Europe

Italy: transfer pricing and patent box bill becomes law

Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne discusses an Italian law adopted April 24 that modifies Italy’s transfer pricing provisions to make them in-line with the OECD’s arm’s length principle, adds corresponding adjustments to Italian tax law, and updates the list of intellectual property that can qualify for the patent box regime . . . 

Europe

Italy’s Supreme Court rules French holding company has sufficient substance for tax purposes

Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne discusses a recent decision of Italy’s Supreme Court which addresses the level of substance that a holding company must have to ensure that it is respected for purposes of obtaining a reduced rate of withholding tax under a tax treaty or for the application of the EU parent-subsidiary directive or interest and royalties directive . . .