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Archives: January 2019

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  • EU's majority voting proposal puts CCCTB back on the table

    International Tax ReviewBy Danish Mehboob

    The common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) and digital services tax (DST) could be introduced if the EU Commission’s proposal for qualified majority voting (QMV) succeeds.

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    By Mehboob, Danish, posted on Monday January 21, 2019
  • Swiss Advisory Board Recommends WHT, Property Tax Reform

    Tax News logoBy Ulrika Lomas

    The advisory board tasked with reporting on the state of Switzerland's financial center has recommended changes to the country's withholding tax and property tax regimes.

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    By Lomas, Ulrika, posted on Monday January 21, 2019
  • EU Tax on Big Digital Companies Could Be Struck by March: French Minister

    NYT logoBy Reuters

    A European Union-wide tax on the world's top digital companies could be reached by the end of March, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in an interview published on Sunday.

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    By Reuters, posted on Monday January 21, 2019
  • Moscovici Introduces Qualified Majority Voting Proposal

    EU Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici sought to convince member states to cede their right to veto tax measures in the EU Council by invoking annual VAT losses of €50 billion.

    Tax Analysts By Teri Sprackland

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    By Sprackland, Teri, posted on Wednesday January 16, 2019
  • Transition Tax Regs Offer Limited Relief on Big-Ticket Items

    Final transition tax regs offer some modifications to a few hot-button issues, but the relief sought by taxpayers who had lobbed a multitude of critiques at the proposed regs is limited in many circumstances.

    Tax Analysts By Andrew Velarde and Alexander Lewis

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    By Velarde, Andrew and Lewis, Alexander, posted on Wednesday January 16, 2019
  • U.S. Hybrid Rules Require Extensive Knowledge of Structures

    Some practitioners may need to brush up on their knowledge of company structures following the release of exceptionally extensive proposed hybrid regs.

    Tax Analysts By Andrew Velarde

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    By Velarde, Andrew, posted on Wednesday January 16, 2019
  • Corporate Tax Rates Trending Down Over Past 20 Years, OECD Says

    Although rates have fallen over the past two decades, corporate tax remains a key revenue source for government coffers, especially in developing countries, the OECD said in a new report.

    Tax Analysts By Stephanie Soong Johnston

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    By Soong Johnston, Stephanie, posted on Wednesday January 16, 2019
  • Switzerland Outlines Position on Taxation of Digital Economy

    As the OECD works on long-term solutions for taxing the digital economy, the Swiss government has published its positions on how to proceed, stressing the importance of innovation and sustainable competition while safeguarding tax receipts.

    Tax Analysts By William Hoke

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    By Hoke, William, posted on Wednesday January 16, 2019
  • Indonesia Issues Rules Governing Taxation of E-Commerce

    Indonesia’s government has issued regulations requiring small to medium-size online businesses to pay tax at a rate of 0.5 percent of sales, while larger e-commerce companies must pay corporate income tax at a 25 percent rate.

    Tax Analysts By William Hoke

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    By Hoke, William, posted on Wednesday January 16, 2019
  • Bill Would Exclude GILTI From Virginia Tax Base

    Global intangible low-taxed income would be excluded from Virginia's tax base under a recently introduced state Senate bill.

    Tax Analysts By Lauren Loricchio

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    By Loricchio, Lauren, posted on Wednesday January 16, 2019


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