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Corporate Tax

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  • Hong Kong to encourage innovation among MNEs with two-tier tax plan

    October 16, 2017

    Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has revealed the details of the two-tier profits tax system, as well as research and development (R&D) incentives, but big companies will gain little benefit.

  • Mexico announces first special economic zones

    October 11, 2017

    President Peña Nieto signed three decrees on September 29 2017 in order to create and delimit Mexico’s first special economic zones (SEZs), which are meant to attract investment in underdeveloped areas of the southern states of the country by granting major tax holidays and special customs regimes to persons authorised to operate therein.

  • Key Features of Ireland’s 2018 budget

    October 10, 2017

    The Irish Minister for Finance has delivered his budget speech. John Gulliver, Maura Dineen, Niamh Keogh and Eilis Griffin of Mason Hayes & Curran note the highlights.

Indirect Tax

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  • ECJ clarifies VAT treatment of hire purchase contracts in Mercedes case

    October 12, 2017

    Businesses could find VAT accounting easier after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that hire purchase-like contracts, which include an option to buy, should be treated as a supply of goods, rather than services, if exercising this option is the lessee’s obvious choice.

  • Major reform of VAT on trade within the EU begins

    October 11, 2017

    The transitional solution for intra-community trade introduced more than 25 years ago is to be replaced by a definitive VAT system. Ronny Langer of KLMZ discusses the first proposals published by the European Commission.

  • UK and Ireland brace for customs chaos as ‘no-deal’ Brexit looms

    October 10, 2017

    The UK has released a white paper examining possibilities for its post-Brexit customs system once it leaves the EU’s customs union, and a more revealing report by Ireland’s Revenue has added further detail.

Compliance Management

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  • Mexico announces first special economic zones

    October 11, 2017

    President Peña Nieto signed three decrees on September 29 2017 in order to create and delimit Mexico’s first special economic zones (SEZs), which are meant to attract investment in underdeveloped areas of the southern states of the country by granting major tax holidays and special customs regimes to persons authorised to operate therein.

  • Business costs to fall as EU agree on MAP

    October 11, 2017

    Ministers of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) have agreed on a new system for resolving double taxation disputes between member states that could see litigation and compliance costs fall considerably for businesses operating in the EU.

  • Key Features of Ireland’s 2018 budget

    October 10, 2017

    The Irish Minister for Finance has delivered his budget speech. John Gulliver, Maura Dineen, Niamh Keogh and Eilis Griffin of Mason Hayes & Curran note the highlights.

Tax Disputes

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  • ECJ clarifies VAT treatment of hire purchase contracts in Mercedes case

    October 12, 2017

    Businesses could find VAT accounting easier after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that hire purchase-like contracts, which include an option to buy, should be treated as a supply of goods, rather than services, if exercising this option is the lessee’s obvious choice.

  • Business costs to fall as EU agree on MAP

    October 11, 2017

    Ministers of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) have agreed on a new system for resolving double taxation disputes between member states that could see litigation and compliance costs fall considerably for businesses operating in the EU.

  • EC loses patience with Irish stalling over €13 billion Apple state aid reclaim

    October 05, 2017

    The European Commission is taking Ireland to court as the country still hasn’t reclaimed the €13 billion ($15.2 billion) state aid from Apple more than a year after the company’s tax treatment was deemed illegal.

ITR Magazine

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  • International updates - October 2017

    October 05, 2017

    The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

  • World Tax showcases the world’s top tax firms

    October 02, 2017

    International Tax Review and TP Week are proud to present World Tax 2018 and World Transfer Pricing 2018, the comprehensive guides to the leading tax advisory practices, including law and accountancy firms, around the world. Joe Stanley-Smith, World Tax editor, introduces the guides.

  • Challenging asymmetric data, leveraging public data

    October 02, 2017

    The OECD has continued to evaluate and work on refining its transfer pricing guidelines regarding several BEPS initiatives, write David Jarczyk and John Wiora of ktMINE.

People Moves

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  • RSM appoints Sophie St John

    October 12, 2017

    Sophie St John has joined RSM as a private client partner in its client legal services practice, which offers tax and wealth advice to individuals, trustees and estates.

  • BDO USA promotes Monika Loving

    October 11, 2017

    BDO USA has promoted Monika Loving to the national service line leader for its international tax services practice.

  • Thompson & Knight hires Barrera in Mexico City

    October 06, 2017

    Mario Barrera has left Basham, Ringe y Correa to join the tax practice group in Thompson and Knight’s Mexico City office.

International Tax Review Profile

Big Soda scores victory as Chicago-area tax repealed - could this be the beginning of the end of the sugar tax trend?https://t.co/PNuafWHy9K

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Ebay and Netflix pay total UK tax of less than £1.9m - How long until HMRC investigate their TP practices? https://t.co/VPPsT3aGMZ via @FT

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Panama Papers: German authorities carry out first raids in connection with tax leaks https://t.co/LgalVGGw0x via @dwnews

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RT @ScoopOnTaxes: @Skynet This will not end well for humanity. https://t.co/jsxVwDoDc5

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Goverments will one day soon look at how to tax robots https://t.co/3ghYzRmw8x

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