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The UK Criminal Finances Act 2017: tax evasion implications for franchisors – action steps

by DLA Piper on

The Criminal Finances Act 2017, now in force in the United Kingdom, introduces two new criminal offenses in respect of the facilitation of tax evasion. The new offenses will be committed where a corporate entity or...more

Day 21 of One Month to More Effective Compliance for Business Ventures-Frachising

by Thomas Fox on

Most franchisors have thorough financial vetting requirements before allowing any person or business to become a franchisee. However, how many of these same businesses perform compliance due diligence on their prospective...more

Minnesota Corporate Franchise Tax Change for Foreign Disregarded Entities

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The Minnesota Department of Revenue issued its position on foreign disregarded entities of corporate taxpayers on October 4, 2017. In response to the Minnesota Supreme Court decision filed August 2, 2017 in Ashland Inc. v....more

The Luxembourg Indirect Tax Administration Confirms That Director Fees Are Subject To VAT

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The Luxembourg indirect tax administration is reported to have confirmed that director fees are subject to VAT. This is in line with the Luxembourg VAT law and the position of the European Commission on this matter....more

Franchise and Distribution News - January 2015

by Dickinson Wright on

TAKE ACTION NOW TO AVOID UNEXPECTED STATE TAX LIABILITIES - Traditionally, nexus for state income tax liability has required some type of physical presence or continuous contacts by the franchisor/distributor with a...more

Franchising and Liability Under the FCPA

by Thomas Fox on

I am often asked about franchisor liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Franchising has been a successful model in the US and now many corporations are looking at overseas expansion opportunities....more

Top of Mind - October 2014: Editor's Choice

by DLA Piper on

BYOD: cool but dangerous – 3 HIPAA Security Rule challenges, 7 key precautions - Companies and employees like the idea of bring your own device (BYOD) policies that allow employees to use their personal mobiles for...more

Franchising In India: Key Considerations For Franchisors Seeking To Grow Their Brands

by DLA Piper on

India recently staged the largest free democratic election in world history, bringing to power the National Democratic Alliance, led by the Bharatiya Janata Par ty, and with it a fresh sense of optimism about India’s economic...more

Franchising in Spain: 2012 in Review

by Antonio Viñal on

With Madrid's annual franchise fair just around the corner, now is a good time to analyze what 2012 was like for the franchise sector in Spain. A solid performance overall, especially strong for Spanish franchises abroad....more

Supply Chain Efficiency: Valuation and Transfer Pricing Considerations

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Deriving maximum cost efficiency from the supply chain is a critical operational issue for multinational enterprises (MNEs) in certain regions. As taxation is typically one of a group’s largest costs, supply chain...more

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