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  • Former Department of Treasury official Robert Stack joins Deloitte

    June 21, 2017

    Deloitte has announced the appointment of Robert Stack as managing director of its national tax – international tax service group in Washington.

  • Bermuda intends to incorporate the BEPS minimum standards into its tax treaties

    June 21, 2017

    Bermuda has begun bilateral negotiations to incorporate the BEPS minimum standards into its tax treaties, its Finance Minister has said.

  • European Commission to crack down on ‘supply side’ of tax avoidance

    June 20, 2017

    Leaked documents reportedly reveal the Commission is seeking to tighten its regulation of what activists term the ‘supply side’ of tax avoidance – the banks, law and accountancy firms that devise aggressive schemes.

  • OECD's Multilateral Instrument to amend Mexico’s double tax agreements

    June 19, 2017

    On June 7 2017, 68 jurisdictions – including Mexico – signed an unprecedented Multilateral Convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting (MLI), which may affect current double tax agreements (DTAs).

  • Ireland signs Multilateral Instrument

    June 16, 2017

    Ireland has signed the OECD’s Multilateral Instrument (MLI). John Gulliver and Niamh Keogh examine the scope of the agreement and its potential impact in Ireland.

  • EU’s public CbCR loophole slammed for failures

    June 14, 2017

    Two European Parliament committees that adopted a draft report on public country-by-country reporting (CbCR) have received heavy criticism over a proposed ‘loophole’ that will allow MNEs to not publically disclose “commercially-sensitive” information.

  • Companies support French withholding tax delay

    June 13, 2017

    France has delayed the implementation of its withholding tax regime for employment taxes – a welcome move for many businesses that have not yet adapted their internal payroll systems, but employer concerns remain.

  • Liz Truss takes over from David Gauke as UK’s Chief Secretary of the Treasury

    June 12, 2017

    Following the UK’s general election, which led to several government ministers losing their seats, former Justice Secretary Liz Truss, the MP for South West Norfolk, has taken the place of former Chief Secretary of the Treasury David Gauke.

  • Subcontracting arrangements under heavy scrutiny from Mexican tax authorities

    June 12, 2017

    New rules published for 2017 aimed at tightening compliance requirements may not only cover personnel outsourcing by corporate groups, but might also apply to all subcontracted services.

  • What now for taxes as hung Parliament throws UK into uncertainty?

    June 09, 2017

    With 42.4% of the vote, the Conservative Party has lost its majority in Parliament and may now have to rely on the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) for getting their tax measures passed.

  • Corporate tax risks in developed nations grow

    June 07, 2017

    Tax executives have ranked the UK, US and Australia as having surpassed emerging markets, putting the countries among the top five tax risk countries as geopolitical events and uncertainty surrounding tax rules create insecurities.

  • Swiss panel adopts recommendations for revised corporate tax reform proposals

    June 06, 2017

    The steering body responsible for preparing a new plan for Swiss corporate tax reform has presented its objectives and recommendations for a revised plan, called Tax Proposal 17 (TP17).

  • Mexico targets financial institutions for highest withholding tax rate

    June 05, 2017

    The Mexican tax authorities are making every effort to claim the highest withholding tax rate on interest paid by financial companies in transactions with related persons.

  • EU adopts directive to tackle hybrid mismatches

    May 31, 2017

    The European Union (EU) Council has adopted rules to prevent multinationals using hybrid mismatch arrangements to avoid taxation, but the measures risk conflicts with national laws and could give rise to disputes.

  • US budget targets a simple tax code, but will it work?

    May 31, 2017

    The US budget proposes simplifying the tax code and removing most of the special interest tax breaks to improve business competitiveness and economic growth, but businesses are sceptical about the real impact of the plans.

  • The Brockman brief: Double taxation: Does it matter?

    May 30, 2017

    There is one topic that is seemingly silent by tax administrations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), parliamentarians and international tax bodies: double taxation. Keith Brockman reviews the state of play and what can be done to help multinationals.

  • UK parties split over taxes

    May 30, 2017

    As the UK election approaches, the Conservatives, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats have presented their respective proposals on tax policy. Josh White examines the party manifestos.

  • Asia forum shows there is more to tax than BEPS

    May 30, 2017

    BEPS may have been first among the topics for discussion at International Tax Review’s Asia Tax Forum, but it was not the only subject on the list. As Ralph Cunningham reports, panellists and delegates were also keen to discuss issues such as anti-avoidance, dispute resolution and tax incentives in their own countries and elsewhere.

  • Talking to the OECD: Tech disruption in tax administration

    May 30, 2017

    Peter Green, head of the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) Secretariat at the OECD shares his views with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) and International Tax Review on how technology is changing the status quo for many industries and tax administrations with the constant emergence of new technologies and rising taxpayer expectations.

  • Transforming tax – under pressure

    May 30, 2017

    Tax departments are feeling the heat. A tsunami of changes is causing them to rethink their purpose and review how they operate. Mark Body, director, tax transformation (financial services) at KPMG in the UK, considers how corporate tax leaders are adapting to the changes, and what the future is likely to hold for them and their teams.

  • The economics behind EU tax probes: What it means for you

    May 30, 2017

    Understanding competition economics can help multinationals and national authorities restore and maintain the legal certainty of tax rulings. In the first of a two-part series of articles, Carina Lange, senior consultant at CEG Global in the Netherlands, explains the approach the Commission is taking to assess whether tax rulings or systems distort competition and how it fits into the general economic assessment of state aid cases.

  • UK parties split over taxes

    May 24, 2017

    As the UK election approaches, the Conservatives, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats have presented their respective proposals on tax policy.

  • EU finance ministers agree on MAP for double taxation disputes

    May 23, 2017

    Businesses operating in the EU could see their litigation and compliance costs fall considerably after the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) agreed on a new system for resolving double taxation disputes within the 27-member bloc.

  • Enter now for the Americas Tax Awards 2017

    May 22, 2017

    Private-practice, in-house and individual awards are up for grabs at this year's Americas Tax Awards.

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The UK's #QueensSpeech, in which the Government sets out its policies for the next Parliament contains scant detail on taxation measures.

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Ritch Mueller, our correspondents in Mexico have written an article on subcontracting arrangements, read it here:…

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Our BEPS report from last year is still relevant today, take a look and get a refresh on all the key points:…

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