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International updates - November 2014


The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

Albania: Transfer pricing: A step forward for Albania

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Changes to Law on Cash Registers in Republic of Srpska

Bulgaria: Bulgarian VAT Law amendments

Canada: Recent treaty shopping developments

Chile: New thin capitalisation rules

China: SAT’s formal assessment on service fees and royalty payments

Cyprus: Cyprus expands its treaty network with Lithuania and Guernsey

EU: Fiscal state aid and BEPS: EU Commission launches series of in-depth investigations into specific tax rulings and regimes

Germany: Self-disclosure rule amendments bring good and bad news for corporates

Hong Kong: Hong Kong commits to the Common Reporting Standard

India: Ruling on characterisation of surplus on sale of debentures

Ireland: Ireland ready for VAT Mini-One-Stop-Shop

Italy: Positive boost for special regime applicable to certain listed real estate investment companies

Luxembourg: Luxembourg signs new protocol to treaty with France

FYR Macedonia: New Profit Tax Law to enter into force in 2015

Montenegro: Montenegro-Azerbaijan DTT analysis

Serbia: Reactions to the application of FATCA regulations in Serbia

South Africa: Interest withholding tax update

Spain: Changes to the inbound expatriates system: Beckham clause attracts talent to Spain

Switzerland: Corporate tax reform as per draft legislation would make Switzerland more attractive for multinationals

US Inbound: IRS issues portfolio interest payment clarification

US Outbound: Treasury Department releases new anti-inversion rules

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Two months since EU political agreement on pillar two and few member states have made progress on new national laws, but the arrival of OECD technical guidance should quicken the pace. Ralph Cunningham reports.
It’s one of the great ironies of recent history that a populist Republican may have helped make international tax policy more progressive.
Lawmakers have up to 120 days to decide the future of Brazil’s unique transfer pricing rules, but many taxpayers are wary of radical change.
Shell reports profits of £32.2 billion, prompting calls for higher taxes on energy companies, while the IMF warns Australia to raise taxes to sustain public spending.
Governments now have the final OECD guidance on how to implement the 15% global minimum corporate tax rate.
The Indian company, which is contesting the bill, has a family connection to UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak – whose government has just been hit by a tax scandal.
Developments included calls for tax reform in Malaysia and the US, concerns about the level of the VAT threshold in the UK, Ukraine’s preparations for EU accession, and more.
A steady stream of countries has announced steps towards implementing pillar two, but Korea has got there first. Ralph Cunningham finds out what tax executives should do next.
The BEPS Monitoring Group has found a rare point of agreement with business bodies advocating an EU-wide one-stop-shop for compliance under BEFIT.
Former PwC partner Peter-John Collins has been banned from serving as a tax agent in Australia, while Brazil reports its best-ever year of tax collection on record.