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International updates - February 2016

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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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The Italian government published plans to levy capital gains tax on cryptocurrency transactions, while Brazil and the UK signed a new tax treaty.
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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.