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Mauritius Archive

  • December 2018

    Global Tax 20 2018

    December 05, 2018

    International Tax Review’s Global Tax 20 highlights the most influential people, events and companies which have had an impact on the global tax landscape during the past year. Joe Stanley-Smith introduces the Global Tax 20.

  • November 2018

    Mauritius remains a favourite among treaty shoppers

    November 28, 2018

    Treaty shopping is still a common practice among taxpayers when investing in Africa, and Mauritius remains one of the best jurisdictions for minimising tax liabilities.

  • Nigeria’s Tunde Fowler: Digital tax solution must work for everyone

    November 16, 2018

    Nigerian revenue authority leader Tunde Fowler has emphasised the importance of coming up with a digital taxation solution that works for both developing and developed countries, as well as the business community.

  • October 2018

    Tax directors must rise to the challenge in Africa

    October 22, 2018

    Tax has certainly become more challenging in Africa, but understanding the current situation requires context. Taxation is only part of a bigger picture, which must also include the broader opportunities and risks involved in operating on the continent.

  • Tax planning amid political instabilities and tax grabs

    October 15, 2018

    There has been a seismic shift in global politics in recent years, affecting trade and investment and altering the tax landscape. Anjana Haines reviews the tax prospects in this new era with International Tax Review’s Leading Women in Tax.

  • August 2018

    The importance of working together

    August 24, 2018

    International Tax Review’s Leading Women in Tax Forum in London shone a spotlight on how building inclusive teams, empowering others and using your network can create an environment where everyone can thrive. Anjana Haines shares some highlights from the day’s discussions.

  • The new tax function: Building a culture of no surprises

    August 24, 2018

    In-house tax functions are becoming more proactive in how they deal with tax and transfer pricing risks. Anjana Haines collects the view of tax directors on establishing a culture of no surprises.

  • Taxation of the digital economy – is it even worth it?

    August 24, 2018

    I don’t know if it is because of my age, or not using social media much, or because I have spent more than 30 years advising companies that actually manufacture physical goods and sell them to customers, but I don’t really understand the current enthusiasm on the part of the OECD, the EU and governments to investigate ways to change the taxation of the ‘digitalised’ economy.

  • July 2018

    Carbon taxation revenue rose by 50% in 2017 – or did it?

    July 12, 2018

    Global revenue from carbon pricing rose by 50% in 2017 compared to 2016, says a new report from the World Bank. While companies can expect green taxes to keep rising, this statistic doesn’t quite tell the whole story.

  • European Tax Awards 2018: Winners announced

    July 12, 2018

    Europe’s leading tax firms dominated this year’s European Tax Awards through innovation and outstanding tax controversy management.

  • One in 10 multinationals to restructure ‘soon’ due to BEPS and ATAD

    July 06, 2018

    The BEPS Project and the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD) are forcing some companies into restructuring, according to a new survey. But many are still waiting for more clarity before they decide their next move.

  • May 2018

    Why tax avoidance by multinationals and illicit financial flows are the same thing

    May 29, 2018

    Logan Wort, executive secretary of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), argues that harmful tax practices can be eliminated by addressing this specific component of illicit financial flows.

  • SNC-Lavalin defends its tax affairs after being named in West Africa leaks

    May 25, 2018

    Canadian engineering company SNC-Lavalin has defended its use of a Mauritian company, telling International Tax Review that it structures its business in a tax-efficient manner that’s compliant with the law.

  • April 2018

    Plenty on planners’ plates: Tax Planning Survey 2018

    April 30, 2018

    The US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other countries’ responses to it, the BEPS project, various exchange of information agreements, incoming tax treaty changes and national elections are just a few of the obstacles ensuring that tax professionals have plenty of planning on their plates in 2018.

  • Digital issues and EU VAT reform take centre stage at ITR’s Indirect Tax Forum

    April 30, 2018

    The OECD’s David O’Sullivan opened ITR’s Indirect Tax Forum by talking about the role which web companies can play in collecting VAT and GST. Subscribers and delegates can download his presentation – and those of other speakers, including the EU’s Maria Teresea Fábregas – here.

  • Blockchain – $62 billion VAT fraud buster or just another tech bubble?

    April 05, 2018

    Should we ignore the bitcoin speculative bubble and hacking scare stories as the fireflies before the technological storm? Could blockchain solve the EU’s €50 billion ($62 billion) VAT fraud menace, and revolutionise tax reporting?

  • March 2018

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • February 2018

    Could lower tax demands be the answer to cutting disputes?

    February 27, 2018

    Litigation between taxpayers and authorities is growing worldwide, but a successful outcome is never easy for any party involved in a conflict. Anjana Haines investigates why tax disputes are rising and how to potentially ease the burden.

  • January 2018

    Towards taxation of robots or their use?

    January 30, 2018

    The development of artificial intelligence (AI) and, in particular, of robots is an issue of global significance. Xavier Oberson, professor at the University of Geneva and a specialist in this area examines the societal change towards the use of robots and how to tax them.

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