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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Relief for taxpayers as Indian authorities instructed to follow Vodafone ruling in similar cases

    February 02, 2015

    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has told Indian authorities to follow the principles outlined in the Vodafone case, in a move which will bring some certainty to the sub-continent.

  • Indian Government will not appeal Vodafone decision

    January 28, 2015

    The Indian Government has decided not to appeal the Bombay High Court (HC) ruling which stated Vodafone was not liable to pay a 3,200 crore ($525 million) tax demand.

  • How tax transparency went global - the new automatic exchange standard: from concept to reality

    February 24, 2015

    Achim Pross, head of the International Cooperation and Tax Administration division at the OECD, and architect of the new automatic exchange of information standard and the multilateral competent authority agreement (MCAA), which 52 jurisdictions have signed so far, discusses the progress made in 2014 and looks at opportunities and challenges ahead.

  • 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.

Corporate Tax

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  • Australian taxpayers baulk at Labor Party’s challenge to thin-capitalisation

    March 06, 2015

    Business leaders and advisers have strongly criticised a plan from Australia’s opposition Labor party to increase the tax burden on corporations by changing the thin-capitalisation threshold.

  • 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.

  • Lamassoure to run European Parliament committee on tax rulings

    March 04, 2015

    A French member of the European Parliament will front that institution's probe into tax rulings in EU member states.

Indirect Tax

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  • Goods vs services: ECJ rules against France and Luxembourg in e-books dispute

    March 06, 2015

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that France and Luxembourg cannot apply a reduced VAT rate to e-books, despite a reduced rate being acceptable for physical books.

  • 10% VAT in Korea to hit top e-commerce companies on July 1

    March 05, 2015

    Korea is targeting global online retailers in its expanded VAT legislation, which will tax the non-resident distributors of digital content to Korea customers. From July 1 2015 electronic service providers will be charged 10% VAT on all sales made to Korean consumers, regardless of whether they have a Korean presence.

  • 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.

Compliance Management

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  • Eurasian and African tax officials to gain from training initiative

    March 04, 2015

    A group made up of a university, a professional services firm, a development bank and research and educational organisations is coming together to offer training for Eurasian and African tax officials.

  • 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.

  • More African countries join revenue statistics plan

    March 04, 2015

    Nine countries are now part of the initiative to jointly publish annual tax revenue statistics for Africa, a project aimed at improving the transparency, reliability and comparability of revenue statistics between African countries, but also with other regions of the world.

Tax Disputes

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  • Goods vs services: ECJ rules against France and Luxembourg in e-books dispute

    March 06, 2015

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that France and Luxembourg cannot apply a reduced VAT rate to e-books, despite a reduced rate being acceptable for physical books.

  • ECJ delivers positive judgment in de Ruyter case

    March 04, 2015

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled in favour of the taxpayer in the de Ruyter case, finding the French social charges on source property income for foreign tax residents to be against EU principles.

  • 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.

ITR Magazine

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  • International updates - March 2015

    February 27, 2015

    The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

  • The Brockman brief: Interest: Double taxation equality is fading

    February 24, 2015

    In the first of his regular monthly updates, Keith Brockman, global tax director at Mars, lecturer and author of the Strategizing Multinational Tax Risks blog, looks at why countries are enacting unilateral legislation to limit interest deductibility, the shift in focus from eliminating double taxation to eliminating non-taxation, and why, as a result, double taxation via interest limitations is here to stay.

  • The digital economy: Indirect tax and e-services

    February 24, 2015

    Abi Briggs and Jon Tilson of Deloitte analyse recent developments regarding indirect taxation of the digital economy, taking into account OECD discussions and unilateral actions being proposed.

People Moves

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  • HMRC’s Buckeridge joins Eversheds

    March 06, 2015

    John Buckeride has joined Eversheds as a consultant, moving from a role as policy and technical adviser on collective investments in the financial products and services team at HMRC.

  • Diana Wollman joins Cleary Gottlieb in New York

    March 05, 2015

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has hired Diana Wollman, the former director of international strategy for the Internal Revenue Service ’s Large Business & International Division (LB&I), as a tax partner in the New York office.

  • Bart le Blanc joins Norton Rose Fulbright

    March 03, 2015

    Norton Rose Fulbright has hired Bart le Blanc from Loyens & Loeff to work in its Amsterdam office as a tax partner.

International Tax Review Profile

RT @RyanTax: "Ryan has strengthened its tax technology capability with the purchase of Second Decimal" via @IntlTaxReview http://t.co/BgJqY

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International Tax Review Profile

Download our India Budget special report for free here: http://t.co/MzU667HjIv #IndiaBudgetITR

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RT @TPWeek: Tackling tax havens one step at a time... #funfridays #tax #transferpricing #offshore http://t.co/DURsMfsh0M

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International Tax Review Profile

.@HMRCgovuk 2013/2014 #transferpricing statistics http://t.co/Gamq1tcboF big fluctuations in yield since 07/08 #APA #MAP numbers steady

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RT @HMRCgovuk: Multinationals face £1.1 billion in extra #tax after HMRC challenges #transferpricing. More: http://t.co/Uk1mtte29F

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International Correspondents

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