International updates - November 2017
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International updates - November 2017

International Updates

The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

Australia: Stapled structures

Brazil: Changes to the oil and gas tax framework; guidance on capital gains; TIEA between Brazil and Switzerland approved

Bulgaria: Bulgaria implements CbCR

Canada: Finance Canada releases proposed investment limited partnership rules

China: Modernised industry regulation, greater oversight, and a strengthened DTA network

Croatia: Croatian local taxes: what’s new in 2017?

Cyprus: Introducing the new VAT appeal procedure

European Union: Public CbCR impasse in EU’s Council and possible impact of President Tusk’s EU reform plans

Germany: Possible tightening of RETT provisions

Greece: GAAR rising: First administrative rulings in the spotlight

India: Draft notification on CbC reporting guidance released

Indonesia: Taxation on e-commerce transactions

Ireland: Budget 2018 maps route for tax modernisation

Italy: First round of CbCR implementation takes place

Malta: Budget 2018

Mexico: The “business reason” in the Mexican tax law

Montenegro: Montenegro hikes VAT rate and amends excise duties

New Zealand: New Zealand to restate and reform trust law

Poland: Debt push down no longer tax deductible from 2018

Portugal: Portuguese budget bill for 2018 brings few tax changes

South Africa: Constitutional validity of retrospective legislation

Spain: Tax implications of ‘malus’ and ‘clawback’ clauses in variable compensation schemes

Switzerland: VAT rate reductions effective from 2018

Turkey: New taxes on the table

US Inbound: US permanent establishment issue

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