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The Internal Revenue Service has released a new revenue procedure that creates a fast-tracked method for small businesses and self employed persons to engage with the IRS to resolve disputes. Read Full Story
The European Ombudsman has supported the European Commission's decision to close an infringement complaint against a court ruling concerning the Spanish value-added tax system. Read Full Story
Swiss bank UBS will stand trial in France accused of helping clients evade French taxes. Read Full Story
The whistleblowers at the center of the so-called Luxleaks scandal have had their sentences reduced by a court in Luxembourg. Read Full Story
HM Revenue and Customs has won a tax avoidance case against film partnership schemes that acquired interests in films that included The Queen and the Roman Polanski remake of Oliver Twist, protecting more than GBP26m (USD32.2m) of taxpayers' money. Read Full Story
Leading virtual currency industry stakeholders have formed a coalition to lobby in Washington DC for more effective tax policies for virtual currency markets in the United States. Read Full Story
The United States Court of Federal Claims has turned down a claim from an Irish citizen that more than USD5m in US tax withheld on gambling winnings be refunded under the US-Ireland double tax avoidance agreement. Read Full Story
The Dutch Supreme Court has ruled that the national tax authority cannot use camera evidence to prove whether individuals have exceeded their company car mileage allowances and are therefore liable to pay more tax. Read Full Story
British bookmaker Ladbrokes has lost a long-running legal battle with HM Revenue and Customs, costing the company GBP71m (USD88m). Read Full Story
The Canadian Government has said that it will review its tax ruling process and voluntary disclosures program as part of its response to recommendations made last year by a parliamentary committee. Read Full Story
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