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  • 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.

  • Germany takes aim at banks over dividend tax loopholes

    January 31, 2017

    Financial institutions may be subject to huge tax bills as a result of a global bank’s upcoming court case concerning dividend stripping and the pending decision of Germany’s states to reclaim revenues lost from similar tax practices.

  • European Tax Awards 2017: Final week for submissions

    January 30, 2017

    Companies and firms have one week left to enter for the European Tax Awards 2017.

  • Final days to vote for the top tax transactional and tax planning firms

    January 26, 2017

    Two forthcoming issues of International Tax Review will include surveys of the leading tax transactional (March) and tax planning firms (May) around the world. This is your opportunity to vote.

  • The Brockman brief: Leadership attributes: developing relationships

    January 25, 2017

    Tax professionals from all areas of the tax sphere need to move outside their comforts zone to grasp the opportunities available and boost skills. Keith Brockman highlights the need for internal and external networking that could offer previously unknown possibilities.

  • Q&A: China’s changing tax landscape

    January 25, 2017

    China’s tax environment is rapidly changing to become more aligned with international standards, alongside more transparent and business-friendly policies. The Director General of International Taxation for China Tizhong Liao talks to Amelia Schwanke about his thoughts on recent tax developments and what businesses can expect in 2017.

  • Constitutions: Could paying a ‘fair share’ of tax already be enshrined in law?

    January 25, 2017

    Politicians and campaigners are fond of saying that companies should pay their ‘fair share’ of tax, but the phrase is over-used and lacks legal meaning and backing, becoming little more than a cliché. However, new research has identified clauses in the Constitutions of 15 countries – including two of the G7 member states – which identify an obligation to contribute to the public purse. Joe Stanley-Smith explores how this could force companies to take more notice of the fair-share debate.

  • M&A considerations for 2017: Don’t let tax derail the deal

    January 25, 2017

    Tax considerations will never make a deal, but they certainly can break a deal. Laurence Field, a senior tax and corporate business partner at national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill, reflects on the M&A tax landscape that evolved through 2016 and looks ahead to assess what businesses need to know if they are planning to get a transaction over the line in 2017.

  • The post-BEPS advantages of the Netherlands

    January 25, 2017

    Roelof Gerritsen and Ivo Kuipers, both partners at Atlas Tax Lawyers in the Netherlands, look at why the country will remain a prime location for multinationals and foreign investors as governments worldwide transition towards more harmonised tax rules in line with the OECD’s BEPS Project.

  • India’s renegotiated DTAs creating investment diversions

    January 25, 2017

    India’s recent renegotiations of its agreements on the avoidance of double taxation (DTAs) has made fundamental changes to how favoured gateways are used for investing in India. Amelia Schwanke explores the catalysts that initiated the renegotiations and the new treaty structures that have replaced outdated policies.

  • Ireland’s tax regime for real estate funds

    January 25, 2017

    Certain Irish investment funds will be exempt from corporation tax or income tax on their profits, but may face a withholding tax under recent legislative changes.

  • France urged to make bigger corporate tax cuts

    January 19, 2017

    Corporation tax in France is too high and should be cut to the European average to allow French companies to remain competitive, advisers have told the French Parliament.

  • President Trump: A new era of taxation

    January 19, 2017

    As Donald Trump takes on the top job in US politics, his promise to overhaul business taxation is already making an impact. But what is planned and will it work as intended?

  • 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.

  • Andersen Global announces collaboration with Moodys Gartner in Canada

    January 10, 2017

    Canadian tax firm Moodys Gartner Tax Law is the latest firm to announce a collaboration with Andersen Global.

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The new DTA between Singapore and Uruguay will enter into force on March 14 2017, the IRAS confirmed today. DTA here:https://t.co/WZPHRGlj8f

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Singapore and India's 3rd protocol to their DTA has entered into force today, the IRAS announced https://t.co/HbtBHwrRyx

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South Africa budget raises top personal income tax rate, but a loophole remains https://t.co/FJyRdADNtL

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The second edition of the Investor’s Guide to Property Tax has been published by Singapore https://t.co/cssDmyfZWk

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