Category: Tax Deductibility

Spain’s National Court challenges the deductibility of intragroup services in the absence of a written contract

In recent years, the Spanish tax administration and Spanish courts have had a clear tendency to challenge the provision of intragroup services, denying its corporate income tax deductibility and increasing the tax burden for taxpayers carrying out these transactions in Spain. ... - Continue reading

Polish Deal introduces new minimum tax for corporations

On 8 September, Poland’s government accepted a new tax bill called the “Polish Deal,” announcing after the public consultation on the bill a significant amendment to include a special anti-avoidance measure referred to as a minimum income tax for corporations. ... - Continue reading

Serbia to Abolish Full Blown Withholding Tax on Non-Resident Service-Providers and Simplify Conditions for Tax Deductibility of NPL Write-Offs for Serbian Banks

The Serbian Ministry of Finance has published draft amendments to the Corporate Income Tax Act (CITA), which are expected to be formally approved by the Government within days. If approved by the Parliament, as expected, CITA amendments will take effect from 1 January 2018. The most important novelties concerns recognition… – Continue reading

License barrier as of January 2018: Limited tax deductibility for cross license order royalty payments to foreign related parties

Germany will introduce “license barrier rules” as of January 2018. The new rules will limit the tax deductibility of license fees or royalty payments to foreign related parties that benefit from preferential regimes (“Patent Box”, “IP-Box”, “License Box”) which are incompatible with the “OECD nexus approach” (“unqualified preferential regimes”) (sec…. – Continue reading

BEPS – Germany on the way to limit the tax deductibility of royalties

A new legislative approach of the German tax authorities leaked last December 19 will have a significant impact on the tax deductibility of royalties owed to related persons being subject to a preferential back end tax regime for IP not being in compliance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and… – Continue reading

Impact of new tax rules on BEPS?

New tax regulations dealing with the issue of BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) may have a disproportionate impact on the real estate development sector as they are implemented in the UK. The concept of BEPS originates from the OECD and the G20 nations. The intention is to deal with… – Continue reading

Property groups say Beps will cost UK sector £660m

UK property companies are seeking changes to the proposed implementation of a global agreement to fight tax avoidance that is set to add £660m to their annual tax bill. Private equity and infrastructure companies are also among those groups facing additional payments under OECD rules on base erosion and profit… – Continue reading