Piet Battiau is arguably the most influential person in the world of indirect tax. See a lengthened version of his magazine interview here.
The Global Forum has reached several key objectives during 2017 that were thought to be impossible just a few years ago. Recognising these achievements, Monica Bhatia has been included in the Global Tax 50 for the fifth year running.
A native Lagosian, Babatunde Fowler knows of the travails of Nigeria's most populous state.
Chris Jordan is coming up to his fifth year as Australia's commissioner of taxation, and there have been numerous triumphs since his appointment.
The State Administration of Taxation (SAT) has had a remarkable year of achievements, both domestically and globally, securing SAT Commissioner Wang Jun a position in this year's Global Tax 50.
Since the Paris Agreement came into force on November 4 2016 the impetus has been on international tax policymakers to raise their game on climate change, often resulting in tax policy changes.
As a leading figure at the OECD, Grace Perez-Navarro has been included in this year's Global Tax 50 for the integral role she has played in the progress of the BEPS project, raising the standards of international tax and promoting better tax policies as part of a multilateral approach.
TaxCOOP is an international conference focused on advancing inclusivity in tax policy discourse around global tax reform as well as highlighting good tax policy.
The concept of having an optimal equity structure, including debt instruments, is being slowly shredded by tax perceptions and legislation, imposing additional cash costs for this historic and sound economic position, writes Keith Brockman.
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A suite of mutually reinforcing measures with an overall focus on resolution at the earliest point in time is the ultimate goal for taxpayers and tax authorities. Achim Pross, Sandra Knaepen and Mark Johnson of the OECD describe the organisation’s comprehensive dispute resolution agenda, both within and beyond the BEPS project.
There are a number of colliding dynamics which will lead governments worldwide to undertake drastic measures on VAT and other taxes in 2018, resulting from namely Brexit, VAT fraud, austerity straitjackets and global tax wars, writes Richard Asquith, vice president of global indirect taxes at Avalara.
Peter Nias, barrister and Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) panel mediator of Pump Court Tax Chambers in the UK, considers whether the arbitration provisions in the OECD’s Multilateral Instrument (MLI) and Action 14 proposals offer the only option for dispute resolution for all parties.
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According to the law on clean air, adopted by the Iranian Parliament on July 16 2017, Mohammad Masihi, an official from the tax administration, stated that all home-grown, eco-friendly, zero-emission hybrid and electric cars and motorcycles will benefit from a tax exemption.
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