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  • APM Terminals global tax head: The importance of continuous dialogue with your CFO

    July 25, 2014

    In the first part of International Tax Review's exclusive interview, Steven Ouwerkerk, global head of tax & treasury at APM Terminals, based in The Hague, Netherlands, talks about the need for in-house tax teams to maintain consistent engagement with the boardroom and CFO, and reveals what it is that keeps him up at night.

  • Part 1 of Americas Awards nominations released

    August 01, 2014

    The first group of nominations for the Americas Tax Awards, which take place in New York on September 18, have been announced on www.internationaltaxreview.com. The other nominees will be released later today.

  • Pro-business Jaitley makes right noises in Indian Budget, but concrete action lacking

    July 10, 2014

    Delivering his first Budget speech today, Arun Jaitley, India’s new finance minister, pledged to maintain a stable tax environment, but disappointed multinational taxpayers by not removing rules on retrospective tax. Indeed, while the majority of the finance minister’s proposals sound business-friendly enough, taxpayers would have liked more concrete detail.

  • The OECD answers your questions about the global automatic exchange standard

    July 24, 2014

    EXCLUSIVE: On Monday July 21 the OECD released the full version of the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters, which requires financial institutions to report detailed financial account information to their governments, which then exchange such information automatically with other jurisdictions on an annual basis. The Standard developed by OECD in response to a mandate by the G20 was first presented to and endorsed by the G20 Finance Ministers in February 2014.

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  • APM Terminals global tax head: Divergent thinking is the way forward

    August 01, 2014

    In part two of International Tax Review’s exclusive interview, Steven Ouwerkerk, global head of tax & treasury at APM Terminals, based in the Netherlands, discusses the transition from adviser to in-house professional, analyses the challenges an in-house tax team faces, and stresses the importance of thinking divergently to find creative solutions.

  • Part 1 of Americas Awards nominations released

    August 01, 2014

    The first group of nominations for the Americas Tax Awards, which take place in New York on September 18, have been announced on www.internationaltaxreview.com. The other nominees will be released later today.

  • Pfizer and AstraZeneca go separate ways…for now

    July 31, 2014

    After the failure of the Pfizer-AstraZeneca transaction at the end of May, the two companies have now announced new deals with other companies. But the two drugs companies could return to the proposed inversion deal later this year.

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  • Part 1 of Americas Awards nominations released

    August 01, 2014

    The first group of nominations for the Americas Tax Awards, which take place in New York on September 18, have been announced on www.internationaltaxreview.com. The other nominees will be released later today.

  • Will 2013 be the last year Mexican businesses have to file an annual tax report?

    July 25, 2014

    Mexican taxpayers will not have to file an annual tax report from 2015, but what it is being replaced with is highly controversial and means that the relationship between tax authorities and taxpayers is very difficult at the moment.

  • The OECD answers your questions about the global automatic exchange standard

    July 24, 2014

    EXCLUSIVE: On Monday July 21 the OECD released the full version of the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters, which requires financial institutions to report detailed financial account information to their governments, which then exchange such information automatically with other jurisdictions on an annual basis. The Standard developed by OECD in response to a mandate by the G20 was first presented to and endorsed by the G20 Finance Ministers in February 2014.

Tax Disputes

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  • Part 1 of Americas Awards nominations released

    August 01, 2014

    The first group of nominations for the Americas Tax Awards, which take place in New York on September 18, have been announced on www.internationaltaxreview.com. The other nominees will be released later today.

  • New dispute resolution rules put added strain on SARS

    July 30, 2014

    South Africa’s new dispute resolution rules are a step in the right direction to ensuring that taxpayers are treated fairly when in conflict with the South African Revenue Service (SARS), but the revenue authority may struggle to meet the demands of the new provisions.

  • Argentine Supreme Court disables ARBA’s extra-territorial powers

    July 30, 2014

    The Revenue Department of Buenos Aires (ARBA) attempt to freeze assets in taxpayers’ bank accounts and impose sanctions on financial institutions to obtain account holder information, which lay outside their jurisdiction, is unconstitutional without court approval, the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) has decided.

ITR Magazine

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  • International updates - July/August 2014

    July 11, 2014

    The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

  • BEPS and CbCR: A retrapolation five years on

    July 01, 2014

    One of the most contentious issues being considered as part of the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project is the notion of country-by-country reporting (CbCR) of multinational companies’ tax information. Frank Schoeneborn, head of group operational transfer pricing in the finance and accounting division at Merck Group in Germany, steps forward in time to take a hypothetical look at the reporting standard five years after implementation.

  • What chief financial officers need from their tax directors

    July 01, 2014

    Jean-Louis Huchant, a former chief financial officer in France, explains what information and support a CFO requires from a tax director to ensure that tax considerations are taken into account, though do not dominate, business decisions.

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