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Twelve top picks from 2013's tax disputes

It was not easy to confine this list to one dispute from each month. Cases we had to leave out included PPL in the US Supreme Court about the creditability of foreign taxes and the Prudential judgment in the UK Supreme Court on legal professional privilege

It is not easy to characterise the type of tax disputes that reached the world's courtrooms in 2013, apart from with the generality that they arose from differing views of taxpayers and officials about what legitimate tax planning is. Here is a selection of the ones covered on the tax disputes channel of International Tax Review.

Chinese 2012 tax rulings deliver mixed messages

Sanofi's Indian High Court win is good for Vodafone-type transactions

Canadian taxpayers to face more foreign-based information requirements in transfer pricing audits

ECJ ruling on holding companies joining VAT groups confirms BAA solution

Resource Capital ruling helps taxpayers with TARP valuations but ATO approach remains worrying

Vodafone defends position in UK and Indian tax disputes

Canada's Lehigh Cement ruling broadens scope of foreign anti-avoidance rule

Brazilian courts' changing analysis of tax planning

BB&T loses STARS case but ruling clouds legitimate tax planning rights in US

Authorities get information exchange warning as Cayman taxpayers get ATO ruling quashed

Business lobbies Putin to review tax authorities' powers of enforcement

HK Court of Final Appeal rules against tax commissioner in Nice Cheer case on unrealised revaluation gains

Special focuses
US debt-equity

BRICS tax cooperation

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