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  • UK strikes VAT fraud deal with Amazon and eBay

    April 20, 2018

    HMRC is poised to sign an agreement with Amazon and eBay to create a disclosure scheme for VAT evasion. The deal is expected to come out on April 24, and it will give the UK tax authority access to huge amounts of transaction data with overseas sellers.

  • HMRC could extend its ‘shoot first’ APN regime

    April 12, 2018

    UK revenue authority HMRC has launched a consultation looking at how to tackle tax avoidance. This consultation proposes using targeted measures to ensure the suspects in such cases pay back the disputed tax even before the enquiry reaches a conclusion.

  • Is the UK about to turn against the Big 4?

    April 09, 2018

    The UK government is considering changes to the UK audit market in light of the Big 4’s dominance. At the end of March, Grant Thornton opted not to bid against the Big 4 for auditing contracts of FTSE 350 companies, heightening calls for a shake-up.

  • MNEs should restructure to enjoy China’s beneficial ownership tax treaty rules

    April 06, 2018

    Multinationals indirectly investing into China should examine their restructuring options to take advantage of China’s beneficial ownership tax treaty rules that could cut withholding tax rates on dividends, royalties and interest.

  • The case against the robot tax

    April 05, 2018

    Taxing corporate income generated through the use of robots may be a popular idea, but the difficulty of drawing a link between the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and corporate income could create a new avenue for tax avoidance and hold back innovation.

  • Blockchain – $62 billion VAT fraud buster or just another tech bubble?

    April 05, 2018

    Should we ignore the bitcoin speculative bubble and hacking scare stories as the fireflies before the technological storm? Could blockchain solve the EU’s €50 billion ($62 billion) VAT fraud menace, and revolutionise tax reporting?

  • Q&A: Ex-Microsoft tax adviser Mike Bernard on data and the digital economy

    April 04, 2018

    Mike Bernard, former Microsoft tax counsel, talks to ITR about his experience at Microsoft, how the tax department functioned, and how he will help MNEs use data to be audit-ready in his new role at Vertex.

  • Can South Africa’s tax authority rescue its credibility?

    March 29, 2018

    The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has been rocked by scandals over allegations of corruption, leaving the future of Commissioner Tom Moyane and the credibility of the tax authority hanging in the balance. Experts wonder if the taxpayer can still trust the SARS.

  • The race to tax the digital economy

    March 28, 2018

    The OECD is seeking a global consensus to tax online companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, but the European Commission (EC) wants a quick fix while negotiations for a global plan take place. How do these digital tax plans compare?

  • The pitfalls of the EU’s digital tax plan

    March 23, 2018

    The European Commission (EC) is determined that tech companies like Facebook and Google don’t get a free ride, but its proposed digital tax plan could create tax risks for both governments and companies.

  • The OECD’s long road to a 2020 consensus on digital tax

    March 21, 2018

    The OECD plans to achieve an international consensus by 2020 on taxing the digital economy, but this ambitious timeline is unrealistic, say experts. The OECD’s David Bradbury defends the organisation’s approach in an exclusive conversation with International Tax Review.

  • ITR Women in Tax Forum: Celebrating excellence

    March 21, 2018

    International Tax Review hosted its first Women in Tax Forum in New York on March 1. The event kick-started a month of celebrating the brilliant female minds in the sector, their take on some of the hottest tax matters, and insight into their leadership skills and how to be the best.

  • Inside the Revenue Service: What does the IRS do with your data?

    March 21, 2018

    The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is, in many ways, typical of tax authorities around the world – it’s not as well-resourced as it once was. It is being asked to do more with less, and it is turning to data analytics to help it better identify where it should focus its attention.

  • IRS Special: Digging for data with Doug O’Donnell

    March 21, 2018

    Doug O’Donnell, head of the large business and international (LB&I) department in the IRS, speaks to Joe Stanley-Smith about how he runs his large business and international department in the rapidly changing arenas of US and international tax.

  • IRS Special: Running the risk

    March 21, 2018

    Joe Stanley-Smith sits down with Tom Brandt, chief risk officer at the IRS, to discuss managing budget cuts, tax reform and the growing threat of cybersecurity.

  • Embracing tax technology: The full perspective

    March 21, 2018

    Geoff Peck, executive officer and chief taxologist at PawPaw Taxology, dives deeper into how tax leaders can approach tax technology with better clarity and assurance than they do today.

  • Global digital VAT/GST implementations: key questions

    March 21, 2018

    Businesses love certainty. It allows them to plan and act on short, medium, and long-term strategies. The unexpected brings operational complexities they do not need. Recently, as taxation of the digital economy gathers pace it is a case of ‘expect the unexpected’ for digital businesses operating globally. Taxamo’s Iman Deschâtres and JP McCarthy explore the topic.

  • Making a virtue of transparency

    March 21, 2018

    In recent years, the idea that offshore tax liabilities can easily be concealed from government revenue collectors has become a moribund concept. Huge data leaks increased international co-operation and developments such as FATCA and the global common reporting standard (CRS) have resulted in a situation where a person’s cross-border tax affairs are no longer fully secret.

  • Will the EU's MDRs mark the end of selling tax avoidance schemes?

    March 20, 2018

    The EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) Council has unanimously agreed on tax avoidance disclosure rules for intermediaries. For those selling tax avoidance schemes, the move is a game-changer. Both in-house and private practice tax advisers could be caught out by the rules.

  • Could robots reverse the race to the bottom?

    March 16, 2018

    The rise of robotics promises to turn the world of work upside down and corporate tax may have to be raised to make up for the shortfall. This could force the ‘race to the bottom’ into reverse.

  • Q&A: Achim Pross on new OECD mandatory disclosure rules for CRS

    March 09, 2018

    The OECD has released new rules requiring lawyers, financial advisers, accountants, banks and other service providers to let tax authorities know about any schemes that help clients avoid reporting under the common reporting standard (CRS).

  • Advisers concerned by new mandatory disclosure rules

    March 08, 2018

    Advisory firms are unhappy with retroactive elements of the OECD's new mandatory disclosure rules (MDRs). Many believe the new rules will lead to a higher workload for tax authorities and advisers alike.

  • EU Commission and EU Parliament: Taxation of the digital economy

    March 07, 2018

    There is growing evidence that the EU Commission will publish two proposals on the taxation of the digital economy and digital business models on March 21 2018.

  • Germany plans to make online markets liable for unpaid VAT

    February 28, 2018

    Germany’s coalition talks have laid out plans to make online marketplaces liable for any VAT left unpaid by merchants using their websites. The German authorities hope this will combat VAT evasion.

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