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  • Insight: U.K. Tax Authority Focus on "Profit Diversion" Means MNEs Pay More Tax

    Bloomberg TaxBy: John Claypole and Ken Almand

    The authors consider the impact of the U.K. tax authority's Diverted Profits Tax so far, and what's ahead for multinationals. 

    By John Claypole and Ken Almand , posted on Monday February 10, 2020
  • Tech Groups Wants to Help to Avoid Cloud Transaction Tax Hit

    Bloomberg TaxBy: Siri Bulusu

    Business groups and tech giants want the IRS to clarify new cloud computing tax rules and ensure companies won’t take an unexpected tax hit.

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    By Siri Bulusu , posted on Monday February 10, 2020
  • Insight: India Budget 2020—Tax Measures Affecting Nonresidents

    Bloomberg TaxBy: Mukesh Butani, Shreyash Shah and Madhura Bhat

    The authors look at the proposals for nonresidents announced in the India Budget 2020, including a tax on the digital economy and mandatory withholding on digital transactions, which will have a significant impact on cross-border transactions.

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    By Mukesh Butani, Shreyash Shah and Madhura Bhat, posted on Tuesday February 11, 2020
  • OECD Clarifies How Companies Should Price Financial Transactions

    Bloomberg TaxBy: Sony Kassam

    The OECD released long-awaited guidance on how multinationals should price intercompany financial transactions. It marks the first time the OECD has incorporated concrete rules on financial transactions, such as intra-group loans, hedging, and cash pooling, into its transfer-pricing guidelines. 
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    By Sony Kassam, posted on Tuesday February 11, 2020
  • EU Ministers Hit Pause on Blacklisting Turkey as Tax Haven

    Bloomberg TaxBy: Joe Kirwin

    European Union finance ministers will give Turkey more time to agree to exchange bank information automatically with all EU members before putting them on the bloc’s tax haven blacklist. On the other hand, the economic bloc plans to put the Cayman Islands on its tax haven blacklist on Tuesday, February 18. 

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    By Joe Kirwin, posted on Thursday February 13, 2020
  • Companies Shifted Deductions, Income to Maximize 2017 U.S. Tax-Rate Cut

    WSJ logoBy: Richard Rubin

    U.S. corporations accelerated deductions and deferred income to maximize the benefits of the 2017 tax-rate cut, contributing to a large temporary drop in federal corporate-tax revenue in 2018, according to newly released data.
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    By Richard Rubin, posted on Tuesday February 11, 2020
  • Fixing Five Flaws of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Logo SSRNBy: Kimberly A. Clausing 

    The author argues that TCJA is flawed in five important ways: it generates large deficits that will reduce the ability of the government to fund important priorities in the future; it moves the tax system in a regressive direction; it decreases economic efficiency in some ways, moving the tax system away from optimal design principles; it misses an opportunity to combat profit shifting by multinational companies, changing the character of the problem but leaving its scale largely undiminished; and introduces new sources of complexity. Clausing then suggests both short term and more fundamental ways to reform the tax code. 

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    By KImberly A. Clausing, posted on Monday February 3, 2020
  • Insight: Pillar One of the OECD BEPS Action 1 - The Ambitious Time-Bound Goals

    Bloomberg TaxBy: Alexandre Mercier

    The OECD intends to reach a consensus on the Inclusive Framework by the end of 2020. In light of that goal, the author examines the Framework's concepts, disparate interpretations, and what needs to be done to achieve a consensus. 

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    By Alexandre Mercier, posted on Friday February 14, 2020
  • European Union Proposes to Amend Council Directives for Administrative Cooperation in Tax Matters

    Bloomberg Tax

    The EU proposal includes measures that would expand existing information exchange and create new information disclosure rules. 

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    By , posted on Tuesday February 18, 2020
  • OECD's Preliminary Economic Analysis Highlights Need for Pillar Two Information and Engagement 

    Bloomberg TaxBy: Jefferson Vanderwolk 

    In light of the OECD's preliminary analysis, the author discusses the issue of double taxation under the proposed Pillar Two rules. 

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    By Jefferson Vanderwolk, posted on Wednesday February 19, 2020

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