You and the Taxman

Issue 3, 2015

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The movement for greater tax transparency has intensified around the world as governments introduce new regulations, legislation or guidelines to encourage greater disclosure of tax practices. Companies need to keep abreast of these developments to manage tax risks.

EY - Financial transparency: the new normal

Financial transparency: the new normal

The introduction of Common Reporting Standards is yet another move towards greater transparency in the tax system. This will, however, place an additional compliance burden on financial institutions.

EY - Indirect tax: shifting dynamics

Indirect tax: shifting dynamics

The global indirect tax landscape continues to evolve in the wake of new economic realities. Companies need to assess the relevance and impact of these developments so that they can manage tax risks effectively.

EY - Seven success secrets of family businesses

Seven success secrets of family businesses

The keys to lasting success for family-owned businesses are: succession, women in leadership, governance, communication and resolving conflicts, branding, philanthropy and sustainability, and cybersecurity.

EY - Europe pushes for greater tax transparency

Europe pushes for greater tax transparency

To combat tax avoidance, the European Commission has introduced new measures to enhance tax transparency and promote a fairer and more efficient corporate tax system within Europe.

EY - US clamps down on tax inversions

US clamps down on tax inversions

US-based multinational companies have used tax inversions to better manage offshore income without triggering a US tax liability. However, the US authorities have taken steps to curb tax inversions.

EY - Tax transparency: a new mountain to climb

Tax transparency: a new mountain to climb

The third report in EY’s 2014-2015 Tax risk and controversy survey series found that some companies may not have adequate resources to meet growing demands for disclosure and transparency.

EY - Lessons from the AQQ case for the financial services industry

Lessons from the AQQ case for the financial services industry

The landmark AQQ case is a reminder to financial services institutions that they need to think very carefully about the broad application of anti-avoidance provisions when entering into a transaction with the expectation of a tax-efficient outcome.