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Corporate Tax

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  • France to push G7 countries for a global minimum corporate tax

    March 21, 2019

    France plans to make significant progress with members of the G7 group of countries to reach an agreement on a minimum corporate tax rate, after the OECD has presented its work on taxing the digital economy to the G20 in June.

  • Canada to boost tax authority audit resources

    March 20, 2019

    The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will receive an additional C$150.8 million ($113.1 million) over five years to hire additional auditors, create a data quality examination team targeted at non-residents, and extend schemes aimed at tackling offshore non-compliance.

  • Tax heads fearful of OECD push for minimum corporation tax

    March 20, 2019

    Participants at the OECD’s public consultation on BEPS 2.0 grappled with the question of whether under-taxation – as well as non-taxation – of corporate profits is a problem the OECD should address.

Indirect Tax

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  • The promise and problem of a universal VAT system

    March 22, 2019

    The increasing inconsistency of national VAT systems have led to calls for global harmonisation of VAT regulations by tax professionals. The OECD is examining the options and some progress has been made this week.

  • Pace of change makes it impossible to have an indirect tax strategy

    March 20, 2019

    Tax professionals speaking at the International Tax Review Indirect Tax Forum said that the rate of indirect tax changes around the world makes having a long-term strategic plan very difficult.

  • E-invoicing compliance goes beyond tax departments

    March 19, 2019

    In-house tax professionals, tax advisors and software providers have emphasised that complying with rapidly proliferating e-invoicing requirements requires input from businesses as a whole, not just their tax departments.

Compliance Management

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  • France to push G7 countries for a global minimum corporate tax

    March 21, 2019

    France plans to make significant progress with members of the G7 group of countries to reach an agreement on a minimum corporate tax rate, after the OECD has presented its work on taxing the digital economy to the G20 in June.

  • Canada to boost tax authority audit resources

    March 20, 2019

    The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will receive an additional C$150.8 million ($113.1 million) over five years to hire additional auditors, create a data quality examination team targeted at non-residents, and extend schemes aimed at tackling offshore non-compliance.

  • E-invoicing compliance goes beyond tax departments

    March 19, 2019

    In-house tax professionals, tax advisors and software providers have emphasised that complying with rapidly proliferating e-invoicing requirements requires input from businesses as a whole, not just their tax departments.

Tax Disputes

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ITR Magazine

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  • The Multilateral Instrument: A new world

    March 21, 2019

    As the OECD’s Multilateral Convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting (MLI) speeds toward implementation, minimum standard provisions and options added to/revised from the original tax treaties are truly a new world to unravel and explore.

  • Tax technologists increasingly important but hard to find for MNEs

    March 21, 2019

    Demand for tax technologists is rising in the post-BEPS environment, according to tax and technology leaders, as tax departments find it increasingly important to prepare systems for new developments coming from tax authorities.

  • India happy to be the leader in tax but still craves consensus

    March 21, 2019

    During International Tax Review’s India Tax Forum, Hitesh D Gajaria, partner and head of tax at KPMG India, sat down with Akhilesh Ranjan, member of the Central Board of Direct Taxes and key figure in the international tax community, to talk about a variety of tax topics.

People Moves

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  • Mark Rems joins KPMG US

    March 14, 2019

    Mark Rems has joined KPMG’s US state and local tax (SALT) practice as a principal in Philadelphia. He will be a part of the firm’s indirect tax practice and focus on transaction tax systems.

  • Kene Partners appoints two to R&D-focused tax practice

    March 14, 2019

    Aarti Varia and Rosie Silk have joined Kene Partners in London to specialise in research and development (R&D) within the consultancy team as R&D tax director and R&D tax manager, respectively.

  • Women in tax explain how to deal with gender stereotyping

    March 08, 2019

    Leading women in tax share their personal experiences and the resistance they overcame at the beginning of their careers to succeed, offering tips to aspiring leaders.

International Correspondents