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USTR Stages Hearing On French Digital Tax Response

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, August 22, 2019

On August 19, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative held an off-camera public hearing on France's recently introduced digital services tax, attended by three major technology firms. Read Full Story

 


Luxembourg Submits Anti-Hybrid Mismatch Law

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.con, Brussels

Thursday, August 22, 2019

On August 8, 2019, the Government of Luxembourg submitted to parliament draft law to implement the requirements of the second European Union Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD 2), which tackles hybrid mismatch arrangements. Read Full Story

 


New Zealand, Switzerland Update DTA

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, August 8, 2019

New Zealand and Switzerland have signed a protocol to their double tax agreement that will introduce provisions to prevent treaty abuse and enhance how the countries resolve tax disputes. Read Full Story

 


Germany To Close Tax Loophole For Enveloped Dwellings

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The German Government has announced proposals that would curb land transfer tax avoidance involving the purchase of properties held by companies. Read Full Story

 


LLB-Switzerland Signs US Non-Prosecution Agreement

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, August 8, 2019

On August 5, 2019, the US Department of Justice announced that Swiss bank LLB Verwaltung (Switzerland) AG has agreed to pay a penalty of USD10.6m to resolve a case in which it was accused of helping US clients to conceal income. Read Full Story

 


Ireland Issues Guidance On New Anti-Hybrid Mismatch Rules

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Irish Government has released additional guidance on its proposals for new anti-hybrid rules, responding to feedback to a consultation launched in November 2018. Read Full Story

 


Vietnam To Focus On Transfer Pricing Abuse, Tax Debtors

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Officials from Vietnam's General Department of Taxation (GDT) are to focus on challenging tax avoidance and evasion involving corporate groups, with an especial focus on transfer pricing. Read Full Story

 


US Senate Approves Changes To Four Double Tax Pacts

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The United States Senate has approved protocols to four existing bilateral double tax avoidance treaties that have been pending in the chamber for as much as a decade. Read Full Story

 


US Senate To Vote On Tax Treaty Protocols

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The United States Senate could soon approve ratification of four long-pending double tax avoidance treaty protocols. Read Full Story

 


US Senate Finance Committee Approves Four Treaties

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, July 5, 2019

On June 25, 2019, the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved amendments to four double tax avoidance agreements which have been pending in the Senate for several years. Read Full Story

 

 

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