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EU Commission Launches Future of EU Customs Survey

The European Commission has launched a survey seeking input from individuals with in-depth European customs knowledge as part of its “Foresight Process” project on exploration of concepts surrounding the future of the European customs system. The project centres around a series of five workshops aimed at engaging key stakeholders and relevant parties, to examine “how the EU cus ...

IFA European Regional Tax Conference in Warsaw, 22-24 May 2019

The IFA European Regional Conference 2019 entitled “Current challenges to income and VAT taxation” will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on 22-24 May 2019. The conference focuses on the recent regulatory developments resulting from BEPS and ATAD implementation as well as local attempts to prevent tax evasion on income and indirect taxation. It will also deal with the practical adopti ...

EU Commission Proposes VAT Exemption for Defence Supplies

The European Commission has adopted a proposal that an exemption from VAT and excise duties should be included in the VAT Directive concerning supplies made to armed forces, when the forces are deployed in a European defence effort outside their member state. This proposal is made in line with the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, and aims to amend the VAT Directive to ...

OECD Publishes Model Tax Convention

The OECD has now published the full version of its 2017 Model Tax Convention on Income and Capital. The model convention is aimed at providing a standard for concluding bilateral tax conventions between countries in order to facilitate economic development, to prevent tax evasion, and to settle circumstances where international double taxation arise. The model stresses the impo ...

CFE Forum 2019 – Registration Reminder

The CFE Tax Advisers Europe has published the final Forum programme taking place on 6 June 2019 in Brussels this year entitled “Creating Tax Certainty in an Uncertain World: Double Taxation, Tax Rulings & Dispute Resolution Processes”. The Forum will examine existing MAP mechanisms and the EU Tax Dispute Resolution Mechanisms Directive. The Forum will further discuss means ...

EU Parliament Approves EU Whistleblower Rules

On 16 April the EU Parliament voted to adopt news rules providing for EU-wide protection of those people reporting breaches of EU law, including those reporting on issues related to tax fraud and money laundering, with 591 votes in favour of the measures, 29 opposed, and 33 abstentions. The new law will provide those persons reporting on breaches of EU legislation with interna ...

Company Law Proposals Adopted by EU Parliament

Commission proposals published in April 2018 on reforming and digitalising EU company law in order to make it easier for companies to merge, divide or move within the EU Single Market, whilst preventing fraud and abusive behaviour in cross-border operations, have been adopted by the EU Parliament, with 522 votes in favour, 54 opposed and 16 abstentions. The rules allow compani ...

EU Parliament & UK CMA Recommend Audit Market Reform

The European Parliament, in its TAX3 report, and the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”), in a report concerning issues related to competition in the UK audit industry, have both recommended measures be introduced to ensure greater separation between audit and consultancy operations of the “big four” firms. In its report, the UK’s CMA recommended that new laws be in ...

GLOBAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ANALYST SURVEY 2019

This is the second edition of the survey, where we polled our global network of analysts about the credit environment for the year ahead. 

Lease accounting: getting ready for a new approach

It is all go in the financial reporting world. With three key new IFRS standards taking effect in 2018/2019....

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