Finance ministers from Italy, Germany, France, the UK, and Spain have written to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warning that provisions in the US tax reform bill contravene the US’s tax treaty and World Trade Organizations (WTO) obligations as well as international agreements reached under the OECD/G20 base erosion profit shifting (BEPS) plan. The ministers – Italy’s Pier Carlo Padoan, Germany’s . . .
Twenty countries have tax laws considered harmful preferential regimes, facilitating tax avoidance by multinationals and reducing the tax base of other countries, an OECD report released Monday revealed. The review, conducted by the OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP), assessed countries’ tax laws against . . . .
Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne discusses an EU Court of Justice ruling, delivered September 7, which concludes that France violated EU law when it applied a general antiabuse rule to deny a withholding tax exemption for dividends distributed by a resident subsidiary to a company controlled by a resident of a non-EU State . . .