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China extending its VAT pilot, an exclusive interview with the chief tax auditor at the Swedish Tax Agency, and analysis of the taxpayer victory in the FII GLO at the UK Supreme Court were just three articles that dominated ITR Premium last week.


Swedish Tax Agency reveals compliance secretsBörje Noring, tax auditor and national adviser at the large companies tax office of the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket), talks to International Tax Review about the agency’s plans for the year ahead, the challenges it faces, inter-jurisdictional cooperation, and why Sweden has such high compliance rates.

James Hardie’s litigation victory helps bottom lineThe Australian Taxation Office played a crucial role in the annual results of James Hardie, which were announced this week.


National Grid Indus case spurs new exit tax rules for NorwayThe Norwegian government last week submitted its revised budget to parliament, with changes relating to exit taxes, all arising from the ECJ’s decision in National Grid Indus.

Tackling non-taxation: harmonization vs linking rulesTax authorities are increasingly engaging with one another to fight double non-taxation, and as the European Commission’s consultation on the issue closes next week, there is debate over the best approach to adopt.


China extends VAT pilot: national roll-out expected soonAfter a successful introduction in Shanghai, China is extending its VAT pilot to five more cities.

Why LVCR abuse may be unpoliceableDespite the UK government’s decision to remove low value consignment relief (LVCR) on mail order products from the Channel Islands to prevent big offshore retailers exploiting a VAT loophole, the EU’s final importation rules may be making LVCR unpoliceable.


Taxpayer victory in FII GLO at UK Supreme CourtSix claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation Order (FII GLO) had their claims for corporation tax refunds reinstated today, after a UK Supreme Court ruling said retrospective legislation issued by HMRC was in breach of EU law.

CRA responds to TEI’s transfer pricing questionsThe Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recently released its responses to a series of transfer pricing questions posed by Tax Executive Institute (TEI) members at a liaison meeting in December in 2011.

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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.
Mariana Morais Teixeira of Morais Leitão overviews Portugal’s new tax incentive regime designed to boost the country’s capital-depleted private sector.
Septian Fachrizal, TP analyst at the Directorate General of Taxes, outlines how Indonesia is relying heavily on the successful implementation of pillar one.