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Czech Republic: Ministry of Finance intensifies fight against tax evasion

Czech Republic: Ministry of Finance intensifies fight against tax evasion

April 21, 2014. Tags: , ,

On 11 April 2014, the Ministry of Finance announced that it had concluded an agreement with the Ministry of Internal Affairs to intensify the fight …

France: VAT on art – guidelines on the application of reduced rates

France: VAT on art – guidelines on the application of reduced rates

April 21, 2014. Tags: ,

On 11 April 2014, the Government issued guidelines on the application of reduced VAT rates on works of art, antiques and collectibles. The intermediary rate of …

Danish Assessment Board: bitcoin currency fluctuations not taxable – details

Danish Assessment Board: bitcoin currency fluctuations not taxable – details

April 21, 2014. Tags: , , , , ,

The Danish Assessment Board (Skatterådet) gave its ruling on 25 March 2014 in the case of SKM2014.226.SR (published on 1 April 2014). Details of the ruling …

India’s CBDT identifies Cyprus as Notified Jurisdictional Area [TAX ALERT]

India’s CBDT identifies Cyprus as Notified Jurisdictional Area [TAX ALERT]

April 17, 2014. Tags: , , , , ,

India’s Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex Indian Tax Administrative body, recently issued a Press Release dated 1 November 2013 (Press release), identifying …

Canadian nonresident trust rules require notice of relieving elections by 31 March or 25 June 2014 [TAX ALERT]

Canadian nonresident trust rules require notice of relieving elections by 31 March or 25 June 2014 [TAX ALERT]

April 17, 2014. Tags: ,

Amendments to Canada’s nonresident trust rules, which had been in proposal form for many years, were finally enacted on 26 June 2013, generally with application …

Australia releases discussion paper regarding debt-equity tax classification rules [TAX ALERT]

Australia releases discussion paper regarding debt-equity tax classification rules [TAX ALERT]

April 17, 2014. Tags: ,

On 25 March 2014, Australia’s Board of Taxation released its initial discussion paper (IDP) seeking responses in respect of its review of the country’s debt-equity …

EY Taxinsight Preparing for tax transparency featured

Preparing for tax transparency

April 17, 2014. Tags: ,

Worldwide, governments and regulators are proposing or enforcing new tax transparency initiatives, making it critical for businesses to consider their strategic approach.

Spain: Expert Committee issues report for reform of the tax system

Spain: Expert Committee issues report for reform of the tax system

April 17, 2014. Tags: , , , ,

Following the mandate received by the Spanish Government on 5 July 2013, the Expert Committee for the Tax Reform presented its report for the tax …

Tunisia: IMF recommends the implementation of tax reform

Tunisia: IMF recommends the implementation of tax reform

April 17, 2014. Tags: ,

On 24 March 2014, the IMF published a press release after the conclusion of a review mission of Tunisia’s economic and reform program. Among other recommendations, …

Estonia: taxation of bitcoin transactions

Estonia: taxation of bitcoin transactions

April 17, 2014. Tags: , , , ,

On 13 March 2014, the Tax and Customs Board, for the first time, expressed its position regarding bitcoin transactions. In the guidelines published on its website, …

Australia releases dividend washing integrity changes exposure draft legislation for comment [TAX ALERT]

Australia releases dividend washing integrity changes exposure draft legislation for comment [TAX ALERT]

April 16, 2014. Tags: , , ,

Australia’s Treasury released exposure draft legislation (ED), together with accompanying explanatory materials, on 24 March 2014 concerning the previously announced proposals to amend the income …

Argentina, Switzerland sign new tax treaty [TAX ALERT]

Argentina, Switzerland sign new tax treaty [TAX ALERT]

April 16, 2014. Tags: , , ,

On 20 March 2014, Argentina and Switzerland signed a new Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income and on …

OECD releases discussion draft on preventing treaty abuse under BEPS Action 6 [TAX ALERT]

OECD releases discussion draft on preventing treaty abuse under BEPS Action 6 [TAX ALERT]

April 16, 2014. Tags: , ,

On 14 March 2014, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a Discussion Draft in connection with Action 6 on treaty abuse under …

Belgium and Switzerland: protocol to treaty between Belgium and Switzerland signed

Belgium and Switzerland: protocol to treaty between Belgium and Switzerland signed

April 16, 2014. Tags: , ,

On 10 April 2014, Belgium and Switzerland signed an amending protocol to the Belgium–Switzerland Income and Capital Tax Treaty (1978) in Brussels.

China (People’s Rep.): extension of the due date of application for VAT refund or exemption

China (People’s Rep.): extension of the due date of application for VAT refund or exemption

April 16, 2014. Tags: , ,

The State Administration of Taxation (SAT) issued an announcement on 4 April 2014 (SAT Gong Gao [2014] No. 20) extending the date of the application …

Egypt: draft VAT law under discussion

Egypt: draft VAT law under discussion

April 16, 2014. Tags: ,

On 9 April 2014, the head of the tax authority announced that Egypt is in the process of introducing a VAT law that will replace …

UK delivers Budget 2014 [TAX ALERT]

UK delivers Budget 2014 [TAX ALERT]

April 15, 2014. Tags: ,

The Chancellor of the UK Exchequer, George Osborne, presented his 2014 Budget Report on 19 March 2014. An EY survey of business leaders and Tax Directors …

Spain releases report on proposal to reform the Spanish tax system [TAX ALERT]

Spain releases report on proposal to reform the Spanish tax system [TAX ALERT]

April 15, 2014. Tags: ,

The Spanish Government has announced its intention to carry out a reform of the Spanish tax system  for 2015. On 14 March 2014, the Committee of …

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