On September 16, 2014, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its first seven of 15 deliverables under the OECD/G20 base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project (the 2014 BEPS Package)....more
On July 21, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published its Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters. The report contains the OECD’s model competent...more
CFOs of multinationals need to prepare by assessing how much their companies engage in profit shifting to cut their taxes.
Do you have responsibility, whether direct or dotted line, for the tax function in your...more
Technology companies frequently possess an international tax footprint before expanding their domestic tax footprint. That may soon change as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and its G20...more
On July 21, 2014 the OECD released the full version of a new global standard for the exchange of financial information in tax matters “OECD\Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters”...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.
In the July 31, 2014 edition of the Jakarta Post there was a featured article “Smith & Wesson bribery scandal involves National Police officers,” which reported that “the Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) has called for an...more
On July 24, 2014, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) posted a report entitled Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport, which provides a risk management framework to enable...more
Virtual and digital currencies continue to be the focus of policy makers around the globe.
In addition to new reports from international bodies addressing both the benefits and risks of the currencies, California...more
On July 22, 2014, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing titled, “The U.S. Tax Code: Love It, Leave It, or Reform It!” The general topic of the hearing was international taxation, with a sharp focus on recent and...more
Registration is now open for Nano Risk Analysis (II), a workshop to explore how a multiple models approach can advance risk analysis of nanoscale materials. The workshop, which is being organized by the Emerging Nanoscale...more
On July 15, 2014, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) posted the July 2014 Report of the OECD Expert Meeting on the Physical Chemical Properties of Manufactured Nanomaterials and Test Guidelines....more
Readers of this blog know I am huge Civil War buff. Growing up in Texas, I only focused on the Southern side as a youngster and while this led to a sometime myopic view of events, in my mid-20s when I did begin to study the...more
In this issue:
- Supreme Court Limits Taxpayer’s Ability to Examine the IRS at a Summons Enforcement Hearing
- Court Determines Tax Analysis not Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine...more
An international focus on defining, preventing, and understanding the concept of “conduct risk” has become problematic for financial services organisations in the UK and beyond—in part because the term is not yet clearly...more
While many people don’t know it, a bribery scandal in Japan in 1976 was part of the motivation for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which was signed into law on December 19, 1977. Almost exactly two decades later,...more
The Summer 2014 issue of Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report includes an item concerning nanomaterials. According to the article entitled “Canada Working on Nanomaterials at Home and Abroad,” Canada has...more
At a recent conference, the Twelfth Annual Corporate Accountability Conference, 12 June 2014, Cercle National Des Armées, Paris, Pierre Poret, Counsellor, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at the The...more
Welcome to DLA Piper’s Global VAT Guide: Cross Border Supplies of Intangible Services, Rights and Digital Content.
As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and in-house VAT specialists is...more
It was big news, at least in international trade circles. The World Trade Organization (“WTO”) finalized a Trade Facilitation Agreement (the “Agreement”) at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, on December 7,...more
The OECD Global Forum on VAT held meetings in Tokyo on 17–18 April 2014. These meetings follow the Global Forum’s first meeting in Paris in November 2012. The meetings in Tokyo were part of a series of events commemorating...more
Nazim Karigar was sentenced to three years imprisonment today by the Ontario Superior Court for his part in a conspiracy to bribe an Indian government Minister and other officials of a state-owned airline...more
In recent years the United States has increasingly amplified the pressure on United States persons to disclose assets they hold and income they earn abroad, especially relating to offshore financial accounts. Two prominent...more
In what can only be called a judicial decision based on common sense the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in an opinion released on May 16, upheld the convictions of Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez for violations of the...more
The Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) is organizing an international privacy sweep between 12 and 18 May 2014, specifically targeted at mobile applications, involving 27 data protection authorities around the world....more
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