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Transfer Pricing Round-Up

Hong Kong Budget Preview

The Hong Kong Government is expected in its 2014/15 Budget, due to be announced by Financial Secretary John Tsang on February 26, to continue increasing expenditure on a range of social welfare initiatives while maintaining its commitment to fiscal discipline. However, as this Budget Preview highlights, concern is growing that the competitive edge provided by Hong Kong's territorial tax regime is being blunted as new regional competitors rise.

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Schäuble Stands By Voluntary Tax Declaration Mechanism

Countering calls by coalition partner, the Social Democrats, to abolish the voluntary tax declaration provisions, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has made clear his belief that there are no compelling reasons to repeal the mechanism, which grants tax evaders impunity from prosecution.
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Azerbaijan Holds National Tax Forum

Azerbaijan's Ministry of Taxes is seeking to strengthen the country's tax system with a view to creating a more business-friendly environment, Tax Minister Fazil Mammadov said.
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IBM Challenges Indian Tax Demand

Software firm IBM has challenged its Indian tax bill in the latest row to erupt over the authority's increasingly hard line stance on multinationals.
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