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  • Tax havens: An unnecessary evil?

    The finance ministers of some of the world’s most notorious tax havens believe their countries’ policies are fair, robust and meet international standards. Anjana Haines cuts through the PR to see what role these jurisdictions play in an era of BEPS measures and increasing transparency.


Features

  • Tax risk pendulum: Collaboration vs. uncertainty

    Tax risk is a modern ‘term of art’ perception; this risk can be viewed as a pendulum. Keith Brockman looks at the advantages of corporate collaboration and threats of uncertainty and public distrust.

  • UK Criminal Finance Act imposes corporate tax evasion controls

    All companies operating in the UK and abroad could be liable to criminal penalties if they or their associates are found to be facilitating tax evasion. Dominic Stuttaford, head of tax at Norton Rose Fulbright for the EMEA region, highlights the impact of the new Criminal Finance Act and what companies need to being doing now to ensure compliance.

  • How Spanish SII is impacting companies: Duracell case study

    Spain has introduced groundbreaking requirements for companies to file transactional data in near real-time. Joe Stanley-Smith examines the case study of global battery company Duracell to explore how companies are dealing with the extra workload from the Suministro Inmediato de Información (SII) legislation, one month on from its implementation on July 1 2017.

  • Special features - September 2017

    Read this month's special features on tax technology and transformation, Mexico and New Zealand

  • Bringing tax accounting into the 21st century

    Richard Murphy, professor of practice in international political economy at City, University of London, argues that we do not need multinational tax returns to be made public, but better accounting is vital.

  • Meet the young tax professionals of the year

    Since 2010, the Young Tax Professional of the Year competition has been open to young students around the world. Joe Stanley-Smith caught up with the first and second prize winners, Karl Frenzel and Tetiana Polonska, to hear their views on the competition, university education today and how it feels to graduate into such a rapidly changing tax market.

  • TaxCOOP: A vision for inclusivity in global tax governance

    The four founders of TaxCOOP, Brigitte Alepin, Allison Christians, Lyne Latulippe, and Louise Otis introduce their forum for developing good tax policy.

  • Q&A: Gig economy taxation – Is it all about to change?

    The tax regimes governing the gig economy, combined with the rules on self-employed individuals, have led to the success of companies such as Uber and Deliveroo. However, the Taylor Review on modern working practices has suggested radical changes that could change it all and stop other sectors adopting similar practices. Anjana Haines talks to the report’s author, Matthew Taylor, to discuss his recommendations and what they could mean for the future of the gig economy.

  • EU holding company structure in treaty shopping cases

    The tax status and characterisation of passive holding companies has gained renewed interest with Article 7 of the OECD’s Multilateral Instrument (MLI) containing some reference to these entities. Mauro Manca of Giovannelli e Associati looks at how these structures can still work if there are sound organisational reasons in the MNE structure.

  • Avinash Persaud: The banker who designed FTT to tame City

    Former managing director of State Street Bank and leading financial expert Avinash Persaud tells Salman Shaheen why he has designed a financial transaction tax (FTT) for Britain’s opposition Labour Party to help rein in the City of London.

  • International updates - September 2017

    The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.


News Analysis


Editorial

  • The disaster of Donald Trump

    It would be difficult to imagine a man more ill-suited to high office than Donald Trump, nor a presidency so spectacularly disastrous a mere eight months in. Gung-ho gaffer George W Bush seemed almost statesmanlike in comparison. Even when Trump is calling for peace, love and unity, he gets it wrong.


Tax Relief

  • Tax Relief

    Because tax doesn’t have to be taxing. A less-than-serious look back at some of the quirkier tax stories from the past month.


International Correspondents


International Tax Review Profile

Very interesting analysis on the UK Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association case C-591/15 by #PhilipBaker… https://t.co/obBIkBaR28

Nov 17 2017 01:34 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Tax Review Profile

The UK budget next week could be an interesting one from several angles. Aside from the key tax implications, the C… https://t.co/uPJw7O3NtO

Nov 17 2017 12:34 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Tax Review Profile

BBC News - HSBC to pay €300m to settle tax investigation https://t.co/riv9kO0ub0

Nov 15 2017 11:58 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Tax Review Profile

@IsaiBCortez This is in the UK

Nov 10 2017 01:09 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
International Tax Review Profile

RT @JolyonMaugham: Just as tax judges flexed their common law muscles in the tax avoidance sphere, employment judges are flexing theirs in…

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International Correspondents