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  • How the ATAD is pushing Austrian business to restructure

    April 25, 2018

    Austria plans to implement CFC rules for the first time to align with the EU’s Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD) that enters into force on January 1 2019. But companies may have to swiftly dispose of their holding structures to avoid a higher tax burden.

  • Taxing the digital economy: EU Commission Directive proposal for a significant digital presence tax

    April 23, 2018

    The EU Commission’s proposal for a 'significant digital presence' tax is a bold attempt to ring-fence the digital economy, despite the views of some OECD members that this approach is inappropriate.

  • Raising capital from Mexican pension funds

    April 13, 2018

    In recent years, Mexican government agencies, including the Mexican Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) and the National Retirement Savings System Commission (CONSAR) have implemented regulatory changes with the intent of allowing investors in general and specialised retirement fund investment companies in particular, to better diversify their holdings while at the same time providing the private sector with additional fundraising alternatives.

  • Goldman Sachs invests in Argentina after Macri’s tax reform

    April 13, 2018

    Equity International and Goldman Sachs Group are investing more than $300 million in Argentine real estate, following President Mauricio Macri’s overhaul of the country’s tax and economic strategy.

  • 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.

  • Singapore transfer pricing regulations: Prepare for synchronisation with global best practices

    April 10, 2018

    Multinational enterprises (MNEs) must stay on their toes to deal with numerous changes in Singapore’s tax and transfer pricing regulatory framework enacted in the last year, as well as those still to come.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • European Tax Awards 2018 – Shortlist

    March 26, 2018

    The nominees have been revealed for International Tax Review and TP Week’s European Tax Awards.

  • 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.

  • The Brockman brief: EU27-Trends to watch

    March 21, 2018

    As the United Kingdom hastily prepares for its planned exit from the EU, thereby leaving EU27 Member States (EU27), interesting trends are starting to develop for this change.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nominate the best tax controversy, indirect and female tax advisers for ITR's leaders guides

    March 19, 2018

    ITR's research team has begun work on the Tax Controversy Leaders guide, Indirect Tax Leaders guide and Women in Tax Leaders guide. This is your chance to nominate the individuals who offer the best tax advice.

  • 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.

  • ITR Asia Tax Awards 2018: Nominees announced

    March 13, 2018

    The nominations for the 2018 ITR Asia Tax Awards have been announced.

  • 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).

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