Category Archives: Steuern International

World Tax Advisor 12 October 2018

The World Tax Advisor 12 October includes in particular:

  • Ireland budget 2019 includes measures to implement EU ATAD
  • Bahrain: VAT to be introduced as from 1 January 2019
  • Belgium: Cooperative tax compliance program pilot to launch at end of 2018
  • El Salvador: Changes made to information required in transfer pricing report form
  • European Union: EU council agrees on proposals to reform VAT system
  • France: Income tax withholding considerations regarding internationally mobile employees
  • Germany: MOF publishes first draft of Brexit Tax Implementation Act
  • Hong Kong: Overview of tax law changes under new BEPS law
  • Ireland: Taxpayers can be selected for “compliance interventions” based on risk factors
  • Thailand: BEPS-type transfer pricing documentation rules to be introduced
  • United Kingdom: MLI enters into force in respect of UK

World Tax Advisor 5 October 2018

The World Tax Advisor 5 October includes in particular:

  • Australia releases discussion paper on taxation of
    digital economy
  • Belgium: New register of ultimate beneficial owners introduced
  • El Salvador: Tax amnesty period further extended
  • European Union: Liechtenstein, Peru removed from “grey” list of noncooperative jurisdictions
  • European Union: CJEU rules German trade tax rules violate EU law
  • Finland: Proposed rules would implement EU ATAD into domestic law
  • New Zealand: R&D tax incentive scheme details announced
  • OECD: Four countries deposit MLI ratification instruments, Aruba joins inclusive framework
  • Qatar: CbC reporting legislation implemented

World Tax Advisor 28 September 2018

The World Tax Advisor 28 September includes in particular:

  • French 2019 finance bill contains BEPS / EU ATAD 1 measures
  • Australia: R&D tax measures introduced into parliament
  • European Union: Commission finds no impermissible state aid in Luxembourg tax ruling case
  • Netherlands: Consultation on tax treaty policy and
    low-tax jurisdictions list
  • New Zealand: Perspectives on Tax Working Group
    interim report
  • Nigeria: FIRS releases new transfer pricing
    rules
  • Peru: Rules on PEs, interest expense
    deductibility, indirect transfers revised
  • Peru: Suspension of general anti-avoidance
    rule lifted
  • United States:House bill addresses sales tax
    collection post-Wayfair

World Tax Advisor 21 September 2018

The World Tax Advisor 21 September includes in particular:

  • Netherlands’ 2019 tax package includes plans to implement EU ATAD 1, reduce corporate tax rate
  • Australia: Guidance released on ATO role in foreign investment decisions
  • Belgium: Social security authorities change position on benefits granted by parent company
  • Brazil: CIT rate may be reduced and tax on profit distributions introduced
  • OECD: More CbC reporting guidance released for tax authorities and MNE groups
  • Switzerland: Impact of new French employee withholding tax rules for Swiss employers
  • United States: Treasury releases GILTI proposed regulations

World Tax Advisor 14 September 2018

The World Tax Advisor 14 September includes in particular:

  • Ireland publishes corporate tax roadmap
  • Cambodia: Guidance issued on related party loan transactions
  • China: Amendments to individual income tax law finalized
  • Czech Republic: Changes proposed to the investment incentives act
  • El Salvador: Period of tax and customs amnesty extended
  • Mexico: Members of congress present tax reform proposals
  • New Zealand: Recent developments on transfer pricing aspects of debt pricing
  • OECD: Tax policy reforms 2018 report released
  • Papua New Guinea: Budget 2019 could contain many changes affecting companies and individuals
  • Peru: Changes to VAT rules deem certain branches to be taxpayers for VAT purposes
  • Taiwan: Guidance on tax compliance obligations where POEM ceases to exist

World Tax Advisor 17 August 2018

The World Tax Advisor 17 August 2018 includes in particular:

  • Curaçao’s preferential tax regimes revised to bring them in line with BEPS standards
  • Bangladesh: Finance Act 2018 contains new definition of PE/”business connection” concept eliminated
  • Kosovo: Proposed changes to corporate income tax law include new definition of PE
  • Luxembourg: Tax authorities clarify treatment of virtual currency
  • Peru: Master file and CbC reporting requirements clarified
  • Ukraine: Tax on distributed profits proposed to replace corporate income tax
  • Tax treaty round up
  • Global tax alerts

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

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