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Australia Clarifies Tax Rules For Passive Investment Companies

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Last updated 24 hours ago | Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Australian Government has introduced legislation that will clarify that passive investment companies cannot qualify for the small business company tax rate. Read Full Story


IRS Budget Cuts Have Hit Enforcement Work: TIGTA

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Last updated 47 hours ago | Tuesday, October 17, 2017

To cut costs, the Internal Revenue Service has significantly curtailed the Automated Substitute for Return Program (ASFR), used to address taxpayers who have failed to file a tax return, the Treasury watchdog has said. Read Full Story


IRS Failing To Fully Leverage Form 1099-K Information

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, October 13, 2017

The US Treasury watchdog has criticized the Internal Revenue Service for missing opportunities to audit tax returns with large discrepancies between payments reported on Forms 1099-K and income reported on taxpayers' tax returns. Read Full Story


OECD Releases Two Reports On Tax Administration

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, October 13, 2017

The OECD has released two annual reports on how countries have sought to enhance and modernize their tax administrations, with the second focusing on the role of audit. Read Full Story


UAE Releases Regulations Clarifying Tax Obligations

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Friday, October 6, 2017

The United Arab Emirates has released guidance on regulations approved by the Cabinet on September 13, 2017, on tax procedures and taxpayer obligations. Read Full Story


Canada Praised After BEPS Minimum Standard Peer Review

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, October 6, 2017

Canada is largely compliant with the BEPS minimum standard on improving tax dispute resolution, one of the first ever OECD peer reviews has found, but it needs to make a number of changes to be regarded fully compliant. Read Full Story


US Treasury Concludes Review Into Burdensome Tax Regulations

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The US Treasury Department has released its report on the findings of its review into eight tax regulations identified as potentially burdensome earlier in 2017. Read Full Story


Malaysian Tax Agency Says Audits Not Politically Motivated

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Malaysia's Inland Revenue Board has denied allegations that it is more aggressively pursuing taxpayers affiliated with opposition political parties or their supporters. Read Full Story


CRA Provides Update On Tax Avoidance Crackdown

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Canada's Revenue Minister has provided an update on the progress made by the Government in addressing tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance. Read Full Story


Australian Tax Office Plans TP Probe Of Pharma Sector

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, September 11, 2017

Senior officers from the Australian Taxation Office are to undertake a broad review of the transfer pricing practices of Australia-based subsidiaries of pharmaceutical companies. Read Full Story



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