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BEPS: Erste Anwendbarkeit der MLI-Änderungen

Mit Jänner 2019 sind die ersten Änderungen bestehender Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen (DBA) durch das Multilaterale Instrument („Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty-Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting“ – BEPS) anwendbar geworden. Ziel des MLI, eines Aktionspunktes der OECD-BEPS-Initiative, ist die rasche, international abgestimmte und einheitliche Umsetzung diverser BEPS-Maßnahmen ohne langwierige bilaterale Neuverhandlungen der einzelnen DBA (sh auch unsere Beiträge vom 20. Juni 2017 und 17. Jänner 2018). Continue reading BEPS: Erste Anwendbarkeit der MLI-Änderungen

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World Tax Advisor 23 November 2018

The World Tax Advisor 23 November  includes in particular

  • Switzerland’s FTA announces no new principal company, finance branch rulings as from 1 January 2019
  • Belgium: Draft transfer pricing circular issued
  • Malaysia: Budget 2019 includes rate reductions, service tax on imported services
  • OECD: Update on preferential regime reviews and new standard on substantial activities
  • Panama: Multinational headquarters regime amended in line with BEPS action 5
  • Papua New Guinea: Tax measures in 2019 budget include changes to loss carryforward rules
  • South Africa: 2018 tax amendment bill includes changes to anti-dividend stripping rules

 

World Tax Advisor 19 October 2018

The World Tax Advisor 19 October includes in particular:

  • Aligning R&D arrangements and transfer pricing for MNEs operating in China
  • Australia: Tax cuts brought forward for companies with turnover under AUD 50 million
  • Australia: Black economy measures draw a wide net
  • Denmark: Significant changes to CFC legislation proposed
  • El Salvador: Tax authorities update tax haven guide
  • Malta: Rules from EU VAT package on e-commerce implemented
  • Netherlands: Amendments announced to 2019 tax package
  • OECD: Residence and citizenship by investment schemes posing CRS avoidance risk identified
  • Thailand: Lower VAT rate extended for another year

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 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 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

BEPS: Signing of the Multilateral Instrument – Adaption of the existing double tax treaties

On 7.6.2017 68 jurisdictions (including all EU/EEA-member states except for Estonia) have gathered in Paris in order to sign the MLI („Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty-Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting“ – BEPS). The MLI was drafted by an ad hoc group of 99 countries, Austria was among them, and matches action 15 of the OECD/G20’s BEPS action plan. The action plan aims at ensuring that profits are taxed at the place, where the substantive economic activities generated the profits are carried out and where value is created.

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BEPS: Multilaterales Instrument wurde unterzeichnet – Anpassung der bestehenden Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen

Am 7.6.2017 haben sich 68 Staaten (darunter alle EU- und EWR-Mitgliedsstaaten außer Estland) in Paris versammelt, um das Multilaterale Instrument (MLI – „Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty-Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting“ – BEPS) zu unterzeichnen. Das MLI wurde von einer Ad Hoc Arbeitsgruppe von 99 Ländern, darunter Österreich, ausgearbeitet und entspricht dem Aktionspunkt 15 des BEPS-Aktionsplans der OECD/G20-Staaten. Durch diesen Aktionsplan soll sichergestellt werden, dass Gewinne an jenem Ort besteuert werden, an dem die tatsächliche Tätigkeit und Wertschöpfung stattfindet.

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Government bill of the Austrian Transfer Pricing Documentation Act published

On 14 June 2016 the government bill of the Transfer Pricing Documentation Act was presented by the Council of Ministers. In comparison to the consultation draft (for details please see our Breaking Tax News No. 3), the government bill foresees significant simplifications, especially with regard to the reporting language but also concerning penalties.

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