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  • November 2017

    Who will be on the EU’s tax haven blacklist?

    November 29, 2017

    The European Union is about to release a blacklist of uncooperative tax jurisdictions as part of the international effort to crackdown on tax avoidance. The blacklist has sparked speculation over which countries are most under threat.

  • VAT for financial services: The necessary move from IGP to the VAT unity regime

    November 27, 2017

    Banking, financial and insurance sectors need to consider the impact of a recent CJEU ruling that changes the VAT benefits they can achieve.

  • Will Italy lead the way for a digital sales tax?

    November 24, 2017

    The Italian Senate is considering introducing a digital sales tax to tackle the problem of tax avoidance by tech companies. This would take the form of an equalisation tax on the turnover of digitalised companies.

  • UK budget targets tech titans – or does it?

    November 24, 2017

    Technology companies may feel targeted by the UK’s budget, which introduced measures that will hit companies including Amazon, eBay, Google, Facebook and Twitter, but there were also some sweeteners to encourage post-Brexit economic prosperity.

  • International taxation not business as usual under tax reform

    November 20, 2017

    The US Congress is inching closer to the largest tax reform package since 1986 and the House just approved its $1.5 trillion plan, and the Senate is still working the kinks out of its proposal. The race to get legislation to the president’s desk by the end of the year is on.

  • France puts business at ease over mergers

    November 20, 2017

    The French government has released a second corrective finance bill for 2017, which contains new provisions for cross-border mergers, in response to a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in March 2017 and complementing Emmanuel Macron’s pro-business agenda.

  • Big 4 come under scrutiny over tax havens

    November 17, 2017

    The Big 4 have been slammed by a new report on tax havens, as the international debate following the release of the Paradise Papers widens and the EU presses for action against tax advisers.

  • Will the UK’s VAT threshold fall?

    November 15, 2017

    Brexit may offer the best opportunity to address the UK’s high VAT registration threshold that is distorting business practices, according to a recent report released by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS).

  • UK budget – will it be a whimper or a bang?

    November 15, 2017

    Ahead of next week’s UK budget, beleaguered British Chancellor Philip Hammond is said to be considering a major VAT overhaul, and other tax measures targeting large online businesses like Amazon and Uber. But he could be cautious to avoid controversy and potentially keep his job.

  • German Federal Fiscal Court’s view of VAT treatment on competitive warnings

    November 15, 2017

    Thomas Streit of KÜFFNER MAUNZ LANGER ZUGMAIER considers the impact of a recent court decision concerning the VAT treatment of competitive warnings that are used to mitigate further litigation among businesses.

  • Initial discussions on tax reform in Brazil commence

    November 15, 2017

    The first discussions relating to the most recent tax reform bill, which was submitted to the National Congress, have started in Brazil.

  • Indian Supreme Court tax ruling on PE creation calms concerns

    November 13, 2017

    India’s Supreme Court has reinforced its decision in the Formula One permanent establishment (PE) tax dispute and further clarified the application of service and agency PE rules in a recent case.

  • Big corporations pay more to fill hole in French government finances

    November 10, 2017

    Despite the aims of the new government, France is set to adopt a one-time tax hike on the profits of large companies to help cover the repayments of billions of euros lost from a dividends tax found to be unconstitutional.

  • Gig economy at risk of higher tax bills after Uber loses latest case

    November 10, 2017

    Ride-hailing app Uber has lost its latest UK appeal over the worker status and rights of its drivers. Although it plans to appeal, the prospect of higher tax bills are looming as tax and employment issues merge closer together and a VAT dispute hangs in the background.

  • Transparency now: Paradise Papers spark demands for public registers in tax havens

    November 08, 2017

    The release of the Paradise Papers has reignited the debate about tax avoidance in UK overseas territories and crown dependencies, with politicians calling for public beneficial ownership registers to be extended to such jurisdictions.

  • Littlewoods case sets precedent for VAT compound interest claims

    November 08, 2017

    The UK Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Littlewoods’ appeal in a long-running VAT dispute over compound interest. The case is bad news for numerous companies with pending claims for similar repayments.

  • Risks and rewards: Belgium embarks upon corporate tax reform

    November 06, 2017

    The Belgian government has reached an agreement on its corporate tax reforms. This shake-up has major implications for business.

  • Asia Tax Awards 2018: Enter now

    November 06, 2017

    Companies, firms and individuals working in jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific region should enter now to compete for the Asia Tax Awards 2018.

  • US tax reform bill: Place your bets

    November 03, 2017

    The release of the US tax reform bill has finally confirmed the government’s tax plans, but questions remain over which proposals will stick and when they will be enacted. How have the odds for tax reform changed?

  • Macri's victory spells tax cuts in Argentina

    November 03, 2017

    Following a sweeping victory in Argentina’s mid-term election, President Mauricio Macri is now building momentum for tax reform. Tax cuts are intended to reward companies for reinvesting their profits into the country in support of Macri’s far-reaching agenda to reverse Argentina’s economic fortunes.

  • Unilateral action on a digital tax framework poses global risk

    November 02, 2017

    The European Commission and OECD are gathering views on how digital companies should be taxed to ensure they pay their fair share, but the lack of agreement among international players could create major problems.

  • UK claims tax gap has shrunk, but figures tell another story

    November 01, 2017

    The UK government claims that its tax gap has shrunk, but the real term amounts show that it has actually grown. Can HMRC’s data be relied upon?

International Tax Review Profile

Annika Lindstrom and Maria Andersson of @KPMG discuss how BEPS Actions 8 to 10 are being interpreted in relation to… https://t.co/e05Pfob2fQ

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International Tax Review is hiring! https://t.co/v6G8gcGd9A

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RT @JudithFreedman: At Buckingham Palace to collect my CBE for tax research and found I was in programme as Lady Freedman (because husband…

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Without much fanfare, a tax reform in Chile in December 2017 broadened the rules on the parties considered related… https://t.co/fJXpvx61b8

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A US Supreme Court decision in #Wayfair, affecting the applicability of sales tax to e-commerce, could come as soon… https://t.co/Z6ZwcTwjIU

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