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  • Women in Tax leaders guide – nominate now

    March 27, 2017

    This is your chance to nominate the leading women in the tax advisory world. The submission period is now open.

  • Amazon defeats IRS in $1.5 billion tax case

    March 24, 2017

    Amazon has triumphed over the US tax authority after the US Tax Court ruled in favour of the online retailer in a tax dispute involving Amazon’s use of a Luxembourg subsidiary for its European operations and transfer pricing arrangements.

  • Antoine Deltour: LuxLeaks whistleblower speaks out

    March 15, 2017

    Antoine Deltour, one of the two whistleblowers at the centre of the LuxLeaks scandal, said that he had “mixed feelings” after his conviction for leaking confidential information was upheld, but his sentence was reduced.

  • LuxLeaks whistleblowers' appeal crushed

    March 15, 2017

    In a massive blow to tax transparency and whistleblower campaigners, Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet have failed in their quest to be acquitted for the LuxLeaks scandal in an appeal against an earlier verdict.

  • A brief timeline on the developments of the LuxLeaks case

    March 15, 2017

    ITR breaks down the developments that led to the conviction of former PwC employees Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet, who exposed more than 300 multinational enterprises benefiting from sweetheart tax deals with the Luxembourg authorities to avoid taxes in Europe.

  • ECJ stands firm on e-books standard VAT rate

    March 10, 2017

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has reiterated its stance on the controversial issue of taxing e-books in a decision against Poland.

  • Asia Tax Awards 2017 nominees announced

    March 08, 2017

    Fierce competition is guaranteed for all the prizes after the announcement of the shortlists for the Asia Tax Awards 2017.

  • Potential structuring risks in Russia after court upholds Mondelez-Cadbury decision

    March 06, 2017

    Companies operating in Russia should urgently re-assess their tax structures after one of the country’s courts delivered a landmark decision concerning substance in a cross-border M&A deal, creating serious risks for corporate restructuring.

  • Caterpillar raided over offshore tax practices in Switzerland

    March 03, 2017

    US officials raided three sites belonging to multinational manufacturer Caterpillar as part of an investigation into its offshore tax practices that were allegedly used to shift billions of dollars of profit abroad to avoid US taxes.

  • New legislation on taxation of services in Brazil

    March 01, 2017

    On December 30 2016, Supplementary Law 157/2016 was enacted to establish noteworthy changes in regards to the tax levied on the rendering of services in Brazil.

  • Nominations open for Tax Controversy Leaders guide

    February 27, 2017

    The research period for the seventh edition of International Tax Review’s Tax Controversy Leaders guide has begun.

  • Apple challenges European Commission’s arm’s-length test

    February 24, 2017

    Apple has divulged its grounds for appealing against the European Commission’s (EC’s) controversial €13 billion ($14 billion) state aid tax demand, releasing a document detailing 14 pleas of law against the decision.

  • Israeli Deutsche Bank CEO trapped in tax probe

    February 10, 2017

    Boaz Aharon Schwartz, the CEO of Deutsche Bank’s local subsidiary in Israel, has been arrested on suspicion of tax and VAT offenses that involves more than ILS 550 million ($147 million) worth of illegal transactions.

  • EU Advocate General: UK and Gibraltar ‘one entity’ for tax issues

    February 01, 2017

    Companies could continue to face a double tax charge after an Opinion from a European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general said that the UK and Gibraltar should be treated as a single entity for tax purposes in the high-profile Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Commission case.

  • Germany takes aim at banks over dividend tax loopholes

    January 31, 2017

    Financial institutions may be subject to huge tax bills as a result of a global bank’s upcoming court case concerning dividend stripping and the pending decision of Germany’s states to reclaim revenues lost from similar tax practices.

  • European Tax Awards 2017: Final week for submissions

    January 30, 2017

    Companies and firms have one week left to enter for the European Tax Awards 2017.

  • The evolution of CARF jurisprudence in cases of goodwill

    January 27, 2017

    Ana Paula S Lui Barreto of law firm Mattos Filho discusses how future disputes will be affected by the new way Brazilian courts determine cases concerning the tax depreciation of financial goodwill when privatising a business.

  • EC delves deeper into Engie’s tax affairs

    January 10, 2017

    French electric utility company GDF Suez group (now Engie) could face a tax bill of around €300 million ($318 million) if the European Commission upholds its preliminary decision that the company received illegal state aid benefits from Luxembourg via tax rulings that go as far back as 2008.

  • No more secret tax rulings in the EU?

    January 10, 2017

    The European Union’s new transparency rules for tax rulings have entered into force, but will it really be the end of secret or controversial tax rulings?

  • The Asia Tax Awards 2017: Enter your firm now

    January 06, 2017

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

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Australia's parliament has approved the #DPT Law! It applies from July. Businesses need to be ready

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RT @AccordanceVAT: #Uber faces legal challenge on paying #VAT https://t.co/vXllKpsRgz via @FT https://t.co/SSZ0diunhq

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RT @regfollower: DTA between Jersey and Mauritius signs https://t.co/DcAy4nGOph

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RT @deveconwatcher: New estimates reveal the extent of tax avoidance by multinationals https://t.co/2xMrxsqM75 via @taxjusticenet

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And the disputes continues... This will get interesting. https://t.co/IzD9EDCwjU

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