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International updates - October 2016


The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

Argentina: Tax promotional regime for energy generation through renewable sources

Australia: An overview of recent tax developments in Australia

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosnia and Herzegovina amends rules on counteracting money laundering and terrorist financing

Brazil: Brazil releases public consultation on mutual agreement procedures

Bulgaria: Bulgaria amends VAT Law and requires liquid fuel traders to provide collateral

Canada: Canada introduces debt-parking rules to prevent avoidance of foreign exchange gains

Chile: Chilean investors should check their tax residence

Croatia: Croatia publishes new bylaw on the automatic exchange of information

Cyprus: Cyprus amends property taxes and fees

Germany: Tax neutral cross-border downstream merger

India: Recent notable advance rulings in India

Indonesia: Tax treatment for having special purpose vehicles under the tax amnesty scheme

Italy: The new Italian ‘White List’ – tax opportunities for foreign investors

Luxembourg: Luxembourg introduces new alternative investment fund vehicle

Malta: Malta and securitisation cell companies

New Zealand: New Zealand government releases discussion document on tackling hybrid mismatches

Poland: International assignments – new labour law and standpoint of tax authorities

Romania: VAT compliance and reporting trends in Romania

Russia: Russia amends tax laws to involve taxpayers in audits with higher tax authorities

Spain: New tax regime applicable to capital gains due to change of residence

Switzerland: Geneva State Council releases plan on how to implement Corporate Tax Reform III

US Outbound: EC state aid investigation into tax rulings between a US multinational and Ireland

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The UN’s decision to seek a leadership role in global tax policy could be a crucial turning point but won’t be the end of the OECD, say tax experts.
The UN may be set to assume a global role in tax policy that would rival the OECD, while automakers lobby the US to change its tax rules on Chinese materials.
Companies including Valentino and EveryMatrix say the early adoption of EU public CbCR rules could boost transparency of local and foreign MNEs, despite the short notice.
ITR invites tax firms, in-house teams, and tax professionals to make submissions for the 2023 ITR Tax Awards in Asia-Pacific, Europe Middle East & Africa, and the Americas.
Tax authorities and customs are failing multinationals by creating uncertainty with contradictory assessment and guidance, say in-house tax directors.
The CJEU said the General Court erred in law when it ruled that both companies benefitted from Italian state aid.
An OECD report reveals multinationals have continued to shift profits to low-tax jurisdictions, reinforcing the case for strong multilateral action in response.
The UK government announced plans to increase taxes on oil and gas profits, while the Irish government considers its next move on tax reform.
War and COVID have highlighted companies’ unpreparedness to deal with sudden geo-political changes, say TP specialists.
A source who has seen the draft law said it brings clarity on intangibles and other areas of TP including tax planning.