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  • May 2018

    Eversheds hires Paul Beausang as head of real estate tax

    May 22, 2018

    Paul Beausang, former head of real estate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, is now partner and head of real estate tax at Eversheds Sutherland in the UK.

  • European Tax Awards 2018: Winners announced

    May 17, 2018

    Europe’s leading tax firms dominated this year’s European Tax Awards through innovation and outstanding tax controversy management.

  • Travers Smith promotes Madeline Gowlett to partner

    May 17, 2018

    Madeline Gowlett is one of eight lawyers to be promoted by Travers Smith to its partnership, with effect from July 1 2018.

  • Companies see no gain in splitting Big 4 tax and audit functions

    May 10, 2018

    UK proposals to separate tax and audit functions within the Big 4 accounting firms will not make a difference to the market or the way businesses choose their advisers, a tax director at a major fintech company has told International Tax Review.

  • Dentons strengthens UK tax practice

    May 08, 2018

    Dentons has appointed James Meakin as a partner in the firm’s corporate tax practice in London. He joins the practice from Charles Russell Speechlys, where he worked for five years.

  • Alvarez & Marsal appoints two senior directors

    May 03, 2018

    Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) Taxand UK has appointed Louise Jenkins and Andrew Ponting, formerly of FTI Consulting, as senior directors in its European tax practice.

  • Germany’s new finance minister distances himself from EU digital turnover tax

    May 02, 2018

    Germany’s new finance minister seems to have arced in terms of his political progression, starting out as a left-leaning gymnast in the 1980s and evolving into a mainstream politician whose views largely mirror those of his predecessor, Wolfgang Schaeuble.

  • UK to force overseas territories to set up beneficial ownership registers

    May 01, 2018

    The UK parliament has voted to force some of the world’s most-used tax havens to set up registers of beneficial ownership. This will necessitate tax planning changes for many companies and individuals.

  • FTI Consulting’s European Tax Leader moves to Alvarez & Marsal

    May 01, 2018

    Alvarez & Marsal, Taxand UK has appointed Marvin Rust managing director and European tax leader. He has joined the firm from FTI Consulting, where he served as head of European tax services for more than four years.

  • April 2018

    Is the UK about to turn against the Big 4?

    April 30, 2018

  • Q&A: Ex-Microsoft tax adviser Mike Bernard on data and the digital economy

    April 30, 2018

    Mike Bernard, former Microsoft tax counsel, talks to ITR about his experience at Microsoft, how the tax department functioned, and how he will help MNEs use data to be audit-ready in his new role at Vertex.

  • Plenty on planners’ plates: Tax Planning Survey 2018

    April 30, 2018

    The US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other countries’ responses to it, the BEPS project, various exchange of information agreements, incoming tax treaty changes and national elections are just a few of the obstacles ensuring that tax professionals have plenty of planning on their plates in 2018.

  • Digital issues and EU VAT reform take centre stage at ITR’s Indirect Tax Forum

    April 30, 2018

    The OECD’s David O’Sullivan opened ITR’s Indirect Tax Forum by talking about the role which web companies can play in collecting VAT and GST. Subscribers and delegates can download his presentation – and those of other speakers, including the EU’s Maria Teresea Fábregas – here.

  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher hires Sandy Bhogal in London

    April 23, 2018

    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has hired Sandy Bhogal from Mayer Brown, where he had been head of the firm’s tax group.

  • Taxing the digital economy: EU Commission Directive proposal for a significant digital presence tax

    April 23, 2018

    The EU Commission’s proposal for a 'significant digital presence' tax is a bold attempt to ring-fence the digital economy, despite the views of some OECD members that this approach is inappropriate.

  • UK strikes VAT fraud deal with Amazon and eBay

    April 20, 2018

    HMRC is poised to sign an industry-wide agreement with marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay to create a disclosure scheme for VAT evasion. The deal is expected to come out on April 24, and it will give the UK tax authority access to huge amounts of transaction data with overseas sellers.

  • Greig Simms becomes a partner at Mazars

    April 16, 2018

    International accountancy and advisory firm Mazarrs has promoted Greig Simms to tax partner.

  • Andersen Tax continues UK expansion

    April 13, 2018

    Andersen Global has signed a collaboration agreement with Mark Davies & Associates.

