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Stories that are tagged 'tax avoidance'

India-Japan Agree New Advance Pricing Agreement

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Last updated 42 hours ago | Monday, January 16, 2017

India has signed a bilateral advance pricing agreement with the Indian subsidiary of a Japanese company, India's Central Board of Direct Taxes has announced. Read Full Story


India Constitutes BEPS Committee

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

India's Central Board of Direct Taxes has constituted an expert committee to examine the final base erosion and profit shifting recommendations and to devise a roadmap for implementing the recommendations. Read Full Story


Three More Nations Commit To BEPS Minimum Standards

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, January 9, 2017

A further three countries have committed to participate in international base erosion and profit shifting discussions and implement minimum standards, under the OECD's new "inclusive framework" for countries. Read Full Story


Irish Tax Agency Reports On Record Year

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Irish Revenue has released its preliminary results for 2016, which show that it collected a record EUR47.9bn (USD50.7bn) for the Exchequer. Read Full Story


Irish Revenue Advises On Changes To Voluntary Disclosure Regime

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Irish Revenue has published guidance on changes to the voluntary disclosure rules that will prevent individuals from benefitting from lower penalty rates when the disclosure relates to "offshore matters." Read Full Story


Hong Kong Needs Measured BEPS Response: Report

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hong Kong's Financial Services Development Council has issued a paper setting out key recommendations for the Government to consider in the area of international tax law. Read Full Story


India, Singapore Revise Tax Treaty

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, January 5, 2017

India and Singapore have signed a protocol to limit abuse of their double taxation avoidance agreement. India had also recently agreed a similar change to its tax treaty with Mauritius and Cyprus. Read Full Story


USD5.6bn Declared Through Argentinian Tax Amnesty So Far

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Argentina has hailed early results from its tax amnesty program, with ARS90bn (USD5.6bn) said to have been disclosed. Read Full Story


US Justice Dept Completes Swiss Bank Program

by Glen Shapiro,, New York

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

On December 29, 2016, the US Department of Justice announced that it had reached final arrangements with the financial institutions meeting the requirements of its Swiss Bank Program. Read Full Story


New Zealand Retailers Call For GST On Foreign Online Suppliers

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Zealand retailers have called for legislation requiring foreign companies to register for GST, saying that avoidance of the tax by multinationals is costing the government at least NZD200m (USD138m) in lost revenue. Read Full Story




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