Copying and distributing are prohibited without permission of the publisher

Ireland Archive

  • June 2018

    Germany and France forge EU corporate tax pact

    June 22, 2018

    Germany and France have agreed to move the European Union towards a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB), which would transform tax in the bloc. But the measure is not popular everywhere in the EU.

  • 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.

  • How reform in the US affects Microsoft’s tax structure

    June 11, 2018

    Ireland, Puerto Rico, Singapore and other traditional tax structuring jurisdictions could be set to lose out if Microsoft’s response to Donald Trump’s US tax reform is representative of that of other multinationals.

  • Matheson makes Barry McGettrick partner in its Dublin tax practice

    June 07, 2018

    Irish law firm Matheson has promoted Barry McGettrick to partner in its Dublin tax practice.

  • 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

    Ireland: High Court to hear case on deductibility of foreign withholding tax

    May 29, 2018

    The Irish Revenue Commissioners (Revenue) were successful in arguing before the Appeal Commissioners that no general trading deduction should be available for excess foreign tax incurred on royalties where an Irish tax credit was claimed for part of the foreign tax withheld. The decision is being appealed to the High Court.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • February 2018

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

    February 27, 2018

  • 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.

  • Ireland: Closing of the consultation on Ireland’s corporation tax code

    February 27, 2018

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Google is happy to pay more tax, says CEO

    January 25, 2018

    In his speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Google CEO Sundar Prichai declared that the tech company is “happy to pay more” in taxes and called for the international tax system to be reformed. His comments come during heightening international debate on how to fairly tax the high-tech economy.

  • US tax reform focus: Ireland’s good fortunes

    January 24, 2018

    As Ireland has long been a prime destination for US investment, the US tax reform has raised questions for the Irish tax model and how it will stand its own following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed. Companies like Facebook and Apple have recently overhauled their tax arrangements, and Ireland faces several other external threats to its tax system.

  • UK Brexit Taxation Bill leaves businesses at risk

    January 24, 2018

    On January 8 2018, the legislation setting the UK’s post-Brexit customs and VAT regimes passed its second reading in the House of Commons. The preliminary statute prepares the country to take full governorship of its customs and VAT regimes from 30 March 2019, when the UK is scheduled to depart the European Union (EU).

  • 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.

  • Apple expands US operations after Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    January 22, 2018

    In a move which seemingly vindicates the tax cuts in the US tax reform bill, Apple has announced it will be expanding its US operations. But this may just be the tip of the iceberg, as some of the biggest companies in the world are looking to follow Apple’s example.

  • How Facebook could threaten Ireland’s tax revenue boom

    January 11, 2018

    The Irish government has declared its first budget surplus in a decade and many observers have attributed this to corporate tax receipts, but Facebook’s decision to change its business model poses risks to government coffers if other MNEs follow suit.

  • Andersen Tax debuts in Ireland

    January 04, 2018

    Andersen Tax has announced it will make its debut in Ireland as collaborating Dublin-based firm, mgpartners, takes on the Andersen brand.

International Tax Review Profile

@hselftax And, following on, VAR is actually making some of the games a lot more interesting. 'Value-Adding Replays', one might say...

Jun 21 2018 05:07 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Tax Review Profile

@hselftax The World Cup is #Wayfair-er now that there's VAR #TaxTwitterWorldCup

Jun 21 2018 05:06 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Tax Review Profile

Tax chaos looms as US Supreme Court rules in favour of South Dakota in Wayfair case https://t.co/M4yEQAT2cX #wayfair #taxtwitter

Jun 21 2018 05:02 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Tax Review Profile

A new #Wayfair-style tax is applicable immediately in Louisiana following the Supreme Court's decision. This is the… https://t.co/Wi2yIwalgJ

Jun 21 2018 04:31 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Tax Review Profile

RT @USSupremeCourt: SOUTH DAKOTA v. WAYFAIR, INC., ET AL.. Decided 06/21/2018 https://t.co/gy8M6dN94Y

Jun 21 2018 04:21 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Correspondents