The EU’s second-highest court overturned a 2016 ruling ordering Apple to pay Irish tax authorities 13 billion euros for receiving undue tax benefits. Multinationals should beware of taking the ruling as a sign the world of international taxation is reverting to an earlier era.
This month, the OECD released a report on taxation and the digital economy. We put the report in context and summarize its high points so you know what leading authorities are saying about the subject now.
Officials from 76 countries met in Paris this month to sign or promise to sign an OECD multilateral convention that some describe as “a kind of super tax treaty.” This post describes what the convention is and why the signing ceremony should be a wake-up call for businesses.
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.
India’s finance minister recently presented the government’s budget for fiscal year 2017-2018, which starts April 1. For multinationals operating in or considering expanding into India, we’ve provided a summary of the budget’s key points.
The OECD’s BEPS recommendations have affected tax regimes all over the world. This post focuses on the US’s own tax landscape as it relates to BEPS, including the implementation of a country-by-country reporting requirement and changes to the US’s income tax treaties with other countries.
In another important and unanticipated referendum result, Swiss voters rejected legislation that would have reformed the country’s controversial corporate tax system. Now, some feel Switzerland won’t be able to meet its promise to eliminate the special tax treatment it gives multinationals by 2019.
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.
On August 30, 2016, the European Commission found that Ireland granted illegal tax benefits to Apple Inc., and demanded that Apple repay €13 billion to Irish tax authorities. We provide a clear, concise summary of the situation and tell you what you need to consider in the wake of the ruling.