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  • France Still Postponing DST in 2020, Contrary to Reports

    By: Stephanie Soong Johnston

    Contrary to media reports, France hasn’t changed its plans to suspend digital services tax collection in 2020 and still supports OECD-level negotiations on a common approach to modernizing international tax rules for the digital age.

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    By Stephanie Soong Johnston, posted on Monday May 18, 2020
  • Transfer Pricing Faces Challenges in COVID-19 Era

    By: Ryan Finley

    The expected spike in the number of multinationals that report losses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic may seriously disrupt an international transfer pricing regime that was designed primarily for the allocation of profit.

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    By Ryan Finley, posted on Tuesday May 19, 2020
  • Survey Shows British Support for COVID-19 Windfall Tax

    By: Andrew Goodall

    More than half of voters in Great Britain would support an excess profits tax on companies realizing profits “significantly above their normal levels” during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a YouGov survey.

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    By Andrew Goodall, posted on Tuesday May 19, 2020
  • The Société Générale Decision: Building the Perfect FTT

    By: Robert Goulder

    Robert Goulder examines the CJEU’s recent decision upholding the validity of Italy’s financial transaction tax.

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    By Robert Goulder, posted on Tuesday May 19, 2020
  • COVID-19 Saps US Trade Threat on Digital Taxes: OECD Official 

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    By: Alex M. Parket

    The coronavirus downturn in trade has taken "some of the teeth" out of the U.S. threat to impose sanctions on countries that enact a digital services tax, a top official for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Thursday.

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    By Alex M. Parket, posted on Tuesday May 26, 2020
  • Indonesia Plans 10% VAT On Foreign Digital Cos. Amid Virus

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    By:  Joseph Boris

    Indonesia will hit foreign companies' sales of digital products and services in the country with a 10% value-added tax starting July 1 to help pay costs of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government said.

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    By Joseph Boris, posted on Tuesday May 26, 2020
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    UK Will Raise Taxes to Pay for COVID-19 Spending

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    By: Mattias Cruz Cano

    The UK government is set to increase taxes as part of its plans to finance the emergency COVID-19 spending, signalling that even business-friendly jurisdictions will be left with no other choices to strengthen budgets.

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    By Mattias Cruz Cano, posted on Wednesday May 13, 2020
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    Cos. Caution OECD Not To Expand Tax Reporting Mandate

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    By: Joseph Boris

    Multinational companies would be unduly burdened if the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development expands its requirement for how they report jurisdiction-specific data about tax activities, several corporate executives said Wednesday.

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    By Joseph Boris, posted on Wednesday May 13, 2020
  • UK Lawmakers Call For Denying Virus Aid To Tax Haven Cos.

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    By: Matt Thompson

    The U.K. should base relief given to companies during the coronavirus pandemic on good behavior, denying funds and tax breaks to those doing business in tax havens, a cross-party group of legislators said in a letter released. The letter, dated Thursday, asked Rishi Sunak, the chancellor of the Exchequer, to place conditions on big businesses receiving state aid, such as not being registered in a tax haven, imposing a moratorium on dividends and share buybacks, and curbing excessive executive pay

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    By Matt Thompson, posted on Monday May 11, 2020
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    OECD Chief Warns Coronavirus Debt Will "come back to haunt us"

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    By: Niv Ellis

    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Secretary-General Angel Gurría on Wednesday warned that the debt countries and companies take on to weather the coronavirus pandemic would be a drag on economies in the future. The debt, he said, would “come back to haunt us,” according to the Financial Times, which hosted the online conference where Gurría made the remarks.

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    By Niv Ellis, posted on Wednesday May 13, 2020


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