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  • Recession keeps Europe's top tax directors on their toes

    Though companies continue to feel the strain of the downturn, the top 10 tax directors in Europe tell Joanna Faith that the recession is not the only issue keeping in-house tax departments busy

  • Managing the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers

    Bankruptcy is a trying time for any company. For a business as large and as complex as Lehman Brothers, the process was and continues to be nothing short of traumatic. Working through the tax implications is a significant part of the work. Catherine Snowdon talks to Darryl Steinberg, managing director and senior tax counsel to Lehman Brothers Holdings and one of his chief advisers, Mike Lippman, managing director at Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

  • New winds blowing for US energy tax policy

    Environmental taxation is becoming more and more relevant to companies around the world. President Barack Obama is leading the way to encouraging better practices by offering numerous tax breaks and incentives. John Gimigliano and Robert Swiech of KPMG discuss the coming changes in the US

  • Time arrives for coordination on green taxes

    The potential of tax policy to help combat climate change will be lost unless governments start cooperating, argue Mark Schofield and Harry Manisty of PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Administration unveils foreign tax reform proposals

    Alan Winston Granwell, Jeffrey Korenblatt and Evan Migdail from DLA Piper discuss the implications of Obama's plans for taxation of foreign income

  • HMRC succeeds in DSG litigation

    As well as being the first major UK transfer pricing case, the DSG litigation offers taxpayers some valuable lessons on strategy and dispute resolution, argues Murray Clayson of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • Executives confront economic implications

    Tax executives at the Asia Tax Executives' Forum had much on their minds, including a mounting compliance burden, the increasing aggression of the tax authorities in the region and pressure from management to generate revenue and cut costs

  • Tools of the trade for the stand alone tax director

    Anthony Lewis, EU tax & treasury director of Affiliated Computer Services, provides an insight into the unwritten job of the stand alone tax director at the average US multinational

  • Courts raise doubts about permanent establishment

    Recent case law in India suggests that international taxpayers should review their permanent establishment risk periodically, believe Srinivasa Rao and Rajendra Nayak of Ernst & Young

  • Tribunal clarifies cross-border group relief claims

    Alison Last of Dorsey & Whitney explains why the First-Tier Tribunal's decision in the latest M&S hearing on the UK's group relief rules, does not provide certainty for every taxpayer with losses they want to surrender

  • VAT automation is a mission-critical investment

    Automating VAT tax calculations reduces risk as more countries adopt VAT style taxes and look to them for increased revenue, explains Chris Walsh, chief international indirect tax officer of Vertex

  • The tax esperanto

    The world is growing smaller and companies should put a single-transfer pricing focus on income tax, VAT/GST and customs duties to come out ahead, says Astrid Pieron and Charles-Albert Helleputte from the European Transfer Pricing Centre of Mayer Brown

  • Sodexho tax leader wants better VAT rules

    Anthony Lister, UK tax director of Sodexho, tells Georgiana Head the UK should get rid of the exempt and zero rated distinction

  • Outsourcing becomes luxury in recession

    Joanna Faith finds out the pros and cons of outsourcing in-house tax functions in a recession

  • Q&A

    Marina Capel, head of tax, Asia at Thomson Reuters

  • Hungary to get tougher CFC regime

    by Joanna Faith

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Tax Relief

  • Tax relief

    A monthly commentary on the notable facts, figures and goings-on in the tax world, so called to give you a gentle exit from International Tax Review each month.

International Correspondents

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