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Archives: March 2020

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  • U.S. Group Pushes Delaying OECD Digital Tax Work Amid Pandemic

    By: Stephanie Soong Johnston

    Treasury should postpone the OECD’s work on updating global corporate tax rules for the digital age as companies and governments continue grappling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis, a major trade group said.

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    By Stephanie Soong Johnston, posted on Friday March 27, 2020
  • Russian Coronavirus Relief Plan Could Threaten Tax Treaties

    By: Annagabriella Colon

    Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Russia may withdraw from its tax treaties with specific countries that refuse to impose a 15 percent tax on individuals transferring their dividend income abroad.

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    By Annagabriella Colon, posted on Friday March 27, 2020
  • Software Service Income Not Technical Service Fees, Court Say

    By: Annagabriella Colon

    Payments to an Australian company for supplies of software services do not qualify as fees for technical services but should be further examined to determine if they qualify as royalties, the Delhi High Court held.

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    By Annagabriella Colon, posted on Friday March 27, 2020
  • Germany Introduces Long-Overdue R&D Tax Incentives

    By: Sven-Eric Barsch and Yannick Barbu

    In this article, the authors discuss newly introduced research and development tax incentives in Germany, focusing on eligibility requirements, determination of tax relief, and international cooperation.

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    By Sven-Eric Barsch and Yannick Barbu, posted on Friday March 27, 2020
  • Helping Loss Companies: What Can Treasury Do?

    By: Mindy Herzfeld

    Mindy Herzfeld examines U.S. Treasury options for alleviating the economic blowback of the coronavirus pandemic, questioning whether further relief has been left on the table.

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    By Mindy Herzfeld, posted on Monday March 30, 2020
  • CARES Act Has Negative ‘Knock-On' Effects for International Tax

    By: Andrew Velarde

    Practitioners are discovering that business-friendly changes to net operating losses and interest deduction limitations in legislation responding to the coronavirus economic crisis could also adversely affect multinationals because of interactions with other international provisions.

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    By Andrew Velarde, posted on Monday March 30, 2020
  • India Expands Equalization Levy Net to Tax Foreign E-Commerce

    By: Stephanie Soong Johnston

    Nonresident e-commerce operators will now have to pay a 2 percent tax on revenues from the sale of goods and services to Indian consumers, after the government broadened the scope of its equalization levy regime.

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    By Stephanie Soong Johnston, posted on Monday March 30, 2020
  • Swedish Court Denies FLIR $200 Million Notional Tax Deduction

    By: Ryan Finley

    A Swedish court has ruled against thermal camera producer FLIR Systems in a dispute concerning an intangible transfer to a Belgian branch, holding that the tax agency correctly denied a group subsidiary’s notional tax deduction.

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    By Jacob K Markham, posted on Monday March 30, 2020
  • OECD Sets Out First-Aid Tax Measures Amid Growing Pandemic

    By: Stephanie Soong Johnston

    The OECD has outlined emergency tax measures that governments can adopt to respond immediately to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, sending a clear message: Do whatever you can now to keep taxpayers afloat.

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    By Stephanie Soong Johnston, posted on Tuesday March 24, 2020
  • India Delays Tax Filing Deadlines Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    By: Kiarra M. Strocko

    India has announced relief measures that will extend the filing deadline for income tax and goods and services tax returns, provide relief under the tax dispute scheme, and lower interest rates for delayed tax payments.

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    By Kiarra M. Strocko, posted on Wednesday March 25, 2020


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