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International Tax Review
Feb 23, 2018

Tech companies rush to the Philippines ahead of tax cuts
The Philippines is set to implement corporate tax cuts in its drive to become a leading tech hub in Southeast Asia. The Philippine government hopes its bid to overhaul the tax regime will attract more businesses in the long-term.

International Tax Review
Feb 23, 2018

DLA Piper hires three partners
DLA Piper has appointed Sylvie Vansteenkiste, Raphaël Béra and Fanny Combourieu as partners at its Paris-based tax team. The three tax professionals have joined the team alongside four associates and one of counsel.

International Tax Review
Feb 21, 2018

Russia launches tax amnesty before CRS comes into effect
Russia has announced the launch of a capital amnesty and a tax-free wind up to allow business to declare assets. President Vladimir Putin has signed off on the plan just as international sanctions are tightening and the country awaits the common reporting standard (CRS) being implemented later this year.

International Tax Review
Feb 21, 2018

Brazil updates its black and grey lists
Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz, tax partner at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, explores the practical impacts of Brazil's black and grey lists of low-tax jurisdictions.

International Tax Review
Feb 21, 2018

EY appoints Kate Barton as global tax leader
EY has made Kate Barton global vice chair of tax to lead the firm's global tax strategy and operations.

International Tax Review
Feb 19, 2018

Garrigues hires indirect tax expert in Sao Paulo
Daniel Dix, an indirect tax expert, has joined Garrigues in the firm's Sao Paulo tax consulting practice.

International Tax Review
Feb 19, 2018

Singapore budget delivers on GST expectations
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat's 2018 budget delivered on a number of ITR's tax predictions, including proposals to raise tax revenues from the goods and services tax (GST) regime and taxing e-commerce. The government has also moved to counter foreign protectionist measures, deal with the emergence of technology and tackle the risks of an aging population.

International Tax Review
Feb 19, 2018

US Treasury takes aim at 385 regulations
As part of its effort to cut red tape, the US Treasury Department has singled out the section 385 regulations to be dropped alongside almost 300 tax regulations deemed to be out of date. This is after President Donald Trump called for the Treasury to find ways to reduce the regulatory burden on taxpayers.

International Tax Review
Feb 19, 2018

Kevin Glenn joins King & Spalding
King & Spalding has appointed Kevin Glenn as a corporate tax partner within the corporate, finance and investments group in the firm's New York office.

International Tax Review
Feb 16, 2018

Will mandatory disclosures end CRS avoidance?
The OECD is preparing the mandatory disclosure rules (MDRs) to deter some advisers and service providers from actively marketing schemes designed to circumvent the common reporting standard (CRS) reporting requirements. But tax advisers and organisations have raised concerns about the plans.

International Tax Review
Feb 14, 2018

The EU's digital tax framework threatened by conflicting political agendas
The European Commission is about to unveil its proposals for the EU's digital tax strategy. Major EU states like France and Germany want to take action now, but Ireland stands in their way, threatening progress across the 28-member bloc.

International Tax Review
Feb 14, 2018

Singapore budget to focus on GST and digital sales
A new e-commerce tax, tax hikes, and changes to the goods and services tax (GST) regime that may affect MNEs are all highly likely in Singapore's 2018 budget next week.

International Tax Review
Feb 14, 2018

Latham & Watkins hires Jean Pawlow
Latham & Watkins has appointed Jean Pawlow as partner of the firm's tax controversy practice, covering Washington DC and Silicon Valley.

International Tax Review
Feb 14, 2018

Rahul Mitra leaves KPMG to join Dhruva Advisors
Rahul Mitra, the national head of transfer pricing and BEPS within KPMG India's tax practice, is leaving the firm to join boutique law firm Dhruva Advisors.

International Tax Review
Feb 13, 2018

Lubbers, Boer & Douma hires tax lawyer
Lubbers, Boer & Douma has hired Frederik Boulogne as a tax lawyer in its Amsterdam office from PwC Singapore.

International Tax Review
Feb 12, 2018

UK considers closer links between employment and tax rules
The UK government has released its response to the Taylor Review, but the reaction to its response have been mixed among those working in, and representing, the gig economy. Many are disappointed with the approach to taxation.

International Tax Review
Feb 12, 2018

Tom McFarlane joins transfer pricing team at Hogan Lovells
Tom MacFarlane now heads the EMEA transfer pricing team in London.

