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Tax Disputes Archive

  • June 2017

    Companies across Germany could face state aid clawback

    June 28, 2017

    German companies could be hit with an unexpected tax bill if the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that a commonly used clause in the country’s Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) Act constitutes state aid.

  • 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.

  • German court refers real estate tax to ECJ due to state aid doubts

    June 23, 2017

    The German Federal Fiscal Court, citing doubts over the country’s real estate transfer tax (RETT), has referred a list of questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to determine whether the tax is compatible with state aid provisions.

  • India ramps up pressure on Cairn

    June 23, 2017

    After the long tax dispute between the Indian government and Cairn Energy, the Indian Income Tax Department (ITD) is demanding $350 million in payments from Cairn Energy, claiming the company owes $1.6 billion in unpaid taxes.

  • How does the French tax system favour Google and the digital industry?

    June 21, 2017

    Google may escape a €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion) French tax bill after a state representative reportedly said that Google France does not have a permanent establishment in the country.

  • Hunt commences for VAT fraudsters in Canada and UK

    June 16, 2017

    An ongoing international investigation into an alleged carousel fraud has led to a crackdown by the Canadian and British governments on suspected fraudsters.

  • ECJ backs UK in Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association case

    June 15, 2017

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has added to Gibraltar’s list of Brexit worries by ruling against the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association’s (GBGA’s) appeal for its members to be spared from paying the UK’s 15% consumption tax.

  • German utilities to reclaim billions in tax after nuclear tax ruling

    June 09, 2017

    The German government has been dealt a blow after the top court ruled a controversial nuclear tax as unconstitutional.

  • MLI to create long-term uncertainty in tax planning

    June 07, 2017

    The signing ceremony of the OECD multilateral instrument (MLI) is a big step towards implementing tax treaty-related BEPS recommendations, but the potential for governments to ‘cherry-pick’ treaty amendments risks long-term problems.

  • Canada backs down in BP tax case

    June 02, 2017

    The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) has said it will not appeal the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision on tax information disclosure that went in favour of BP Canada. Instead, the CRA has suggested that it will target more businesses through tougher audit procedures.

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