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New Luxembourg country-by-country declaration obligations: What's important?

The law relating to country-by-country ("CbC") declaration obligations (the "Law") was published on 27 December 2016 and entered into force last week. The Law transposes EU Council Directive 2016/881 of 25 May 2016 (the...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2016: UK Autumn Statement 2016: Tax-Related Impact for the Financial Services...

In his first (and last) Autumn Statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced a number of tax measures affecting the financial services industry, although many of these changes had been the subject of...more

German tax law changes and their impact on multinationals

On 2 December 2016, the Act for the implementation of the amendments of the EU Administrative Cooperation Directive and of further measures to counter base erosion and profit shifting - having been approved by the Lower House...more

Tax break for infrastructure projects

To implement the G20/OECD base erosion and profit shifting project, the 2016 Budget announced measures limiting tax deductions that companies can claim from their interest expenses (read DLA Piper's earlier client alert on...more

Country by Country: Spain

The new Spanish Corporate Income tax Regulations were approved on 11 July 2015 through the Royal Decree 634/2015, which complement the provisions included in the Spanish Corporate Income Tax Law (Law 27/2014) that entered in...more

Country by Country: United Kingdom

Introduction - The UK CbC reporting regulations ("The Taxes (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) (Country-by-Country Reporting) Regulations 2016") were made on 26 February 2016....more

Country by Country: Germany

In Germany, CbC reporting has not yet been incorporated into domestic laws. However, draft legislation is currently being processed by the legislative bodies (Bundestag and Bundesrat) and is likely to be enacted this year....more

Country by Country: Portugal

The Portuguese CbC reporting rules were approved in March of 2016 by the Portuguese Budget Law for 2016 (“PBL”). The PBL included a provision (article 121.º-A) in the Portuguese Corporate Income Tax Code foreseeing new...more

Country by Country: France

CbC reporting was introduced into French legislation by the Finance Bill 2016. The new provisions, set forth under article 223 quinquies C of the French tax code, are effective for fiscal year ("FY") beginning on or after 1...more

Base erosion and profit shifting: Brazil proposes CbC reporting for multinationals - top points

The Brazilian Federal Revenue (RFB) has released the draft of a proposed Normative Rule (Public Consultation RFB No. 11/2016) regulating the implementation of country-by-country reporting via a CbC Report. The proposed draft...more

BEPS: OECD Releases Multilateral Tax Treaty Convention

The Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the “Convention”) was released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) on...more

McDermott International Legal Highlights November 2016

The New World of Global Tax Planning: a Checklist for Success - As all multinationals (MNEs) are discovering, domestic implementation of the recommendations set out in the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) final...more

Advance pricing agreements: a new era

There has been a significant amount of negative press recently concerning tax rulings and advance pricing agreements (APAs); negativity that has been fuelled by the European Commission's state aid investigations, Lux leaks...more

Recent EU and Luxembourg anti-BEPS developments extending to third countries

EU Commission's ATAD proposal released On 25 October 2016 the EU Commission presented yet another package of corporate tax reforms comprising, inter alia, a proposal on tackling "hybrid mismatches" between the tax...more

Tax Uncertainty Hinders Global Growth: Business Survey Launched

Businesses are invited to participate in an international survey from the OECD to measure the impact of tax uncertainty on their investment decisions. Companies have until December 16 to participate in a confidential...more

Brexit: An Opportunity to Readjust UK Tax Policy?

The U.K. government mantra has for a number of years been: "Britain is open for business." This has been reflected in a number of areas relevant to U.K. domestic and foreign tax policy, including in a gradual reduction of the...more

State aid – the European Commission charges forward

This note provides an update on the EU state aid decisions and aims to put recent developments in context. We review the current state of the state aid investigations, provide some political context, touch on the US...more

Anti-BEPS Ukraine style: de-offshorization initiative launches

Leakage of profits to offshore locations and tax evasion through aggressive planning has always been a hot topic in Ukraine. However, it must be said that, with the exception of the introduction of transfer pricing rules in...more

OECD BEPS Working Groups issue three discussion drafts

The Committee of Fiscal Affairs of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released three documents: its proposed updated guidelines on the application of the transactional profit split, draft...more

Further down the rabbit hole we go: Additional guidance released by OECD on the attribution of profits to permanent establishments

Action 7 of the BEPS Action Plan1 tackles the definition of permanent establishment (PE) in order to prevent the artificial avoidance of a PE status through the use of commissionaire arrangements and the specific activity...more

China makes major changes to transfer pricing documentation and country-by-country reporting requirements

China’s State Administration of Taxation (SAT) on 13 July released on its website guidance that makes substantial changes that apply to multinationals’ transfer pricing compliance obligations for the 2016 fiscal year....more

UK Government Confirms Introduction of New Cap on Interest Deductibility

The UK Government has recently confirmed that it will be introducing a new cap on interest deductibility. Under the new rule, the ability of groups to obtain tax relief for interest will be limited by reference to a ratio of...more

Dentons Global Energy Summit 2016 Analysis

On 17 May 2016, Dentons' third annual Global Energy Summit brought together key industry leaders to discuss current challenges facing the energy sector and the opportunities arising from them. Over 200 delegates and 50...more

Brexit Update: What’s Next for the Global Marketplace

In Depth - UK Withdrawal Process - The United Kingdom will continue to be an EU member until procedures are completed for exiting the European Union, which is likely to be a long process. Under EU Treaty rules,...more

Five key elements of the EU ATA Directive compromise

In late June, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the European Union (ECOFIN or the Council) achieved political consensus on the content of the EU Anti-Tax-Avoidance Directive (the ATA Directive). In last month's...more

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