An upper tribunal in the United Kingdom has dismissed an appeal brought by Westinsure, an alliance of brokers formed to provide introductions and improve the business terms of its members, where Westinsure argued its services...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
Welcome to the latest edition of Minerals Matters.
Whilst the economic picture has certainly improved over the last six months, there have been a number of stops and starts along the way. Data suggests further...more
The new B2C place of supply rules coupled with the new extended Mini One Stop Shop for telecoms, broadcasting and electronic services are soon to launch (1 January 2015). There are already appearing some gaps in the rules and...more
Under EU VAT law, EU Member States may, at their discretion, apply a reduced rate of VAT to books produced on "…all physical means of support". The term "all physical means of support" has generally been interpreted to...more
Welcome to the latest July/August 2014 issue of our Tax Newsletter.
We saw a number of legislative developments taken place in the PRC and Hong Kong in the past two months that might bring about legal and tax...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
On 1 January 2015, new rules will take effect to determine where intra-EU supplies of “digital services” to consumers will be deemed to take place for VAT purposes. This is a major change which will affect any person who...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
The proposed amendments will affect dividends, capital gains, and VAT.
A draft law amending the Kazakhstan Tax Code was introduced in July 2014 (the Draft Law). Currently, the Draft Law is being considered by business...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.
NEW FOR SUPPLIERS OF DIGITAL CONTENT AND INTANGIBLES: DLA PIPER’S GLOBAL VAT GUIDE -
Starting January 1, 2015, EU VAT rules for suppliers of digital content, telecommunications and broadcasting services are changing....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
HMRC’s policy on reclaiming VAT on investment management and other costs remains under review in the light of two recent decisions from the Court of Justice of the European Union.
The first of these cases, PPG...more
The judgment in ATP PensionService A/S v Skatteministeriet (Case C-464/12) was delivered by the European Court of Justice on 13 March 2014. It was the latest in a line of cases concerning the VAT treatment of costs incurred...more
In this newsletter
- Dodd-Frank Act – Designation of asset managers as systemically important financial institutions
- Volcker Rule finalised with a more limited application to covered fund activities...more
EU VAT CHANGES FOR E-COMMERCE SERVICES -
Australian e-commerce businesses that supply services to European customers need to be aware of important "value added tax" ("VAT") changes that will apply across the European...more
Last week, it was announced by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it had settled an enforcement action with Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM). The DOJ resolved a criminal...more
CAYMAN ISLANDS AND US SIGN FATCA AGREEMENT -
The United States and the Cayman Islands have signed a so-called Model 1 intergovernmental agreement.
The IGA is the first step in bring the Cayman fund industry...more
The UK Finance Bill 2014 was published in draft form on 10th December 2013 and the proposed legislation now enters a period of consultation, which will end on 4th February 2014. A full analysis of each and every measure...more
A NEW TAX FRAMEWORK FOR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: A FEW CERTAINTIES AND SEVERAL DOUBTS PENDING THE CLARIFICATIONS FROM THE TAX AUTHORITY -
Starting from 1 January 2014 significant changes will come into effect with...more
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