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  • March 2018

    European Tax Awards 2018 – Shortlist

    March 26, 2018

    The nominees have been revealed for International Tax Review and TP Week’s European Tax Awards.

  • The pitfalls of the EU’s digital tax plan

    March 23, 2018

    The European Commission (EC) is determined that tech companies like Facebook and Google don’t get a free ride, but its proposed digital tax plan could create tax risks for both governments and companies.

  • The OECD’s long road to a 2020 consensus on digital tax

    March 21, 2018

    The OECD plans to achieve an international consensus by 2020 on taxing the digital economy, but this ambitious timeline is unrealistic, say experts. The OECD’s David Bradbury defends the organisation’s approach in an exclusive conversation with International Tax Review.

  • The Brockman brief: EU27-Trends to watch

    March 21, 2018

    As the United Kingdom hastily prepares for its planned exit from the EU, thereby leaving EU27 Member States (EU27), interesting trends are starting to develop for this change.

  • ITR Women in Tax Forum: Celebrating excellence

    March 21, 2018

    International Tax Review hosted its first Women in Tax Forum in New York on March 1. The event kick-started a month of celebrating the brilliant female minds in the sector, their take on some of the hottest tax matters, and insight into their leadership skills and how to be the best.

  • Inside the Revenue Service: What does the IRS do with your data?

    March 21, 2018

    The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is, in many ways, typical of tax authorities around the world – it’s not as well-resourced as it once was. It is being asked to do more with less, and it is turning to data analytics to help it better identify where it should focus its attention.

  • IRS Special: Digging for data with Doug O’Donnell

    March 21, 2018

    Doug O’Donnell, head of the large business and international (LB&I) department in the IRS, speaks to Joe Stanley-Smith about how he runs his large business and international department in the rapidly changing arenas of US and international tax.

  • IRS Special: Running the risk

    March 21, 2018

    Joe Stanley-Smith sits down with Tom Brandt, chief risk officer at the IRS, to discuss managing budget cuts, tax reform and the growing threat of cybersecurity.

  • Embracing tax technology: The full perspective

    March 21, 2018

    Geoff Peck, executive officer and chief taxologist at PawPaw Taxology, dives deeper into how tax leaders can approach tax technology with better clarity and assurance than they do today.

  • Global digital VAT/GST implementations: key questions

    March 21, 2018

    Businesses love certainty. It allows them to plan and act on short, medium, and long-term strategies. The unexpected brings operational complexities they do not need. Recently, as taxation of the digital economy gathers pace it is a case of ‘expect the unexpected’ for digital businesses operating globally. Taxamo’s Iman Deschâtres and JP McCarthy explore the topic.

  • Making a virtue of transparency

    March 21, 2018

    In recent years, the idea that offshore tax liabilities can easily be concealed from government revenue collectors has become a moribund concept. Huge data leaks increased international co-operation and developments such as FATCA and the global common reporting standard (CRS) have resulted in a situation where a person’s cross-border tax affairs are no longer fully secret.

  • Will the EU's MDRs mark the end of selling tax avoidance schemes?

    March 20, 2018

    The EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) Council has unanimously agreed on tax avoidance disclosure rules for intermediaries. For those selling tax avoidance schemes, the move is a game-changer. Both in-house and private practice tax advisers could be caught out by the rules.

  • Nominate the best tax controversy, indirect and female tax advisers for ITR's leaders guides

    March 19, 2018

    ITR's research team has begun work on the Tax Controversy Leaders guide, Indirect Tax Leaders guide and Women in Tax Leaders guide. This is your chance to nominate the individuals who offer the best tax advice.

  • Could robots reverse the race to the bottom?

    March 16, 2018

    The rise of robotics promises to turn the world of work upside down and corporate tax may have to be raised to make up for the shortfall. This could force the ‘race to the bottom’ into reverse.

  • ITR Asia Tax Awards 2018: Nominees announced

    March 13, 2018

    The nominations for the 2018 ITR Asia Tax Awards have been announced.

  • Brazil: Levy of ICMS on transactions with digital goods and merchandise – new regulation by the state of São Paulo

    March 12, 2018

    Technology evolves at an impressive speed, a fact that is generating a certain mismatch between the rules governing the sector and reality. In this situation, the taxation applying to transactions with digital goods and merchandise in Brazil is a challenge.

  • Q&A: Achim Pross on new OECD mandatory disclosure rules for CRS

    March 09, 2018

    The OECD has released new rules requiring lawyers, financial advisers, accountants, banks and other service providers to let tax authorities know about any schemes that help clients avoid reporting under the common reporting standard (CRS).

  • Advisers concerned by new mandatory disclosure rules

    March 08, 2018

    Advisory firms are unhappy with retroactive elements of the OECD's new mandatory disclosure rules (MDRs). Many believe the new rules will lead to a higher workload for tax authorities and advisers alike.

  • EU Commission and EU Parliament: Taxation of the digital economy

    March 07, 2018

    There is growing evidence that the EU Commission will publish two proposals on the taxation of the digital economy and digital business models on March 21 2018.

  • Independent financial advisers are subject to VAT, says Italian Revenue Agency

    March 06, 2018

    The remarkable position of the Italian Revenue Agency about the application of VAT to financial services represents an important legal precedent across the European Union.

  • Italy’s hung parliament spells uncertainty

    March 05, 2018

    Tax incentives, including R&D investment perks, are at risk following a massive shift in power in Italy’s general election, which took place on Sunday, March 4.

  • New anti-avoidance and information sharing measures in Canadian budget

    March 02, 2018

    Canada’s new budget bears little reaction to the US tax reform, but multinational companies should brace for some newly announced anti-avoidance rules and impending international information exchange.

International Tax Review Profile

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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International Tax Review Profile

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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International Tax Review Profile

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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International Tax Review Profile

ITR understands there is a strong chance the decision in seismic US #Wayfair case will be released tomorrow. For th… https://t.co/MnOsyh3St5

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International Tax Review Profile

RT @LieberTax: Tax nerd humor at @BloombergTax #wayfair #nexus https://t.co/43K3aFuCLy

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