Tax Policy & Controversy Briefing

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Tax policy and controversy issues around the world have never been so dynamic, numerous and complex. Stay up to date with our dedicated Global Tax Policy and Controversy Briefing. Published each quarter, this publication brings into focus many of the key developments that have unfolded on the global tax landscape over the previous months. 

Issue 14: June 2014 Tax Policy and Controversy Quarterly Briefing

  • Interview with Chris Jordan, Commissioner — Australia Taxation Office
  • OECD releases discussion drafts on BEPS Action 1, Action 2, Action 6, common reporting standards and more
  • Japan's consumption tax increase on track, targets corporate growth for future prosperity; Panama's short-lived worldwide income tax regime; 5 things businesses should know about Chairman Camp's US tax reform plan and 3 more country tax policy updates

Issue 13: November 2013 Tax Policy and Controversy Quarterly Briefing

  • Interview with David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to Her Majesty’s Treasury
  • OECD meets with business on base erosion profit sharing (BEPS) action plan
  • Tax administration aspects of the tax annex to the St. Petersburg G20 Leaders’ Declaration
  • Significant tax challenges for Australia’s new coalition government, trends in Czech Republic’s tax audits, Mexico’s ambitious tax reform program and 6 more country tax policy updates

Issue 12: July 2013 Tax Policy and Controversy Quarterly Briefing

  • An interview with Will Morris, Director of Global Tax Policy at General Electric and chair of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD
  • Forgotten entities and their cost: The case for corporate simplification
  • OECD holds first Global Forum on VAT
  • Canada Revenue Agency takes new approach to Large Business Compliance; a glance into the future the Russian Federal Tax Service; how the Vietnamese government is enhancing its tax policies to attract investors; and 4 more country tax policy/administration updates

Issue 11: November 2012 Tax Policy and Controversy Quarterly Briefing

  • An interview with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp on his quest for a uniquely American tax system
  • Base erosion and profit sharing (BEPS): an evolving focus of the OECD and G20
  • Double non-taxation: responses to the European Commission’s public consultation on double non-taxation cases are published
  • Argentina terminates three tax treaties; China’s strengthening cross-border tax enforcement and evolving general anti-avoidance rule (GAAR); France introduces new proposals to limit financial expense deductions; and 6 more country tax policy updates

Issue 10: June 2012 Tax Policy and Controversy Quarterly Briefing

  • An interview with Pascal Saint-Amans, director of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
  • OECD and European Union increase their focus on double non-taxation
  • OECD’s report on dealing effectively with the challenges of transfer pricing — new chapter begins?
  • China and Hong Kong SAR update; all change in India: 2012 Union Budget raises specter of being taxed for deals past; tax reform and modernization in South Africa: a better gateway to Africa; and 5 more country tax policy updates plus 2012 outlook on 18 countries, including Australia, Egypt, Germany, India, Netherlands, South Africa, etc.

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  • Rob Thomas
    Director, Tax Policy and Controversy Policy
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