The Australian Taxation Office issued a combined $2.9 billion in tax bills this month to seven multinationals, including Apple, Google and Microsoft. The ATO’s actions come three months before the effective date of Australia’s widely heralded diverted profits tax, known as the Google tax. Here’s what you need to know about this important legislation.
In January 2017, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) published new guidance on transfer pricing. The publication is part of a trend of tax authorities in all jurisdictions cracking down on profit shifting. This post provides some important steps you can take to ensure your organization stays compliant with evolving corporate tax laws.
Under pressure to raise money, governments around the world, particularly in North America and Europe, are investing more resources into their taxing authorities to increase audits and enforce violations more rigorously, collecting money on transfer payments they judge as not meeting the standard.