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  • Americas Tax Awards 2017: Shortlists announced

    July 19, 2017

    The nominees for the 12th annual Americas Tax Awards have been announced.

  • German Fiscal Court on the dilemma of tax neutrality for funds and equal treatment under the EU freedoms

    July 18, 2017

    Under its tax regime, Germany grants a tax exemption only for domestic funds but not for foreign funds. The Fiscal Court Münster (20/04/2017,10 K 3059/14 K) ruled that this is in line with the EU freedoms because the situation of German funds is not comparable to that of foreign funds.

  • Google not out of the woods after landmark $1.25 billion French court victory

    July 14, 2017

    After a six-year tussle, Google has emerged victorious after the Paris administrative court found in its favour over a PE dispute. But the French authorities have announced their intention to appeal.

  • European Tax Awards 2017: Winners announced

    July 11, 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.

  • The economics behind EU tax investigations: The way forward

    July 11, 2017

    The European Commission has made some surprising decisions in recent years about how tax rulings between multinationals and EU member states constitute state aid. In the second of this two-part series of articles, Carina Lange, senior consultant at CEG Global in the Netherlands, discusses how multinationals can maintain legal certainty and assess the risks associated with tax rulings.

  • HMRC scores against Glasgow Rangers in Supreme Court

    July 07, 2017

    HMRC has triumphed in its five-year dispute with Scottish football club Glasgow Rangers over the use of employee benefit trusts (EBTs) to avoid taxation. The case gives the UK tax authority a golden ticket to go after other individuals and companies that have used similar structures, but not all cases are likely to be easy wins for the tax authority.

  • Levy of IRRF and CIDE on the remuneration of software as a service (SaaS)

    July 04, 2017

    The Brazilian Federal Revenue Service (RFB) has issued an unprecedented ruling regarding the levy of the withholding income tax and contribution for intervention in the economic domain (CIDE) on the remuneration for the authorisations for remote access and use of software as a service (SaaS).

  • Companies across Germany could face state aid clawback

    June 28, 2017

    German companies could be hit with an unexpected tax bill if the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that a commonly used clause in the country’s Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) Act constitutes state aid.

  • Final week to submit nominations for the Women in Tax Leaders guide

    June 26, 2017

    There are only a few days left to nominate the leading women in the tax advisory world for the third edition of the Women in Tax Leaders guide. The submission period closes on June 30.

  • German court refers real estate tax to ECJ due to state aid doubts

    June 23, 2017

    The German Federal Fiscal Court, citing doubts over the country’s real estate transfer tax (RETT), has referred a list of questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to determine whether the tax is compatible with state aid provisions.

  • India ramps up pressure on Cairn

    June 23, 2017

    After the long tax dispute between the Indian government and Cairn Energy, the Indian Income Tax Department (ITD) is demanding $350 million in payments from Cairn Energy, claiming the company owes $1.6 billion in unpaid taxes.

  • 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.

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RT @OffshoreNewsF: Montenegro and United States sign an Intergovernmental Agreement to implement FATCA provisions https://t.co/QPmR04h7kj

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Tax justice activists are winning and they know it. Now they want nothing short of a revolution https://t.co/GZsxyihrY4

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RT @Richard_Asquith: Focus moves from raising EU VAT rates to tackling €50billion in fraud https://t.co/DbOeTT90O0

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#TaylorReview :Nature of the tax system acts as an incentive for bogus claiming of self-employed status, by both businesses or individuals

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