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  • Malta committed to EU presidency despite tax haven accusations

    January 17, 2017

    Malta is focusing on its presidency of the EU Council, despite claims that the country would not be able to pass the EU’s tax haven criteria if it were assessed – an accusation the country’s finance minister has dismissed.

  • General VAT reverse charge: The view from Central Europe

    January 17, 2017

    Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia are seen as the key supporters of the European Commission’s generalised reverse charge mechanism (GRCM), but not all industries or multinationals in these countries will benefit from it.

  • India’s stalled GST regime

    January 17, 2017

    Businesses gain more time to prepare for India's goods and services tax (GST) regime after the implementation date of the country's biggest tax reform is delayed again.

  • No more secret tax rulings in the EU?

    January 10, 2017

    The European Union’s new transparency rules for tax rulings have entered into force, but will it really be the end of secret or controversial tax rulings?

  • The Asia Tax Awards 2017: Enter your firm now

    January 06, 2017

    Companies, firms and individuals in 18 jurisdictions are eligible to compete for the Asia Tax Awards 2017.

  • EU to take ‘nuclear option’ on VAT fraud and allow reverse charge systems

    January 06, 2017

    The European Commission (EC) plans to take drastic action to tackle the €50 billion ($53 billion) in annual EU cross-border VAT fraud by allowing member states to deviate from the VAT Directive.

  • Checklist of hot China tax issues for MNEs in 2017

    January 03, 2017

    In 2017, multinational enterprises (MNEs) should in particular be alert to the following anticipated China tax developments.

  • Investing in Iran: 10 tax tips

    January 02, 2017

    For investors who want to successfully invest in Iran, Bahman Zebardast, a freelance tax adviser and internal audit manager at debt management company Tarh and Andisheh Behsaz Mellat in Tehran, provides his top tax advice.

  • New tax regime for individuals transferring their residence to Italy

    December 21, 2016

    Individuals transferring their tax residence to Italy may benefit from new tax regimes being introduced in Italy. Nicola Saccardo, a partner at Maisto e Associati, explains the changes that apply to high-net worth individuals and skilled employees.

  • Spain targets large companies to boost tax revenues

    December 21, 2016

    With the political logjam in Spain now cleared and a new government in situ, Royal Decree-Law 3/2016 ushers in a raft of tax amendments to see the year out with the aim of consolidating public finances.

  • Multinationals playing catch-up with India’s new digital sales tax regime

    December 16, 2016

    India’s new digital sales tax regime was announced with just three weeks for businesses to comply. Two weeks since its introduction and it seems foreign companies are still unclear on how to administer the tax.

  • EU CCCTB: The potential successes and challenges

    December 15, 2016

    The European Commission re-launched its proposal to introduce a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) on October 25 2016, with the aim of creating a level playing field for multinationals in Europe and creating a simple and pro-business tax environment. Sandy Bhogal, head of tax in London, and Kitty Swanson, associate, of law firm Mayer Brown give their opinion on the plan and whether this attempt may succeed.

  • Turning tax policy into reality – Global tax transparency goes live

    December 15, 2016

    Tax transparency is a cornerstone of the global tax agenda and it is now at a critical moment as the universal policy consensus moves to global implementation. Achim Pross, Philip Kerfs, Paul Hondius of the OECD and Radhanath Housden of the Global Forum take stock of the progress made so far on offshore tax evasion, country-by-country reporting (CbCR) and the exchange of information on tax rulings and provide insights into the steps ahead.

  • GCC VAT: Initial steps towards implementation

    December 15, 2016

    The introduction of VAT in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states marks the start of some of the most far-reaching changes in the region since the 1960s. Therefore, this change should not be taken lightly by any business operating in the region. Justin Whitehouse, Middle East indirect tax leader, and Tuulia Nurmi, manager of indirect tax at Deloitte Middle East, discusses how companies can successfully prepare for the tax.

  • Has Australia rushed the diverted profits tax?

    December 07, 2016

    Businesses are concerned that the Australian government’s long-awaited diverted profits tax (DPT) draft legislation has been rushed to ensure it is effective from July 1 2017 and say it fails to answer many questions on its application.

  • Significant financing costs from Mexico's VAT bill 2017

    December 05, 2016

    Amendments to Mexico’s VAT Law will significantly increase the costs for business taxpayers. Cesar De La Parra and Ignacio Mosquera explain the changes.

  • Last chance to register: Free global transfer pricing webinar on managing BEPS Action 13

    December 05, 2016

    Only a few days remain to join a panel of transfer pricing experts on December 8, as they share invaluable insights and takeaways on how to manage the challenges arising from BEPS Action 13.

  • European Commission unveils VAT rules for e-commerce businesses

    December 01, 2016

    It may become easier for e-commerce businesses to sell their goods and services online if the European Commission’s latest proposals are enacted.

  • Autumn Statement: UK to continue with tax commitments

    November 23, 2016

    UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond intends to make the UK “match-fit” for a post-Brexit Britain, which includes continuing with previously announced tax measures, boostingg innovation and infrastructure, and abolishing the system of two budget events each year.

  • UK Autumn Statement preview: A fiscal reset or just a tune-up?

    November 21, 2016

    As UK Prime Minister Theresa May announces a major boost to businesses with a review of research and development incentives to ensure the UK can compete globally, we look at what Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond may announce in the Autumn Statement.

  • Switzerland terminates withholding tax agreements with Austria and UK

    November 14, 2016

    The withholding tax (WHT) agreement held by Switzerland with Austria and the UK will be terminated on January 1 2017, the Swiss authorities have announced.

  • South Korea to introduce CbCR and extend reliefs for foreign workers

    November 07, 2016

    South Korea’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance has proposed tax law amendments that will be effective from January 1 2017 once the National Assembly has approved them.

  • Australia to amend non-resident withholding tax regime

    November 03, 2016

    Non-resident taxpayers could be subject to a revised withholding tax regime on all their Australian-sourced income under proposals unveiled by the Treasury.

  • World Tax guide to the best tax advisers launched

    November 03, 2016

    World Tax 2017, International Tax Review's guide to the leading tax advisory practices around the world, including law and accountancy firms, is live and free to view now.

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@martinhearson It appears as though they all do. Wouldn't you agree?

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China's tax burden below world average, official claims. China Daily reports: https://t.co/bXFyz6wDI2

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Singapore has released 2 revised GST guides for businesses https://t.co/9PgKgvZuKM and https://t.co/IS1NIAM6pU

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Could the UK's desire to keep a soft border with Ireland (alternative is politically very difficult) keep it inside… https://t.co/n9J2G9b0QY

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Estonia's 14% tax rate for mature companies is likely take effect in 2018, says The Baltic Course https://t.co/qSiG8yV4h0

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