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  • March 2018

    Nominate the best tax controversy, indirect and female tax advisers for TR'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.

  • Mayer Brown hires two MoFo partners

    March 16, 2018

    Mayer Brown has hired two partners, Thomas Humphreys and Remmelt Reigersman, to work in its offices in New York and California, respectively.

  • New anti-avoidance and information sharing measures in Canadian budget

    March 02, 2018

    Canada’s new budget bears little reaction to the US tax reform, but multinational companies should brace for some newly announced anti-avoidance rules and impending international information exchange.

  • February 2018

    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.

  • US tax reform: The tax competition risks to the Netherlands and EU

    February 27, 2018

  • No room for doubt: the ‘race to the bottom’ is on

    February 27, 2018

    Judging by the speeches at the World Economic Forum in Davos, political and business leaders are concerned by the changing dynamics of international tax competition and there can be no doubt that the ‘race to the bottom’ is on.

  • 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.

  • Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in tax

    February 27, 2018

    A significant amount of developments have taken place in the past few years, writes Rose Boevé of EY Dutch Caribbean. This includes a surge in cryptocurrencies and in the accompanying regulatory playing field.

  • US tax reform: GILTI uncertainties

    February 27, 2018

    For months, Congress promoted the tax reform effort as being focused on simplifying the outdated and complex 1986 Tax Code. Tax reform, culminating in H.R. 1, did no such thing, at least where it applies to multinational US corporations. Nowhere is this more apparent than in section 951A, the tax on global intangible low-taxed income, or ‘GILTI’. Erik Christenson, partner at Baker McKenzie, and Monte Silver, senior counsel at Eitan, Mehulal & Sadot explain.

  • US Outbound: BEAT to hit inbound taxpayers hard

    February 27, 2018

  • US Outbound: New LB&I directives both change and clarify IRS transfer pricing procedures

    February 27, 2018

  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan hires special counsel

    February 26, 2018

    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan has appointed Sharon Soloff as special counsel to the firm’s New York tax practice.

  • US Treasury takes aim at 385 regulations

    February 19, 2018

    As part of its effort to cut red tape, the US Treasury Department has singled out the section 385 regulations to be dropped alongside almost 300 tax regulations deemed to be out of date. This is after President Donald Trump called for the Treasury to find ways to reduce the regulatory burden on taxpayers.

  • Kevin Glenn joins King & Spalding

    February 19, 2018

    King & Spalding has appointed Kevin Glenn as a corporate tax partner within the corporate, finance and investments group in the firm’s New York office.

  • Will mandatory disclosures end CRS avoidance?

    February 16, 2018

    The OECD is preparing mandatory disclosure rules (MDRs) to deter some advisers and service providers from actively marketing schemes designed to circumvent the common reporting standard (CRS) reporting requirements. But tax advisers and organisations have raised concerns about the plans.

  • Latham & Watkins hires Jean Pawlow

    February 14, 2018

    Latham & Watkins has appointed Jean Pawlow as partner of the firm’s tax controversy practice, covering Washington DC and Silicon Valley.

  • Watch again: ITR webinar examines 2018 India budget in detail

    February 06, 2018

    On the day of the India budget, International Tax Review and representatives from Dhruva Advisors, Taxsutra and JSW Steel examined the tax implications for multinational companies.

  • January 2018

    India budget 2018: Changes expected for GST, LLPs and start-ups

    January 31, 2018

    Taxpayers can expect numerous changes in India’s 2018 budget, with corporate tax, minimum alternate tax (MAT), goods and services tax (GST), dividend distribution tax (DDT) all likely to be affected.

  • Former KPMG partners charged in US fraud case

    January 31, 2018

    Six accountants including three former KPMG partners are facing charges of fraud in the US over allegations of involvement in a scheme warning of upcoming inspections from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). This case raises difficult questions about the regulatory environment in the US.

  • The Brockman brief: Tax subjectivity and complexity: road to nowhere

    January 30, 2018

    The US tax reform act, among other countries’ proposals and legislative pronouncements, has widened the breadth of subjectivity while adding new multiple systems for federal, state and international compliance, seemingly leading to a road to nowhere for tax simplification and transparency.

