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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

Business News Digest- September 2011

Venable attorneys produce periodic alerts and newsletters covering a variety of topics and practice areas. For your convenience, we have assembled below a collection of the latest alerts and newsletters from August 2011. To...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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