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International updates - February 2016


The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

Albania: Albania abolishes taxes for small businesses

Argentina: Argentina: Exchange control and foreign trade news

Australia: 'Significant global entities' in Australia contending with new anti-avoidance laws

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Changes to Property Tax Law in the Bosnian Republic of Srpska

Brazil: Brazil issues new interpretative law on taxes covered under double tax treaties

Canada: Canada clarifies foreign currency conversions for thin-cap ratio

Chile: Chilean government sends new tax reform Bill to the Congress

China: China's VAT zero-rating concession for exported service scope expanded

Cyprus: Is your company eligible for a Cyprus tax residency certificate?

EU: 2016: The year of EU corporate tax reform and fiscal transparency?

Georgia: Treaty analysis: Georgia-Belarus double tax treaty enters into force

Germany: German Ministry of Finance set to join case on RETT intra-group exception

Greece: Tick the box for a shifting Greek PE landscape

India: India releases draft report on Income Tax Act simplification

Indonesia: Indonesia to optimise tax revenue and separate tax authority from the Ministry of Finance

Luxembourg: Luxembourg tax amnesty – an unmissable opportunity

New Zealand: New Zealand Court of Appeal rules on residency test for individuals

Norway: Herkules Capital wins carried interest tax dispute in the Norwegian Supreme Court

Poland: Poland set to introduce new tax on financial sector

Russia: Russia announces legislation to register foreign suppliers of e-services for VAT

Spain: Spanish tax lease system does not constitute state aid

Switzerland: VAT and e-invoicing: Switzerland back on track

Ukraine: Ukraine tax code changes taking effect from January 1 2016

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Richard Murphy and Andrew Baker make the case for tax transparency as a public good and how key principles should lead to a better tax system.
‘Go on leave, effective immediately’, PwC has told nine partners in the latest development in the firm’s ongoing tax scandal.
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.