  • US tax reform: The changes and the next steps

    January 30, 2018

    With the US tax reform bill on the verge of being signed, International Tax Review outlines the key takeaways for multinational companies and looks at what will need to be done in the new year.

  • China gets competitive with foreign investor tax incentive in wake of US tax reform

    January 30, 2018

    A tax war could begin between the world’s two biggest economies after China said it will allow foreign investors to claim a refund for direct investment made in 2018. Can taxpayers expect further perks in 2018 in reaction to the US tax reform?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Webinar: A first glance at India’s 2018 budget

    January 29, 2018

    International Tax Review is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a live webinar on February 1 to analyse the implications of the tax proposals in India’s 2018 budget. Here, we look at what tax proposals may be announced.

  • Upcoming oil and gas bidding rounds in Mexico: relevant tax considerations for investors

    January 29, 2018

    The 2018 Mexican elections, Trump's sweeping tax reform and recent sector specific tax developments are some of the oil and gas industry’s main concerns as we approach the announcement of winning bidders for upcoming rounds 2.4 (deep waters) and 3.1 (shallow waters). Amid this environment, we discuss our views into what investors should expect in relation to tax developments.

  • Orrick appoints tax partner

    January 28, 2018

    Orrick has promoted Wolfram Pohl to partner at its tax team in San Francisco. Pohl is one of 19 new partners appointed by the firm.

  • Google is happy to pay more tax, says CEO

    January 25, 2018

    In his speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Google CEO Sundar Prichai declared that the tech company is “happy to pay more” in taxes and called for the international tax system to be reformed. His comments come during heightening international debate on how to fairly tax the high-tech economy.

  • US tax reform focus: Ireland’s good fortunes

    January 24, 2018

    As Ireland has long been a prime destination for US investment, the US tax reform has raised questions for the Irish tax model and how it will stand its own following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed. Companies like Facebook and Apple have recently overhauled their tax arrangements, and Ireland faces several other external threats to its tax system.

  • Apple expands US operations after Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    January 22, 2018

    In a move which seemingly vindicates the tax cuts in the US tax reform bill, Apple has announced it will be expanding its US operations. But this may just be the tip of the iceberg, as some of the biggest companies in the world are looking to follow Apple’s example.

  • Baker McKenzie promotes nine in tax practice across North America

    January 22, 2018

    Baker McKenzie has elected five new partners, one counsel and three directors in its tax practices in Chicago, New York and Mexico City as part of its promotions in North America.

  • The reporting and taxability of cryptocurrencies

    January 19, 2018

    Whoever thought that today’s investor would be trading something called Bitcoin, a valuable item that neither resembles a metal coin or paper certificate? It’s amazing to think that a single line of code can be valued at $16,000 or more. How are these virtual currencies even regulated? For now, it seems there are more questions than answers regarding cryptocurrencies.

  • Jessica Tien becomes principal economist at DLA Piper

    January 19, 2018

    DLA Piper has appointed Jessica Tien as a principal economist in Silicon Valley to focus on transfer pricing matters.

  • 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.

  • How Facebook could threaten Ireland’s tax revenue boom

    January 11, 2018

    The Irish government has declared its first budget surplus in a decade and many observers have attributed this to corporate tax receipts, but Facebook’s decision to change its business model poses risks to government coffers if other MNEs follow suit.

  • Hogan Lovells promotes two to counsel

    January 03, 2018

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

  • Will US tax reform spark a new ‘race to the bottom’?

    January 02, 2018

    The US’s long-awaited tax reform has brought the country’s corporate tax rate down to 21% - below 2017’s OECD average rate of around 25%. Will this spark a new wave of tax competition?

International Tax Review Profile

ITR's March issue - Tax talent: The world's best transactional firms 2018

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Congratulations on the nominations!

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RT @JitendraJain_: It will be interesting to see if the EU tailors its proposal to comply with the interim measures framework prescribed by…

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RT @phdskat: I can't recall ever reading an OECD report that so openly recognises - and even elaborates - on the lack of consensus around k…

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One a key figure in the EU #tax scene, Jose Manuel Barroso is facing scrutiny over his role at Goldman Sachs

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