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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.

  • Trust among EU tax authorities essential to advance VAT regime

    March 22, 2019

    EU member states trying to consolidate their VAT regimes received a cautious welcome from tax directors at International Tax Review’s Indirect Tax Forum, who warned that countries will have to improve their cooperation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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  • International updates - February 2019

    February 06, 2019

    The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

  • The future perspective on the FDII and BEAT

    January 28, 2019

    Keith Brockman, VP of global tax at Manitowoc Foodservice, explores how the World Trade Organisation could influence the US foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) regime, base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT), and global intangible low-taxed intangible income (GILTI) provisions.

  • UK’s profit diversion compliance facility shows emphasis on TP

    January 28, 2019

    A new ‘profit diversion compliance facility’ (PDCF) announced by the UK tax authority aims to encourage companies to bring their transfer pricing (TP) arrangements in line with HMRC’s interpretation of the arm’s-length principle, writes Ben Regan, transfer pricing partner at EY.

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