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  • October 2017

    World Tax showcases the world’s top tax firms

    October 02, 2017

    International Tax Review and TP Week are proud to present World Tax 2018 and World Transfer Pricing 2018, the comprehensive guides to the leading tax advisory practices, including law and accountancy firms, around the world. Joe Stanley-Smith, World Tax editor, introduces the guides.

  • South Africa: Proposed income tax amendments and tax treaty developments

    October 02, 2017

    The draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (DTLAB), released for comment on July 19 2017, contains a proposal to include a new section in the Income Tax Act to address structures that, in the view of the South African Revenue Service (SARS), are aimed at avoiding dividends tax on distributions made to foreign shareholders by local companies.

  • September 2017

    ITR showcases the best women in tax in its latest guide

    September 25, 2017

    The third edition of the Women in Tax Leaders guide has been released, with several new countries and more than 150 new names included this year.

  • Tax authorities hone in on banks’ tax avoidance strategies

    September 13, 2017

    French bank BNP Paribas paid HMRC millions for ‘dividend stripping’ before a court ruled against the bank on the tax avoidance case. But this is just one case across four continents of such tax abuse.

  • BRICS support digitisation to curtail tax evasion

    September 06, 2017

    The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) reaffirmed their commitment to achieving a “fair and modern global tax system” that includes a deeper cooperation between the nations and on the OECD BEPS project. Digital enhancements will play a large part in their efforts to achieve this.

  • DLA Piper expands with a new tax practice in South Africa

    September 04, 2017

    DLA Piper has launched a tax practice in Johannesburg, South Africa, with the appointment of Andrew Lewis as the office’s tax director.

  • August 2017

    The world’s best tax controversy leaders revealed

    August 29, 2017

    The seventh edition of the Tax Controversy Leaders guide has been released, with more than 300 new names and seven additional countries this year.

  • Tax risk pendulum: Collaboration vs. uncertainty

    August 23, 2017

    Tax risk is a modern ‘term of art’ perception; this risk can be viewed as a pendulum. Keith Brockman looks at the advantages of corporate collaboration and threats of uncertainty and public distrust.

  • Meet the young tax professionals of the year

    August 23, 2017

    Since 2010, the Young Tax Professional of the Year competition has been open to young students around the world. Joe Stanley-Smith caught up with the first and second prize winners, Karl Frenzel and Tetiana Polonska, to hear their views on the competition, university education today and how it feels to graduate into such a rapidly changing tax market.

  • Tax havens: An unnecessary evil?

    August 23, 2017

    The finance ministers of some of the world’s most notorious tax havens believe their countries’ policies are fair, robust and meet international standards. Anjana Haines cuts through the PR to see what role these jurisdictions play in an era of BEPS measures and increasing transparency.

  • South Africa: Proposed international tax amendments

    August 23, 2017

  • July 2017

    Corporates must brace themselves for South Africa’s big tax measures

    July 26, 2017

    The Treasury’s draft laws, detailing their budget proposals, reveal the government’s plan to curb the use of buyback schemes, tackle dividend stripping and extend the CFC rules, among others, which are anticipated to greatly impact corporate transactions.

  • ATO talks low-value goods exemption removal

    July 19, 2017

    In less than a year, Australia will become the first country to remove its GST exemption on imported low-value goods. International Tax Review spoke exclusively to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) about how it is preparing for the change, and the increasing collaboration between tax authorities post-BEPS.

  • OPINION: Progressive tax policies are crucial to reducing inequality, and businesses should care

    July 18, 2017

    In the long-term it is important for businesses that gaping inequalities across the world are tackled and tax plays a big part in that, argues Salman Shaheen.

  • European Tax Awards 2017: Winners announced

    July 11, 2017

    Over 30 different firms and individuals won recognition for their unique achievements at this year’s European Tax Awards 2017 held at The Savoy, London.

  • Tax director 2.0

    July 11, 2017

    Tax work is being transformed by technology, and the role of the tax director is changing with it. Joe Stanley-Smith looks at the new tools on offer to businesses, the skills needed to use them properly, and why companies need to jump on the bandwagon sooner rather than later.

  • South Africa: Non-resident non-executive directors: VAT registration ruling

    July 11, 2017

  • June 2017

    The world’s best indirect tax leaders revealed

    June 29, 2017

    The sixth edition of the Indirect Tax Leaders guide has been released, with more than 200 new indirect tax leaders recognised around the world.

  • Final week to submit nominations for the Women in Tax Leaders guide

    June 26, 2017

    There are only a few days left to nominate the leading women in the tax advisory world for the third edition of the Women in Tax Leaders guide. The submission period closes on June 30.

  • Who benefits from carbon tax increases?

    June 08, 2017

    A recent report calls for a global effort to save the planet by introducing high carbon taxes, but will tough tax measures work and who will gain from them?

