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International updates - March 2015


The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

Australia: Recent court case roundup; Structural reform delayed

Brazil: Increase of PIS and COFINS rates on the importation of goods

Canada: Heads I win, tails you lose: Canada Revenue Agency refuses to refund overpaid tax after statutory limitation periods expire

Chile: Tax credit regarding Chilean sourced income subject to withholding tax in a foreign jurisdiction

China: New regulations to encourage corporate restructuring and investment with non-monetary assets

EU: Update on patent boxes and the EU Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation)

Germany: Deduction of foreign partner’s interest expense

India: Creation of service PE by activities of employees deputed to India

Ireland: ICAV – Ireland’s new corporate funds vehicle

Italy: New decree extends Patent Box regime to commercial trademarks and introduces tax measures for “indirect lending”

Luxembourg: Luxembourg tax authorities clarify the tax treatment of limited partnerships

Malta: Changes to VAT rules – Telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services

Mexico: Mexican taxpayers’ advocacy institution issues recommendation on Mexican tax authorities’ requests for notarisation of private documents

Poland: Changes to the Polish corporate income tax law

South Africa: Base erosion and profit shifting – Debt:equity

South Korea: Korean courts narrowly interpret mitigating circumstances for non-compliance with FTA requirements

Spain: Invest not just into, but also from, the Canary Islands

Sweden: US investment funds exempt from Swedish dividend withholding tax under EU law – Swedish Tax Agency decides to not appeal ruling

Switzerland: How Swiss companies should apply the income tests for FATCA classification purposes

US Inbound: Obama releases FY 2016 Budget

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More from across our site

The airline’s CEO describes the impending tax as bad for the economy, India’s GST revenues drop to a two-year low, the CJEU rules on VAT repayment, and more.
But tax professionals will need to invest a lot of energy and money when controversy arises, according to a head of tax and trade compliance speaking at an ITR conference in London.
The carbon border tax regime will come into play in 2026 but its reporting requirements are now in force.
Disputes around pillar two filings are set to be significant and longwinded, according to a tax director speaking at an ITR conference in London.
PwC publishes detailed accounts of its behaviour in the tax scandal in Australia, while another tax trial looms for pop star Shakira.
The winners of the ITR Europe, Middle East, and Africa Tax Awards 2023 have been announced!
The winners of the ITR Asia-Pacific Tax Awards 2023 have been announced!
Mauro Faggion appeared cautiously optimistic as the European Commission waits to see whether all 27 member states will accept its proposal.
The global minimum rate also won’t entirely stop a race to the bottom, according to a tax director speaking at an ITR conference in London.
The country’s tax authorities are not interested in seeing transfer pricing studies any more, it was claimed at an ITR industry conference in London.