Category: Statutory

UK: Tax Bites – June 2021

Further extension to UK Common Reporting Standard compliance rules

Regulations have been made to extend the International Tax Compliance Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/878) (the Compliance Regulations). The Compliance Regulations, among other things, require UK financial institutions to report information regarding certain non-UK account holders to HMRC for exchange under international arrangements relating to the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). ... - Continue reading

COVID-19 and tax treaties: the updated OECD guidance

The new situation has created questions about the application of the existing tax treaty rules. For example, new taxing rights over an employee’s income may arise in a jurisdiction if an employee changes work location because of the COVID-19 restrictions. ... - Continue reading

Turkey: List Of Countries That Will Exchange Financial Account Information With Turkey Are Updated

As known, Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (the Agreement) was signed on 21.04.2017 after 6 years by 107 countries so far, including Turkey which approved the Agreement on 21.12.2019. According to the Agreement, the signatory countries will share the financial account information of the resident of the relevant country which is collected from the financial institutions every year automatically without any request. ... - Continue reading

Canada: COVID-19 Just Made Transfer Pricing More Difficult

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world uncertain, wreaking havoc on all aspects of our daily lives. Governments and taxing authorities are grappling with not only how to keep the broader macroeconomy viable over the short run, but also how to bring the economy back to fiscal balance in the medium and longer term. In an article published by the Gowling WLG Transfer Pricing & Competent Authority Group entitled "CRA Audit Activity: The Calm before the Storm?", it was hypothesized that the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") would likely step up audit activity, after the COVID-19 episode is finally behind us, to reign in government deficits. ... - Continue reading

Enhanced transfer pricing regime amidst the pandemic

Globally, the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic is requiring governments to design and implement strategies to cope with the deepening impact of the virus. They are introducing measures to cushion the blow from the economic downturn, such as drawing from reserves and intensifying tax collection efforts. As entire countries and… – Continue reading

Repatriation vows exceed NT$200bn

As of Thursday last week, the Ministry of Finance had received applications to repatriate NT$207.6 billion (US$7.03 billion) in overseas funds since a repatriation law took effect on Aug. 15 last year, the Liberty Times (the Taipei Times’ sister newspaper) reported on Saturday, citing Minister of Finance Su Jain-rong (蘇建榮). The amount would be NT$210 billion if applications filed on Friday were included, Su told a news conference in Taipei on Friday. ... - Continue reading