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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Asia forum shows there is more to tax than BEPS

    May 30, 2017

    BEPS may have been first among the topics for discussion at International Tax Review’s Asia Tax Forum, but it was not the only subject on the list. As Ralph Cunningham reports, panellists and delegates were also keen to discuss issues such as anti-avoidance, dispute resolution and tax incentives in their own countries and elsewhere.

  • The economics behind EU tax probes: What it means for you

    May 30, 2017

    Understanding competition economics can help multinationals and national authorities restore and maintain the legal certainty of tax rulings. In the first of a two-part series of articles, Carina Lange, senior consultant at CEG Global in the Netherlands, explains the approach the Commission is taking to assess whether tax rulings or systems distort competition and how it fits into the general economic assessment of state aid cases.

  • Wells Fargo found liable for penalties under abusive tax shelter scheme

    May 26, 2017

    A federal court in Minneapolis, US, has found financial institution Wells Fargo liable for a 20% negligence penalty in connection with $350 million of foreign tax credits that it claimed while participating in an abusive cross-border tax shelter, but it wasn’t all bad news for the bank.

  • Litigation, litigation, litigation? - How the OECD’s BEPS guidelines are affecting Brazil, Mexico and Argentina

    May 23, 2017

    The impact of the BEPS guidelines has been manifold in Latin America. Despite the certainty these guidelines have generated in some tax markets, their implementation has seen an increase in court litigation in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.

  • EU finance ministers agree on MAP for double taxation disputes

    May 23, 2017

    Businesses operating in the EU could see their litigation and compliance costs fall considerably after the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) agreed on a new system for resolving double taxation disputes within the 27-member bloc.

  • Enter now for the Americas Tax Awards 2017

    May 22, 2017

    Private-practice, in-house and individual awards are up for grabs at this year's Americas Tax Awards.

  • European Tax Awards 2017: Winners announced

    May 18, 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.

  • 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.

  • Diageo prepares to pay $138 million as it falls foul of UK DPT

    May 12, 2017

    UK multinational and alcoholic drinks producer Diageo is the first company that will have to make an upfront tax payment to UK tax authority, HMRC, before it can challenge preliminary notices of assessment issued under the diverted profits tax (DPT) regime.

  • Asia Tax Awards 2017 winners announced

    May 04, 2017

    Twenty eight different firms, individuals and companies shared the prizes at the Asia Tax Awards in Singapore.

  • HMRC showcases new powers with raids on Premier League football clubs

    May 04, 2017

    The offices of West Ham United and Newcastle United have been raided as part of a broad criminal tax fraud investigation by UK revenue authority HMRC, with English and French clubs in its sights.

  • Brazil: Levy of WHT on the remuneration of the license covering the right to sell and distribute software

    May 04, 2017

    The Brazilian Federal Revenue Service reviews its understanding regarding the levy of the withholding income tax (WHT) on the remuneration of the license of the right to sell and distribute software.

  • Chevron’s landmark loss against ATO sets a precedent

    April 28, 2017

    The Australian Tax Office (ATO) will go after other multinationals that it believes to be guilty of tax avoidance after winning a landmark transfer pricing case against global oil and energy company Chevron over shifting profits to the US.

  • Amazon and its lessons for transfer pricing professionals

    April 26, 2017

    In light of the US Tax Court’s decision in Amazon v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, many important predictions have been made about the impact this case will have on future transfer pricing litigation. However, it is important to look at the valuable lessons that should be learned by practitioners, corporations, attorneys, and tax authorities when documenting intercompany transactions, specifically intangibles. John Wiora, director of operations at ktMINE, investigates.

  • India uncovers thousands of shell companies and $2 billion in fake transactions

    April 07, 2017

    The Indian government’s efforts to tackle the black economy has led to a crackdown against thousands of shell companies and tax bills to recover billions in unpaid taxes. The revenue department has warned of further intensified action over the coming days.

  • Rio Tinto to challenge A$447 million Australian tax bill

    April 07, 2017

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued tax assessments to seven multinational companies for a total of A$2.9 billion ($2.2 billion) in alleged unpaid taxes. Mining giant Rio Tinto is the first to come forward and says it will challenge the unfair assessment.

  • Joint international investigation targets tax evasion enablers and Credit Suisse

    March 31, 2017

    A joint international investigation, involving Australia, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands, has led to several arrests and an increase in inquiries against individuals involved in tax evasion that are linked to Swiss bank accounts at Credit Suisse.

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Are the oil giants really getting behind a carbon tax, or is it just PR? Answers on a recycles postcard please https://t.co/R2VNqnKDbS

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Jonathan Riley, head of tax @GrantThorntonUK, says "Government can help further strengthen our export culture through business tax relief"

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The UK's #QueensSpeech, in which the Government sets out its policies for the next Parliament contains scant detail on taxation measures.

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Ritch Mueller, our correspondents in Mexico have written an article on subcontracting arrangements, read it here:… https://t.co/tOgUnOxex1

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Our BEPS report from last year is still relevant today, take a look and get a refresh on all the key points:… https://t.co/73WfKHK5wQ

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