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  • Dark future for Canadian bundles

    Canada’s recent transfer pricing reforms have opened up the prospect of recharacterization of bundled transactions. Janice McCart of Bennett Jones and Emma Purdy of Ernst & Young in Toronto advise multinationals on how to avoid this worrying possibility


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  • Dark future for Canadian bundles

    Canada’s recent transfer pricing reforms have opened up the prospect of recharacterization of bundled transactions. Janice McCart of Bennett Jones and Emma Purdy of Ernst & Young in Toronto advise multinationals on how to avoid this worrying possibility

  • US eases foreign distribution

    The IRS’ active summer included final regulations on the treatment of distributions to foreign shareholders. This is good news for shareholders but taxpayers should beware the anti-abuse provisions. Mike Swanick and Aldrich Boss of PricewaterhouseCoopers in London report

  • Thai reforms tempt merger mania

    The Thai government has responded to the economic crisis by removing tax obstacles to encourage mergers. Paul Stitt and Doug Allan of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bangkok examine the relative merits of amalgamations and asset transfers under the new regime

  • Can the big five play the legal game?

    The big five claim that they will soon be in a position to offer the complete tax service, from audit to litigation. But does the reality live up to the hype? Oliver Ralph looks behind the high profile recruitments and bar association debates and asks if tax directors expect one-stop-shopping in the near future

  • China pricing under the microscope

    The Chinese authorities have announced a crackdown on perceived transfer pricing abuses. Cassie Wong and Spencer Chong of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hong Kong examine the new policy and advise multinationals on how to avoid a damaging audit

  • UK proposals miss the IP mark

    Recent UK proposals regarding withholding taxes on royalties have been largely overlooked but have wide ranging international implications. Malcolm Naylor, managing partner of Arthur Andersen’s UK tax and legal practice, explains

  • New Zealand irons out tax

    The New Zealand government has ironed out a number of kinks in the tax system. Changes have been made to the conduit tax rules and joint bank accounts, among other areas. Craig Elliffe and Nathan Banks of KPMG in Auckland look at the consequences for multinationals

  • Finance bill lightens the load in France

    France’s draft finance bill for 2000 includes changes to the participation exemption, merger rules, enterprise zones, registration duty and the business liscence tax. Michel Magnon and Dominique Bera of Deloitte & Touche in Paris explain the most important proposals.

  • US delights project financiers

    The doomed US tax cut bill has sparked a wide debate over the future direction of tax policy. One of it’s most striking features is the array of benefits offered to the project finance community. Keith Martin of Chadbourne & Parke in Washington explains what is at stake

  • Indian rulings spark treaty uncertainty

    A number of recent rulings in India have denied treaty relief to residents of low-tax jurisdictions. Frank D’Souza, Keyur Shah and Jatin Goradia of Arthur Andersen in Mumbai examine the consequences for other double tax agreements signed by India


News Analysis


  • Rodewig swaps Daimler for Haarmann

    Heinrich Rodewig is joining the German firm Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner, having moved from Daimler-Benz. He will be working as tax partner in the international mergers and acquisitions group.

  • Confusion over Mendham’s move

    It's been a strange old month for Peter Mendham.

  • Ernst & Young expands Canadian litigation

    Donahue & Partner, the Canadian member firm of Ernst & Young International, has recruited tax litigators Al Meghji and Roger Taylor. The move reunites the two, who worked together at the Canadian department of justice for many years.

  • Bennett Jones faces E&Y exodus

    What's happening at Bennett Jones?The Calgary firm has decided to discontinue merger talks with Tory Tory Deslauriers & Binnington in Toronto. At the same time, the firm is losing tax partners to Ernst & Young


International Correspondents


International Tax Review Profile

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International Tax Review Profile

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International Tax Review Profile

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