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Archives: March 2019

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  • Netherlands Ratifies OECD's Super Tax Treaty

    Bloomberg By Isabel Gottlieb

    The Netherlands officially ratified the OECD’s multilateral “super tax treaty” designed to implement measures to prevent base erosion and profit-shifting in double-tax treaties March 29, joining 23 other jurisdictions.

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    By Gottlieb, Isabel, posted on Friday March 29, 2019
  • Euro-Wide Digital Tax Solution Could Spur Global Consensus

    Bloomberg By Siri Bulusu

    A European-wide digital tax could have driven a global solution to the challenges of taxing the modern economy, said EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

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    By Bulusu, Siri, posted on Friday March 29, 2019
  • France Must Stop Creating Taxes, Budget Minister Says

    Bloomberg By Gregory Viscusi

    French Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin said March 29 that the state must stop creating new taxes and rather cut spending, in an interview with RMC radio.

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    By Viscusi, Gregory, posted on Friday March 29, 2019
  • IRS Processing Times for APAs Rose as 2018 Applications Doubled

    Faced with twice as many advance pricing agreement applications and reduced staffing compared to 2017, the IRS advance pricing and mutual agreement program reported a six-month rise in the median application processing time for 2018.

    Tax Analysts By Ryan Finley

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    By Finley, Ryan, posted on Thursday March 28, 2019
  • Satellite Operator Sues IRS Over CFC Guarantees

    A U.S. subsidiary of a global satellite operator has sued the IRS in Tax Court, alleging that the agency erred in determining that three of its controlled foreign corporations guaranteed notes worth $1 billion.

    Tax Analysts By Andrew Velarde

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    By Velarde, Andrew, posted on Thursday March 28, 2019
  • EU Council Endorses Revised Tax Haven Blacklist

    The Council of the European Union has issued a conclusion, endorsing the revised non-cooperative jurisdictions blacklist and praising those jurisdictions that have resolved deficiencies in anti-money laundering and terrorist financing by the agreed deadline.

    Tax Analysts By Tax Analysts

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    By Tax Analysts, posted on Wednesday March 27, 2019
  • Tax Commissioners Set Out Ways to Tax Gig and Sharing Economy

    Tax administrations have proposed approaches to ensure the taxation of the sharing and gig economy, including developing a model allowing platforms to report seller details in a standardized way.

    Tax Analysts By Stephanie Soong Johnston

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    By Soong Johnston, Stephanie, posted on Friday March 29, 2019
  • EU Claims 'Final Victory' in WTO Ruling Over Boeing Tax Benefits

    The EU has claimed a "final victory" in a long-running dispute with the United States, saying a WTO appellate body ruled that Boeing has continued to receive illegal tax subsidies despite earlier rulings banning them.

    Tax Analysts By William Hoke

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    By Hoke, William, posted on Friday March 29, 2019
  • A-Brauerei: CJEU Rules Exemption From German Real Estate Transfer Tax Does Not Constitute State Aid

    In this article, the author discusses the Court of Justice of the European Union’s judgment in A-Brauerei — holding that an exemption from Germany’s real estate transfer tax should not be considered state aid — and looks at the expected impact of the ruling.

    Tax Analysts By Susanne Hemme

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    By Hemme, Susanne, posted on Friday March 29, 2019
  • Tax Chiefs to Expand Tax Risk Assessment Pilot Program

    The heads of some 50 tax administrations are moving to phase two of an experimental multilateral tax risk assessment program — this time with 17 countries — as part of their ongoing work to enhance tax certainty.

    Tax Analysts By Stephanie Soong Johnston

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    By Soong Johnston, Stephanie, posted on Friday March 29, 2019


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