Category: Intel

Australian multinational tax avoidance laws to come into effect next year

From the start of 2016, multinational companies found to be avoiding tax will have pay back the tax owed, plus a 100 per cent penalty, reports ZD Net. The Australian Greens have voted with the Coalition to pass legislation that will see multinational companies with annual revenue above AU$1 billion… – Continue reading

Corporate Coalition Pushes For US Patent Box

American Innovation Matters (AIM), a coalition of companies that includes Cisco, Boeing, Intel, Oracle and Facebook, has released a statement pushing for the introduction of a US patent box, or an “innovation box” as it is known in the United States. The statement looks at the endorsement on November 16… – Continue reading

How U.S. multinationals are responding to a post-‘Double Irish’ world

One year after the announced closing off of the Double Irish tax arrangement, U.S. multinationals once again turned their attention to Dublin as Ireland announced details of the Knowledge Development Box, or KDB. This new component to its corporate tax regime will allow companies to pay a reduced corporate tax… – Continue reading

OSPIRG: Nike uses offshore tax havens

72% of Fortune 500 companies have offshore subsidiaries PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — More than 72% of Fortune 500 companies have subsidiaries in offshore tax havens to take advantage of tax loopholes, a new study by the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group showed. Oregon-based companies in the Fortune 500 are… – Continue reading

I-T targets 50 APAs with MNCs in FY16

The I-T dept has received over 500 applications from MNCs for signing APAs. Income-tax department has set a target of 50 advance pricing agreements (APAs) to be sealed with multinational companies in the current fiscal that will exempt cross-border transactions by these firms from rigorous auditing to check income suppression…. – Continue reading