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Indirect Tax Archive

  • November 2017

    VAT for financial services: The necessary move from IGP to the VAT unity regime

    November 27, 2017

    Banking, financial and insurance sectors need to consider the impact of a recent CJEU ruling that changes the VAT benefits they can achieve.

  • UK budget targets tech titans – or does it?

    November 24, 2017

    Technology companies may feel targeted by the UK’s budget, which introduced measures that will hit companies including Amazon, eBay, Google, Facebook and Twitter, but there were also some sweeteners to encourage post-Brexit economic prosperity.

  • Will the UK’s VAT threshold fall?

    November 15, 2017

    Brexit may offer the best opportunity to address the UK’s high VAT registration threshold that is distorting business practices, according to a recent report released by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS).

  • UK budget – will it be a whimper or a bang?

    November 15, 2017

    Ahead of next week’s UK budget, beleaguered British Chancellor Philip Hammond is said to be considering a major VAT overhaul, and other tax measures targeting large online businesses like Amazon and Uber. But he could be cautious to avoid controversy and potentially keep his job.

  • German Federal Fiscal Court’s view of VAT treatment on competitive warnings

    November 15, 2017

    Thomas Streit of KÜFFNER MAUNZ LANGER ZUGMAIER considers the impact of a recent court decision concerning the VAT treatment of competitive warnings that are used to mitigate further litigation among businesses.

  • Gig economy at risk of higher tax bills after Uber loses latest case

    November 10, 2017

    Ride-hailing app Uber has lost its latest UK appeal over the worker status and rights of its drivers. Although it plans to appeal, the prospect of higher tax bills are looming as tax and employment issues merge closer together and a VAT dispute hangs in the background.

  • Littlewoods case sets precedent for VAT compound interest claims

    November 08, 2017

    The UK Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Littlewoods’ appeal in a long-running VAT dispute over compound interest. The case is bad news for numerous companies with pending claims for similar repayments.

  • Asia Tax Awards 2018: Enter now

    November 06, 2017

    Companies, firms and individuals working in jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific region should enter now to compete for the Asia Tax Awards 2018.

  • Macri's victory spells tax cuts in Argentina

    November 03, 2017

    Following a sweeping victory in Argentina’s mid-term election, President Mauricio Macri is now building momentum for tax reform. Tax cuts are intended to reward companies for reinvesting their profits into the country in support of Macri’s far-reaching agenda to reverse Argentina’s economic fortunes.

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