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Archives: 2012

  • Treasury official: US tax reform efforts must be informed by international fight against base erosion

    Appearing at the recent GW/IRS Insititute on Current Issues in International Taxation, Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs Manal Corwin said efforts to US international tax rules must take place within the context of global efforts to combat base erosion. She said in particular that the OECD project on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) would "inform the conversation."

    For complete coverage of Corwin's remarks, go here. (Subscription required.)
    By , posted on Tuesday December 11, 2012
  • Designing an "ironclad" US territorial tax system will be difficult, Shay says

    Addressing the National Tax Association on November 16, Harvard Law School professor Stephen Shay -- who has extensive international tax experience in both government and private practice -- warned attendees that practitioners will find ways to avoid a territorial-based corporate tax.

    For coverage of Shay's remarks, go here.
    By van den Berg, David, posted on Tuesday November 20, 2012
  • UK and German Finance Ministers call for corporate tax coordination

    In a joint statement issued at the G-20 finance ministers meeting in Mexico city, the finance ministers of the United Kingdom and Germany called for better coordination of corporate tax regimes because changes in global business practices have exposed weaknesses in the current regimes.

    The Daily Tax Report story on the statement may be found here.

    The joint statement may be found here.
    By , posted on Tuesday November 6, 2012
  • Durst suggests changes to OECD guidance on transfer pricing for intangibles

    In a Tax Notes viewpoint, international tax practitioner Michael C. Durst, who formerly served as director of the IRS advance pricing agreement program, offers suggestions for improving the OECD's proposed modifications to its transfer pricing guidance regarding the taxation of income from intangible property.

    To read Durst's viewpoint, click here.
    By Durst, Michael C., posted on Tuesday November 6, 2012
  • Why advanced manufacturers need tax reform

    In an opinion piece published on, Intel's Peter Cleveland explains how pro-innovation tax policy "can level the playing field for American businesses, expand our advanced manufacturing base and move forward an innovation-based economy."

    To read Cleveland's article, click here.
    By Cleveland, Peter, posted on Tuesday November 6, 2012
  • US corporate taxes: myths and facts

    In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, Business Roundtable President John Engler discusses aspects of the US corporate tax system that influence whether US corporations choose to operate overseas and if so, whether to repatriate foreign earnings.
    By Engler, John, posted on Monday October 15, 2012
  • Full text of UK revenue official's speech to AEI/ITPF tax reform event is now available

    David Gauke of Her Majesty's Treasury delivered the central presentation at the September 27 American Enterprise Institute event -- co-sponsored by the International Tax Policy Forum -- "UK tax reform: a road map for the US?"

    The full text of Gauke's presentation is now available.
    By Gauke, David, posted on Friday October 12, 2012
  • Kleinbard examines tax policy implications of "stateless income"

    In a Tax Notes special report, University of Southern California Gould School of Law Professor Edward D. Kleinbard examines the tax consequences and policy implications of the phenomenon of "stateless income" -- income that is derived for tax purposes by a multinational group from business activities in a country other than the domicile of the group's ultimate parent company but that is subject to tax only in a jurisdiction that is neither the source of the production factors through which it was derived nor the domicile of the group's parent company.
    By Kleinbard, Edward D., posted on Friday October 12, 2012
  • Full video of AEI/ITPF event, "UK tax reform: A road map for the US?" is now available!

    On September 27, the American Enterprise Insitutute, with the International Tax Policy Forum as co-sponsor, hosted an important tax policy event, "UK tax reform: A road map for the US?"

    The event featured prominent US and UK international tax policy experts -- from the private sector, academia, and government -- assessing the applicability of the UK reforms to the US situation.

    To view the video, please go to:
    By ITPF, posted on Tuesday October 2, 2012
  • Clausing and Hufbauer debate merits of territorial taxation

    In a series of Tax Notes articles, Kimberly A. Clausing, a professor of economics at Reed College, and Gary Clyde Hufbauer, the Reginald Jones Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, debate the possible effects of a U.S. move toward territorial taxation of corporations.
    By Clausing, Kimberly A.; Hufbauer, Gary Clyde, posted on Friday September 21, 2012

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