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Switzerland has decided to pursue automatic exchange of financial account information arrangements with 41 more countries, writes Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne . . .
Tax advisors, accountants, banks, lawyers, and other intermediaries who design and promote potentially aggressive cross-border tax planning schemes and, in some cases, the clients that receive such advice, would be required to meet new reporting. . .
The Council of European Union at a meeting today failed to reach agreement on proposals to reduce the VAT rate for electronic publications and temporarily apply a generalised reverse charge mechanism; the EU VAT e-commerce proposal was also discussed, writes Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne . . .
Canada's Department of Finance on June 7 announced in separate releases that it will commence tax treaty negotiations with . . .
Irish chartered accountant JP Canavan discusses Ireland's decisions regarding the BEPS multilateral instrument, including the effect of its selections regarding permanent establishments, dual residents, and tax treaty abuse . . .
Ernesto Maria Ruffini is the new director of Italy’s Tax Revenue Agency as . . .
Former Justice Secretary Liz Truss has replaced David Gauke as the UK chief secretary of the Treasury. . .
Hong Kong and Ireland on June 8 signed an agreement for the automatic exchange of financial account information in tax matters beginning 2018, the Hong Kong government . . .
The OECD on June 9 asked multinational firms to provide feedback regarding their experiences with the tax dispute resolution processes in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Korea, Norway, Poland, Singapore and Spain. The eight countries' mutual . . .
Luxembourg's tax administration has released on its website the text of a tax treaty and protocol signed by the Luxembourg. . .
Eight countries are working on a new program to jointly review large multinationals' tax affairs and, if appropriate, provide assurances to the multinational that it will not likely be audited in those jurisdictions with respect to specific tax risks, officials said June 6 in Washington at a conference sponsored by the OECD, USCIB, . . .
The European Union and China on June 2 signed a customs cooperation agreement covering the years 2018--2020, providing the priorities for EU-China customs cooperation, writes Davide Anghileri . . .
The partial revision of Switzerland's Value Added Tax Act will come into force on 1 January 2018, writes Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne . . .
A steering group charged with preparing a new plan for Swiss corporate tax reform has presented its objectives and recommendations, called Tax Proposal 17, writes Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne . . .