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GLOBAL: Main takeaways from our “Global TV Production and Co-Production incentives webinar”

The TV industry is a global business set to be worth more than $400BN by 2020, with predicted year-on-year growth of 4.7%. As incentive programs are becoming increasingly important across the industry, we hosted a “TV...more

Tax Challenges Raised by the Digital Economy

On September 16, 2014, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) released a report on Action 1 of the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (also known as the “BEPS” project) titled...more

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting: The Australian Perspective

In July 2013, the G20 Finance Ministers, including Australia, fully endorsed the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) Action Plan. As a result of the Action Plan, the Australian government encouraged a new commitment to...more

The Lame Duck Has Arrived: What To Expect

In the great tradition of American democracy dating back to the election of the First Congress in 1778, voters cast their ballots last week, giving the Republican Party control of the upcoming 114th Congress. In a...more

VAT Tips And Traps On Cross Border Supplies – Managing The Risks

The new B2C place of supply rules coupled with the new extended Mini One Stop Shop for telecoms, broadcasting and electronic services are soon to launch (1 January 2015). There are already appearing some gaps in the rules and...more

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - October 2014 (Global)

BROADCASTING - France: French legislation on evening advertising on public channels: should we expect another shift in policy? - The main French public service broadcaster, France Télévisions, is calling for lift of...more

Tariffpalooza 2014

Summer 2014. The living is easy; the Copyright Board is certifying tariffs at a furious pace. As we noted back in May 2014 (Towards Certainty on Webcasting – Re:Sound Tariff 8 Certified), the Board certified Re:Sound...more

International Tax News - June 2014

NEW FOR SUPPLIERS OF DIGITAL CONTENT AND INTANGIBLES: DLA PIPER’S GLOBAL VAT GUIDE - Starting January 1, 2015, EU VAT rules for suppliers of digital content, telecommunications and broadcasting services are changing....more

New Chapter For Foreign Telecom Investment In Shanghai Free Trade Zone

The telecom industry has traditionally been highly regulated and restricted in terms of foreign investment in China. China tightly controls what types of telecom business including basic telecom services (BTS) and value-added...more

Sport, Media, and Entertainment Intelligence - April 2014

Spanish Supreme Court orders Le Monde to pay damages to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona - The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC...more

Australian Businesses Supplying Electronic, Telecoms And Broadcasting Services To EU Customers Need To Be Aware Of Changes To EU...

EU VAT CHANGES FOR E-COMMERCE SERVICES - Australian e-commerce businesses that supply services to European customers need to be aware of important "value added tax" ("VAT") changes that will apply across the European...more

Update: EU VAT on E-Commerce

There are a great variety of electronically provided services (“e-services”) and the respective market is rapidly growing. The general definition is that e-services are services which are delivered over the Internet or an...more

Law À La Mode - Issue 12 – Winter 2013/14 (Global)

In This Issue: - Mandatory Employment Of Women In Retail Stores In Saudi Arabia: Key points for complying with the new requirements for retailers to employ women in female-oriented stores - No Logo Required:...more

The Financial Report - Volume 2, No. 22 • December 12, 2013 (Global)

OSC to hold derivatives reporting seminar. The Ontario Securities Commission announced that it will hold a seminar on January 15, 2014, on the reporting requirements under the new Derivatives Trade Repositories and...more

International Tax News - December 2013

CAYMAN ISLANDS AND US SIGN FATCA AGREEMENT - The United States and the Cayman Islands have signed a so-called Model 1 intergovernmental agreement. The IGA is the first step in bring the Cayman fund industry...more

Cross Border VAT - The New One Stop Shop And Changes To The Place Of Supply Of Electronic, Telecoms And Broadcasting Services From...

THE CURRENT DISTORTION The place of supply rules govern where a particular supply takes place, and therefore determine where businesses are obliged to register, collect and remit Value Added Tax (VAT) due on their...more

Changes To The VAT Place Of Supply Rules (European Union)

SPEED READ: From 1 January 2015, the VAT rules regarding place of supply will once again change. EU-based businesses involved in providing electronically supplied services (including telecommunications, broadcasting and other...more

Partial Win For Golfer In Treaty Case

A recent Tax Court case addressed some interesting athlete and treaty issues. The Court ended up siding with the golfer on some, but not all, of the golfer's positions....more

Tax Court Denies Deduction in Tower Financing Structure

Taxpayers that have implemented cross-border tower financing structures and that have claimed a Canadian tax deduction for any U.S. taxes paid should revisit their structures carefully in light of the Tax Court of Canada’s...more

International News: Focus On Alcohol Beverages - July 14, 2011

In This Issue: FEATURES: Increased Antitrust Scrutiny of Non-Reportable or Closed Transactions; Minimising Exposure: Understanding the Risk of Bribery in China; and Are Our Tax Systems Fit for Purpose? FOCUS ON...more

Applying Costs of Performance to Apportion Service Income: Massachusetts and Oregon Courts Reach Differing Conclusions

Recent decisions from two different state judicial bodies differ on how to apply costs of performance to a telecommunications company’s receipts from sales of services. These two cases demonstrate how states are applying –...more

Italy is Enforcing Tax on On-line Gaming winnings

Will the Italian enforcement efforts to force reporting of on-line gaming winnings be implemented in the U.S.? How will the sites adapt to the reporting requirements? The following article is of interest on these...more

Sutherland Salt Shaker- Vol. 1 No. 8- August 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: Roam If You Want To: MTSA’s Application to Foreign Roaming; California Court of Appeal Addresses Proper Remedy for Taxpayers Claiming Dividends Received Deduction, Application of Post-Amnesty Penalties;...more

Bullet"iln" Volume 8 Issue 2 - October 27, 2009

In this Issue: *2009 Annual Meeting in San Francisco - ILN Chairman, Lowell Lifschultz Steps Down After 21 Years Hosted by Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk and Rabkin *2009 European Regional Meeting in Athens...more

Extended Tax Benefits for Cultural and Media Enterprises

On March, 27, 2009, China’s Ministry of Finance (“MOF”), State Administration of Taxation (“SAT”) and General Administration of Customs jointly issued Notice of Some Issues related to Taxation Policies on Supporting the...more

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