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  • India's Direct Tax Code unscrambled

    A little more than six months ago, Indian officials asked taxpayers to comment on a new 256-page document that ripped up the country's 49-year-old income tax law. This was the first time that a tax law had been passed to taxpayers for consultation of any sort. The document, known as the Direct Tax Code (DTC), introduced widespread changes to the tax system all in the name of simplification and ease of use. But now, Jack Grocott discovers taxpayers and tax professionals are concerned that the code needs a drastic overhaul if India is to operate with an internationally-respected tax system that attracts foreign investment.


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  • India's Direct Tax Code unscrambled

    A little more than six months ago, Indian officials asked taxpayers to comment on a new 256-page document that ripped up the country's 49-year-old income tax law. This was the first time that a tax law had been passed to taxpayers for consultation of any sort. The document, known as the Direct Tax Code (DTC), introduced widespread changes to the tax system all in the name of simplification and ease of use. But now, Jack Grocott discovers taxpayers and tax professionals are concerned that the code needs a drastic overhaul if India is to operate with an internationally-respected tax system that attracts foreign investment.

  • Controversial tax goes to boost business climate

    The French government has abolished the unpopular taxe professionnelle. David Stevenson finds out why it has done so and the prospects for the tax's replacement.

  • UK edges towards foreign profits reform

    Diane Hay, formerly of the UK tax authorities, worked on the key provisions of what became the UK's new rules on the taxation of overseas income. In an extract from a new book she describes the final stage of the project

  • FATCA's new look

    A new version of a Bill to combat offshore tax evasion has made its way into the Tax Extenders Act that has been passed by the US House of Representatives. Changes to the Bill have produced some clarity, but controversies persist as Erin Kelechava discovered when she spoke with tax professionals about FATCA'S implications.

  • Authorities tackle withholding tax discrimination

    Wojciech Pietrasiewicz, Tomás Vavrák and Hana Skalická of Allen & Overy discuss discriminatory withholding taxation in the Slovak Republic, Poland and the Czech Republic. Taxpayers who have an investment in Central and Eastern Europe should be aware of the possibilities, including retrospective, for easing their tax burden.

  • Driving the UN agenda on tax

    Tax work at the UN can seem shrouded in mystery. Catherine Snowdon speaks to Michael Lennard about his career and the challenges of being the only tax technical specialist employed by the organisation.

  • TPWeek.com

    This is a selection of the type of articles you can expect to find in TP Week. Inside is a collection of stories focusing on transfer pricing controversy and litigation.

  • GE verdict will set international precedent

    The judge's approach to pricing in the GE guarantee fee case in Canada could have implications for discussions about similar issues in the UK, believes Murray Clayson of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


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