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Archives: February 2019

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  • European Commission Loses Belgian State Aid Case

    The European Commission failed to convince the EU General Court that Belgium’s tax rulings exempting companies from tax on “excess profits” attributable to their being part of an international group constituted an illegal state aid scheme.

    Tax Analysts By Teri Sprackland

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    By Sprackland, Teri, posted on Friday February 15, 2019
  • U.S. Treasury Moving June Goal Posts on Some International Regs

    Treasury appears to be hedging its bets on its June 22 goal for delivering several pieces of international guidance from the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would statutorily allow retroactivity for its rules.

    Tax Analysts By Andrew Velarde

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    By Velarde, Andrew, posted on Friday February 15, 2019
  • U.S. Predicts 'Modest' Outcome of OECD Digital Economy Project

    U.S. officials believe the OECD’s work on the digital economy will lead to a modest reallocation of taxing rights, most likely based on the marketing intangibles approach set out in the OECD discussion draft.

    Tax Analysts By Ryan Finley

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    By Finley, Ryan, posted on Friday February 15, 2019
  • Global Digital Tax Solution Might Strip Out B2B Transactions

    Political pressures motivating some global digital tax discussions appear to originate principally from concerns with the business-to-consumer market, according to a U.S. Treasury official.

    Tax Analysts By Jennifer McLoughlin

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    By McLoughlin, Jennifer, posted on Friday February 15, 2019
  • OECD Provides Updates on Treaty Shopping, Dispute Resolution

    Jurisdictions under the OECD’s Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting are working diligently on their treaty relationships and continue to make progress on timely and accessible dispute resolution mechanisms.

    Tax Analysts By Amanda Athanasiou

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    By Athanasiou, Amanda, posted on Friday February 15, 2019
  • Austria Introduces New CFC Rules

    Austrian Minister of Finance Hartwig Loeger recently issued an ordinance on the application of the controlled foreign corporation tax regime. The ordinance, published in the official gazette on January 25, took effect January 1.

    Tax Analysts By Slim Gargouri

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    By Gargouri, Slim, posted on Friday February 15, 2019
  • News Analysis: Implementing Taxation of Foreign Sales of Partnership Interests

    Lee A. Sheppard looks at how the Tax Court’s decision in Grecian Magnesite remains relevant, even after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

    Tax Analysts By Lee A. Sheppard

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    By Sheppard, Lee A., posted on Tuesday February 19, 2019
  • News Analysis: Consolidated Group Members Become Single Under GILTI

    New proposed section 951A regulations provide guidance on how consolidated groups should compute their global intangible low-taxed income. While the crux of filing a consolidated return is treating the group as a single taxpayer for purposes of calculating and paying a single tax liability, the proposed regulations (REG 104390-18) combine single taxpayer treatment with single-entity calculations.

    Tax Analysts By Carrie Brandon Elliot

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    By Brandon Elliot, Carrie, posted on Tuesday February 19, 2019
  • News Analysis: The OECD Consults on a New Tax World Order

    A new world order is emerging from the OECD base erosion and profit-shifting project and U.S. tax reform. Those efforts, combined with larger economic and political forces, have mostly laid waste to the previous international tax regime.

    Tax Analysts By Mindy Herzfeld

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    By Herzfeld, Mindy, posted on Tuesday February 19, 2019
  • OECD Digital Proposals Are Latest Threat to Arm's-Length Concept

    All of the OECD’s new proposals for taxing the digital economy — including the U.S.-favored marketing intangibles approach — would radically depart from the arm's-length principle, compounding growing international pressures on traditional transfer pricing principles.

    Tax Analysts By Ryan Finley

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    By Finley, Ryan, posted on Tuesday February 19, 2019


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