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Raise in Consumption Tax Rate Postponed -
On November 18, 2014, Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Prime Minister, officially announced that the increase of the consumption tax rate which was originally planned to occur in October...more
The IRS issued two New Releases this week that restate its focus on offshore tax evasion. The first was January 29, 2015 which followed the First International Criminal Tax Symposium....more
The House of Commons in Canada is back in session. The federal Conservative Government wasted no time in introducing sweeping anti-terrorism bill (Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015). I canvassed the legislative and...more
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the agency charged with overseeing and facilitating international travel and trade across the borders of the United States. The CBP’s mandate includes responsibility over...more
A healthy market for M&A activity, particularly cross-border deals, and a strict regulatory environment are the big factors influencing the health and activities of life sciences companies. Skadden partners John T....more
The IRS has unveiled a secure web application, the International Data Exchange Service (IDES), for cross-border data sharing. IDES will allow Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) and tax authorities from other countries to...more
The ATO released a draft ruling on the GST treatment of bitcoin transactions on 20 August 2014. A final version of that ruling, GSTR 2014/3, was released on 17 December 2014. While the ruling deals specifically with bitcoin,...more
On December 5, 2014, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance (Department) released TSB-M-14(5)C, (7)I, (17)S. This (relatively short) bulletin sets forth the treatment of convertible virtual currency for sales,...more
On December 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (“solar...more
This article highlights a number of interesting federal tax developments that were brought to the table during the 2014 calendar year. Developments discussed in this article include the 18-month transitional period for the...more
There has recently been a breakthrough in the negotiations for an expanded Information Technology Agreement (ITA) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). On November 10, the United States and China reached a mutual...more
Although online shop providers had to implement extensive changes to consumer rights (in particular, the new rules regarding the right of withdrawal) on the basis of the implementation of the EU Consumer Rights Directive...more
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
On November 10, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced a major breakthrough in negotiations with China to eliminate tariffs on information technology products by expanding the scope of the International...more
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed the Tax Court’s 2013 decision in Barnes Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries, T.C. Memo 2013-109, in which the Tax Court applied the step transaction doctrine to...more
Cohen & Company recently hosted “25 Way to Drive Profitability,” a workshop in Youngstown geared specifically toward manufacturers. Beginning with an overview by Rick Schiraldi of the Valley’s manufacturing roots and history,...more
Ecuador will soon be the first country in the world to have digital currency issued by a central bank. Although the new Ecuadorian currency won’t necessarily function like Bitcoin, Litcoin, Peercoin and Freicoin, or other...more
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
For VAT purposes, a supply of services from the headquarters of a company to its branch is generally not subject to VAT. This is well-established, and was confirmed in the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "Court of...more
With the November elections looming, the House and Senate completed their work last week before departing Washington to campaign, leaving any remaining legislative work for the post-election lame duck session. The brief work...more
On September 17, 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rendered its judgment in high-profile case C-7/13 upon request for a preliminary ruling in the proceedings Skandia America Corp. (USA), filial Sverige vs....more
UKRAINE: NEW ANTI-CRISIS TAX MEASURES -
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s Supreme Council, has approved amendments to the country’s tax law. Among the changes are amendments affecting the corporate profit tax and excise...more
Newly published Brazilian Interpretative Act (Ato Declaratório Interpretativo) N. 7/2014 expresses the Brazilian IRS’s view regarding the tax treatment applicable to cross-border payments for the use of data centers located...more
Earlier today the ATO released its long awaited public guidance on the Australian tax and GST treatment of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. This guidance was originally scheduled to be released on 30 June 2014. It was...more
Summary and conclusions -
Ukraine is experiencing the fast development of outsourcing industry due primarily to IT outsourcing. This is supported by tax incentives introduced for the IT sector.
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