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  • June 2018

    Dentons hires new senior counsel

    June 13, 2018

    Dentons has hired Siamak Mostafavi as a senior counsel in its Paris office.

  • European Court’s Hornbach-Baumarkt ruling gives clarity on arm’s-length principle

    June 12, 2018

    Taxpayers will be able to argue more effectively against transfer pricing readjustments following a key ruling on the arm’s-length principle in the Hornbach-Baumarkt case.

  • STCPartners rebrands as Andersen Tax & Legal

    June 12, 2018

    STCPartners has taken on the Andersen brand as part of its full membership of the global association. The French firm joined Andersen Global more than four years ago.

  • Carbon taxation revenue rose by 50% in 2017 – or did it?

    June 05, 2018

    Global revenue from carbon pricing rose by 50% in 2017 compared to 2016, says a new report from the World Bank. While companies can expect green taxes to keep rising, this statistic doesn’t quite tell the whole story.

  • May 2018

    European Tax Awards 2018: Winners announced

    May 17, 2018

    Europe’s leading tax firms dominated this year’s European Tax Awards through innovation and outstanding tax controversy management.

  • Companies see no gain in splitting Big 4 tax and audit functions

    May 10, 2018

    UK proposals to separate tax and audit functions within the Big 4 accounting firms will not make a difference to the market or the way businesses choose their advisers, a tax director at a major fintech company has told International Tax Review.

  • Germany’s new finance minister distances himself from EU digital turnover tax

    May 02, 2018

    Germany’s new finance minister seems to have arced in terms of his political progression, starting out as a left-leaning gymnast in the 1980s and evolving into a mainstream politician whose views largely mirror those of his predecessor, Wolfgang Schaeuble.

  • April 2018

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

    April 30, 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.

  • Plenty on planners’ plates: Tax Planning Survey 2018

    April 30, 2018

    The US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other countries’ responses to it, the BEPS project, various exchange of information agreements, incoming tax treaty changes and national elections are just a few of the obstacles ensuring that tax professionals have plenty of planning on their plates in 2018.

  • Digital issues and EU VAT reform take centre stage at ITR’s Indirect Tax Forum

    April 30, 2018

    The OECD’s David O’Sullivan opened ITR’s Indirect Tax Forum by talking about the role which web companies can play in collecting VAT and GST. Subscribers and delegates can download his presentation – and those of other speakers, including the EU’s Maria Teresea Fábregas – here.

  • New circular on German treaty shopping rules following ECJ dispute

    April 27, 2018

    Following the ECJ ruling in the Deister Holding and Juhler Holding joined cases, the German financial authorities have published a circular invalidating a section of the German Income Tax Act effective from 2007-2011, and softening the provisions applicable today.

  • 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.

  • UK strikes VAT fraud deal with Amazon and eBay

    April 20, 2018

    HMRC is poised to sign an industry-wide agreement with marketplaces such as 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.

  • 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?

  • March 2018

    Villemot, Barthès & Associés joins WTS Global

    March 27, 2018

    French boutique law firm, Villemot, Barthès & Associés (VB&A), has joined WTS Global as a member firm, expanding the international tax network’s presence in France. At the same time Jean-Laurent Anglade is joining as a partner in the corporate tax advisory practice at WTS France.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Valoris Avocats appoints Laurence Berrutto as counsel in Lyon

    March 16, 2018

    Customs and VAT specialist Laurence Berrutto has left EY to join the French law firm Valoris Avocats as counsel in Lyon on March 1.

  • 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.

  • New anti-avoidance and information sharing measures in Canadian budget

    March 02, 2018

    Canada’s new budget bears little reaction to the US tax reform, but multinational companies should brace for some newly announced anti-avoidance rules and impending international information exchange.

  • February 2018

    Valoris Avocats opens new office in Paris

    February 28, 2018

    Valoris Avocats has expanded its operations with a new office in Paris.

