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Corporate Tax

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  • Africa rapidly broadening tax base

    October 20, 2017

    A new report by the OECD documents a strong increase in the average tax-to-GDP ratio of 16 African countries, but shows that tax revenue potential has much room to accelerate further.

  • Austria’s next coalition spells tax cuts

    October 18, 2017

    Sebastian Kurz is poised to become the first conservative Austrian chancellor in more than a decade and his claim on power puts tax cuts on the agenda.

  • Hong Kong to encourage innovation among MNEs with two-tier tax plan

    October 16, 2017

    Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has revealed the details of the two-tier profits tax system, as well as research and development (R&D) incentives, but big companies will gain little benefit.

Indirect Tax

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  • Africa rapidly broadening tax base

    October 20, 2017

    A new report by the OECD documents a strong increase in the average tax-to-GDP ratio of 16 African countries, but shows that tax revenue potential has much room to accelerate further.

  • Amazon and eBay profiting from foreign traders avoiding UK VAT

    October 18, 2017

    The UK is losing billions of pounds in revenues each year from online VAT fraud committed by foreign traders. But with Amazon and eBay profiting from the fraudsters, and HMRC not doing enough to tackle the problem, is collaboration or conviction the better solution?

  • Brazil increases tax benefits for the oil and gas sector

    October 18, 2017

    The federal government has amended the customs and tax treatment applicable to the oil and gas sector to boost investment and provide tax certainty.

Compliance Management

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Tax Disputes

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  • ECJ clarifies VAT treatment of hire purchase contracts in Mercedes case

    October 12, 2017

    Businesses could find VAT accounting easier after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that hire purchase-like contracts, which include an option to buy, should be treated as a supply of goods, rather than services, if exercising this option is the lessee’s obvious choice.

  • Business costs to fall as EU agree on MAP

    October 11, 2017

    Ministers of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) have agreed on a new system for resolving double taxation disputes between member states that could see litigation and compliance costs fall considerably for businesses operating in the EU.

  • EC loses patience with Irish stalling over €13 billion Apple state aid reclaim

    October 05, 2017

    The European Commission is taking Ireland to court as the country still hasn’t reclaimed the €13 billion ($15.2 billion) state aid from Apple more than a year after the company’s tax treatment was deemed illegal.

ITR Magazine

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  • International updates - October 2017

    October 05, 2017

    The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

  • World Tax showcases the world’s top tax firms

    October 02, 2017

    International Tax Review and TP Week are proud to present World Tax 2018 and World Transfer Pricing 2018, the comprehensive guides to the leading tax advisory practices, including law and accountancy firms, around the world. Joe Stanley-Smith, World Tax editor, introduces the guides.

  • Challenging asymmetric data, leveraging public data

    October 02, 2017

    The OECD has continued to evaluate and work on refining its transfer pricing guidelines regarding several BEPS initiatives, write David Jarczyk and John Wiora of ktMINE.

People Moves

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  • RSM appoints Sophie St John

    October 12, 2017

    Sophie St John has joined RSM as a private client partner in its client legal services practice, which offers tax and wealth advice to individuals, trustees and estates.

  • BDO USA promotes Monika Loving

    October 11, 2017

    BDO USA has promoted Monika Loving to the national service line leader for its international tax services practice.

  • Thompson & Knight hires Barrera in Mexico City

    October 06, 2017

    Mario Barrera has left Basham, Ringe y Correa to join the tax practice group in Thompson and Knight’s Mexico City office.

International Tax Review Profile

RT @CBItweets: UK needs a Budget that enables the country to grow its way out of austerity. Here are 5 business priorities https://t.co/CAw

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This year's World Tax directory is now online. How does your firm stack up? https://t.co/CtRbW1Ub5j

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RT @AuroChardon: Let's honour the #memory of a brave #journalist and woman ➡️ vigil tomorrow, 18 Oct, 6pm, in front of Residence Palace #Da…

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Big Soda scores victory as Chicago-area tax repealed - could this be the beginning of the end of the sugar tax trend?https://t.co/PNuafWHy9K

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Ebay and Netflix pay total UK tax of less than £1.9m - How long until HMRC investigate their TP practices? https://t.co/VPPsT3aGMZ via @FT

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