A new “toolkit” which considers how developing nations can address a lack of comparables in transfer pricing, released jointly by the UN, OECD, IMF, and World Bank Group last June, reaffirms that the arm’s length approach can work for all nations but is also an imperfect, “not scientifically pure,” document, a UN official said July 18. Michael Lennard . . .
Yoshio Uehara, César De la Parra, and Ignacio Mosquera of Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa, analyze final rules, issued by the Mexican tax authorities April 3, that implement the transfer pricing documentation and country-by-country reporting scheme set out in Action 13 of the OECD/G20 base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) plan agreements . . .
The Swiss government has today announced a consultation on commencing automatic exchange of information in tax matters with 22 countries, writes Davide Anghileri, a lecturer at the University of Lausanne . . .
Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne discusses Switzerland’s November 18 signing of joint declarations on the introduction of automatic exchange of information in tax matters with Brazil, Mexico, and Uruguay
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The UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (Committee) has released several reports in advance of its annual meeting, slated for October 11–14 in New York, revealing that significant changes to the UN transfer pricing manual and model tax convention are . . .
Tax officials from 11 developing nations described the most common practices MNEs use to shift profits out of their countries, obstacles that prevent their countries from stopping these practices, and their reactions to the OECD/G-20 base erosion profit shifting (BEPS) project, responding to a UN request for . . .
Tax lawyer Edgar Klee has joined Haynes and Boone’s Mexico City office as a partner, the firm announced March 2. Klee who is formerly with Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi, focuses on international corporate taxation. . .
Mexico issued regulations on October 16 on the deductibility of pro rata expense allocations made by nonresidents to Mexican entities and individuals, including special rules on the deductibility of services incurred between related parties, writes EY in an October 17 alert. For discussion, see, EY.
VAT refunds owed Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Colgate totaling hundreds of millions of dollars were withheld by the Mexican government while the companies were under investigation for tax avoidance, writes Henry Romero of Reuters in a September 1 article. See: Reuters.