  • Berwin Leighton Paisner and Bryan Cave to merge in April

    February 27, 2018

    US firm Bryan Cave and UK law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner are to merge after the tie up was approved in a vote by partners of both firms on February 26 2018.

  • The EU’s digital tax framework threatened by conflicting political agendas

    February 27, 2018

  • No room for doubt: the ‘race to the bottom’ is on

    February 27, 2018

    Judging by the speeches at the World Economic Forum in Davos, political and business leaders are concerned by the changing dynamics of international tax competition and there can be no doubt that the ‘race to the bottom’ is on.

  • Tax talent: The world's best transactional firms 2018

    February 27, 2018

    Despite global M&A volume exceeding $3 trillion for the fourth consecutive year, there can be no doubt that uncertainty has affected the transactional market during the past year, and will continue to do so in 2018, but this isn’t to say that all of its effects will be negative.

  • Could lower tax demands be the answer to cutting disputes?

    February 27, 2018

    Litigation between taxpayers and authorities is growing worldwide, but a successful outcome is never easy for any party involved in a conflict. Anjana Haines investigates why tax disputes are rising and how to potentially ease the burden.

  • DLA Piper hires three partners

    February 23, 2018

    DLA Piper has appointed Sylvie Vansteenkiste, Raphaël Béra and Fanny Combourieu as partners at its Paris-based tax team. The three tax professionals have joined the team alongside four associates and one of counsel.

  • January 2018

    Q&A: EC’s Stephen Quest talks about the EU’s digital tax future

    January 30, 2018

    The European Commission’s Director General for Taxation and Customs Union tells International Tax Review about how the European Commission is pushing ahead with its plans for a digital tax framework, how it will work with OECD initiatives, and the emerging industries and technologies making their mark.

  • 2018: The busiest tax year yet

    January 30, 2018

    The work of corporate tax departments over the next 12 months will be dominated by large international changes such as the BEPS project, US tax reform and shifting attitudes toward taxation of the digital economy. Joe Stanley-Smith explores what companies can do to stay ahead of the curve.

  • Towards taxation of robots or their use?

    January 30, 2018

    The development of artificial intelligence (AI) and, in particular, of robots is an issue of global significance. Xavier Oberson, professor at the University of Geneva and a specialist in this area examines the societal change towards the use of robots and how to tax them.

  • Final week to enter for the European Tax Awards

    January 23, 2018

    The deadline to submit for the European Tax Awards is fast approaching. Companies, firms and individuals working in jurisdictions across Europe should enter now.

  • Bredin Prat appoints partner

    January 15, 2018

    Bredin Prat has appointed Anne Robert to partner at its Paris based tax group. This was as part of a series of appointments throughout the firm’s divisions, including three partners and one counsel.

  • Outstanding tax disputes rise, says OECD study

    January 05, 2018

    The number of tax treaty disputes increased for more than 65 jurisdictions in 2016, according to the OECD’s peer review. This may offer insights into how well the world is adjusting to the changes posed by BEPS Action 14.

  • Will US tax reform spark a new ‘race to the bottom’?

    January 02, 2018

    The US’s long-awaited tax reform has brought the country’s corporate tax rate down to 21% - below 2017’s OECD average rate of around 25%. Will this spark a new wave of tax competition?

International Tax Review Profile

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A US Supreme Court decision in #Wayfair, affecting the applicability of sales tax to e-commerce, could come as soon… https://t.co/Z6ZwcTwjIU

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ITR understands there is a strong chance the decision in seismic US #Wayfair case will be released tomorrow. For th… https://t.co/MnOsyh3St5

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RT @LieberTax: Tax nerd humor at @BloombergTax #wayfair #nexus https://t.co/43K3aFuCLy

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RT @Ernie_R_Perez: Increasing #greentax revenues can be partly attributed to new initiatives in Chile, Colombia, US & Canada. @IntlTaxRevie…

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