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  • July 2017

    Long battle ahead as IRS challenges US Medtronic verdict

    July 28, 2017

    Medtronic is being forced to defend its transfer pricing practices again after the IRS launched an appeal on the 2016 ruling. But after concluding a decade-long court dispute last year, how long could this latest challenge take?

  • EU case to set precedent on VAT treatment of rebates for parties outside the distribution chain

    July 27, 2017

    The ECJ will soon rule on a case involving global pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim that will set a VAT precedent for the pharmaceutical sector. Jan Sanders, indirect tax manager at RELX, discusses the impact of a ruling on this long-debated matter concerning the VAT treatment of supplies outside a distribution chain.

  • Acacia’s $190 billion Tanzania tax bill sends shockwaves through mining sector

    July 25, 2017

    In a situation that could not get much worse for Tanzania’s biggest mining company, Acacia Mining has been handed a tax bill for $190 billion in alleged unpaid taxes and penalties by the government – an amount larger than the combined tax payments of the top five global gold miners since 2000.

  • HMRC hails success of controversial APNs

    July 21, 2017

    UK tax authority HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has won every court challenge against its controversial accelerated payment notices (APNs) issued to individuals and businesses under enquiry for tax avoidance.

  • Americas Tax Awards 2017: Shortlists announced

    July 19, 2017

    The nominees for the 12th annual Americas Tax Awards have been announced.

  • German Fiscal Court on the dilemma of tax neutrality for funds and equal treatment under the EU freedoms

    July 18, 2017

    Under its tax regime, Germany grants a tax exemption only for domestic funds but not for foreign funds. The Fiscal Court Münster (20/04/2017,10 K 3059/14 K) ruled that this is in line with the EU freedoms because the situation of German funds is not comparable to that of foreign funds.

  • Google not out of the woods after landmark $1.25 billion French court victory

    July 14, 2017

    After a six-year tussle, Google has emerged victorious after the Paris administrative court found in its favour over a PE dispute. But the French authorities have announced their intention to appeal.

  • 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.

  • The economics behind EU tax investigations: The way forward

    July 11, 2017

    The European Commission has made some surprising decisions in recent years about how tax rulings between multinationals and EU member states constitute state aid. In the second of this two-part series of articles, Carina Lange, senior consultant at CEG Global in the Netherlands, discusses how multinationals can maintain legal certainty and assess the risks associated with tax rulings.

  • HMRC scores against Glasgow Rangers in Supreme Court

    July 07, 2017

    HMRC has triumphed in its five-year dispute with Scottish football club Glasgow Rangers over the use of employee benefit trusts (EBTs) to avoid taxation. The case gives the UK tax authority a golden ticket to go after other individuals and companies that have used similar structures, but not all cases are likely to be easy wins for the tax authority.

  • Levy of IRRF and CIDE on the remuneration of software as a service (SaaS)

    July 04, 2017

    The Brazilian Federal Revenue Service (RFB) has issued an unprecedented ruling regarding the levy of the withholding income tax and contribution for intervention in the economic domain (CIDE) on the remuneration for the authorisations for remote access and use of software as a service (SaaS).

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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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