  • HMRC could extend its ‘shoot first’ APN regime

    April 12, 2018

    UK revenue authority HMRC has launched a consultation looking at how to tackle tax avoidance. This consultation proposes using targeted measures to ensure the suspects in such cases pay back the disputed tax even before the enquiry reaches a conclusion.

  • Four new tax partners at RSM in the UK

    April 10, 2018

    RSM has promoted four people to partner in its UK tax practice: Jo Webber, Simon Adams, Claire Spencer and Stella Cooper.

  • Blockchain – $62 billion VAT fraud buster or just another tech bubble?

    April 05, 2018

    Should we ignore the bitcoin speculative bubble and hacking scare stories as the fireflies before the technological storm? Could blockchain solve the EU’s €50 billion ($62 billion) VAT fraud menace, and revolutionise tax reporting?

  • Mazars appoints two in UK tax teams

    April 03, 2018

    Andrew Spence and Andrew Westhead have joined Mazars to lead the firm’s tax teams in Birmingham and the North West of England, UK.

  • March 2018

    US consultancy firm alliantgroup acquires ForrestBrown

    March 29, 2018

    UK R&D tax credit consultancy firm ForrestBrown has been acquired by US consultancy firm alliantgroup, a leading provider of federal and state tax incentives in the United States.

  • European Tax Awards 2018 – Shortlist

    March 26, 2018

    The nominees have been revealed for International Tax Review and TP Week’s European Tax Awards.

  • The Brockman brief: EU27-Trends to watch

    March 21, 2018

    As the United Kingdom hastily prepares for its planned exit from the EU, thereby leaving EU27 Member States (EU27), interesting trends are starting to develop for this change.

  • ITR Women in Tax Forum: Celebrating excellence

    March 21, 2018

    International Tax Review hosted its first Women in Tax Forum in New York on March 1. The event kick-started a month of celebrating the brilliant female minds in the sector, their take on some of the hottest tax matters, and insight into their leadership skills and how to be the best.

  • Embracing tax technology: The full perspective

    March 21, 2018

    Geoff Peck, executive officer and chief taxologist at PawPaw Taxology, dives deeper into how tax leaders can approach tax technology with better clarity and assurance than they do today.

  • Global digital VAT/GST implementations: key questions

    March 21, 2018

    Businesses love certainty. It allows them to plan and act on short, medium, and long-term strategies. The unexpected brings operational complexities they do not need. Recently, as taxation of the digital economy gathers pace it is a case of ‘expect the unexpected’ for digital businesses operating globally. Taxamo’s Iman Deschâtres and JP McCarthy explore the topic.

  • Making a virtue of transparency

    March 21, 2018

    In recent years, the idea that offshore tax liabilities can easily be concealed from government revenue collectors has become a moribund concept. Huge data leaks increased international co-operation and developments such as FATCA and the global common reporting standard (CRS) have resulted in a situation where a person’s cross-border tax affairs are no longer fully secret.

  • Nominate the best tax controversy, indirect and female tax advisers for ITR's leaders guides

    March 19, 2018

    ITR's research team has begun work on the Tax Controversy Leaders guide, Indirect Tax Leaders guide and Women in Tax Leaders guide. This is your chance to nominate the individuals who offer the best tax advice.

  • Could robots reverse the race to the bottom?

    March 16, 2018

    The rise of robotics promises to turn the world of work upside down and corporate tax may have to be raised to make up for the shortfall. This could force the ‘race to the bottom’ into reverse.

  • Andersen expands to the UK and Poland

    March 09, 2018

    Andersen Global has continued its expansion with three new collaborative agreements in the UK and Poland.

  • EU Commission and EU Parliament: Taxation of the digital economy

    March 07, 2018

    There is growing evidence that the EU Commission will publish two proposals on the taxation of the digital economy and digital business models on March 21 2018.

  • February 2018

    Germany plans to make online markets liable for unpaid VAT

    February 28, 2018

    Germany’s coalition talks have laid out plans to make online marketplaces liable for any VAT left unpaid by merchants using their websites. The German authorities hope this will combat VAT evasion.

  • Berwin Leighton Paisner and Bryan Cave to merge in April

    February 27, 2018

    US firm Bryan Cave and UK law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner are to merge after the tie up was approved in a vote by partners of both firms on February 26 2018.

