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Transfer Pricing Round-Up

Real Estate Taxation

There has been no shortage of events in the area of real estate taxation across the world since our last news round-up on this subject just over a year ago, and, broadly speaking, two trends remain in place: while Western governments continue to use property as a means to raise revenue, certain Asian governments are raising property taxes in an attempt to cool overheating real estate markets...

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Finland, Chile Sign US FATCA Pacts

On March 5, 2014, the United States signed intergovernmental agreements with Finland and Chile to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, bringing the total of such agreements that have been signed to 24.
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French Firms Weighing Up 'Responsibility Pact' Trade-off

French trade unions are considering whether to sign a draft accord setting out the terms and conditions to secure a EUR30bn (USD41.6bn) reduction in labor costs for employers.
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Australia Pushing For MNEs To Pay 'Fair' Tax Contribution

The Australian Assistant Treasurer has urged corporate taxpayers to accept that they have a responsibility to pay a fair share of taxation.
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Belgian VAT Hike To Fund Post-Election Tax Cuts

Belgium's main political parties have agreed that a reform of taxation must be carried out after the May elections, to modernize and to simplify the country's tax law, Finance Minister Koen Geens said.
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