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  • The global tax police

    The OECD's tax profile has rocketed this year because of the work it has done for the G20 countries on dealing with non-cooperative jurisdictions. However, many professionals believe the organisation is not inclusive enough, moves too slowly and is powerless to make countries follow its guidance. Joanna Faith finds out whether its time for a new way to set international tax standards


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  • The global tax police

    The OECD's tax profile has rocketed this year because of the work it has done for the G20 countries on dealing with non-cooperative jurisdictions. However, many professionals believe the organisation is not inclusive enough, moves too slowly and is powerless to make countries follow its guidance. Joanna Faith finds out whether its time for a new way to set international tax standards

  • The way forward for Irish tax reform

    The report of the Irish commission on taxation may not be acted upon immediately, but it still produced some worthwhile pro-business recommendations says Olivia Lynch, president of the Irish Taxation Institute

  • UK taxpayers get chances to confess

    As governments across the world try and generate as much tax revenue as possible, Jack Grocott discovers how the UK plans to claw back undisclosed assets from the world's low-tax jurisdictions through the New Disclosure Opportunity and the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility.

  • Bermuda celebrates promotion to white list

    On June 9 2009, the OECD took Bermuda off its grey list of jurisdictions that have committed to the internationally agreed standard on tax information exchange but have yet to implement it. Catherine Snowdon talks to the country's finance minister, Paula Cox, about that day and how the country has developed its policies since then

  • Draft moves India towards international practice

    The government hopes the draft tax code will make the tax system in India simpler and fairer. Companies should be aware, however, that provisions such as a branch profits tax and a general anti-avoidance rule could have significant effects on their Indian operations

  • How French Customs inspections charter can help taxpayers

    A new document from the French Customs Authorities explains how they will treat a taxpayer during an inspection. It is a welcome development, believes Therese-Anne Amy of Baker & McKenzie

  • How TMK bond buy-backs can work

    The structuring and execution of the vehicle many investors use for their Japanese property investments is key to successful bond buy-backs, believe four real estate and tax advisers from White & Case in Tokyo

  • Prepare in time for check-the-box reform

    Taxpayers have some time to plan for changes to the check-the-box rules, which will affect income deferral. But don't leave it too late, says James Wall of Nexia International member firm JH Cohn

  • The changing role of the tax professional

    The job of a tax executive was about arbitrage. Now, the tax professional needs to be more concerned with risk management, be more commercially attuned, manage business processes, reporting and disclosures, explain Albert Lee and Martin Rabenort of Ernst & Young

  • Americas Awards winners revealed


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  • Change for success

  • Tax changes should look beyond America

    Commenting on behalf of the Tax Council Policy Institute, Tobin Treichel and Elizabeth Coffin of United Technologies Corporation believe that US business tax reform must give US enterprises a balanced opportunity to compete effectively around the world

  • The way forward for Irish tax reform

    The report of the Irish commission on taxation may not be acted upon immediately, but it still produced some worthwhile pro-business recommendations says Olivia Lynch, president of the Irish Taxation Institute


Tax Relief

  • Tax relief

    A monthly commentary on the notable facts, figures and goings-on in the tax world.


International Correspondents


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