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International updates - October 2018

International Updates

The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

Albania: Albania changes income tax law, introduces incentives for agro-tourism

Australia: MLI, hybrid mismatch, MITs and staple structures, cross-border financing and reduced company tax rate

Brazil: Amendments to protocol to Brazil and Argentina tax treaty enacted

Bulgaria: Bulgaria allows electronic storage of employment documents

Canada: ‘Partnerships’ in Canada

Chile: Chile aiming to join era of indirect tax on digital services

China: Tax support for innovation and new regulatory framework for e-commerce

Croatia: Tax incentives for research and development in Croatia

Egypt: Central Bank of Egypt defends bank accounts secrecy

European Union: Outgoing Juncker commission’s plans for tax until November 2019

Georgia: Georgia concludes double taxation treaty with Saudi Arabia

Germany: Using statistical analysis to improve TNMM

Hong Kong: Recent accounting changes in Hong Kong

India: Tax treaty benefits are available even without providing a tax residency certificate (TRC)

Indonesia: Commencement of AEOI and priority target for tax audit

Italy: Intercompany charges, cost inherence and deductibility

Luxembourg: VAT committee publishes guidelines on VAT treatment of cash pooling

Montenegro: Citizenship by investment in Montenegro

Netherlands: Dutch participation exemption and the write-down of receivables

New Zealand: New Zealand issues draft guidance on BEPS-related reforms

Poland: Income tax on buildings: Amendments

Portugal: Liquidation proceeds sourced in Spain and exemption method for non-habitual tax residents in Portugal

Romania: Tax audits - a disruptive routine for every taxpayer

Serbia: Serbia amends VAT Law, extending eligibility for VAT refund to foreign companies

South Africa: Dividend stripping rules: Impact on liquidations and cross-border share buybacks

Switzerland: EU DAC6 mandatory disclosure rules - why should Swiss intermediaries care?

Turkey: Recent tax developments

US Inbound: Altera decision reversal withdrawn

US Outbound: New updates to CAP focus on transfer pricing issue resolution

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Governments now have the final OECD guidance on how to implement the 15% global minimum corporate tax rate.
The Indian company, which is contesting the bill, has a family connection to UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak – whose government has just been hit by a tax scandal.
Developments included calls for tax reform in Malaysia and the US, concerns about the level of the VAT threshold in the UK, Ukraine’s preparations for EU accession, and more.
A steady stream of countries has announced steps towards implementing pillar two, but Korea has got there first. Ralph Cunningham finds out what tax executives should do next.
The BEPS Monitoring Group has found a rare point of agreement with business bodies advocating an EU-wide one-stop-shop for compliance under BEFIT.
Former PwC partner Peter-John Collins has been banned from serving as a tax agent in Australia, while Brazil reports its best-ever year of tax collection on record.
Industry groups are concerned about the shift away from the ALP towards formulary apportionment as part of a common consolidated corporate tax base across the EU.
The former tax official in Italy will take up her post in April.
With marked economic disruption matched by a frenetic rate of regulatory upheaval, ITR partnered with Asia’s leading legal minds to navigate the continent’s growing complexity.
Lawmakers seem more reticent than ever to make ambitious tax proposals since the disastrous ‘mini-budget’ last September, but the country needs serious change.