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Indirect Tax Archive

  • July 2017

    Last minute preparations likely as GCC businesses stall on VAT

    July 27, 2017

    With less than six months until VAT begins to apply across the GCC’s member nations, the majority of businesses and industries operating in the region are delaying preparations as they await final laws, raising the risk of non-compliance and subsequent sanctions.

  • EU case to set precedent on VAT treatment of rebates for parties outside the distribution chain

    July 27, 2017

    The ECJ will soon rule on a case involving global pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim that will set a VAT precedent for the pharmaceutical sector. Jan Sanders, indirect tax manager at RELX, discusses the impact of a ruling on this long-debated matter concerning the VAT treatment of supplies outside a distribution chain.

  • Acacia’s $190 billion Tanzania tax bill sends shockwaves through mining sector

    July 25, 2017

    In a situation that could not get much worse for Tanzania’s biggest mining company, Acacia Mining has been handed a tax bill for $190 billion in alleged unpaid taxes and penalties by the government – an amount larger than the combined tax payments of the top five global gold miners since 2000.

  • Avinash Persaud: The ex-banker who designed an FTT to tame the City

    July 20, 2017

    Former managing director of State Street Bank and leading financial expert Avinash Persaud tells Salman Shaheen why he has designed a financial transaction tax (FTT) for Britain’s opposition Labour Party to help rein in the City of London.

  • ATO talks low-value goods exemption removal

    July 19, 2017

    In less than a year, Australia will become the first country to remove its GST exemption on imported low-value goods. International Tax Review spoke exclusively to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) about how it is preparing for the change, and the increasing collaboration between tax authorities post-BEPS.

  • Americas Tax Awards 2017: Shortlists announced

    July 19, 2017

    The nominees for the 12th annual Americas Tax Awards have been announced.

  • OPINION: Progressive tax policies are crucial to reducing inequality, and businesses should care

    July 18, 2017

    In the long-term it is important for businesses that gaping inequalities across the world are tackled and tax plays a big part in that, argues Salman Shaheen.

  • India GST: The mechanics of compliance

    July 11, 2017

    Much like the Maruti Suzuki or iconic Hindustan Ambassador cars that changed the nature of India’s roads, the new GST system holds the potential to evolve Indian taxation forever with its intelligent structure and technological advances that are intended to bolster compliance and curb corruption. Anjana Haines examines the country’s biggest tax reform since Indian independence.

  • European Tax Awards 2017: Winners announced

    July 11, 2017

    Over 30 different firms and individuals won recognition for their unique achievements at this year’s European Tax Awards 2017 held at The Savoy, London.

  • Q&A: Indranee Rajah comes out to bat for Singapore’s reputation

    July 11, 2017

    Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance Indranee Rajah talks to Anjana Haines about global tax challenges and passionately defends the country’s tax reputation.

  • Tax director 2.0

    July 11, 2017

    Tax work is being transformed by technology, and the role of the tax director is changing with it. Joe Stanley-Smith looks at the new tools on offer to businesses, the skills needed to use them properly, and why companies need to jump on the bandwagon sooner rather than later.

  • Thailand to halt VAT relief for foreign suppliers of goods and services

    July 06, 2017

    Thailand’s Revenue Department has proposed repealing the VAT exemption on the importation of law-value online purchases brought from foreign vendors and introduce a withholding tax on foreign sales.

  • After years of delay, has the FTT’s time finally come?

    July 05, 2017

    With finance ministers meeting in Brussels next week, Robin Hood Tax campaigners are ramping up the pressure. But will the financial transaction tax (FTT) see the light of day?

  • Levy of IRRF and CIDE on the remuneration of software as a service (SaaS)

    July 04, 2017

    The Brazilian Federal Revenue Service (RFB) has issued an unprecedented ruling regarding the levy of the withholding income tax and contribution for intervention in the economic domain (CIDE) on the remuneration for the authorisations for remote access and use of software as a service (SaaS).

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RT @OECD: #BEPS implementation: analyses of 7 countries' efforts to improve #tax dispute resolution mechanisms now available ➡ https://t.co

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Margrethe Vestager once again showing why she's in the #GlobalTax50 with today's announcement of an investigation i… https://t.co/ncyjcWUUE8

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RT @JP_Owens: Delighted to see #WUGTPC featured in #GlobalTax50 by @IntlTaxReview https://t.co/CMax2lIkvU Congrats to other colleagues in…

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So, ITR readers. Will the US tax reform bill make it to Trump's desk by Christmas?

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