International updates - December 2017 / January 2018
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International updates - December 2017 / January 2018

International Updates

The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

Argentina: Comprehensive tax reform drafted

Australia: Hybrid mismatch rules

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosnia and Herzegovina ratifies updated treaty with Romania

Brazil: Congress approves amendment to DTA with Norway

Canada: Guidance on determination of taxable Canadian property status

Chile: Corporate migration

China: A busy year and more ahead

European Union: Debate on circumventing national vetoes on EU taxation policies gathers steam

Georgia: Georgian virtual zone entities offer new opportunities for IT companies

Germany: Legislative agenda for 2018

Greece: Separate tax residence status for spouses

Hong Kong: Rapid changes to tax policies to drive its competitive edge

India: Ending the year with several important tax rulings

Indonesia: New regulation provides opportunity for further tax amnesty

Iran: VAT exemption for hybrid and electric vehicles

Ireland: Revenue guidance on VAT treatment of payment services

Italy: Stability Law for 2018 introduces measures for businesses

Luxembourg: The importance of the terms of agreements in VAT and leasing

Macedonia: Double tax treaty between FYR Macedonia and Belgium enters into force

Malta: Notional interest deduction rules

Mexico: Controversy over applicability of 4.9% withholding tax rate on interest

Montenegro: Income tax treaty between Montenegro and Portugal

New Zealand: New Government’s tax priorities

Poland: Double deductions for R&D expenses become possible

South Africa: Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2017

Switzerland: A year in review and an outlook on the tax landscape

Turkey: Is the wealth fund an opportunity or threat?

US Inbound: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Nusetti, global tax head at pharmaceutical company Lupin, tells ITR about being a tax magician, military aspirations and what makes tax cool
The UK tax agency unsuccessfully argued that a software company was not entitled to R&D tax relief
Pillar two anticipation may have led to stable international corporation tax rates according to the OECD; in other news, A&M has continued its lateral hiring spree
Singapore faces controversies with many trade partners and needs to constantly keep tax guidelines up to date, a local tax expert told ITR
With HMRC’s renewed enforcement focus, it’s as important as ever for UK companies to get their NRD compliance affairs in order, writes Lewin Higgins-Green of FTI Consulting
Senator Richard Colbeck’s remarks follow news that PwC Australia CEO Kevin Burrowes receives a salary of A$4 million, more than previously disclosed
Adam Frais will assume his new role on October 1 and will lead BDO’s 1,000-strong UK tax business
It comes after a decree which introduced a qualified domestic minimum top-up tax last year
The UK Upper Tribunal’s pragmatic approach to anti-abuse provisions will be welcomed by the secondary debt market, say Matthew Greene and Guy Bud of Stewarts
The party should aim to reduce corporation tax from 25% to 15%, one partner told ITR
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