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  • Mind your own business: The importance of knowing what we really do

    Steven Ouwerkerk, global head of tax at APM Terminals, argues that to deal with the corporate challenges of operating in an increasingly borderless world, multinationals must learn to operate in a department-less manner, sharing experiences across functions and understanding issues from a variety of perspectives. He also brings a new meaning to the phrase ‘mind your own business’.


  • The Cunningham Column: Every little helps in international tax reform

    To start his new monthly column, Ralph Cunningham, the Hong Kong-based managing editor of International Tax Review, argues that capacity building will be critical to BEPS implementation in the Asia-Pacific region if piecemeal, unilateral measures are to be avoided.

  • The Brockman brief: Tax transparency: Is it a one-way street?

    The envisaged ideals of ‘tax transparency’ are being proposed, and legislated, by tax administrations worldwide. This month’s Brockman brief focuses on the fact that mutual and reciprocal tax transparency with multinational entities (MNEs) remains somewhat elusive. It is now time to briefly assess some of these initiatives to fairly gauge the mutuality of such initiatives.

  • Special features - November 2015

    Read this month's special features for Intangibles and Mexico

  • BEPS implementation: The role of a multilateral instrument

    Jeffrey Owens, director of the Global Tax Policy Centre at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law (IAITL) and former OECD tax chief, and Nathalie Bravo, research associate at the IAITL, explore the role of a multilateral tax instrument in implementing BEPS Project measures, and analyse the treaty issues and technical challenges to be overcome.

  • Voluntary disclosure in LatAm: A win-win game

    Guillermo Teijeiro, of Teijeiro & Ballone Abogados, analyses voluntary disclosure programmes available across Latin America, assessing whether such programmes represent a win-win outcome for all involved.

  • The CRS and its impact on the financial services industry

    The combatting of cross-border tax evasion is a priority for governments and the automatic exchange of taxpayer information between countries is now seen as fundamental to addressing it. It is out of this objective that the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), which facilitates the automatic exchange of information (AEoI) at a global level, has evolved. Mariano Giralt, Chris Mitchell and Bronwen Noble of BNY Mellon assess the impact of these initiatives on the financial services industry.

  • Indian tax clarity key to attracting investment

    Vitthal Dehadray of Franklin Templeton Asset Management and Rajeshree Sabnavis of BMR & Associates look at the emerging direct tax debates impacting the asset management industry in India.

  • M&A and ‘tax cursors’: Will they make or break your deal?

    With continuing signs of a more business-friendly attitude from the Indian government, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is picking up once more. Sanjay Sanghvi and Vinita Krishnan of Khaitan & Co analyse the role of ‘tax cursors’ in the successful completion of a transaction.

  • Tax transparency and the Swiss financial centre

    Urs Kapalle, head of tax and fiscal policy at the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) in Basel, and Dominic Gubler, tax counsel at the SBA, look at tax transparency and information sharing initiatives involving Switzerland, assessing FATCA and automatic exchange of information from the Swiss perspective and highlighting the past, present and future activities relating to implementation of the country’s tax transparency strategy.

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International Tax Review Profile

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.@ato_gov_au reveals how it will apply Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance Bill 2015 when it becomes law

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