Category Archives: Steuern International

EuGH: Kommissionsentscheidung zur deutschen Sanierungsklausel nichtig

Der Europäische Gerichtshof hat entschieden, dass die Entscheidung der Kommission (2011/527/EU) vom 26.1.2011 zur Beihilfeeigenschaft der sog Sanierungsklausel nach deutschem Recht in § 8c Abs 1a dKStG nichtig ist. Mit dieser Entscheidung des EuGH zur Sanierungsklausel hat die Europäische Kommission eine schmerzhafte Niederlage erlitten. Continue reading EuGH: Kommissionsentscheidung zur deutschen Sanierungsklausel nichtig

World Tax Advisor 20 July 2018

The World Tax Advisor 20 July 2018 includes in particular:

  • Guidance reinforces requirements to establish beneficial ownership status in Russia
  • State tax implications of US Wayfair decision for non-US companies
  • Chile: Tax reform bill will include measures on taxation of goods/services sold online
  • India: AAR and tribunal address what constitutes a PE
  • Ukraine: Consequences of transactions with residents in low tax jurisdictions clarified
  • United Kingdom: New treaties signed with Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey
  • Uruguay: Guidance issued on compliance obligations of digital services providers
  • Tax treaty round up
  • Global tax alerts

DBA Rundschau: Israel, Japan, Russland und Kosovo

Österreich hat vor kurzem Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen mit Japan, Israel und dem Kosovo abgeschlossen. Das DBA mit Israel ist bereits mit 1.3.2018 in Kraft getreten. Auch Österreichs erstes BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting)-konformes DBA mit Japan wird voraussichtlich im Laufe des Jahres 2018 wirksam werden. Des Weiteren wurde ein Protokoll zur Abänderung des DBA zwischen Österreich und Russland am 5.6.2018 unterzeichnet. Das Protokoll wird frühestens mit 1.1.2019 in Kraft treten. Continue reading DBA Rundschau: Israel, Japan, Russland und Kosovo

World Tax Advisor 22 June 2018

The World Tax Advisor 22 June 2018 includes in particular:

  • Barbados budget includes tax increases, repeal of national social responsibility levy
  • India: New online reporting facility for foreign investment
  • Kazakhstan: New rules for taxing income of foreigners
  • Malta: New VAT grouping regime in effect
  • OECD: MLI to first enter into force on 1 July 2018
  • Slovakia: MOF issues guidance on digital PE rules
  • Tax treaty round up
  • Global tax alerts

World Tax Advisor 8 June 2018

The World Tax Advisor 8 June 2018 includes in particular:

  • European Commission releases detailed proposal for definitive VAT system
  • Denmark: Proposed changes would bring thin capitalization rules in line with CJEU decision
  • France: Courts clarify criteria for determining whether permanent establishment exists
  • Malaysia: GST expected to be replaced with sales and services tax
  • Singapore: Removal of intellectual property income from existing tax incentives
  • Thailand: Guidance issued on tax treatment of cryptocurrency
  • Global tax alerts

World Tax Advisor 11 May 2018 – Connecting you globally

The World Tax Advisor 11 May 2018 includes in particular:

  • Luxembourg parliament considering introduction of VAT group regime
  • Argentina: Decree clarifies VAT collection on services provided by nonresidents
  • Austria: Draft bill includes measures to transpose EU ATAD into domestic law
  • Caribbean and Bermuda countries: First CRS reports due in 2018 for non-early adopter jurisdictions
  • Costa Rica: Tax reform proposal would replace GST with VAT and tax capital income
  • Luxembourg: Tax authorities to examine transactions with jurisdictions on EU list of noncooperative countries
  • Panama: Transfer pricing information reporting form modified
  • United States: Administration delays tariffs on steel and aluminum
  • Global tax alerts

World Tax Advisor 27 April 2018 – Connecting you globally

The World Tax Advisor 27 April 2018 includes in particular:

  • New Luxembourg-France tax treaty aligned with 2017 OECD model
  • China: SAT updates guidance on interpretation of tax treaties
  • Cyprus: New tax treaty with the UK contains BEPS-related measures
  • Malaysia: Guidance issued on tax treatment of digital advertising provided by a nonresident
  • Nigeria: Voluntary disclosure regime extended
  • Puerto Rico: Draft tax reform bill includes reduction in corporate income tax rate
  • Sweden: Proposal to restrict deductions of interest expense revised

World Tax Advisor 13 April 2018 – Connecting you globally

The World Tax Advisor 13 April 2018 includes in particular:

  • European Commission proposes tax on digital services, structural changes to PE rules
  • China: VAT rate cuts and changes to small VAT payers announced
  • Germany: New guidance issued on anti-treaty shopping rule
  • India: Finance Act 2018 enacted
  • Ukraine: Tax authorities issue guidance on recent changes to transfer pricing rules
  • United States: IRS to revise CbC reporting rules to protect national security
  • In brief
  • BEPS corner
  • Global tax alerts

World Tax Advisor 23 March 2018 – Connecting you globally

The World Tax Advisor 23 March  2018 includes in particular:

