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  • France puts business at ease over mergers

    November 20, 2017

    The French government has released a second corrective finance bill for 2017, which contains new provisions for cross-border mergers, in response to a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in March 2017 and complementing Emmanuel Macron’s pro-business agenda.

  • Big 4 come under scrutiny over tax havens

    November 17, 2017

    The Big 4 have been slammed by a new report on tax havens, as the international debate following the release of the Paradise Papers widens and the EU presses for action against tax advisers.

  • Will the UK’s VAT threshold fall?

    November 15, 2017

    Brexit may offer the best opportunity to address the UK’s high VAT registration threshold that is distorting business practices, according to a recent report released by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS).

  • Initial discussions on tax reform in Brazil commence

    November 15, 2017

    The first discussions relating to the most recent tax reform bill, which was submitted to the National Congress, have started in Brazil.

  • Indian Supreme Court tax ruling on PE creation calms concerns

    November 13, 2017

    India’s Supreme Court has reinforced its decision in the Formula One permanent establishment (PE) tax dispute and further clarified the application of service and agency PE rules in a recent case.

  • Big corporations pay more to fill hole in French government finances

    November 10, 2017

    Despite the aims of the new government, France is set to adopt a one-time tax hike on the profits of large companies to help cover the repayments of billions of euros lost from a dividends tax found to be unconstitutional.

  • Gig economy at risk of higher tax bills after Uber loses latest case

    November 10, 2017

    Ride-hailing app Uber has lost its latest UK appeal over the worker status and rights of its drivers. Although it plans to appeal, the prospect of higher tax bills are looming as tax and employment issues merge closer together and a VAT dispute hangs in the background.

  • Transparency now: Paradise Papers spark demands for public registers in tax havens

    November 08, 2017

    The release of the Paradise Papers has reignited the debate about tax avoidance in UK overseas territories and crown dependencies, with politicians calling for public beneficial ownership registers to be extended to such jurisdictions.

  • Risks and rewards: Belgium embarks upon corporate tax reform

    November 06, 2017

    The Belgian government has reached an agreement on its corporate tax reforms. This shake-up has major implications for business.

  • Asia Tax Awards 2018: Enter now

    November 06, 2017

    Companies, firms and individuals working in jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific region should enter now to compete for the Asia Tax Awards 2018.

  • US tax reform bill: Place your bets

    November 03, 2017

    The release of the US tax reform bill has finally confirmed the government’s tax plans, but questions remain over which proposals will stick and when they will be enacted. How have the odds for tax reform changed?

  • Macri's victory spells tax cuts in Argentina

    November 03, 2017

    Following a sweeping victory in Argentina’s mid-term election, President Mauricio Macri is now building momentum for tax reform. Tax cuts are intended to reward companies for reinvesting their profits into the country in support of Macri’s far-reaching agenda to reverse Argentina’s economic fortunes.

  • Unilateral action on a digital tax framework poses global risk

    November 02, 2017

    The European Commission and OECD are gathering views on how digital companies should be taxed to ensure they pay their fair share, but the lack of agreement among international players could create major problems.

  • Italmoda case shows businesses need more protection against unfair VAT fraud sanctions

    October 31, 2017

    International businesses trading cross-border should be more protected against tax authorities combatting VAT fraud by denying certain rights. Jan Sanders, an international VAT specialist who works as an indirect tax manager at RELX, draws this conclusion after the Dutch Supreme Court released its final judgment in the Italmoda case.

  • Electricity auctions in Mexico – relevant tax considerations for investors

    October 30, 2017

    When evaluating energy projects in Mexico it is common for companies focused on commercial and business matters to persevere without analysing the tax and legal considerations. These pose risks to the project, company and its shareholders' internal rates of return.

  • Survey: Do you know the best tax transactional and tax planning firms?

    October 30, 2017

    There are many tax practitioners willing to offer you advice on your next merger, acquisition or other deal, but how do you know which firm to choose?

  • South Africa stalls on tax hikes to deal with political ‘hot potato’

    October 27, 2017

    Despite the widespread perception of tax increases being inevitable, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba avoided presenting any such changes in his mid-term budget.

  • Amazon and eBay profiting from VAT evaders

    October 26, 2017

    The UK is losing billions of pounds in revenues each year from online VAT fraud committed by foreign traders. But with Amazon and eBay profiting from the fraudsters, and HMRC not doing enough to tackle the problem, Anjana Haines explores whether collaboration or conviction is the better solution

  • Harmful tax incentives critically curtailed: BEPS Action 5 in action

    October 26, 2017

    BEPS Action 5 – Countering harmful tax practices more effectively by taking into account transparency and substance is one of the four BEPS minimum standards. To date, 102 jurisdictions have committed to its implementation, and 2017 is a decisive year in translating that commitment into action. Achim Pross, Kevin Shoom and Melissa Dejong of the OECD, discuss the first results of the work under BEPS Action 5, and its significance in achieving the goals of the BEPS project.

  • Panama Papers committee calls for minimum EU tax rate

    October 25, 2017

    The final draft report of the European Parliament’s Panama Papers Committee of Inquiry (the PANA committee) calls for the EU to implement a minimum tax rate across its member states. This proposal is a part of package of reforms that could have major implications for EU tax policy.

  • World Tax 2018 released

    October 23, 2017

    After six months of research and contacting thousands of firms around the world, International Tax Review is pleased to present World Tax 2018, which can be viewed at http://www.itrworldtax.com.

  • Amazon and eBay profiting from foreign traders avoiding UK VAT

    October 18, 2017

    The UK is losing billions of pounds in revenues each year from online VAT fraud committed by foreign traders. But with Amazon and eBay profiting from the fraudsters, and HMRC not doing enough to tackle the problem, is collaboration or conviction the better solution?

  • Austria’s next coalition spells tax cuts

    October 18, 2017

    Sebastian Kurz is poised to become the first conservative Austrian chancellor in more than a decade and his claim on power puts tax cuts on the agenda.

  • Brazil increases tax benefits for the oil and gas sector

    October 18, 2017

    The federal government has amended the customs and tax treatment applicable to the oil and gas sector to boost investment and provide tax certainty.

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Very interesting analysis on the UK Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association case C-591/15 by #PhilipBaker… https://t.co/obBIkBaR28

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The UK budget next week could be an interesting one from several angles. Aside from the key tax implications, the C… https://t.co/uPJw7O3NtO

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BBC News - HSBC to pay €300m to settle tax investigation https://t.co/riv9kO0ub0

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@IsaiBCortez This is in the UK

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RT @JolyonMaugham: Just as tax judges flexed their common law muscles in the tax avoidance sphere, employment judges are flexing theirs in…

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