 06, 2018

    Multinationals indirectly investing into China should examine their restructuring options to take advantage of China’s beneficial ownership tax treaty rules that could cut withholding tax rates on dividends, royalties and interest.

  • The case against the robot tax

    April 05, 2018

    Taxing corporate income generated through the use of robots may be a popular idea, but the difficulty of drawing a link between the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and corporate income could create a new avenue for tax avoidance and hold back innovation.

  • Blockchain – $62 billion VAT fraud buster or just another tech bubble?

    April 05, 2018

    Should we ignore the bitcoin speculative bubble and hacking scare stories as the fireflies before the technological storm? Could blockchain solve the EU’s €50 billion ($62 billion) VAT fraud menace, and revolutionise tax reporting?

  • Q&A: Ex-Microsoft tax adviser Mike Bernard on data and the digital economy

    April 04, 2018

    Mike Bernard, former Microsoft tax counsel, talks to ITR about his experience at Microsoft, how the tax department functioned, and how he will help MNEs use data to be audit-ready in his new role at Vertex.

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  • Raising capital from Mexican pension funds

    April 13, 2018

    In recent years, Mexican government agencies, including the Mexican Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) and the National Retirement Savings System Commission (CONSAR) have implemented regulatory changes with the intent of allowing investors in general and specialised retirement fund investment companies in particular, to better diversify their holdings while at the same time providing the private sector with additional fundraising alternatives.

  • Goldman Sachs invests in Argentina after Macri’s tax reform

    April 13, 2018

    Equity International and Goldman Sachs Group are investing more than $300 million in Argentine real estate, following President Mauricio Macri’s overhaul of the country’s tax and economic strategy.

  • HMRC could extend its ‘shoot first’ APN regime

    April 12, 2018

    UK revenue authority HMRC has launched a consultation looking at how to tackle tax avoidance. This consultation proposes using targeted measures to ensure the suspects in such cases pay back the disputed tax even before the enquiry reaches a conclusion.

Indirect Tax

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  • UK strikes VAT fraud deal with Amazon and eBay

    April 20, 2018

    HMRC is poised to sign an agreement with Amazon and eBay to create a disclosure scheme for VAT evasion. The deal is expected to come out on April 24, and it will give the UK tax authority access to huge amounts of transaction data with overseas sellers.

  • The case against the robot tax

    April 05, 2018

    Taxing corporate income generated through the use of robots may be a popular idea, but the difficulty of drawing a link between the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and corporate income could create a new avenue for tax avoidance and hold back innovation.

  • Blockchain – $62 billion VAT fraud buster or just another tech bubble?

    April 05, 2018

    Should we ignore the bitcoin speculative bubble and hacking scare stories as the fireflies before the technological storm? Could blockchain solve the EU’s €50 billion ($62 billion) VAT fraud menace, and revolutionise tax reporting?

Compliance Management

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  • UK strikes VAT fraud deal with Amazon and eBay

    April 20, 2018

    HMRC is poised to sign an agreement with Amazon and eBay to create a disclosure scheme for VAT evasion. The deal is expected to come out on April 24, and it will give the UK tax authority access to huge amounts of transaction data with overseas sellers.

  • HMRC could extend its ‘shoot first’ APN regime

    April 12, 2018

    UK revenue authority HMRC has launched a consultation looking at how to tackle tax avoidance. This consultation proposes using targeted measures to ensure the suspects in such cases pay back the disputed tax even before the enquiry reaches a conclusion.

  • Is the UK about to turn against the Big 4?

    April 09, 2018

    The UK government is considering changes to the UK audit market in light of the Big 4’s dominance. At the end of March, Grant Thornton opted not to bid against the Big 4 for auditing contracts of FTSE 350 companies, heightening calls for a shake-up.

Tax Disputes

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ITR Magazine

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  • International updates - April 2018

    March 27, 2018

    The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

  • The Brockman brief: EU27-Trends to watch

    March 21, 2018

    As the United Kingdom hastily prepares for its planned exit from the EU, thereby leaving EU27 Member States (EU27), interesting trends are starting to develop for this change.

  • ITR Women in Tax Forum: Celebrating excellence

    March 21, 2018

    International Tax Review hosted its first Women in Tax Forum in New York on March 1. The event kick-started a month of celebrating the brilliant female minds in the sector, their take on some of the hottest tax matters, and insight into their leadership skills and how to be the best.

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RT @kylegriffin1: An analysis by The AP shows the nation's six big Wall Street banks saved at least $3,590,000,000 in taxes last quarter, t…

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@VidyaKauri For information on that, you should get in touch with anjana.haines@euromoneyplc.com

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Exchange of information in Switzerland affecting corporations: In the fight against harmful tax practices and to ac… https://t.co/zrc67pWrxz

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UK revenue authority #HMRC is under scrutiny after refusing to cooperate with a French investigation of Lycamobile,… https://t.co/iymYRkhhOl

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Glad you enjoyed it, Vanni https://t.co/jKqnAwbAIy

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