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  • ATO Targets Mischaracterization in Foreign Investment Structure

    By: Ryan Finley

    The Australian Taxation Office said it will be closely scrutinizing tax structures used by nonresidents to invest in domestic businesses —  particularly their characterization of income and the form of their investment interests. 

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    By Ryan Finley, posted on Wednesday May 27, 2020
  • Proposed Brazilian Digital Tax Faces Uncertain Fate in Congress

    By: William Hoke

    Brazil’s House of Representatives is considering legislation to subject a wide range of digital activities to progressive taxation. The proposal faces an uncertain future in the National Congress and possible opposition by the United States.

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    By William Hoke, posted on Wednesday May 27, 2020
  • EU to Propose Minimum Corporate Tax if OECD Can’t Get Consensus

    By: Sarah Paez

    If countries fail to reach a deal on global minimum corporate taxation this year, the European Commission will propose its own plan by next year, EU Tax Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said.

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    By Sarah Paez, posted on Friday May 29, 2020
  • Report Urges Swift EU-U.S. Border Tax Talks to Avoid Trade War

    By: Annagabriella Colon

    The United States and the EU should begin talks about a proposed carbon border tax soon to avert a potential trade war, a new report from the Atlantic Council warns.

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    By Annagabriella Colon, posted on Friday May 29, 2020
  • Tax Incentives May Not Spur US Operations in Virus Fight

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    By: Natalie Olivo

    The novel coronavirus pandemic has some members of Congress discussing tax policies that could entice multinationals to bring manufacturing home, but those measures, including a slash in the corporate rate, may not make much difference in the current uncertain climate.

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    By Natalie Olivo, posted on Friday May 29, 2020
  • Digital Taxes Face International Legal Gantlet

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    By: Alex M. Parker

    Special taxes on digital companies seem almost inevitable as the novel pandemic heightens focus on the tech sector, but they could face legal challenges under both international trade and tax rules as countries begin to collect.

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    By Alex M. Parker, posted on Friday May 29, 2020
  • Telecom Trade Groups Urge Caution Over Unilateral European DSTs

    By: William Hoke

    Two associations representing telecommunications and mobile network operators said European countriesplans to introduce unilateral digital services taxes will increase double taxation disputes and result in more complexity.

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    By William Hoke, posted on Wednesday May 20, 2020
  • How Would Digital Tax Reform Affect the Cross-Border Marketplace?

    By: Yue “Daisy” Dai

    In this article, the author discusses how the OECD and G-20 digital tax reforms would affect marketplaces, especially marketplaces with China-related inbound and outbound investments.

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    By Yue “Daisy” Dai, posted on Thursday May 21, 2020
  • Mexico’s Digital Services Tax Regime

    By: Valentin Ibarra and Jorge Ramon Galland

    In this article, the authors discuss Mexico’s new regime for taxing digital services that takes effect June 1, including the obligations it places on both resident and nonresident digital platforms and digital intermediaries that provide services to residents of Mexico.

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    By Valentin Ibarra and Jorge Ramon Galland, posted on Thursday May 21, 2020
  • OECD Chief Warns of ‘Messy’ Outcome Without Digital Tax Deal

    By: Stephanie Soong Johnston

    If there is no globally agreed solution to tax the digital economy, then dozens of debt-laden countries will move unilaterally, raising the risk of trade wars during the coronavirus pandemic, the OECD’s chief warned.

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    By Stephanie Soong Johnston, posted on Tuesday May 26, 2020


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