  • OECD issues interim report on tax challenges arising from digitalization
  • Australia: Draft anti-hybrid rules go beyond BEPS framework
  • European Union: List of noncooperative jurisdictions revised
  • Israel: Tax ruling offers alternative tax treatment for foreign investment corporations
  • Portugal: Nonresidents may be subject to tax on indirect disposals of immovable property
  • United States: Government accepting product exclusion requests from new tariffs
  • In brief
  • BEPS corner
  • Tax treaty round up
  • Global tax alerts

World Tax Advisor 09 March 2018 – Connecting you globally

The World Tax Advisor 09 March 2018 includes in particular:

  • CJEU rules aspects of Dutch fiscal unity regime violate EU law
  • Belgium: Constitutional court annuls fairness tax
  • Canada: Highlights of international tax provisions in federal budget
  • Hong Kong: Budget 2018/19 contains measures to enhance competitiveness
  • Netherlands: Examination of international tax ruling practices uncovers deficiencies
  • Singapore: 2018 budget presented
  • Singapore: GST to be levied on imported services
  • Ukraine: Amendments to tax code affect transfer pricing and other corporate tax rule
  • BEPS corner
  • Global tax alerts

World Tax Advisor 23. February 2018 – Connecting you globally

The World Tax Advisor 23. February 2018 includes in particular:

  • China’s SAT publishes new rules on beneficial owners
  • Belarus: Legal framework introduced for blockchain activities, technology incentives expanded
  • Hungary: New registration/disclosure requirements apply to domestic companies
  • Ukraine: List of low-tax jurisdictions updated
  • In brief
  • BEPS corner
  • Tax treaty round up
  • Global tax alerts

US-Steuerreform „Tax Cuts and Jobs Act“ aus Sicht österreichischer Unternehmen

Mit Anfang 2018 ist die tiefgreifendste US-Steuerreform seit mehr als 30 Jahren, der „Tax Cuts and Jobs Act“, in Kraft getreten. Ziel der US-Steuerreform ist es, Unternehmen und Bürger der Vereinigten Staaten innerhalb der nächsten zehn Jahre um mehrere Billionen US-Dollar zu entlasten. Dadurch soll der Wirtschaftsstandort USA international wettbewerbsfähiger und das Wirtschaftswachstum angekurbelt werden. Die Steuerreform hat jedoch nicht nur erhebliche Auswirkungen für US-Unternehmen, sie kann auch heimische Betriebe betreffen

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World Tax Advisor 26 January 2018 – Connecting you globally

The World Tax Advisor 26 January 2018 includes in particular:

  • Chinese authorities announce deferral of dividend withholding tax for foreign investors
  • Finland: Changes proposed to interest deduction limitation rules
  • Japan: Tax reform proposals for 2018 approved by ruling coalition
  • Poland: Major corporate tax reform enacted
  • United States: IRS announces passport restrictions on “seriously delinquent” taxpayers
  • 2018 rate changes
  • BEPS corner
  • Tax treaty round up
  • Global tax alerts

Neues aus dem Internationalen Steuerrecht: Update 2017 zum OECD-MA und OECD-MK sowie Ratifizierung des Multilateralen Instruments

Mit dem Multilateralen Instrument (MLI) soll der BEPS-Mindeststandard auf rasche, international abgestimmte und einheitliche Weise künftig in bereits bestehenden österreichischen Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen (DBA) verankert werden. Ferner fand mit 18.12.2017 die im Zuge des BEPS-Projekts erarbeiteten Neuerungen durch das Update 2017 Eingang in das OECD-Musterabkommen (OECD-MA) und den OECD-Musterkommentar (OECD-MK). Continue reading Neues aus dem Internationalen Steuerrecht: Update 2017 zum OECD-MA und OECD-MK sowie Ratifizierung des Multilateralen Instruments

World Tax Advisor 12 January 2018 – Connecting you globally

The World Tax Advisor 12 January 2018 includes in particular:

  • Belgium enacts corporate tax reform measures in phased approach
  • Brazil: CbC reporting requirements for exchange relationships activated after 2017
  • France: Amended finance bill for 2017 and finance bill for 2018 enacted
  • Italy: 2018 budget law includes new equalization tax on digital services
  • Russia: Foreign providers of e-services to pay VAT on B2B supplies
  • BEPS corner
  • Global tax alerts

EuGH als DBA-Schiedsgericht zu Einkünften aus Genussrechten

Im September 2017 fällte der EuGH (Rs C‑648/15) erstmalig ein Urteil auf Grundlage des Art 25 Abs 5 DBA Österreich und Deutschland (in der Folge: DBA Ö-DE). Nach dieser Bestimmung besteht die Möglichkeit, den EuGH als Schiedsgericht aufzurufen, wenn zwischen den beiden Staaten Meinungsverschiedenheiten in Bezug auf die Interpretation von DBA-Normen bestehen und diese auch nicht im Rahmen eines Verständigungsverfahrens beseitigt werden können. Gegenständlich ging im Konkreten darum, unter welche DBA-rechtliche Verteilungsnorm Einkünfte aus Genussrechten einzuordnen sind.

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World Tax Advisor 24 November 2017 – Connecting you globally

The World Tax Advisor 24 November 2017 includes in particular:

  • French amended finance law and bill for 2017 contain measures affecting companies
  • Ecuador: Tax haven jurisdictions defined
  • Germany: Capital gains from sale of shares by non-treaty-protected shareholder are fully tax-exempt
  • Germany: Final decree issued on withholding tax on outbound payments for software and database usage

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