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  • January 2017

    Navigating the complexities of TP compliance for commencement tax returns

    January 31, 2017

    Companies beginning a new business venture in Nigeria face complex compliance rules on their transfer pricing in the first three years. Victor Adegite and Adedayo Adebowale of KPMG Nigeria guide businesses through the possible hurdles.

  • Germany takes aim at banks over dividend tax loopholes

    January 31, 2017

    Financial institutions may be subject to huge tax bills as a result of a global bank’s upcoming court case concerning dividend stripping and the pending decision of Germany’s states to reclaim revenues lost from similar tax practices.

  • European Tax Awards 2017: Final week for submissions

    January 30, 2017

    Companies and firms have one week left to enter for the European Tax Awards 2017.

  • Effects of the suspension of the oil & gas special customs regime in the State of Rio de Janeiro

    January 30, 2017

    The state of Rio de Janeiro has suspended the REPETRO, an essential special customs tax regime for companies of the Oil & Gas industry. Nevertheless, some negative effects of the measure may be mitigated.

  • The evolution of CARF jurisprudence in cases of goodwill

    January 27, 2017

    Ana Paula S Lui Barreto of law firm Mattos Filho discusses how future disputes will be affected by the new way Brazilian courts determine cases concerning the tax depreciation of financial goodwill when privatising a business.

  • Final days to vote for the top tax transactional and tax planning firms

    January 26, 2017

    Two forthcoming issues of International Tax Review will include surveys of the leading tax transactional (March) and tax planning firms (May) around the world. This is your opportunity to vote.

  • The Brockman brief: Leadership attributes: developing relationships

    January 25, 2017

    Tax professionals from all areas of the tax sphere need to move outside their comforts zone to grasp the opportunities available and boost skills. Keith Brockman highlights the need for internal and external networking that could offer previously unknown possibilities.

  • Q&A: China’s changing tax landscape

    January 25, 2017

    China’s tax environment is rapidly changing to become more aligned with international standards, alongside more transparent and business-friendly policies. The Director General of International Taxation for China Tizhong Liao talks to Amelia Schwanke about his thoughts on recent tax developments and what businesses can expect in 2017.

  • Constitutions: Could paying a ‘fair share’ of tax already be enshrined in law?

    January 25, 2017

    Politicians and campaigners are fond of saying that companies should pay their ‘fair share’ of tax, but the phrase is over-used and lacks legal meaning and backing, becoming little more than a cliché. However, new research has identified clauses in the Constitutions of 15 countries – including two of the G7 member states – which identify an obligation to contribute to the public purse. Joe Stanley-Smith explores how this could force companies to take more notice of the fair-share debate.

  • M&A considerations for 2017: Don’t let tax derail the deal

    January 25, 2017

    Tax considerations will never make a deal, but they certainly can break a deal. Laurence Field, a senior tax and corporate business partner at national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill, reflects on the M&A tax landscape that evolved through 2016 and looks ahead to assess what businesses need to know if they are planning to get a transaction over the line in 2017.

  • The post-BEPS advantages of the Netherlands

    January 25, 2017

    Roelof Gerritsen and Ivo Kuipers, both partners at Atlas Tax Lawyers in the Netherlands, look at why the country will remain a prime location for multinationals and foreign investors as governments worldwide transition towards more harmonised tax rules in line with the OECD’s BEPS Project.

  • India’s renegotiated DTAs creating investment diversions

    January 25, 2017

    India’s recent renegotiations of its agreements on the avoidance of double taxation (DTAs) has made fundamental changes to how favoured gateways are used for investing in India. Amelia Schwanke explores the catalysts that initiated the renegotiations and the new treaty structures that have replaced outdated policies.

  • Ireland’s tax regime for real estate funds

    January 25, 2017

    Certain Irish investment funds will be exempt from corporation tax or income tax on their profits, but may face a withholding tax under recent legislative changes.

  • Swiss Court upholds CHF 100 million import VAT adjustment

    January 25, 2017

    Swiss companies with cross-border supply chains need to check they fully comply with Swiss laws on VAT and importation after a recent case that went in favour of the tax authorities.

  • India budget presents opportunities for pro-growth measures

    January 23, 2017

    Dhruva Tax Advisors and International Tax Review will present an analysis of the Indian Budget shortly after it is announced on February 1.

  • France urged to make bigger corporate tax cuts

    January 19, 2017

    Corporation tax in France is too high and should be cut to the European average to allow French companies to remain competitive, advisers have told the French Parliament.

  • President Trump: A new era of taxation

    January 19, 2017

    As Donald Trump takes on the top job in US politics, his promise to overhaul business taxation is already making an impact. But what is planned and will it work as intended?

  • Malta committed to EU presidency despite tax haven accusations

    January 17, 2017

    Malta is focusing on its presidency of the EU Council, despite claims that the country would not be able to pass the EU’s tax haven criteria if it were assessed – an accusation the country’s finance minister has dismissed.

  • General VAT reverse charge: The view from Central Europe

    January 17, 2017

    Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia are seen as the key supporters of the European Commission’s generalised reverse charge mechanism (GRCM), but not all industries or multinationals in these countries will benefit from it.

  • India’s stalled GST regime

    January 17, 2017

    Businesses gain more time to prepare for India's goods and services tax (GST) regime after the implementation date of the country's biggest tax reform is delayed again.

  • Global VAT reform takes on new impetus in 2017

    January 11, 2017

    In 2017, governments in Europe and around the world will divert their energies away from austerity VAT hikes aimed at combating various financial crises to refining their indirect tax regimes to fight fraud and help promote their economic priorities.

  • Andersen Global announces collaboration with Moodys Gartner in Canada

    January 10, 2017

    Canadian tax firm Moodys Gartner Tax Law is the latest firm to announce a collaboration with Andersen Global.

  • EC delves deeper into Engie’s tax affairs

    January 10, 2017

    French electric utility company GDF Suez group (now Engie) could face a tax bill of around €300 million ($318 million) if the European Commission upholds its preliminary decision that the company received illegal state aid benefits from Luxembourg via tax rulings that go as far back as 2008.

  • No more secret tax rulings in the EU?

    January 10, 2017

    The European Union’s new transparency rules for tax rulings have entered into force, but will it really be the end of secret or controversial tax rulings?

  • The Asia Tax Awards 2017: Enter your firm now

    January 06, 2017

    Companies, firms and individuals in 18 jurisdictions are eligible to compete for the Asia Tax Awards 2017.

  • EU to take ‘nuclear option’ on VAT fraud and allow reverse charge systems

    January 06, 2017

    The European Commission (EC) plans to take drastic action to tackle the €50 billion ($53 billion) in annual EU cross-border VAT fraud by allowing member states to deviate from the VAT Directive.

  • Checklist of hot China tax issues for MNEs in 2017

    January 03, 2017

    In 2017, multinational enterprises (MNEs) should in particular be alert to the following anticipated China tax developments.

  • Investing in Iran: 10 tax tips

    January 02, 2017

    For investors who want to successfully invest in Iran, Bahman Zebardast, a freelance tax adviser and internal audit manager at debt management company Tarh and Andisheh Behsaz Mellat in Tehran, provides his top tax advice.

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