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  • February 2017

    The Brockman brief: Tax haven blacklist: Talk of the town

    February 28, 2017

    As EU member states determine the criteria for what constitutes a tax haven, while at the same time lowering their tax rates, the debate over tax havens is growing. Keith Brockman considers the parameters of the ideas of ‘transparency’ and ‘tax haven blacklist’.

  • GE/PwC deal advances trend to outsource tax functions

    February 28, 2017

    With corporations meeting the demands of rapidly changing regulations, increased audits, and new tax technology functions, some are overwhelmed with how much tax is influencing their business strategy – leading to a number of outsourcing arrangements. Amelia Schwanke explores whether General Electric (GE) and PwC’s recent agreement has ignited a new trend for outsourcing a business’s tax function

  • Inside M&A: Welcome to the Tax Transactional Survey 2017

    February 28, 2017

    International Tax Review’s flagship tax transactional feature looks at the global M&A market during 2016, explores the tax trends in major deals that may continue into 2017, and provides a breakdown of the leading firms in transactional advice across multiple jurisdictions.

  • Singapore budget confirms shift to indirect taxation

    February 24, 2017

    Proposals in Singapore’s 2017-18 budget confirmed the government’s plans to shift from a direct tax base to an indirect one, with several measures proposing the introduction of new taxes on companies.

  • South Africa budget almost avoids tax hikes for businesses to plug deficit

    February 23, 2017

    Businesses were left almost unscathed in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2017-18 budget that announced ZAR 28 billion ($2.16 billion) of revenue raising measures to help stabilise the economy, but there was one concern for MNEs.

  • Hong Kong to establish tax policy unit to enhance regime

    February 23, 2017

    Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan has announced his plans to establish a tax policy unit to review the country’s narrow tax base and boost international competitiveness in his 2017-18 budget.

  • US tax reform: What is the likelihood of a border adjustment tax?

    February 16, 2017

    The proposed border adjustment tax has provoked the business world to take action to oppose it, but with US President Donald Trump’s offer to repeal 75% of existing regulations perhaps sweetening the deal, will businesses take the bait?

  • Tax hikes likely as South Africa tries to plug deficit

    February 14, 2017

    Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to announce higher tax rates, as well as other measures, in his upcoming 2017/18 budget that could either boost the economy or deliver the final knockout punch to his career as finance minister.

  • Back to the drawing board for Swiss tax reforms

    February 14, 2017

    Businesses and citizens have crossed swords as the Swiss Corporate Tax Reform III (CTR III), which included numerous tax benefits for MNEs, was rejected by voters in a referendum held on February 12 2017.

  • Businesses in limbo as NAFTA renegotiations threaten tariffs

    February 09, 2017

    US President Donald Trump’s threats to impose tariffs and duties on imports have dealt a blow to the security and longevity of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Pending renegotiations between the US, Canada and Mexico are becoming a cause for concern for companies.

  • Transatlantic tax tensions grow over business poaching

    February 08, 2017

    EU leaders are queuing up to criticise the US and UK over plans to slash corporation tax, while US President Donald Trump makes provocative comments on the European project. The growing conflict means corporate CEOs are left scratching their heads on tax planning and whether to shift manufacturing, IP and profit into the US.

  • GE/PwC deal advances trend to outsource tax functions

    February 08, 2017

    With corporations meeting the demands of rapidly changing regulations, increased audits, and new tax technology functions, some are overwhelmed with how much tax is influencing their business strategy – leading to a number of outsourcing arrangements. Could General Electric (GE) and PwC’s recent agreement have ignited a new trend of outsourcing a business’s tax function?

  • Jaitley seeks tax compliant economy in India’s 2017 budget

    February 02, 2017

    India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has promised to clean up India’s economy in an effort to boost revenue through better compliance measures rather than tax hikes in his 2017-18 budget.

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