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  • France puts business at ease over mergers

    November 20, 2017

    The French government has released a second corrective finance bill for 2017, which contains new provisions for cross-border mergers, in response to a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in March 2017 and complementing Emmanuel Macron’s pro-business agenda.

  • German Federal Fiscal Court’s view of VAT treatment on competitive warnings

    November 15, 2017

    Thomas Streit of KÜFFNER MAUNZ LANGER ZUGMAIER considers the impact of a recent court decision concerning the VAT treatment of competitive warnings that are used to mitigate further litigation among businesses.

  • Indian Supreme Court tax ruling on PE creation calms concerns

    November 13, 2017

    India’s Supreme Court has reinforced its decision in the Formula One permanent establishment (PE) tax dispute and further clarified the application of service and agency PE rules in a recent case.

  • Big corporations pay more to fill hole in French government finances

    November 10, 2017

    Despite the aims of the new government, France is set to adopt a one-time tax hike on the profits of large companies to help cover the repayments of billions of euros lost from a dividends tax found to be unconstitutional.

  • Gig economy at risk of higher tax bills after Uber loses latest case

    November 10, 2017

    Ride-hailing app Uber has lost its latest UK appeal over the worker status and rights of its drivers. Although it plans to appeal, the prospect of higher tax bills are looming as tax and employment issues merge closer together and a VAT dispute hangs in the background.

  • Littlewoods case sets precedent for VAT compound interest claims

    November 08, 2017

    The UK Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Littlewoods’ appeal in a long-running VAT dispute over compound interest. The case is bad news for numerous companies with pending claims for similar repayments.

  • Asia Tax Awards 2018: Enter now

    November 06, 2017

    Companies, firms and individuals working in jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific region should enter now to compete for the Asia Tax Awards 2018.

  • UK claims tax gap has shrunk, but figures tell another story

    November 01, 2017

    The UK government claims that its tax gap has shrunk, but the real term amounts show that it has actually grown. Can HMRC’s data be relied upon?

  • Italmoda case shows businesses need more protection against unfair VAT fraud sanctions

    October 31, 2017

    International businesses trading cross-border should be more protected against tax authorities combatting VAT fraud by denying certain rights. Jan Sanders, an international VAT specialist who works as an indirect tax manager at RELX, draws this conclusion after the Dutch Supreme Court released its final judgment in the Italmoda case.

  • UK under investigation for rules enabling profit shifting

    October 27, 2017

    The European Commission (EC) has opened a state aid investigation into the UK’s tax laws, which it says exempt multinationals with certain types of subsidiaries in tax havens from controlled foreign company (CFC) rules.

  • The EU’s misguided tax war on US companies

    October 26, 2017

    The European Union has released another state aid decision that targets a US multinational corporation. Joe Kennedy, senior fellow at the US Information Technology and Innovation Foundation who specialises in tax and regulatory policy, examines the global damage the EU’s actions could cause.

  • World Tax 2018 released

    October 23, 2017

    After six months of research and contacting thousands of firms around the world, International Tax Review is pleased to present World Tax 2018, which can be viewed at http://www.itrworldtax.com.

  • ECJ clarifies VAT treatment of hire purchase contracts in Mercedes case

    October 12, 2017

    Businesses could find VAT accounting easier after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that hire purchase-like contracts, which include an option to buy, should be treated as a supply of goods, rather than services, if exercising this option is the lessee’s obvious choice.

  • Business costs to fall as EU agree on MAP

    October 11, 2017

    Ministers of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) have agreed on a new system for resolving double taxation disputes between member states that could see litigation and compliance costs fall considerably for businesses operating in the EU.

  • EC loses patience with Irish stalling over €13 billion Apple state aid reclaim

    October 05, 2017

    The European Commission is taking Ireland to court as the country still hasn’t reclaimed the €13 billion ($15.2 billion) state aid from Apple more than a year after the company’s tax treatment was deemed illegal.

  • Amazon slapped with €250 million bill for illegal state aid

    October 04, 2017

    Luxembourg will have to reclaim €250 million ($294 million), plus interest, from Amazon for “undue tax benefits” after the European Commission announced its state aid decision in the case. But the amount is surprisingly small and many say the decision doesn’t tackle the real issue.

  • Recent tax and transfer pricing developments in Greece

    October 03, 2017

    Eftichia Piligou and Vasiliki Athanasaki of Deloitte Greece discuss the major tax and transfer pricing developments taking place in Greece.

  • 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.

  • Americas Tax Awards 2017

    October 02, 2017

    International Tax Review honoured the best firms across the Americas at a ceremony in New York on September 14 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.

  • Companies set aside billions as risk of UK tax disputes rise

    September 18, 2017

    UK FTSE 100 companies are putting more money aside than ever before to deal with the cost of tax litigation. These figures come a few days after the UK tax authority said it has yielded £312 million since the diverted profits tax (DPT) regime was introduced in 2015.

  • Americas Tax Awards 2017 winners announced

    September 15, 2017

    The top tax and transfer pricing experts from across the Americas congregated at the Pierre Hotel, New York, on September 14 to honour the very best firms and individuals across a host of categories. Check out the winners here.

  • 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.

  • France tries to use PE rules to make MNEs pay a ‘fair share of tax’

    September 05, 2017

    The French permanent establishment rules are the country’s biggest hurdle in taxing Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple (GAFA) in the way it wants. But it is determined to use these rules to make such digital companies pay what it believes to be their ‘fair share of tax’.

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Very interesting analysis on the UK Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association case C-591/15 by #PhilipBaker… https://t.co/obBIkBaR28

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The UK budget next week could be an interesting one from several angles. Aside from the key tax implications, the C… https://t.co/uPJw7O3NtO

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BBC News - HSBC to pay €300m to settle tax investigation https://t.co/riv9kO0ub0

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@IsaiBCortez This is in the UK

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RT @JolyonMaugham: Just as tax judges flexed their common law muscles in the tax avoidance sphere, employment judges are flexing theirs in…

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