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China’s Anti-tax Avoidance Rules

The general anti-avoidance rule was first introduced in China under the 2008 CIT Law. It empowers Chinese tax authorities to make reasonable adjustments where an enterprise implements an arrangement without reasonable business purposes in order to reduce its taxable income or profit. According to the CIT Law’s Implementation Guidelines, “an...

Senate ratifies cybercrime, tax treaties

The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading five resolutions concurring the ratification of five treaties, including the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime which would prevent syndicates from making the Philippines a “haven” for their illegal activities. Senators also unanimously ratified four treaties covering the Philippines’ Double Taxation Avoidance...

Switzerland and Saudi Arabia sign double-taxation agreement

Switzerland’s Finance Minister Ueli Maurer has signed an agreement with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on double taxation between the two countries, the finance ministry announced on Sunday. The accord finalises negotiations that began back in 2010. In August 2016, Switzerland’s executive body, the Federal Council, had signed off on a...

Singapore Issues More Automatic Tax Info Exchange Guidance

Singapore’s tax agency has made two announcements recently concerning the automatic exchange of information on foreign taxpayers’ affairs, on the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. In respect of the OECD’s CRS, through which territories worldwide are to automatically exchange taxpayer data from this...

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