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Archives: March 2019

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  • US tax reform turns into a game of 'whack-a-mole'

    International Tax ReviewBy Anjana Haines

    For global corporations, determining how to comply with the US tax reform provisions and manage tax liabilities is difficult because as soon they resolve one tax problem, another pops up.

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    By Haines, Anjana, posted on Thursday March 21, 2019
  • Merkel-If No Global Deal on Digital Tax by Second-Half 2020, Europe Should Go Ahead

    NYT logoBy Reuters

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that if there was no international agreement on taxing digital companies by the second half of next year, Europe should go ahead anyway.

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    By Reuters, posted on Thursday March 21, 2019
  • Can the OECD Fix the BEAT?

    Mindy Herzfeld examines ways to help the United States fix its flawed base erosion and antiabuse tax, saying the OECD's recent consultation document might offer a favorable path.

    Tax Analysts By Mindy Herzfeld

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    By Herzfeld, Mindy, posted on Monday March 18, 2019
  • Old Domestic Production Rules May Find New Life With FDII

    Similarities between regulatory language in the foreign-derived intangible income provision and section 199 guidance could mean that regs under the defunct statute will inform taxpayers on applying FDII’s foreign use rule for general property.

    Tax Analysts By Andrew Velarde

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    By Velarde, Andrew, posted on Monday March 18, 2019
  • OECD Minimum Tax Triggers Nerves Over National Sovereignty

    The potential impact of a global minimum tax proposal on countries’ taxing sovereignty was a commonly raised issue during the OECD’s public consultation.

    Tax Analysts By Jennifer McLoughlin

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    By McLoughlin, Jennifer, posted on Monday March 18, 2019
  • BEPS Measures Called 'Interim Step' for Developing Countries

    Despite international progress on profit shifting, there are still policy gaps concerning opaque offshore ownership structures and corporate tax avoidance that are costing developing countries needed tax revenue.

    Tax Analysts By Amanda Athanasiou

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    By Athanasiou, Amanda, posted on Monday March 18, 2019
  • Final Regs Reverse Proposed Mutual Fund Income Rules

    Final regulated investment company rules clarify the treatment of subpart F and passive foreign investment company income inclusions, reversing Treasury and the IRS’s 2016 proposed regulations.

    Tax Analysts By Emily L. Foster

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    By Foster, Emily L., posted on Tuesday March 19, 2019
  • EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum to Continue Profit-Split Work

    In light of the profit-split method’s potentially expanded role under a new regime for taxing the digital economy, the EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum (JTPF) will explore ways to improve the method’s clarity and simplicity.

    Tax Analysts By Ryan Finley

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    By Finley, Ryan, posted on Tuesday March 19, 2019
  • EU Report Examines Effect of CCTB Directive on Corporate Tax Burdens

    The European Commission has released a report by the Centre for European Economic Research analyzing the possible impacts of the draft common corporate tax base directive of October 2016 on the effective corporate tax burdens in EU member states.

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    By Tax Analysts, posted on Friday March 15, 2019
  • Making Waves: OECD Navigates Debate on Tax Rules for Digital Age

    Stephanie Soong Johnston delves into the OECD's March public consultation at its headquarters in Paris, where some of the tax world's brightest minds gathered to discuss adapting the international tax rules for the digital age.

    Tax Analysts By Stephanie Soong Johnston

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    By Soong Johnston, Stephanie, posted on Wednesday March 20, 2019


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