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  • May 2016

    European Tax Awards 2016

    May 27, 2016

    Baker & McKenzie showed the greatest strength and depth in its international tax practice throughout Europe to win the European Tax Firm of the Year award at International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards in London on May 26.

  • Enter now for the Americas Tax Awards 2016

    May 27, 2016

    Private-practice, in-house and individual awards are up for grabs at this year's Americas Tax Awards.

  • The European Tax Awards 2016 – the winners

    May 26, 2016

    Baker & McKenzie has won the award for European Tax Firm of the Year at International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards in London.

  • Google raided in France again

    May 26, 2016

    Google’s Paris office was raided again by French authorities in an investigation over a €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion) tax bill.

  • Supreme Court Decision in Airtours VAT Case

    May 26, 2016

    The dispute between Airtours and HMRC, on the proper VAT treatment of an invoice issued by PwC to Airtours for services in providing a financial report to Airtours’ banks, has been decided in favour of HMRC.

  • Egypt: Banks made exempt from VAT

    May 26, 2016

    Egyptian finance minister Amr Al-Garhi has decided to make banking services exempt from the country's new VAT.

  • Tax talent: Developing a great team

    May 26, 2016

    While it may be difficult to change some of the individuals in your team, Keith Brockman believes it is possible to develop their skills in areas essential to future success, such as negotiation and leadership.

  • Asia Tax Forum 2016 - the full story

    May 26, 2016

    It was difficult to escape the overhang of BEPS at International Tax Review's Asia Tax Forum in Singapore this year.

  • Asia Tax Awards 2016

    May 26, 2016

    The official with ultimate responsibility for the introduction of goods and services tax (GST) in Malaysia won the award for Asia Tax Commissioner of the Year at International Tax Review’s Asia Tax Awards in Singapore on May 5.

  • Tax haven or …Tax hell?

    May 26, 2016

    The Panama Papers intensified pressure on David Cameron in the lead-up to London's anti-corruption conference. Oxfam released a letter – signed by more than 300 economists – hoping to put pressure on the Prime Minister to start eradicating tax havens.

  • Q&A with RELX Group

    May 26, 2016

    The global head of group tax at RELX Group talks to ITR about his role and the desired qualities of a tax professional.

  • Dutch ruling could open fiscal unity to non-EU parents

    May 26, 2016

    Heico Reinoud and Kuba Grabarz examine how a recent Court of Appeal judgment affects the way multinational companies can use advantageous Dutch fiscal unity rules.

  • European VAT case highlights growing use of Bitcoin

    May 26, 2016

    As more and more countries come up with VAT rules for Bitcoin, taxpayers using the virtual currency should be aware that its emergence will test the principle of VAT liability being based on consumption, say Rose Boeve and Riza Arrieta of KPMG.

  • Revised India-Mauritius treaty ends decade-long tax debate

    May 26, 2016

    The protocol to amend the India-Mauritius tax treaty has been enacted. What can investors expect?

  • Allen & Overy gains new compliance partner

    May 25, 2016

    Daniela Trötscher will join Allen & Overy's tax practice, in its Frankfurt office, as a partner from June 1.

  • Private equity funds in Mexico: application of treaty benefits and concerns arising from BEPS Action 6

    May 20, 2016

    Alfredo Sánchez Torrado and Eduardo García Ruiz examine the way in which investments are currently structured in Mexico via private equity funds, the application of treaty benefits by them, as well as how BEPS Action 6 may affect such application.

  • Tax department’s appeal on Vodafone drags litigation “too far”

    May 19, 2016

    The Supreme Court in Delhi has accepted an appeal from the Income Tax Department (ITAT) against a Bombay high court order, which rejected the ITAT’s transfer pricing adjustment for the sale of one of its call centres in 2007.

  • Revised India and Mauritius treaty ends decade-long tax debate

    May 12, 2016

    India and Mauritius have signed a protocol that amends certain measures in their Double Tax Agreement (DTA), which will help to prevent tax avoidance as part of the India Government’s efforts to tackle BEPS.

  • Panama and others commit to share account information

    May 11, 2016

    Five countries including Panama have committed to exchanging financial account information, the OECD and Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information announced today.

  • Banking question hangs over Egypt’s VAT

    May 11, 2016

    The Egyptian Government still has not decided how the banking sector will be treated under the new VAT regime, which is expected to be implemented in five months’ time, on October 1 2016.

  • GCC implements VAT

    May 11, 2016

    Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Saudi Arabia’s finance minister, confirmed, on May 4 the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) would implement VAT by 2018.

  • Reputational risks from the Panama Papers for taxpayers

    May 10, 2016

    The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has published a database including information about 214,000 offshore entities in 21 jurisdictions.

  • Asia Tax Awards 2016

    May 09, 2016

    Congratulations to all the companies, firms and individuals that joined the International Tax Review at the 2016 Asia Tax Awards at the Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore on May 5.

  • Brazil: Covenant brings more legal certainty to the ICMS tax substitution regime

    May 05, 2016

    On January 1 2016, ICMS (state value-added tax) Covenant 92/15 came into force, establishing a list of the goods that may be subject to the ICMS tax substitution regime and creating new codes to identify them.

  • Australia uses Budget to introduce UK-style diverted profits tax

    May 05, 2016

    Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has used the Budget to target MNEs, aiming to collect an extra AUS$3.9 billion ($2.9 billion) by 2020.

  • Malaysian customs chief wins top prize at Asia Tax Awards

    May 05, 2016

    The official with ultimate responsibility for the introduction of goods and services tax (GST) in Malaysia has won the award for Asia Tax Commissioner of the Year at International Tax Review's Asia Tax Awards in Singapore tonight.

  • Irish non-resident gains tax in respect of loan sales, funds and SPVs

    May 04, 2016

    Irish tax law charges to tax gains of non-residents at 33% in respect of certain Irish situate assets including land in Ireland and unquoted shares deriving the greater part of their value from land in Ireland.

  • PE changes increase risk of tax exposure in jurisdictions where a company has no legal entity

    May 04, 2016

    Multinational enterprises (MNEs) are facing new challenges arising from OECD’s developments regarding the determination of a taxable presence in a foreign country where the company operates without a legal entity.

  • Apple co-founder says company should pay more tax

    May 04, 2016

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says all companies, including Apple, should pay more than 50% in tax, as many individual taxpayers do.

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