Month: October 2019

Commonwealth finance ministers urge progress on taxing digital commerce to tackle debt

From Commonwealth.org: Commonwealth finance ministers have recognised the potential of technology to improve debt transparency while urging closer collaboration to resolve tax challenges arising from growing digital commerce. Revenues from tax collection are important for maintaining debt at sustainable levels, yet can often be impaired by the digitalisation of trade in services, as this often …

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Platform for Collaboration on Tax Issues Draft Transfer Pricing Toolkit

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax, a joint initiative of the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank Group, has issued a draft toolkit designed to help developing countries in the implementation of effective transfer pricing documentation requirements. The toolkit considers current approaches of tax administrations concerning documentation for transfer pricing analysis and policy matters that may give guidance to developing countries. …

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Bridging the Gaps in GAAP

Here are eight critical considerations for combating the creativity crisis in accounting from Tony Wayne at Cfo.com. This is a shortened version of the article, but the whole thing is well worth a read. The growth in disclosures of non-GAAP information has been a response to demand from investors and the financial community, as well …

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CFE Celebrates 60th Anniversary in Torino

Under the high patronage of the European Parliament, CFE Tax Advisers Europe celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a series of events, including General Assembly, the inaugural Global Tax Advisers Platform conference and technical committee meetings held over three days in Torino, Italy, hosted by the Italian member organisations of CFE – Associazione Nazionale Tributaristi Italiani &(ANTI) Consiglio Nazionale dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili (CNDCEC). CFE President Piergiorgio …

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OECD tackles tax challenges from digitalisation

On October 9 2019 the OECD Secretariat published a proposal to advance international negotiations to ensure large and highly profitable Multinational Enterprises, including digital companies, pay tax wherever they have significant consumer-facing activities and generate their profits. The new OECD proposal brings together common elements of three competing proposals from member countries, and is based on the …

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Opinion on the Sofino case and its impact on capital movement

The CFE ECJ Task Force has prepared an Opinion Statement on the Sofina-case, in which the Fifth Chamber of the Court of Justice of the EU delivered its decision on 22 November 2018. In the decision, the Court held that the imposition of French dividend withholding tax violated the freedom of capital movement in light of the non-resident’s …

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35: Sean Doherty

Chief Financial Officer – Transaction Capital ‘At Transaction Capital we think of ourselves as an investor in and an operator of credit orientated alternative assets’   Obtain a Certified Financial Officer CFO (SA) designation This really is the Formula 1 of accounting designations. The CFO designation is internationally recognised and validates the years of toil …

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33: Bernardt van der Linde

Chief Financial Officer – Curro Holdings A proven formula; double the number of students in five years and with plans of further expansion, South Africa’s largest education group is continually scoring top marks.   CIARAN RYAN This is CFO Talks and today we are joined by Bernardt van der Linde, who’s the chief financial officer …

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32: Brad Toerien

Chief Executive Officer – FMI ‘We want to make sure that if you’re unable to work you’re financially in the same position as if you worked’   CIARAN RYAN: This is CFO Talks and today I am joined by Brad Toerien, who is the chief executive officer of insurance company, FMI. That’s a position that …

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