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Germany News - Business, Taxation & Offshore

Firms Anticipate Rise In TP Controversy Post BEPS

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tax professionals are anticipating a sharp rise in transfer pricing-related controversy as a result of the implementation of base erosion and profit shifting measures, a recent survey had found.Read Full Story


OECD Progresses With MAP Peer Review Work

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The OECD is seeking taxpayers' input on the mutual agreement procedure frameworks in place in the second batch of countries that will now be peer reviewed under Action 14 of the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting Action Plan.Read Full Story



EU Hails Victory In WTO Case Against Russian Duties

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, January 30, 2017

The European Commission has hailed victory in a World Trade Organisation case concerning Russian anti-dumping duties on certain light commercial vehicles from Germany and Italy. Read Full Story


UK, Australia To Begin Free Trade Talks

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison is to meet soon with UK ministers in a bid to lay the foundations for a new post-Brexit trade agreement. Read Full Story



German Environmental Agency Calls For Higher VAT On Meat

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Germany's federal environmental agency, Umweltbundesamt, has called for meat and dairy products to be subject to a higher rate of value-added tax.Read Full Story


Swiss Bank Reaches German Tax Settlement

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Zurich Cantonal Bank, Switzerland's largest cantonal bank, has reached an "amicable" agreement with the German authorities to settle a dispute relating to undeclared accounts held by German taxpayers.Read Full Story