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  • February 2017

    Brazil: New taxable services and tackling harmful tax competition

    February 28, 2017

    Supplementary Law 157/16 regarding the municipal service tax (ISS) was brought in to allow the taxation of new services and to reduce the harmful tax competition between municipalities.

  • The Brockman brief: Tax haven blacklist: Talk of the town

    February 28, 2017

    As EU member states determine the criteria for what constitutes a tax haven, while at the same time lowering their tax rates, the debate over tax havens is growing. Keith Brockman considers the parameters of the ideas of ‘transparency’ and ‘tax haven blacklist’.

  • GE/PwC deal advances trend to outsource tax functions

    February 28, 2017

    With corporations meeting the demands of rapidly changing regulations, increased audits, and new tax technology functions, some are overwhelmed with how much tax is influencing their business strategy – leading to a number of outsourcing arrangements. Amelia Schwanke explores whether General Electric (GE) and PwC’s recent agreement has ignited a new trend for outsourcing a business’s tax function

  • Inside M&A: Welcome to the Tax Transactional Survey 2017

    February 28, 2017

    International Tax Review’s flagship tax transactional feature looks at the global M&A market during 2016, explores the tax trends in major deals that may continue into 2017, and provides a breakdown of the leading firms in transactional advice across multiple jurisdictions.

  • Welcome to the world of secondary adjustments

    February 28, 2017

    Tirthesh Bagadiya of Bagadiya & Jain looks at what he sees as the beginning of a new era in Indian transfer pricing regulations

  • Understanding TP compliance for commencement tax returns

    February 28, 2017

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

  • Nominations open for Tax Controversy Leaders guide

    February 27, 2017

    The research period for the seventh edition of International Tax Review’s Tax Controversy Leaders guide has begun.

  • Singapore budget confirms shift to indirect taxation

    February 24, 2017

    Proposals in Singapore’s 2017-18 budget confirmed the government’s plans to shift from a direct tax base to an indirect one, with several measures proposing the introduction of new taxes on companies.

  • Apple challenges European Commission’s arm’s-length test

    February 24, 2017

    Apple has divulged its grounds for appealing against the European Commission’s (EC’s) controversial €13 billion ($14 billion) state aid tax demand, releasing a document detailing 14 pleas of law against the decision.

  • South Africa budget almost avoids tax hikes for businesses to plug deficit

    February 23, 2017

    Businesses were left almost unscathed in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2017-18 budget that announced ZAR 28 billion ($2.16 billion) of revenue raising measures to help stabilise the economy, but there was one concern for MNEs.

  • Hong Kong to establish tax policy unit to enhance regime

    February 23, 2017

    Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan has announced his plans to establish a tax policy unit to review the country’s narrow tax base and boost international competitiveness in his 2017-18 budget.

  • US tax reform: What is the likelihood of a border adjustment tax?

    February 16, 2017

    The proposed border adjustment tax has provoked the business world to take action to oppose it, but with US President Donald Trump’s offer to repeal 75% of existing regulations perhaps sweetening the deal, will businesses take the bait?

  • Tougher compliance rules for New Zealand foreign trusts

    February 15, 2017

    New Zealand’s Parliament has approved legislation that will require foreign trusts to disclose more information to the tax authorities as it gets tough on aggressive tax planning in the wake of the Panama Papers.

  • Tax hikes likely as South Africa tries to plug deficit

    February 14, 2017

    Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to announce higher tax rates, as well as other measures, in his upcoming 2017/18 budget that could either boost the economy or deliver the final knockout punch to his career as finance minister.

  • Botswana plans for big changes to tax rules in 2017- 2018 budget

    February 14, 2017

    Botswana intends to simplify tax legislation and introduce transfer pricing rules, the country’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development O K Matambo announced in his 2017-18 budget address.

  • Back to the drawing board for Swiss tax reforms

    February 14, 2017

    Businesses and citizens have crossed swords as the Swiss Corporate Tax Reform III (CTR III), which included numerous tax benefits for MNEs, was rejected by voters in a referendum held on February 12 2017.

  • Nominations open for Indirect Tax Leaders guide

    February 13, 2017

    The research period for the sixth edition of International Tax Review's Indirect Tax Leaders guide has begun.

  • Israeli Deutsche Bank CEO trapped in tax probe

    February 10, 2017

    Boaz Aharon Schwartz, the CEO of Deutsche Bank’s local subsidiary in Israel, has been arrested on suspicion of tax and VAT offenses that involves more than ILS 550 million ($147 million) worth of illegal transactions.

  • Businesses in limbo as NAFTA renegotiations threaten tariffs

    February 09, 2017

    US President Donald Trump’s threats to impose tariffs and duties on imports have dealt a blow to the security and longevity of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Pending renegotiations between the US, Canada and Mexico are becoming a cause for concern for companies.

  • Transatlantic tax tensions grow over business poaching

    February 08, 2017

    EU leaders are queuing up to criticise the US and UK over plans to slash corporation tax, while US President Donald Trump makes provocative comments on the European project. The growing conflict means corporate CEOs are left scratching their heads on tax planning and whether to shift manufacturing, IP and profit into the US.

  • GE/PwC deal advances trend to outsource tax functions

    February 08, 2017

    With corporations meeting the demands of rapidly changing regulations, increased audits, and new tax technology functions, some are overwhelmed with how much tax is influencing their business strategy – leading to a number of outsourcing arrangements. Could General Electric (GE) and PwC’s recent agreement have ignited a new trend of outsourcing a business’s tax function?

  • Jaitley seeks tax compliant economy in India’s 2017 budget

    February 02, 2017

    India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has promised to clean up India’s economy in an effort to boost revenue through better compliance measures rather than tax hikes in his 2017-18 budget.

  • GCC countries take major step towards VAT implementation

    February 02, 2017

    Bahrain’s Minister of Finance Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Khalifa has signed the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC’s) agreement on unified VAT and selective taxation, paving the way for VAT to be introduced across the six member nations from 2018.

  • Saudi Arabia approves VAT

    February 02, 2017

    Saudi Arabia has become the third Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country to approve the region’s proposed 5% VAT as the region moves ahead with the biggest tax change in recent years.

  • EU Advocate General: UK and Gibraltar ‘one entity’ for tax issues

    February 01, 2017

    Companies could continue to face a double tax charge after an Opinion from a European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general said that the UK and Gibraltar should be treated as a single entity for tax purposes in the high-profile Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Commission case.

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RT @CBItweets: UK needs a Budget that enables the country to grow its way out of austerity. Here are 5 business priorities https://t.co/CAw

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This year's World Tax directory is now online. How does your firm stack up? https://t.co/CtRbW1Ub5j

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RT @AuroChardon: Let's honour the #memory of a brave #journalist and woman ➡️ vigil tomorrow, 18 Oct, 6pm, in front of Residence Palace #Da…

Oct 18 2017 04:42 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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Big Soda scores victory as Chicago-area tax repealed - could this be the beginning of the end of the sugar tax trend?https://t.co/PNuafWHy9K

Oct 12 2017 04:03 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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Ebay and Netflix pay total UK tax of less than £1.9m - How long until HMRC investigate their TP practices? https://t.co/VPPsT3aGMZ via @FT

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