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  • Latin America's tax officials speak out

    Latin America's taxpayers and advisers rarely hesitate to point out the flaws of their tax administrations. Liz Bearese speaks with top officials at revenue services in Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay to hear the side of the story from those who have the power to give the final word and who are shaping the future of the region's tax systems.


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  • Latin America's tax officials speak out

    Latin America's taxpayers and advisers rarely hesitate to point out the flaws of their tax administrations. Liz Bearese speaks with top officials at revenue services in Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay to hear the side of the story from those who have the power to give the final word and who are shaping the future of the region's tax systems.

  • Crystal balls, job security and Hutchison

    Jack Grocott speaks to Kaushal Tikku, group head of taxation at Hutchison Whampoa, about the changing role of the tax director and how he interacts with the board and audit committee.

  • IRS entices employees to disclose sensitive information

    The tax authorities in the US have designed regulations to encourage employees to come forward with information about a corporation’s aggressive tax planning schemes, with promises of hefty rewards for tips that leads to the recovery of money. Erin Kelechava finds that these regulations and other new IRS initiatives, such as Schedule UTP, may complicate matters for corporate tax departments by requiring that they increase transparency, institute internal controls, and scrutinise their tax positions.

  • Corporates face pressure over financial responsibilities

    Protests, media campaigns and politics are all forcing corporations to reconsider their corporate reputations. Sophie Ashley analyses the transfer pricing aspects of corporate reputation while Salman Shaheen investigates the best way to handle the negative attention. Both discover that financial clarity is the best form of attack.

  • Australia’s carbon tax plans fail to please

    Julia Gillard, Australia’s prime minister, has confirmed that a price will be set on carbon emissions in 2012 despite making a pre-election promise that a carbon price would not be introduced under her government. There has been little indication from Gillard of the price the tax will be set at, and, some claim, there has been no assessment of the cost for industry and the economy. Matthew Gilleard investigates.

  • The environment for bank taxation

    The introduction of a banking tax has dominated political and economic agendas for a long time. Vincent Oratore of Ernst & Young highlights the key policy areas that need to be addressed before the banking sector can be happy with the new levy.

  • Tax disputes gradually becoming a reality in China

    Recent events in China seem to point to a potential trend for more tax litigation. Even if at a very nascent stage of development Brendan Kelly and Jinghua Liu of Baker & McKenzie argue that tax litigation may finally become a concept that is relevant in China tax.

  • Dutch guidance on the attribution of profits to PEs

    The Dutch Deputy Minister of Finance recently issued a new decree on the attribution of profits to permanent establishments for Dutch corporate tax purposes. Eduard Sporken and Bert Middelkoop of KPMG Meijburg & Co discuss what the decree means for taxpayers.

  • Australia seeks level financial playing field

    Jock McCormack and Anshu Maharaj of DLA Phillips Fox discuss recent developments in Australia that will impact managed investment funds, controlled foreign companies, foreign accumulation funds, collective investment vehicles, trusts and the disclosure of uncertain tax positions.

  • Arbitration challenges in US-Canada convention

    Paul Mulvihill, Fred O’Riordan and Steven Wrappe of Ernst & Young discuss the recently issued guidance on the arbitration process in the fifth protocol to the US-Canada tax convention and discover that taxpayers will benefit from greater confidence and certainty from the changes.


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  • China’s tax priorities for the next five years

    Last month, China unveiled its 12th Five-Year Plan. Tax reform was top of the agenda as the country plots continued economic growth. Peter Ni of Zhong Lun Law Firm in Shanghai, pinpoints the key tax measures that will shape China’s future.


Tax Relief

  • Tax Relief

    A monthly commentary on the notable facts, figures and goings-on in the tax world. Suitable items should be sent to taxrelief@euromoneyplc.com


International Correspondents


International Tax Review Profile

RT @CBItweets: UK needs a Budget that enables the country to grow its way out of austerity. Here are 5 business priorities https://t.co/CAw

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International Tax Review Profile

This year's World Tax directory is now online. How does your firm stack up? https://t.co/CtRbW1Ub5j

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International Tax Review Profile

RT @AuroChardon: Let's honour the #memory of a brave #journalist and woman ➡️ vigil tomorrow, 18 Oct, 6pm, in front of Residence Palace #Da…

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International Tax Review Profile

Big Soda scores victory as Chicago-area tax repealed - could this be the beginning of the end of the sugar tax trend?https://t.co/PNuafWHy9K

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International Tax Review Profile

Ebay and Netflix pay total UK tax of less than £1.9m - How long until HMRC investigate their TP practices? https://t.co/VPPsT3aGMZ via @FT

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