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Tax Journal – International briefing for September

Tax Journal – International briefing for September

Tim Sarson’s latest summary of international developments.


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In the first of his regular articles for Tax Journal*, Tim Sarson, the new author of the monthly international briefing, rounds up recent international developments. This month’s article looks at:

  • The recent EU State aid decision relating to Apple and Ireland, and the response from the US;
  • An amendment to the-then Finance Bill 2016 paving the way for public Country by Country (CbC) reporting; 
  • An update on activity over the summer on the OECD base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) Action Plan;
  • An update on the EU’s ‘tax haven blacklist’;
  • A referral to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on a German transfer pricing case;
  • The opinion of the Advocate General (AG) that Spanish rules on the amortisation of goodwill constitute State aid;
  • Changes to the Irish tax rules surrounding investments in real estate;
  • Luxembourg 2017 tax reform; and
  • In Poland, a court decision on cash pooling arrangements, and the tax authorities focus on transfer pricing.

*First published in Tax Journal on 30 September 2016. Reproduced with permission.


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