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  • The European Tax Awards 2016 – the winners

    May 26, 2016

    Baker & McKenzie has won the award for European Tax Firm of the Year at International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards in London.

  • Supreme Court Decision in Airtours VAT Case

    May 26, 2016

    The long-running dispute between Airtours and HMRC, on the proper VAT treatment of an invoice issued by PwC to Airtours for services in providing a financial report to Airtours’ banks, has finally been decided in favour of HMRC by the Supreme Court.

  • Asia Tax Forum 2016 - the full story

    May 26, 2016

    It was difficult to escape the overhang of BEPS at International Tax Review's Asia Tax Forum in Singapore this year.

  • Asia Tax Awards 2016

    May 26, 2016

    The official with ultimate responsibility for the introduction of goods and services tax (GST) in Malaysia won the award for Asia Tax Commissioner of the Year at International Tax Review’s Asia Tax Awards in Singapore on May 5.

  • Dutch ruling could open fiscal unity to non-EU parents

    May 26, 2016

    Heico Reinoud and Kuba Grabarz examine how a recent Court of Appeal judgment affects the way multinational companies can use advantageous Dutch fiscal unity rules.

  • Tax department’s appeal on Vodafone drags litigation “too far”

    May 19, 2016

    The Supreme Court in Delhi has accepted an appeal from the Income Tax Department (ITAT) against a Bombay high court order, which rejected the ITAT’s transfer pricing adjustment for the sale of one of its call centres in 2007.

  • Apple co-founder says company should pay more tax

    May 04, 2016

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says all companies, including Apple, should pay more than 50% in tax, as many individual taxpayers do.

  • LuxLeaks scandal goes to trial

    April 27, 2016

    Five years ago, Antoine Deltour, a former PwC employee, leaked 28,000 documents to the press from PwC in Luxembourg, exposing tax rulings agreed between multinational companies and the Luxembourg authorities. Today, April 26, he and two other whistle-blowers will face trial in Luxembourg.

  • Italian insolvency case rules VAT debt exempt from preferential treatment

    April 20, 2016

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled against Degano Trasporti Sas di Ferruccio Degano & C. on the recovery of VAT during the company’s insolvency.

  • BEPS: The impact survey

    April 11, 2016

    In May 2015, TP Week surveyed in-house tax professionals and found that 54% of them had been proactively taking steps to prepare for BEPS implementation.

  • Research for World Tax and World Transfer Pricing 2017 has begun

    April 08, 2016

    Everything you need to know about submitting for International Tax Review's World Tax and World Transfer Pricing directories.

  • Indian SC decision in Kotak provides clarity on ‘fees for technical services’

    April 06, 2016

    The Indian Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that transaction charges paid for online trading facility though the stock market do not constitute ‘fees for technical services’ (FTS) in a recent tax case involving Kotak Securities.

  • New hires strengthen KPMG’s Russian offices

    April 05, 2016

    KPMG in Russia has appointed Andrey Ermolaev and Nikolay Baranov as directors of the legal team and tax and legal department, respectively.

  • Brazilian tax changes in 2015: A never-ending story

    April 04, 2016

    Around the world, 2016 began with the same challenges that were not overcome during 2015.

  • ‘Overstretched’ HMRC to use Panama Papers to hunt down tax avoiders and evaders

    April 04, 2016

    UK revenue authority HMRC has requested that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) share with it all of the 11.5 million documents which make up the so-called ‘Panama Papers’, despite concerns over authority resources.

  • ELP gains disputes specialist

    April 04, 2016

    Dinesh Pednekar has joined ELP in Mumbai as an associate partner in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice.

  • Treaty shopping and BEPS Action 6: An Indian perspective

    March 30, 2016

    On October 5 2015, the OECD released its final reports under the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project, which were presented to the G20 finance ministers on October 8 2015. BEPS Action 6 identifies tax treaty abuse and, in particular, treaty shopping, as one of the most significant sources of BEPS concerns. Pritin Kumar, Vishal Palwe and Heta Jhaveri of Deloitte provide an update on action to counter treaty abuse, from an Indian perspective.

  • Walmart triumphs in Puerto Rico tax case

    March 30, 2016

    Retailer Walmart has won a $100 million tax case against the Puerto Rican Government in controversial circumstances. The multinational is the largest private sector employer in Puerto Rico.

  • Asia Tax Awards shortlists announced

    March 29, 2016

    The nominations for the Asia Tax Awards, which recognise excellence in tax advice to businesses in the region, are unveiled today.

  • State aid and tax – consequences for information sharing

    March 18, 2016

    Some measures in the UK’s 2016 Budget deal with state aid and its application to tax, although only two of them refer directly to state aid.

  • Analysing Facebook’s tax fiasco

    March 15, 2016

    On March 4, two of the major UK newspapers’ online sites released two different stories about Facebook relocating its sales revenue to the UK. Differing views on the company’s tax liabilities reveal that Facebook’s tax hiccup isn’t yet over.

  • Tax whistleblowers: A change in the wind

    March 11, 2016

    Two recent tax dispute cases in the US have granted whistleblowers significant award payments for the first time, revealing a change in the way whistleblowing is seen by both the government and the public.

  • LONG READ: China's Tax Reform: The Blueprint for Deepening the Reform of Collection and Administrative Systems of State and Local Tax Administrations in China

    March 04, 2016

    The title is lengthy and unwieldy, but, as this translation, provided by the State Administration of Taxation shows, China’s ambitious tax reform, set out in 31 tasks, includes a focus on international tax cooperation and an explanation of what state and local tax authorities are responsible for and how they should work together. The goal is to establish a modern tax collection and administrative system by 2020.

  • France’s Google tax demand symptomatic of post-BEPS environment

    March 03, 2016

    The reported €1.6 billion ($1.76 billion) tax demand issued to Google by French authorities is typical of the way tax authorities are handling multinational tax planning ‘post-BEPS’ in France, to the detriment of hundreds of companies, say advisers.

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“Baltic States Tax Firm of the Year” - goes to SORAINEN - Law firm SORAINEN https://t.co/Svf97TAZ6L

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RT @rohanpan: Way to go @EY_Tax https://t.co/ovPuXQoVOf

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Congratulations to @bakermckenzie for winning the European Tax Firm of the Year! #EuropeanTaxAwards

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Congratulations to the Best Friends Network for winning the European Tax Disputes Firm of the Year #EuropeanTaxAwards

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