World news
8 August 2018

Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement signed

Representatives of the EU and Japan met in Tokyo to sign an agreement on economic cooperation. It aims to create new opportunities for the import of agricultural products from the EU, remove Japanese customs duties on products such as cheese or wine…

World news
2 July 2018

The end of the present EU VAT system approaching?

Late in May this year, the European Commission submitted a proposal to amend the VAT Directive, outlining the definitive (final) VAT system. The new system should unify the principles applicable in the VAT area across the European Union, simplify…

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2 July 2018

MLI enters into force

On 1 July 2018, the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty-Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (‘Multilateral Instrument’ or ‘MLI’) entered into force. On that date, three months have elapsed from the end of the calendar month in which the MLI…

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5 June 2018

OECD issues release on reviews conducted within BEPS

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has issued a release that updates the results of preferential regime reviews conducted by the Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) in connection with Action 5 under the Base Erosion…

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10 May 2018

Crowdfunding under regulator’s scrutiny

The proposal for a regulation on crowdfunding platforms in the EU is currently subject to a comment procedure. Such platforms allow the public to invest in projects using relatively small amounts of funds, while the final collected sum may amount to…

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18 April 2018

Tax planning may be subject to reporting duty

In mid-March, the ECOFIN Council reached political agreement on the rules requiring intermediaries (tax advisors, attorneys, other advisors) or taxpayers to disclose information on potentially aggressive cross-border tax planning arrangements. This…

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