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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

Several tax chiefs shared their administrations’ latest digital identity tracking systems and other tax technologies at the OECD’s annual meeting of authorities.
Businesses welcome the UK’s decision to scrap the IR35 reforms but are not happy about the time and money they have wasted to date.
Energy ministers agreed on regulations including a windfall tax on fossil fuel companies to address high gas prices at an extraordinary Council meeting on September 30.
The European Parliament raises concerns over unanimity in voting on pillar two, while protests break out over tax reform in Colombia.
Ramesh Khaitan speaks to reporter Siqalane Taho about tax morality, transfer pricing regulations, Indian tax developments, and the OECD’s two-pillar solution.
Join ITR and KPMG China at 10am BST on October 19 as they discuss the personal, employment, and corporate tax-related implications of employees working from overseas.
Tricentis and Boehringer Ingelheim, along with a European Commission TP specialist, criticised the complexity of pillar one rules and their scope at an ITR event.
Speakers at ITR’s Managing Tax Disputes Summit said taxpayers can still face lengthy TP audits, despite strong documentation preparation
Gig economy companies in New Zealand will need to fully account and become liable for the goods and services tax of underlying suppliers on their platforms, under new proposals.
Join ITR and Thomson Reuters at 2pm (UAE) / 11am (UK) on October 13 as they discuss how businesses can prepare for Tax Administration 3.0 and future-proof against changes such as e-invoicing and increasing digitisation.
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