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Archives: April 2019

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  • Piecemeal Approach to OECD Consensus on Digital Economy Unlikely

    A patchwork of partial agreements pertaining to specific types of transactions likely would not attract international consensus on restructuring the international tax system, according to a U.S. Treasury official.

    Tax Analysts By Jennifer McLoughlin

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    By McLoughlin, Jennifer, posted on Tuesday April 30, 2019
  • International Relations Turmoil Not Hindering Tax Cooperation

    Roiled international relationships aren’t disturbing the existing relationships between tax administrators in different countries, according to two top IRS enforcement officials.

    Tax Analysts By Nathan J. Richman

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    By Richman, Nathan J., posted on Tuesday April 30, 2019
  • Facebook Expects to Pay More Tax in France

    Facebook is paying more taxes in France as its operations there grow, and it will also pay the country's digital services tax, according to Laurent Solly, chief of the company's French unit.

    Tax Analysts By Teri Sprackland

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    By Sprackland, Teri, posted on Tuesday April 30, 2019
  • Analysts Evaluate Israel Tax Authority's Plans for a Digital Tax

    A reported Israeli plan for a digital services tax could provide a sounder basis for taxing multinational groups than previous attempts that relied on permanent establishment arguments or claims the groups are subject to VAT.

    Tax Analysts By William Hoke

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    By Hoke, William, posted on Tuesday April 30, 2019
  • Proposed FDII Regulations Bring Some Clarity

    In this article, the author discusses the proposed U.S. foreign-derived intangible income regulations and highlights important areas that the regs clarify for taxpayers.

    Tax Analysts By Julia Ushakova-Stein

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    By Ushakova-Stein, Julia, posted on Monday April 29, 2019
  • Macron offers tax cut to French workers to quell anger

    French President Emmanuel Macron announced tax cuts for middle-class workers and plans for a more representative parliament Thursday as part of a promised response to the weekly yellow vest protests that damaged his presidency.

    Logo: Washington Post By Sylvie Corbet and Lori Hinnant

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    By Corbet, Sylvie and Hinnant, Lori, posted on Thursday April 25, 2019
  • Ireland is a tax haven - and that's becoming controversial at home

    For a long time, Ireland has used taxes to aggressively attract incoming investment. Now this strategy is being questioned.

    Logo: Washington Post By Aidan Regan

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    By Regan, Aidan , posted on Thursday April 25, 2019
  • EU State Aid Decision Rejects Need for U.K. CFC Exemption

    Neither territoriality nor freedom of establishment require an exemption from the United Kingdom’s controlled foreign company regime for intragroup financing profit when the significant people functions take place domestically, according to the European Commission.

    Tax Analysts By Ryan Finley

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    By Finley, Ryan, posted on Friday April 26, 2019
  • OECD's Role in Global Tax Reform May Be at Risk, Paper Says

    An opportunity to reallocate global taxing rights and introduce a minimum corporate tax rate is upon us, and it may be the OECD’s last chance to prove itself, according to the Tax Justice Network.

    Tax Analysts By Amanda Athanasiou

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    By Athanasiou, Amanda, posted on Friday April 26, 2019
  • French Appeals Court Rules Google Doesn't Owe 1.12 Billion

    An appeals court has upheld a 2017 decision by a lower court that Google Ireland Ltd. did not have a permanent establishment in France based on activities performed by Google France.

    Tax Analysts By William Hoke

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    By Hoke, William, posted on Friday April 26, 2019


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