Jason Roberts

Jason Roberts

Senior Consultant with Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Indirect Tax in Portland, Oregon. Responsibility for VAT determination and compliance. Earned a JD from Marquette University Law School and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin. Member of State Bar of Wisconsin.

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VAT Fraud in EU Gets Increased Attention

The European Court of Auditors has released a report entitled Tackling intra-Community VAT fraud: More action needed. The report was not flattering, as executive summary item II succinctly demonstrates: This audit addressed the question of whether the EU is tackling intra-Community VAT fraud effectively. The Court found that the EU system is not sufficiently … Read More

Continuing Legal Education Courses in Indirect Tax

Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting – Indirect Tax has been presenting a series of continuing legal education (CLE) courses in 2015 in conjunction with West LegalEdCenter. The live presentations for 2015 are now complete, but all 5 sessions were recorded and are now available on-demand at the following links: United States Indirect Tax … Read More

Latvia Proposal to Combat VAT Fraud

A common theme of our blog space has been the ways various countries are tackling issues of VAT Collection and VAT fraud (see my colleague Anil Kuruvilla‘s posts on India and Puerto Rico, for example, or this piece on Fiji). With proposals contained in the 2016 budget to be voted on by … Read More

Speaker of Brazil Congress Opens Impeachment Proceedings Against President

Today’s blog is a guest post from my colleague Karen Heck, a fellow Legal Analyst specializing in Brazil and Latin America for Thomson Reuters Indirect Tax Research. In the same day Congress approved alterations to the 2016 Fiscal Budget, the lower house’s speaker Eduardo Cunha accepted a motion to open impeachment proceedings against President Dilma … Read More

Fiji’s Proposal to Increase VAT Collection: Lower VAT Rate

Fiji’s Minister of Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, presented his 2016 Budget announcement on November 6, 2015. The announcement has a value-added tax proposal that is noteworthy in two respects; the amount and the rationale. The Minister has proposed reducing Fiji’s single VAT rate from 15% to 9%. This would place Fiji’s VAT rate below Australia’s … Read More

More Countries Set to Join the “Netflix Tax” Scrum

After more than a month of competition, the 20 teams competing for glory in the Rugby World Cup 2015 have been reduced to just 2. The final will be a match-up between New Zealand and Australia on October 30 at London’s Olympic Park. Australia and New Zealand have more in common than being powerhouse rugby … Read More