What a Tangled Web!

  Fancy a peek at Facebook’s earnings and tax bills? Tax Eurocrats certainly do. So keen are they to compel the world’s largest multinational corporations to open their tax arrangements with EU governments to full public scrutiny that the European Commission is expected to table the necessary legislation in April. Tax legislation in the EU… More What a Tangled Web!

Quest Means Business.

  No, not the popular Richard Quest from the CNN show. The other Mr. Quest  –  Director General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Stephen Quest – who apparently also ‘means business’ when it comes to piloting the EU’s aggressive package of tax avoidance measures through the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the European Union . His department is responsible for… More Quest Means Business.

Africa & BEPS Value-Added: A Reality Check.

The OECD BEPS project has been marketed to developing countries, primarily those on the African Continent, as a way to re-balance the bargain often struck between government and multinationals operating in, our through their countries. BEPS, has been vociferously articulated by the OECD, international NGOS, and perhaps a little less boisterously by African governments themselves;… More Africa & BEPS Value-Added: A Reality Check.

How the OECD BEPS Project is Re-Writing International Tax Diplomacy.

  (Pascal Saint-Amans Head of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration) If you are an International Business and Financial Services Centre whose competitive advantage lies in a network of tax treaties; or you are about to develop an tax treaty network; or you are a developing country (as defined by the OECD Global… More How the OECD BEPS Project is Re-Writing International Tax Diplomacy.

10 Things OFCs Need to Know About the G20’s New Anti-Tax Haven Agenda

1. More than ever, ensuring that all taxpayers pay their fair share of taxes is a priority for the G20 because of the severe fiscal consolidation and social hardship in many countries. 2. The G20 intends to ensure that neither international nor domestic tax rules allow or encourage multinational enterprises to reduce overall taxes paid… More 10 Things OFCs Need to Know About the G20’s New Anti-Tax Haven Agenda