International Tax Review
Feb 09, 2018

US tax reform: The tax competition risks to the Netherlands and EU
The Netherlands, which is one of the main gateways for American business to enter the EU market, faces tough tax competition from the US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. But the US changes may have made things more difficult for the EU as a whole, negatively impacting the Dutch market.

International Tax Review
Feb 07, 2018

Limited tax perks for MNEs in India's last budget before 2019 elections
In a balanced budget that will play well with the electorate ahead of the 2019 general elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gave generously to small businesses and domestic manufacturers, but left multinationals disappointed and with a potentially higher tax burden.

International Tax Review
Feb 07, 2018

New CEO takes over at RSM International
David Gwilliam has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

International Tax Review
Feb 07, 2018

New CEO takes over at RSM UK
David Gwilliam has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

International Tax Review
Feb 06, 2018

Practical aspects of applying a split payment for Polish VAT payers
The European Union (EU) countries are losing billions of euros in value added tax (VAT) every year because of VAT fraud and inadequate tax collection systems. The issue of how to improve the VAT collection process has been hotly debated. As a result, EU countries have been introducing several measures to increase VAT compliance and make their VAT systems more fraud-proof.

International Tax Review
Feb 06, 2018

Watch again: ITR webinar examines 2018 India budget in detail
On the day of the India budget, International Tax Review and representatives from Dhruva Advisors, Taxsutra and JSW Steel examined the tax implications for multinational companies.

International Tax Review
Feb 02, 2018

No room for doubt: the ‘race to the bottom' is on
Judging by the speeches at the World Economic Forum in Davos, political and business leaders are concerned by the changing dynamics of international tax competition and there can be no doubt that the ‘race to the bottom' is on.

International Tax Review
Feb 02, 2018

Tax considerations applicable to consortiums in the upstream sector in Mexico
Derived from the implementation of the energy reform in Mexico, the Mexican Government is carrying out diverse biding processes to award contracts for exploration and production of hydrocarbon activities. Round 2.4., in which 29 deepwater blocks were offered, was carried out on January 31 2018 and was extremely successful.

International Tax Review
Feb 01, 2018

Mayer Brown appoints new managing partner in Singapore
Mayer Brown has announced the promotion of Pieter de Ridder to managing partner at its practice in Singapore following the retirement of Kevin Owen.

International Tax Review
Jan 31, 2018

India budget 2018: Changes expected for GST, LLPs and start-ups
Taxpayers can expect numerous changes in India''s 2018 budget, with corporate tax, minimum alternate tax (MAT), goods and services tax (GST), dividend distribution tax (DDT) all likely to be affected.

International Tax Review
Jan 31, 2018

Former KPMG partners charged in US fraud case
Six accountants including three former KPMG partners are facing charges of fraud in the US over allegations of involvement in a scheme warning of upcoming inspections from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). This case raises difficult questions about the regulatory environment in the US.

International Tax Review
Jan 30, 2018

Kemp and Sinclair join Wolrige Mahon from Collins Barrow
Wolrige Mahon, a large public accounting firm in Canada affiliated with Baker Tilly International, has hired David Kemp and John Sinclair as partners in its new office in Toronto.

International Tax Review
Jan 30, 2018

Tax wars in Brazil and the great expectations for 2018
Renata Correia Cubas, partner at Mattos Filho, writes about the landmark progress made so far on tackling the tax wars between Brazilian states on state VAT and what you can expect from 2018.

International Tax Review
Jan 29, 2018

Webinar: A first glance at India's 2018 budget
International Tax Review is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a live webinar on February 1 to analyse the implications of the tax proposals in India''s 2018 budget. Here, we look at what tax proposals may be announced.

International Tax Review
Jan 29, 2018

Upcoming oil and gas bidding rounds in Mexico: relevant tax considerations for investors
The 2018 Mexican elections, Trump's sweeping tax reform and recent sector specific tax developments are some of the oil and gas industry''s main concerns as we approach the announcement of winning bidders for upcoming rounds 2.4 (deep waters) and 3.1 (shallow waters). Amid this environment, we discuss our views into what investors should expect in relation to tax developments.

International Tax Review
Jan 28, 2018

Orrick appoints tax partner
Orrick has promoted Wolfram Pohl to partner at its tax team in San Francisco. Prohl is one of 19 new partners appointed by the firm.

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