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  • 'Spirit of Compromise' Needed for BEPS 2.0 Agreement

    Tax AnalystsBy Stephanie Soong Johnston

    Each country comes from different economic backgrounds, so it's no surprise that they have different views and opinions on how to address the tax challenges of digitalization, Asō added. For countries to reach consensus on a solution by the end of 2020, "we must all bring a spirit of compromise to the table," Asō said. The G-20 should lead by example, he said, because "high-level political engagement and endorsement by G-20 members will make it possible to overcome this hurdle and to close the remaining gaps in our views."

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    By Johnston, Stephanie Soong, posted on Saturday June 15, 2019
  • Impact Assessments of Tax Proposals Top OECD 2019 Agenda

    Tax AnalystsBy Jennifer McLoughlin

    The OECD’s goal by fall is to release an initial report assessing the impact of various proposals for overhauling the international tax system in the digital age, according to officials.

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    By McLoughlin, Jennifer, posted on Saturday June 15, 2019
  • Costa Rica Considers VAT Rules for Cross-Border Digital Services

    Tax AnalystsBy Slim Gargouri

    Costa Rica’s Ministry of Finance has released a draft resolution implementing VAT rules for nonresidents supplying cross-border digital services in Costa Rica. The country is in the process of converting its sales tax to a VAT, effective July 1. The VAT will be levied on all supplies of goods and services. The standard rate will be 13 percent, but reduced rates of 4 percent, 2 percent, and 1 percent, as well as some exemptions, will apply to specific supplies. Export sales will be zero-rated.

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    By Gargouri, Slim, posted on Saturday June 15, 2019
  • The TCJA's Impact on GAAP Effective Tax Rates of Large U.S. Nonfinancial Corporations

    Tax AnalystsBy Thomas Horst

    The article assesses what effect the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had on the effective tax rates (ETRs) of large U.S. nonfinancial corporations based on information in the generally accepted accounting principles financial statements corporations include with their annual SEC Forms 10-K. I evaluate both the TCJA’s one-time adjustments, which mainly affect corporations’ ETRs for 2017, and the TCJA’s permanent adjustments, which mainly affect corporations’ ETRs for 2018.

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    By Horst, Thomas, posted on Saturday June 15, 2019
  • Changes in Final Section 956 Regs

    Tax AnalystsBy Lee A. Sheppard

    While we’re waiting for the big Tax Cuts and Jobs Act regulations on June 22, section 956 is still in the law, so there are final section 956 regulations to think about. To recapitulate, global intangible low-taxed income and section 245A regulations are expected by June 22. The GILTI rules will be accompanied by a notice of proposed rulemaking, the scope of which is unclear, according to Raymond Stahl, senior counsel, IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International). Practitioners are particularly concerned about the effective date of the section 245A rules, because companies made interim distributions that they hope will qualify for the dividends received deduction (DRD).

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    By Sheppard, Lee A., posted on Saturday June 15, 2019
  • US companies fear TCJA amendments by Democrats

    International Tax ReviewBy Danish Mehboob

    Some US taxpayers are considering inversions because they fear negative tax implications if the Democrats gain control of the presidency and Congress in the 2020 elections and raise tax rate.

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    By Mehboob, Danish, posted on Saturday June 15, 2019
  • Newly Elected EU Body Likely To Stay Progressive On Taxes

    Logo - Law 360By Todd Buell

    The European Parliament is expected to continue to push progressive legislation on tax matters following an election last month that saw eroded support for centrist parties. In recent years the Parliament has advocated laws requiring big corporations to publish their tax affairs and has voted for a common corporate tax base in Europe. It has also expressed support for taxing large digital corporations and pushed for laws that require tax advisers to disclose more of their activities to authorities.

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    By Buell, Todd, posted on Saturday June 15, 2019
  • Businesses disappointed with OECD's progress on digital tax reforms

    International Tax ReviewBy Alexander Hartley

    As G20 countries ratify the OECD’s work on taxing the digital economy, tax executives expressed their concerns to International Tax Review that the body has not moved beyond proposals that they find problematic.

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    By Hartley, Alexander, posted on Saturday June 15, 2019
  • The application of global tax reforms to the extractive industries

    International Tax ReviewBy International Tax Review

    Alexandra Readhead investigates whether IMF and OECD proposals on how to tax the digital economy, apply formulary apportionment, shift taxing rights and address profit shifting could apply to the natural resources sector. Alternatively, could source-based taxation improvements hold the answer?

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    By International Tax Review, posted on Saturday June 15, 2019
  • The Tory Tax Debate

    WSJ logoBy The Editorial Board

    Britain’s next Prime Minister will have the dual challenge of leaving the European Union and setting up the newly independent country for economic success. So it’s a good sign that some top contenders for the Conservative Party leadership—the winner will replace Theresa May—started with tax reform as campaigning began on Monday.

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    By The Editorial Board, posted on Saturday June 15, 2019


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