  • May 2017

    The Brockman brief: Double taxation: Does it matter?

    May 30, 2017

    There is one topic that is seemingly silent by tax administrations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), parliamentarians and international tax bodies: double taxation. Keith Brockman reviews the state of play and what can be done to help multinationals.

  • Using blockchain for transparent beneficial ownership registers

    May 30, 2017

    The OECD and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) are considering how to improve implementation of the international standards on transparency, including on the availability of beneficial ownership information and its international exchange. Julia de Jong, Alexander Meyer, and Jeffrey Owens of the Global Tax Policy Centre at the Institute of Austrian and International Tax Law within the Vienna University of Economics and Business explore how blockchain technology could be used to achieve this goal.

  • South Africa: SARS confirms zero dividends tax rate in Swedish-South Africa DTA

    May 30, 2017

  • Corporate tax compliance burdens are rising despite lower tax rates and more incentives

    May 17, 2017

    Governments worldwide are seeking alternative means to attract businesses as global tax reforms and weak economic growth drive tax rates down, but the tax changes are anything but positive for businesses.

  • Last chance to submit for World Tax and Transfer Pricing 2018

    May 15, 2017

    The submission period for World Tax and World Transfer Pricing 2018 has ended. Firms interested in making submissions should contact their country's researcher immediately if they have missed the deadline.

  • April 2017

    CbCR nears: Reputational risk perceptions

    April 26, 2017

    Country-by-country reporting (CbCR) deadlines are approaching and MNEs are carefully preparing the information and diligence behind the numbers. CbCR brings us to the next phase and Keith Brockman asks how reputational risk will be questioned by the public (if disclosed) and defended or ignored by MNEs and tax administrations.

  • Planning it safe: Less risk and more substance

    April 26, 2017

    Tax planning is adapting to reflect a more transparent and technological world, bringing with it a change in attitudes and new challenges for taxpayers. The decisions made now should not be underestimated as they could have unexpected consequences later.

  • CRS allows taxpayers to avoid detection as loopholes remain

    April 26, 2017

    Financial institutions are busy filing their first reports to tax authorities to comply with the common reporting standard (CRS), but loopholes in the global measure mean some taxpayers can remain undetected. Amelia Schwanke highlights the gaps appearing and the jurisdictions enabling them.

  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr appoints Mareli Treurnicht

    April 05, 2017

    Mareli Treurnicht has joined the tax and exchange control practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a director.

  • What will South Africa’s new finance minister mean for businesses?

    April 05, 2017

    Malusi Gigaba’s appointment as the new South African finance minister has shaken the economic stability of the country within days of him taking office, but what could the minister’s long-term business and tax agenda look like?

  • March 2017

    World Tax and World Transfer Pricing submissions open

    March 29, 2017

    The research period for World Tax and World Transfer Pricing 2018 has now begun. Firms interested in making submissions can download the relevant forms from this page.

  • Sugar tax: The winners and losers

    March 23, 2017

    Countries worldwide have followed Mexico’s lead to tax sugar-sweetened drinks in an effort to curb obesity and unhealthy habits, but these measures are coming at a cost to manufacturers and may not be as profitable for governments as they suggest.

  • Bridging the digital gap: How tax fits into cryptocurrencies and blockchain development

    March 23, 2017

    The world is on the cusp of a major tax revolution as cryptocurrencies and online distributed ledger technologies, such as blockchain, push financial systems from the physical world to online. Amelia Schwanke speaks to the experts in a roundtable discussion about the tax implications and usage of digital currencies and blockchain.

  • Technology solutions in a post-BEPS world

    March 23, 2017

    There has been a complete paradigm shift in global taxation with the rise in audit risks caused by new global initiatives like the OECD’s BEPS Project. JD Choi, CEO at Tax Technologies, explores the technology solutions that should be administered to mitigate these audit risks in a post-BEPS world.

  • South Africa: South African Budget 2017

    March 23, 2017

  • Webinar: Transfer pricing issues for MNEs investing in Africa

    March 13, 2017

    Recent studies show that the African continent is attracting a growing amount of investments from foreign multinational enterprises. BonelliErede and International Tax Review will provide an overview of the main transfer pricing issues to consider for structuring investments into selected countries.

  • February 2017

    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.

  • South Africa: The spectre of withholding tax on service fees finally laid to rest

    February 28, 2017

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • January 2017

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • South Africa: South Africa tax amendments become effective in 2017

    January 25, 2017

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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

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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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Panama Papers: German authorities carry out first raids in connection with tax leaks https://t.co/LgalVGGw0x via @dwnews

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RT @ScoopOnTaxes: @Skynet This will not end well for humanity. https://t.co/jsxVwDoDc5

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Goverments will one day soon look at how to tax robots https://t.co/3ghYzRmw8x

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