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"OECD Outlines Plans to Prevent Double-Tax Treaty Abuse"

On March 14, 2014, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a discussion draft report on preventing double-tax treaty abuse (the Treaty Report). The OECD supplemented this release on March...more

International Tax News - January 2014

WHEN THE PARTIES WANT AN AGREEMENT TO DISAPPEAR: THE US TAX RESCISSION DOCTRINE - The old saw about the best-laid plans of mice and men also goes for international tax planning and transactions with significant tax...more

Domestic double taxation relief applicable to capital gains derived by EU resident entities on disposal of shares in Spanish...

Following the non-discrimination principle, in response to an appeal dated 25 Octobe the Spanish Supreme Court has applied a tax credit to avoid double taxation, provided in the Corporate Income Tax Law for Spanish resident...more

"Notice 2013-78: IRS Proposes Revisions to Competent Authority Process"

On November 22, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2013-78, which contains draft Revenue Procedures applicable to requests for competent authority (CA) assistance. The IRS requested comments by March 10, 2014. The Revenue Procedure...more

Tax Newsletter - Second Edition 2013: A Review Of PRC And Hong Kong Tax Developments

In This Issue: *CHINA: - HEADQUARTER AND BRANCHES VAT FILING UNDER THE VAT PILOT PROGRAM - FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF DIVIDENDS UNDER DTA WITH HONG KONG - PE ON SECONDMENT...more

New Tax Treaty signed between The Netherlands and Mainland China

The Netherlands and China signed a new Tax Treaty for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion on 31 May. Once in effect (no earlier than 1 January 2014), it will replace the current tax treaty, which...more

Tax Litigation Update: IRS Commits to Prevent Double Taxation in Virgin Islands Economic Development Program Case

On May 17, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its opinion in the case of Cooper v. Comm’r of Internal Revenue, ___ F.3d ____, 2013-1 U.S. Tax Cas. (CCH) P50,331. The opinion is a...more

Cyprus: The Day After - The sun will still shine bright

Introduction - Cyprus has been in the spotlight recently due to the negotiations with what has become known as the troika (the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission)...more

March 2013 - SALT Shaker Newsletter

In this issue: - Delivered by Independent Contractors, Undelivered by P.L. 86-272: Order Fulfillment Activities Subject Out-of-State Seller to New York Corporation Franchise Tax - Everything’s Bigger in Texas,...more

India at the Crossroads

India possesses a dynamic and growing economy—one its government portrays as business friendly—and actively encourages continued foreign direct investment. At the same time, aggressive transfer pricing enforcement, including...more

State Law Update: Georgia Eliminates Double Taxation On Auto Leases

On March 5, Georgia enacted HB 266, which, among other things, eliminates a monthly sales tax on auto leases. The bill responds to a 2012 overhaul of the state’s tax code that mistakenly created a double tax on car leases,...more

PA Supreme Court Issues Business / Nonbusiness Income Decision

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held that a taxpayer’s gain from the sale of timberland was apportionable business income using the “functional test” of Pennsylvania’s amended definition of “business income.” Glatfelter...more

Legislative Update Report No. 2013-04 -- Feb 22, 2013

In This Article: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more

Tax Kung Fu – Tax Structuring for Chinese Investment in U.S. Real Estate

Overview - Unless you have been traveling the galaxies for the last twenty years, you haven’t missed the “Chinese Miracle”. Its enormous impact is felt globally. When you see the skyline of Shanghai, the new meaning of...more

Did The Tax Court Err In Kite?

Code Section 2519 is a notoriously difficult section to apply. In 2009, I wrote on article on it for Estate Planning, and ever since I’ve been providing a lot of assistance to others on its operation. So I am always...more

Financial Services Tax – UK Update from Dechert’s Tax Group: Rule Changes Yield Mixed Blessings for UK Investors in Offshore Funds

UK investors in closely held offshore funds can be directly liable for tax if the fund makes a gain on an underlying asset even if the gain is reinvested by the fund and not distributed to the investor. There is also the...more

PPL Corp. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

Brief For Southeastern Legal Foundation, Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, CATO Institute, et al, As Amici...

PPL, an American energy company, bought one of many state-owned British utilities privatized in the 1980s. In 1997, PPL became subject to the U.K.’s new “windfall tax,” which was based in part on “profit-making value”— the...more

Supreme Court of Canada Establishes Important Principles in Transfer Pricing

The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its judgment in The Queen v Glaxo Smith Kline Inc.,1 (Glaxo), which is the Court's first pronouncement on Canada's transfer pricing rules. Transfer pricing involves the allocation...more

Tax Considerations for Employment Lawyers

Okay, let’s admit it—plenty of us had absolutely no interest whatsoever in becoming tax specialists when we started law school. And so here we are, all these years later, serving as employment counsel to our corporate...more

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