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  • Americas Tax Awards 2017 winners announced

    September 15, 2017

    The top tax and transfer pricing experts from across the Americas congregated at the Pierre Hotel, New York, on September 14 to honour the very best firms and individuals across a host of categories. Check out the winners here.

  • Recent changes in states’ tax benefits related to the ICMS in Brazil

    September 14, 2017

    Supplementary Law 160/2017, recently enacted, addresses the so-called tax war between the Brazilian states.

  • Vietnam’s tax reforms spell headaches for business

    August 31, 2017

    Vietnam plans to hike its VAT rate for the first time since the tax was introduced, bring in thin capitalisation rules and introduce a sugar tax. The changes will require a number of actions by businesses and some may also suffer long-term consequences.

  • Ukraine adapts registration of VAT vouchers to tackle fraud

    August 31, 2017

    A new mechanism of monitoring the registration of VAT vouchers has been launched in Ukraine to counteract VAT fraud by suspending the registration of risky VAT vouchers.

  • China pushing ahead with VAT reforms

    August 25, 2017

    The State Council is accelerating plans to optimise and integrate the various VAT rules into a single piece of legislation to foster economic development and reduce burdens on businesses. However, could a consolidated VAT law achieve certainty for businesses?

  • How Spanish SII is impacting companies: Duracell case study

    August 23, 2017

    Spain has introduced groundbreaking requirements for companies to file transactional data in near real-time. Joe Stanley-Smith examines the case study of global battery company Duracell to explore how companies are dealing with the extra workload from the Suministro Inmediato de Información (SII) legislation, one month on from its implementation on July 1 2017.

  • Avinash Persaud: The banker who designed FTT to tame City

    August 23, 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.

  • Brazil looks to introduce VAT to ease compliance for corporates

    August 23, 2017

    Brazil is seeking to become the latest major economy to introduce a national VAT system to end the torturous system of multiple state taxes that is causing headaches for companies.

  • Sports Direct emerges victorious over HMRC in VAT ruling

    August 21, 2017

    Sports Direct has won an appeal ruling against the UK tax authorities in a VAT case concerning de-coupling. Adam Peacock of Baker McKenzie looks at why the company won and what this decision means.

  • eBay slaps businesses trading in UK with VAT

    August 09, 2017

    Since August 1, eBay has been charging VAT on its fees to businesses trading in the UK in a move to crack down on avoidance schemes. But do the measures go far enough?

  • How Spanish SII is impacting companies: Duracell case study

    August 03, 2017

    Spain has introduced groundbreaking requirements for companies to file transactional data in near real-time. ITR examines the case study of global battery company Duracell to explore how companies are dealing with the extra workload from the Suministro Inmediato de Información (SII) legislation, one month on from its implementation on July 1 2017.

  • OPINION: Business should get behind carbon taxes before the world burns

    August 03, 2017

    Disturbing reports on climate change show why the world must support carbon taxes, but they can also bring benefits for businesses, writes Salman Shaheen.

  • Businesses relieved as US scraps border adjustment tax proposal

    August 01, 2017

    The US government has decided to set aside controversial proposals for a border adjustment tax (BAT) in order to push ahead with tax reform and get a bill through Congress by the end of the year, but is this the end of the BAT and how will the government fund the revenue gap?

  • 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.

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International Tax Review Profile

Switzerland has launched its consultation to overhaul its withholding tax ordinance with effect from 2020 https://t.co/dKCmNzS5Tz

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ITR's Women in Tax Leaders guide 2017 is online now! Check if you made the list here: https://t.co/nRkSpNAk3C @WomenInTax @womentaxjustice

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The EC has today announced its agenda to tax digital companies more after the latest ECOFIN meeting outcomes https://t.co/pvAaTqS0CY

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Philippine Senate committee OKs tax reform bill; Will introduce #sugartax. What now for CocaCola's investment plans? https://t.co/41Obf6nlBF

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Shocking that Cairn Energy has to wait until August 2018 for its final hearing on the India tax dispute https://t.co/TDghPza3qA via @FT

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