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March 31 2011
Sara Luder has been unveiled as the new head of tax at Slaughter and May.
March 30 2011
Only a few years ago, discussion of the financial transactions tax (FTT), often referred to as the Tobin tax or a Robin Hood tax, did not go beyond socialists, international development activists or academic circles a...
Evidence presented to the Brussels Tax Forum 2011 on whether or not the financial sector is undertaxed, made the case for a financial activities tax (FAT) that much stronger.
March 29 2011
Australia has moved one step closer to reforming resource taxes with the government’s acceptance of the Policy Transition Group’s (PTG) 98 recommendations.
March 28 2011
The US Treasury’s top tax policy official has responded to recent calls by lawmakers and businesses for a repatriation tax holiday.
Mike Danilack is not making any excuses.
March 25 2011
UK business’s response to the additional corporate tax cut in today’s budget came as less of a surprise than the announcement itself, but not everyone is a winner. The government put up tax for banks and the oil and g...
March 23 2011
George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, stressed the importance of tackling tax avoidance during his budget speech to Parliament today.
Canada’s 2011 budget, which was published on March 22, had a short life.
Dave Camp, the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives, has provided specifics on what he thinks US tax reform should look like.
March 22 2011
More than a year since the publication of Australia’s Future Tax System (AFTS) Review, a forum will discuss how to make progress on tax reform.
The Senate Budget Committee heard more testimony last week which placed the spotlight on the November 2010 plan from President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, better known as the Bowle...
March 21 2011
European governments have begun to respond to the Commission’s draft directive for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) and reactions have been far from the harmonious vision underlying the proposals.
March 18 2011
Only five EU member states would see a rise in their GDP as a result of the introduction of a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB), the European Commission’s own impact assessment study into the plans has fo...
A collection of comments from around Europe on the Commission’s long-awaited draft directive seeking to establish a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base.
March 17 2011
The European Commission today unveiled its proposal for a common consolidated tax base (CCCTB) system for calculating the tax base of businesses operating in the EU.
March 16 2011
Today's report from the Treasury Select Committee welcomed the government’s commitment to a simpler tax system, but expressed concern that it has not done enough to set out the principles underlying that policy.
March 15 2011
Last year’s emergency budget, which was announced last June, shortly after the new government took power introduced some big changes for UK tax policy. This year’s budget, set for March 23, is likely to be more of a c...
A poll of 204 UK business leaders concluded that while the government has made a reasonable start, it needs to accelerate business taxation reforms to simplify the system and make it more responsive to the needs of al...
Peru has tweaked its tax system with two provisions which should complement its fiscal year 2010 growth.
March 14 2011
March 11 2011
Watson, Farley & Williams has announced the appointment of Luis Soto as a partner. He will be based in the international law firm’s Madrid office.
March 10 2011
March 09 2011
Hong Kong today introduced significant changes to its intellectual property (IP) regime that will promote wider application of IP and encourage the development of creative industries.
They say that the bigger they come the harder they fall. Few could have expected quite how hard Nortel would fall, however, or the unique cross-border tax issues the resulting administration of the group in Europe wou...
March 08 2011
The European Parliament today voted to approve MEP Anni Podimata’s through report, which recommends introducing a global financial transactions tax (FTT) which could be used to fund future bailouts.
March 07 2011
Weatherford International, one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, announced last week that due to “a material weakness in internal controls,” the company will report a substantial amount in tax errors.
Uruguay’s vice president, Danilo Astori and Indian vice president Mohammad Hamid Ansari failed to sign the highly anticipated double tax treaty (DTT) between the two countries during Astori’s seven-day trip in India.
March 04 2011
The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has released its final full report on the review of UK tax reliefs ahead of the Chancellor’s March 23 budget, suggesting the abolition of nearly 50 reliefs and the closer assess...
Two studies using data from the Hundred Group show that the UK’s biggest companies contributed less in tax to Britain in the last tax year and that 81% of all corporation tax is paid by the largest 1% of them.
March 03 2011
Eric Roose, a leading international tax transactions lawyer in Japan, has joined Morrison & Foerster as a partner. He will be based in the firm’s Tokyo office.
March 02 2011
Clayton Utz has strengthened its tax team with the appointment of Kulwant Singh-Pangly as special counsel.
March 01 2011
Uruguay has enacted a double tax treaty (DTT) with Spain to strengthen ties with a historical trading partner in the EU.
In the middle of a political cloud of ambiguity surrounding tax reform talk in the US, Michael Mundaca, the Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Treasury for Tax Policy discussed what lies ahead at the departme...
Ireland has become the latest country to introduce a levy on its financial institutions.
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