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  • The Asia Tax Awards 2017: Enter your firm now

    December 08, 2016

    Companies, firms and individuals in 18 jurisdictions are eligible to compete for the Asia Tax Awards 2017.

  • European Tax Awards 2017: Submission period now open

    December 05, 2016

    Companies and firms can now enter for the European Tax Awards 2017.

  • New controversies related to the ICMS advanced payment system

    November 30, 2016

    The Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) has ruled in favour of taxpayers regarding the refund of the ICMS (state VAT) in the advanced payment system. But the ruling has created more controversies.

  • Autumn Statement: UK to continue with tax commitments

    November 23, 2016

    UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond intends to make the UK “match-fit” for a post-Brexit Britain, which includes continuing with previously announced tax measures, boostingg innovation and infrastructure, and abolishing the system of two budget events each year.

  • Four foreign companies avoided Australian tax, High Court rules

    November 18, 2016

    Four foreign companies will have to pay back millions in avoided taxes after losing a dispute over their tax residency statuses in the Australian High Court.

  • India’s Supreme Court rules entry taxes to be constitutional

    November 18, 2016

    Businesses operating across India have been dealt a blow, after the Supreme Court ruled that entry taxes imposed by state governments on cross-border goods from other states are constitutional.

  • Ireland formally appeals EC decision in Apple

    November 09, 2016

    Ireland has submitted a formal appeal against the decision by the European Commission’s (EC’s) decision in Apple.

  • EU Council agrees on criteria to establish tax blacklist

    November 08, 2016

    The EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) has agreed on measures to help establish a tax blacklist of uncooperative jurisdictions.

  • UBS granted rare party status in tax investigation

    November 08, 2016

    Switzerland’s Federal Tax Administration (FTA) will not appeal against a court decision which granted “party rights” to UBS, allowing the financial services company to inspect files and receive information from the Swiss tax authority about an investigation that is being carried out by French tax authorities.

  • Why is the Brazilian CARF ruling against taxpayers more often?

    November 08, 2016

    Alessandra Gomensoro of Mattos Filho discusses the increase in cases being judged against taxpayers at the Brazilian Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (CARF), its root causes, and solutions for taxpayers.

  • World Tax guide to the best tax advisers launched

    November 03, 2016

    World Tax 2017, International Tax Review's guide to the leading tax advisory practices around the world, including law and accountancy firms, is live and free to view now.

  • Modernising MAP – BEPS Action 14 to improve dispute resolution

    November 02, 2016

    Following approval by all members of the BEPS inclusive framework, the OECD has publicly released the substance and process for the peer review of BEPS Action 14.

  • Canadian government appoints judge to tax court

    October 28, 2016

    Bruce Russell QC was appointed as a judge of the Tax Court of Canada on October 20.

  • VAT omitted from Finland’s banking services to corporates

    October 28, 2016

    Businesses receiving investment banking services in Finland for the sale or purchase of shares should not pay VAT on such services, according to a recent court ruling that also allows companies to reclaim several years of paid indirect taxes.

  • IKEA Handel og Eiendom loses Supreme Court of Norway tax case

    October 26, 2016

    IKEA has lost an important tax battle that could have implications for other multinationals deducting interest on inter-company debt.

  • European Commission state aid investigations: A timeline of events

    October 17, 2016

    International Tax Review looks at the European Commission's latest developments and where it all started for some of the biggest investigations on tax rulings between EU member states and MNES.

  • The top US tax controversies in 2016

    October 07, 2016

    There have been a number of significant developments in the area of US tax controversies during 2016. Fenwick & West highlight some of the top US tax cases from this year, including several large § 482 transfer pricing cases that could provide helpful insight for taxpayers who may be facing similar significant transfer pricing adjustments.

  • Americas Tax and Transfer Pricing Awards 2016

    October 03, 2016

    McDermott Will & Emery, the winner of the Americas Tax Firm of the Year, has shown the greatest strength in depth on both continents. The firm was honoured at the Americas Tax Awards in New York on September 15 2016. Deloitte were honoured as Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year.

  • Multinationals and the EC engulfed in state aid disputes

    October 03, 2016

    The European Commission’s long-awaited state aid decision on tax rulings issued by Ireland to US-multinational Apple has created a political typhoon. It has invited an unprecedented response from all involved parties, with some hailing the decision as a victory and others criticising the tax charge as excessive or even unwarranted. Anjana Haines and Amelia Schwanke report on the recent developments.

  • Apple Q&A: Kennedy condemns Commmision’s decision

    October 03, 2016

    The result of the European Commission’s investigation into Apple’s tax affairs has ruffled feathers on both sides of the Atlantic. Caroline Byrne sits down with Joe Kennedy to get a US perspective.

  • The driving force of Margrethe Vestager

    October 03, 2016

    Margrethe Vestager is known for taking items out of her friends’ shopping baskets if she feels they are making the wrong decision. The EU Competition Commissioner is not short of opinions when it comes to the world’s most powerful companies either – routinely provoking disagreements with major corporations since becoming commissioner in 2014. Lena Angvik takes a look at the lady behind the state aid investigations.

  • Brazilian taxpayers challenge the PIS and Cofins levy on financial revenues

    September 28, 2016

    Brazilian taxpayers go to court to challenge the increase of the PIS and Cofins after nearly 10 years of a zero rate being applied on financial revenues.

  • Troubled waters – global transparency and controversy in uncertain times

    September 27, 2016

    David Swenson, global leader of PwC's tax controversy and dispute resolution network, looks at how the OECD's BEPS project is changing the tax controversy and disputes landscape and the potential pitfalls that may emerge as certain jurisdictions do not commit to the multilateral initiatives.

  • Politicians and EU officials named in Bahamas leak of offshore assets

    September 22, 2016

    Officials, politicians, lawyers and a number of big players in countries worldwide have been named in a collection of 1.3 million files leaked from the Bahamas’ corporate registry.

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