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"European Court Rejects UK’s Financial Transaction Tax Challenge"

U.K.’s challenge to the proposed financial transaction tax (FTT), while recognizing that the U.K.’s challenge was precautionary — and possibly premature. The U.K. was challenging the European Council’s Decision...more

5/1/2014 - European Commission Financial Transaction Tax UK

"OECD Draft Report: The Digital Economy and Its Tax Challenges"

On March 24, 2014, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a discussion draft report on the tax challenges facing the digital economy (the DE Report). This draft report is issued in...more

3/27/2014 - EU International Tax Issues OECD Tax Liability

"OECD Outlines Plans to Prevent Double-Tax Treaty Abuse"

On March 14, 2014, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a discussion draft report on preventing double-tax treaty abuse (the Treaty Report). The OECD supplemented this release on March...more

3/20/2014 - Double Taxation Fraud and Abuse OECD Tax Treaty

"OECD Releases Global Standard for Automatic Exchange of FATCA-Type Information"

As part of a push for greater transparency, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released on February 13, 2014, a Common Reporting Standard (CRS) for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account...more

2/18/2014 - FATCA International Tax Issues OECD Reporting Requirements

"Base Erosion and Profit Shifting: Key UK Issues"

Six months have elapsed since the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its 15-point action plan to address Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). During this time, OECD has been working...more

1/22/2014 - BEPS Broadcasting Corporate Taxes G20 Multinationals OECD Telecommunications Transfer Pricing UK Value-Added Tax

"Taxpayer Naming – The Future of UK Tax Compliance?"

As part of Autumn Statement 2013, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has today publicly named the banks that have newly adopted or readopted the Code of Practice on Taxation for Banks (the Code)....more

12/5/2013 - Banks EU HMRC Naming-and-Shaming UK

"UK Government to Strengthen Code of Practice on Taxation for Banks"

On October 11, 2013, the U.K. Government announced three key changes to the Code of Practice on Taxation for Banks (the Code): - A bank that breaches the Code could be publicly named. However, before concluding whether...more

10/14/2013 - Bank Taxes Banks UK

"European Council’s Lawyers Opine That Proposed EU Financial Transaction Tax Is Unlawful"

The European Council Legal Service has issued an opinion that seriously questions the legal validity of the European Commission’s proposals for a financial transaction tax (FTT). The opinion finds that the extraterritorial...more

9/10/2013 - EU European Commission Financial Transaction Tax

"International Taxation – OECD Reboot for the 21st Century"

Introduction - Following on its February 2013 report on Addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has now released an ambitious action plan...more

7/19/2013 - Corporate Taxes Income Taxes OECD Proposed Regulation Tax Evasion Tax Reform Tax Treaty

"HMRC Turns Up the Pressure on UK LLPs"

Following the announcement in Budget 2013, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued a consultation document on May 20, 2013 that focuses on two areas of partnership taxation where HMRC perceive “unintended inconsistencies”...more

5/22/2013 - AIFMD EU HMRC LLPs Lost Profits Partnerships Profits Tax Planning

"UK Supreme Court: Legal Advice Privilege Relates to Lawyers’ Advice Only"

Summary - In an eagerly awaited decision of the U.K. Supreme Court in the case of R (on the Application of Prudential plc and Another) v. Special Commissioner of Income Tax and Another, [2013] UKSC 1, legal advice...more

1/25/2013 - Accountants Appeals EU Legal Advice Privilege

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