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 . . .
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, . . .
Dimitrios Kyriazis, a Doctoral Researcher in Law at the University of Oxford, analyzes the European Court of Justice’s judgment in the so-called Spanish goodwill cases, released December 21, and addresses the ruling’s impact on the Apple, Fiat, Starbucks State aid cases . . .
The European Commission has enlarged its state aid investigation into private tax ruling practices to cover all 28 European Union states. “The Commission will ask Member States to provide information about their tax ruling practice, in particular to confirm whether they provide tax rulings, and, if they do, to request a list of all companies that have received a tax ruling from 2010 to 2013,” the Commission said December 17 in a press release . . .
Amazon has confirmed that as of May 1 it began booking profits from sales in the UK, Italy, Spain, and Germany in the country where the sale actually took place rather than in low-tax Luxembourg. See, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Independent, International Business Times, The Guardian, Tim Scott – Tax is an Accrual Business, Out-Law.com
The Spanish government has published draft regulations, effective January 1, 2016, that require country-by-country reporting for multinationals consistent with guidance released under the OECD/G20 base erosion and profit shifting plan, writes PwC in an April 9 tax alert. For details, see PWC.
The Spanish government on January 20 announced that it will issue regulations, expected to become effective January 1, 2016, that will require country-by-country reporting for multinationals, writes EY in a January 23 Global Tax Alert. For details, see EY.
In addition to the new documentation rules, the new Spanish law, enacted July 11, revises transfer pricing comparability analysis standards, provides for repatriation following a transfer pricing adjustment, and offers a special advance pricing agreement procedure for Spain’s patent box regime, writes PWC in an August 3 alert. See: PWC. More: EY.