  • UK considers closer links between employment and tax rules

    February 27, 2018

  • Tax talent: The world's best transactional firms 2018

    February 27, 2018

    Despite global M&A volume exceeding $3 trillion for the fourth consecutive year, there can be no doubt that uncertainty has affected the transactional market during the past year, and will continue to do so in 2018, but this isn’t to say that all of its effects will be negative.

  • Could lower tax demands be the answer to cutting disputes?

    February 27, 2018

    Litigation between taxpayers and authorities is growing worldwide, but a successful outcome is never easy for any party involved in a conflict. Anjana Haines investigates why tax disputes are rising and how to potentially ease the burden.

  • Making Tax Digital – confusion on the digital journey

    February 27, 2018

    The first component of the UK’s HMRC Making Tax Digital (MTD) project, VAT compliance, goes live on April 1 2019. Corporation tax and income tax will follow in 2020 or later, writes Richard Asquith, vice president of global indirect tax at Avalara.

  • Is the UK about to derail the EU’s digital tax plans?

    February 26, 2018

    The UK Treasury has hinted it may be about to draw up a digital tax on the revenue of tech companies like Facebook and Google. This would put the UK ahead of the EU’s plan to introduce a new system for digital tax.

  • Tom McFarlane joins transfer pricing team at Hogan Lovells

    February 12, 2018

    Tom McFarlane now heads the EMEA transfer pricing team in London.

  • New CEO takes over at RSM UK

    February 07, 2018

    David Gwilliam has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

  • January 2018

    Q&A: EC’s Stephen Quest talks about the EU’s digital tax future

    January 30, 2018

    The European Commission’s Director General for Taxation and Customs Union tells International Tax Review about how the European Commission is pushing ahead with its plans for a digital tax framework, how it will work with OECD initiatives, and the emerging industries and technologies making their mark.

  • 2018: The busiest tax year yet

    January 30, 2018

    The work of corporate tax departments over the next 12 months will be dominated by large international changes such as the BEPS project, US tax reform and shifting attitudes toward taxation of the digital economy. Joe Stanley-Smith explores what companies can do to stay ahead of the curve.

  • Q&A: Margaret Hodge on the Paradise Papers and responsible tax

    January 30, 2018

    Margaret Hodge, UK MP for Barking, who chairs the All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) on Responsible Tax, speaks to International Tax Review about the Paradise Papers and how best to tackle tax avoidance in a modern global economy.

  • Towards taxation of robots or their use?

    January 30, 2018

    The development of artificial intelligence (AI) and, in particular, of robots is an issue of global significance. Xavier Oberson, professor at the University of Geneva and a specialist in this area examines the societal change towards the use of robots and how to tax them.

  • Former HMRC inspector Philip Manley joins Dow Schofield Watts

    January 26, 2018

    Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has launched a specialist tax resolution service called DSW Tax Resolution in response to the increasing number of businesses and individuals involved in tax investigations and disputes.

  • UK Brexit Taxation Bill leaves businesses at risk

    January 24, 2018

    On January 8 2018, the legislation setting the UK’s post-Brexit customs and VAT regimes passed its second reading in the House of Commons. The preliminary statute prepares the country to take full governorship of its customs and VAT regimes from 30 March 2019, when the UK is scheduled to depart the European Union (EU).

  • Final week to enter for the European Tax Awards

    January 23, 2018

    The deadline to submit for the European Tax Awards is fast approaching. Companies, firms and individuals working in jurisdictions across Europe should enter now.

  • Withers promotes four tax partners

    January 16, 2018

    Withers International has promoted four tax partners in New York and London as part of a series of legal appointments.

  • Blick Rothenberg appoints Heather Self partner

    January 12, 2018

    Blick Rothenberg has made Heather Self partner at the firm’s corporate tax team in London. She has joined the firm from Pinsent Masons in Manchester, where she was a partner for five years.

  • Hogan Lovells promotes two to counsel

    January 03, 2018

    Hogan Lovells has announced two promotions in its tax departments in London and New York.

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RT @BCLP_Russia: International Tax Review Recognises Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP as Tax Firm of the Year in Russia @IntlTaxRev…

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RT @MathesonLaw: We are delighted to have been named Ireland Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year at the @IntlTaxReview @TPWeek #EuropeanTaxAw…

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RT @Richard_Asquith: Avalara revolutionises the world of tax, helping the over 3,000 companies with automated EU VAT compliance @avalara @I…

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