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  • Build, buy or outsource: Managing withholding tax reclamation

    October 19, 2016

    Some investors and advisers still believe that the global withholding tax reclamation process is so complex and labour-intensive that it outweighs the advantages, but this is simply not true. Bill Salva, global business development manager at Goal Group looks at the options for reclaiming withholding tax.

  • Nigeria’s insurance industry shoulders unfair tax burden, say advisers

    October 17, 2016

    The insurance industry in Nigeria is fighting to reduce an unfair and overburdening tax liability. Adebayo-Begun Oluwatomisin, senior adviser at KPMG Nigeria highlights the big issues affecting the sector, from what is being done to address these challenges to which countries provide a tax structure that supports it.

  • Ireland’s corporate tax code can only get better, says finance minister

    October 14, 2016

    Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has promised that the country’s corporate tax system will remain reliable over the coming year, attracting more foreign investment, but some changes will be made.

  • Businesses rush to prepare for UAE VAT

    October 13, 2016

    The United Arab Emirates is on target to implement its VAT regime on January 1 2018, but with the final VAT Law yet to be published businesses face a tight deadline to make sure they have the tools to comply with the new system.

  • Taxpayers offered opportunity to correct South Africa tax affairs

    October 10, 2016

    South Africa has opened its special voluntary disclosure programme (SVDP), but the details of the scheme have changed since the draft legislation was first published.

  • Businesses to be penalised for unknown involvement in VAT fraud

    October 05, 2016

    Companies will have to take extra care to ensure their transactions have no connection with VAT fraud to avoid new sanctions proposed by the UK government.

  • UK finance chief hints at long-term plan on economy

    October 03, 2016

    The way tax policy is made in the UK needs to be reformed, say business organisations, but the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will not unveil his plans until the Autumn Statement next month.

  • Public audit scorecards: Why not?

    October 03, 2016

    With tax authorities being granted more and more company data as transparency measures start to hit, Keith Brockman looks at how companies could scrutinise them.

  • Americas Tax and Transfer Pricing Awards 2016

    October 03, 2016

    McDermott Will & Emery, the winner of the Americas Tax Firm of the Year, has shown the greatest strength in depth on both continents. The firm was honoured at the Americas Tax Awards in New York on September 15 2016. Deloitte were honoured as Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year.

  • Multinationals and the EC engulfed in state aid disputes

    October 03, 2016

    The European Commission’s long-awaited state aid decision on tax rulings issued by Ireland to US-multinational Apple has created a political typhoon. It has invited an unprecedented response from all involved parties, with some hailing the decision as a victory and others criticising the tax charge as excessive or even unwarranted. Anjana Haines and Amelia Schwanke report on the recent developments.

  • Draft guidance on Northern Ireland’s corporate tax regime published

    September 26, 2016

    The UK’s tax authority has published draft guidance on Northern Ireland’s corporate tax regime, outlining how Northern Irish corporate tax legislation will affect businesses when the jurisdiction gains powers to set its own low corporate tax rate and compete with the Republic of Ireland.

  • South Africa publishes revised tax Bill for comments

    September 26, 2016

    South Africa’s National Treasury has revised its earlier proposals concerning interest-free loans to trusts and restricted equity shares (for employee share schemes), and amended provisions for several tax incentives.

  • Tax havens: The Brazilian listing procedure and the recent list adjustment

    September 26, 2016

    Jurisdictions with nil, low, favourable and benefitted tax rules have played an important role in shaping today’s globalised environment, providing efficient structures and even permitting abusive and shamed transactions. To face this scenario, countries have imposed burdensome taxation for transactions involving tax havens, among other initiatives.

  • Politicians and EU officials named in Bahamas leak of offshore assets

    September 22, 2016

    Officials, politicians, lawyers and a number of big players in countries worldwide have been named in a collection of 1.3 million files leaked from the Bahamas’ corporate registry.

  • Philippines planning a tax amnesty scheme

    September 21, 2016

    The Philippines is planning to offer a general tax amnesty that will be open to corporations and individuals resident in the country and abroad to boost revenues and expand the tax base.

  • M&A transactions – The impact of Brexit

    September 19, 2016

    David Smith and Ben Jones, of Eversheds’ tax team in London, look at the key tax areas where Brexit could have an impact on typical M&A transactions and discuss how parties to such transactions might seek to address the issues.

  • Barbados opens ‘last’ tax amnesty window

    September 14, 2016

    Taxpayers can take advantage of a final opportunity to correct their tax affairs before the Barbados Revenue Authority begins its “very vigorous approach” in collecting taxes.

  • Panama Papers to claim more victims as Denmark buys data

    September 14, 2016

    Hundreds of Danish taxpayers, both companies and individuals – and banks in particular – face tax investigations for offshore hidden assets after Denmark announced that it will pay for the information leaked in the Panama Papers scandal.

  • Proposed changes to Ireland's Section 110 regime

    September 08, 2016

    Obtaining a tax deduction on profits arising from Irish loan portfolios will get much harder for foreign investors under proposals unveiled by the government. A potential 25% tax could be charged on future profits related to financial assets.

  • UK parliament debates public country-by-country reporting

    September 05, 2016

    The UK is debating whether Britain should become one of the first countries in the world to introduce public country-by-country reporting (CbCR). The measure is one of many tax proposals on the parliamentary agenda, including lowering the corporate tax rate.

  • MNEs sign Australian transparency code to ward off accusations

    August 25, 2016

    BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, BP and Cochlear are among the big businesses that have signed up to Australia’s Voluntary Tax Transparency Code (the Code) to disclose more tax information in an effort to fend off accusations of tax avoidance.

  • UK gets tough on offshore tax evaders

    August 24, 2016

    Tax evaders using offshore accounts face tougher sanctions, and potentially no immunity for coming clean, under an HM Revenue and Customs proposal released today.

  • Asia Pacific nations slashing corporate taxes in competitive war

    August 24, 2016

    Indonesia may have started Asia’s ‘race to the bottom’ on corporate tax as it looks to match Singapore and stop companies from keeping assets offshore. Others are announcing cuts to stay in the race.

  • Google’s tax woes across the EU

    August 23, 2016

    Google is becoming the showcase firm for European countries trying to convince the public that it is taking action against multinational tax avoidance, but is it all for nothing?

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