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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 forum heard that VAT professionals are struggling under new pressures to validate transactions and catch fraud, responsibilities that they say should lie with governments.
The working paper suggested a new framework for boosting effective carbon rates and reducing the inconsistency of climate policy.
UAE firm Virtuzone launches ‘TaxGPT’, claiming it is the first AI-powered tax tool, while the Australian police faces claims of a conflict of interest over its PwC audit contract.
The US technology company is defending its past Irish tax arrangements at the CJEU in a final showdown that could have major political repercussions.
ITR’s Indirect Tax Forum heard that Italy’s VAT investigation into Meta has the potential to set new and expensive tax principles that would likely be adopted around the world
Police are now investigating the leak of confidential tax information by a former PwC partner at the request of the Australian government.
A VAT policy officer at the European Commission told the forum that the initial deadline set for EU convergence of domestic digital VAT reporting is likely to be extended.
The UK government shows little sign of cutting corporate tax, while a growing number of businesses report a decline in investment as a result of the higher tax burden.
Mariana Morais Teixeira of Morais Leitão overviews Portugal’s new tax incentive regime designed to boost the country’s capital-depleted private sector.
Septian Fachrizal, TP analyst at the Directorate General of Taxes, outlines how Indonesia is relying heavily on the successful implementation of pillar one.