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  • December 2011

    Pressure mounts to cut VAT on e-books

    December 22, 2011

    Luxembourg’s decision to slash VAT on electronic books from 15% to 3% could pressure other European jurisdictions to follow suit.

  • Why Australia’s carbon tax will prove ineffective

    December 22, 2011

    Exemptions, grants and free permits will negate the green impact of Australia’s carbon tax to ensure big business does not suffer, environmentalists and tax experts warn.

  • European Court confirms aviation can come under ETS

    December 21, 2011

    Despite mounting international pressure, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today confirmed that aviation can be brought under the emissions trading scheme (ETS) without breaking international law.

  • Mexico: Proposed new rules to satisfy tax requirements for invoices

    December 21, 2011

    On September 8 2011, the Mexican government released a proposed tax bill that contains, among other things, certain modifications to the Mexican Federal Tax Code (FTC).

  • UK Finance Bill to keep pace with accounting changes

    December 21, 2011

    The government has unveiled changes to UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practice in the draft Finance Bill 2012, the legislation that will put into effect measures to be announced in the budget on March 21.

  • Expect more cuts in Brazil following IOF reduction

    December 20, 2011

    This month’s decision by the Brazilian government to reduce the financial transactions (IOF) tax rates on the exchange of currency into Brazilian reals for investments in the Brazilian financial and capital markets heralds the beginning of further tax cuts to boost growth.

  • US clarifies branch rules for CFCs

    December 20, 2011

    The US IRS and Treasury last week finalised regulations dealing with the branch rules of the Internal Revenue Code, with implications for controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) and their US shareholders.

  • Why the Netherlands is following the UK with a bank tax

    December 20, 2011

    The Dutch government has followed steps taken by the UK and unveiled plans to tax banks and other financial institutions. The new levy is expected to generate €300 million ($391 million) a year.

  • Australia finalises investment manager regime

    December 19, 2011

    The Australian government’s plan to build the country’s reputation as a global financial services centre took a step forward last week when it finalised the country’s investment manager regime (IMR).

  • Allegheny chooses director with tax experience

    December 16, 2011

    John Pipski, who has just been elected to the board of Allegheny Technologies, is a financial and tax accountant with more than 40 years experience of advising companies in the manufacturing and mining industries.

  • Australian steel company wants government handout over carbon tax

    December 16, 2011

    The largest steel producer in Australia has applied to the government for A$100million to help it cope with the introduction of a carbon tax.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Chris Needham assesses the Commission’s VAT proposals

    December 16, 2011

    Chris Needham, VAT director of General Electric, is one of the most vocal tax executives calling for European VAT reform. In an exclusive interview, he discusses the pros and cons of the European Commission’s white paper, released last week, and whether its proposals meet his hopes.

  • Tax information exchange on the way in Africa

    December 16, 2011

    African tax administrations will find it easier to share information with each other if a plan to establish a treaty for the exchange of tax information on the continent is successful.

  • UPDATED with CRA comments: How Canada wants to move forward on tax governance

    December 16, 2011

    The Canadian tax authorities are ready to step up their scrutiny of taxpayers’ risk management.

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