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GTAP Conference – 3 October 2019: Programme & Registration

The Global Tax Advisers Platform inaugural conference will take place on 3 October 2019 in Torino on the topic of “Tax & The Future”. GTAP was formed in 2014 by CFE, AOTCA and WAUTI as a global response of tax advisers to international tax initiatives, with the aim of forging closer links among tax advisers throughout the world. The platform provides the proper framework fo ...

Amazon.com defeats IRS appeal in U.S. tax dispute

Reuters: Amazon.com Inc on Friday defeated an appeal by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in what the online retailer has called a $1.5 billion dispute over its tax treatment of transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary. In a 3-0 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle upheld a 2017 ruling by the U.S. Tax Court related to intangible assets that Amazon.com tr ...

Global Forum on tax transparency reveals new compliance ratings for nine jurisdictions

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published today nine peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). These reports are part of the second round of Global Forum reviews, which assess jurisdictions against the updated standard, ...

Update on EU Convention for transfer pricing disputes and release of stats

The EU Arbitration Convention established a procedure to resolve transfer pricing disputes between Member States. These disputes involve double taxation, which is the result of an upward adjustment to the profits of an enterprise in a Member State whilst this is not followed by an equivalent downward adjustment in the other Member State. The Convention provides for a dispute se ...

Global Tax Advisers Platform (GTAP) Global Conference

The Global Tax Advisers Platform invites you to attend the GTAP Conference to be held in Torino, Italy, on Thursday 3 October 2019 from 9am to 5pm, on the topic of “Tax and the Future”. You can register here.  In the 21st century, close cooperation in taxation matters is indispensable; a pre-requisite driven by increased globalisation and digitalisation. This is particularly s ...

CFO positions available on IAFEI technical committee

A number of vacancies are now available on the International CFO Technical Committee of the International Association of Finance Executives Institutes (IAFEI). This is a unique opportunity for CFOs that wish to expand their CV and show participation and collaboration with CFOs globally. The Committee reports and advises the IAFEI Board on policy and standards affecting CFOs, a ...

The Best CEO-CFO Team for M&As

From Insead: Buyouts engineered by optimistic CEOs and pessimistic CFOs have the best odds of success. As the US-China trade war drags on, sirens are going off on sales, earnings and growth forecasts around the world. But one aspect of corporate activity is bucking the gloom: mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Global appetite for M&As is at a 10-year peak, fuelled by yea ...

Globalization Recedes from Its Prior Dominance

It wasn’t so long ago — just a few years — that globalization was a dominant business theme. Today, many companies are creeping in the opposite direction, according to CFO.com. In a survey of 444 C-suite executives by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, almost half (46%) of them said it was “likely” that over the next year more consumers will prefer local, sustainable, ...

America’s CEOs Pledge to Rethink Corporate Priorities

The Business Roundtable, a group of the chief executive officers of many of America’s largest corporations, said business leaders should take a broader view of the purpose of a corporation that takes responsibility for improving society, rather than simply enriching shareholders, according to CFO.com. In its new “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation” the group said its le ...

NEW ZEALAND GIVES THE GREENLIGHT TO CRYPTO SALARIES

The New Zealand Inland Revenue (Te Tari Takke) has issued a public ruling allowing employees to receive salaries in cryptocurrencies from 1 September 2019, reports The Accountant Online. The ruling applies where the crypto-assets: are for services performed by the employee under an employment agreement; are a fixed amount; and form a regular part of the employee’s remunera ...

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