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International updates - December/January 2016

The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

Albania: Treaty analysis: Albania and Kosovo sign new double taxation agreement

Argentina: Argentina and Mexico sign double tax treaty

Australia: Tax reform topics continue to dominate political scene in Australia

Brazil: Update on the obligation to disclose certain transactions in Brazil

Bulgaria: Treaty analysis: Bulgaria and UK sign new double taxation agreement

Canada: Canadian Federal Court pulls the reins in (slightly) on foreign information requests

Chile: Applicability of the beneficial owner concept for dividends in Chile

Chile: Chilean IRS’s Anti-avoidance Bureau and the Administrative Consultation Procedure

Cyprus: Post-sanctions Iran: Exploring the Iranian market via Cyprus

EU: European Commission issues final decisions in Starbucks and Fiat state aid cases

Germany: Exemption to Germany’s change-in-ownership rules expanded

India: India continues to promote domestic business environment

Indonesia: Indonesia issues a draft Bill for national tax amnesty; plans to cut taxes

Ireland: Ireland confirms AT1 instruments treated as debt

Italy: Companies migrating to Italy: New ‘internationalisation’ decree introduces rules to determine assets and liabilities’ tax basis

FYR Macedonia: Treaty analysis: FYR Macedonia ratifies double taxation agreement with Vietnam

Malta: Malta concludes treaty with Curaçao

Middle East: New incentives for foreign corporations in Kuwait

Montenegro: New VAT exemption incentives in Montenegro

New Zealand: New Zealand introduces Bill to impose GST on cross-border services

Poland: VATable and non-VATable transactions in Poland – allocation of input VAT

Russia: Russian conduit companies – do your sub-holding companies have substance?

Serbia: Treaty analysis: Serbia and Norway double taxation agreement

Spain: Spain opens door to impose penalties on contrived acts or transactions

Switzerland: Switzerland is likely to remain a premier group financing location post-BEPS

Ukraine: Ukraine amends list of low-tax jurisdictions

US Inbound: US issues new guidance on allocation of income

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