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Earlier today the UK government delivered its last budget before the UK general election in May. Many of the measures were, as one might expect so close to an election, focused on personal rather than corporate taxation....more
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II. Doing Less with Less -
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How do tax issues change for energy companies in a distressed environment?
KS: Companies in a distressed environment often generate substantial losses which may need to be funded with additional debt or equity...more
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- The New UK Diverted Profits Tax
- France Implements Horizontal Tax Consolidation
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