Robert Feinschreiber of Charles River Associates and Margaret Kent of Transfer Pricing Consortium, discuss recent activities of the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Swiss Government (SECO) to assist tax administrations in Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, and Nicaragua with transfer pricing and other issues . . .
Pilar Barriguete and Edland Graci of Duff & Phelps, Spain, discuss an interesting March 19 Norwegian appellate court decision which concluded that the “relief from royalty” valuation method should not have been used to determine the value of an intangibles transfer in a merger and acquisition transaction involving Dynamic Rock Support AS . . .
Jesús Aldrin Rojas a partner at QCG Transfer Pricing Practice, Mexico City, provides a comprehensive overview of a recent conference sponsored by the Universidad Panamericana Campus Mixcoac where Mexican tax officials and transfer pricing practitioners discussed new Mexican transfer pricing guidance . . .
Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, writes that the EU Parliament endorsed a report March 26 that calls out seven member states for their role in facilitating aggressive tax planning and recommends countermeasures against the US should it fail to provide FATCA reciprocity . . .
Part two of two. This article summarizes discussion of the “pillar two” proposals at the OECD digitalization consultation, held March 13–14 in Paris. The pillar two proposals, described in a February 13 OECD discussion draft, call for global adoption of a minimum tax and a tax on base eroding payments. . . .
MNE Tax contributing editor, Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne, discusses the fifth Global Forum on VAT meeting in Melbourne, held March 20-22, where more than 100 jurisdictions, endorsed an OECD report on the role of digital platforms in the collection of VAT/GST on online sales . . ..
More than 50 international tax and transfer pricing experts from business, academia, labor, and non-governmental organizations spoke at a March 13–14 consultation, held at the OECD in Paris, on the tax challenges of digitalization. This article addresses the first day of the consultation which concerned the “pillar one” policy proposals . . .