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Tax policy and controversy
The economic downturn and its impact on profits is increasing the pressure on tax directors.
Rapid globalization has brought increasing interconnectivity between businesses, and permanent shifts in the flow of capital. Tax departments are bearing the responsibility of more corporate risk than ever. Tax now has a higher profile, not only with company management but also with shareholders, regulators, the media and other industry observers.
Developing a tax policy that resolves impediments to business needs a team that can work with government to explain issues, clarify objectives, and achieve a successful outcome for everyone.
EY's global tax policy network has extensive experience of helping develop and implement policy initiatives, both as external advisers to governments and companies, and as advisers inside government. Our dedicated teams of tax policy professionals and business modelers help address your specific business environment and improve the chance of a successful outcome.
In addition, our global tax controversy network works with you to address your global tax controversy, enforcement and disclosure needs. We focus on pre-filing controversy management to help you properly and consistently file your returns and prepare the relevant back-up documentation. Our controversy professionals leverage the network's collective knowledge of how tax authorities operate, and increasingly work together, to help resolve difficult or sensitive tax disputes.
To find out more about the services we offer in this area please contact:
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Comments on OECD Discussion Draft on preventing the granting of treaty benefits in inappropriate circumstances
The OECD’s work on the Model Tax Convention and the related Commentary has been critically important to the ongoing expansion of the global network of bilateral tax treaties. Read the full commentary 107K, July 2014.
The Discussion Drafts set forth ambitious proposals for domestic law and treaty provisions with respect to the tax treatment of specified hybrid transactions and arrangements. Read the full commentary.
This guide summarises countries’ tax policy outlook for 2014. Use the map or the menu to see the guide’s information for a country.
Technology companies’ ever-evolving and increasingly borderless cloud-based business models have set off a scramble among companies and governments to understand cloud taxation issues and impacts.
Stay up-to-date with global tax policy and controversy issues with our dedicated library, allowing you to view articles by issue, geography or date.
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Tax news continues to be dominated by new developments surrounding the 15-step BEPS Action Plan. Access OECD materials and EY coverage.
Economic Eye Winter 2014
What a turnaround: rapid recovery, but all is not yet back to normal, and risks remain
Our EY Economic Eye Winter Forecast 2014 has upgraded the 2014 / 2015 outlook for the Island economy, with revised economic growth of 3.4% and 2.5% respectively.