Robert Sledz

Robert Sledz

Robert is an editor/author with the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, with a focus on BEPS issues. Robert holds a J.D. degree from the Syracuse University College of Law, and an LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center. Robert is a member of the New York, New Jersey, and District of Columbia Bars. Robert has general knowledge of recent corporate and individual tax developments in Europe and the Americas from his previous tax publishing experience.

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Canada Begins BEPS MLI Ratification Process

On January 31, 2018, Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Matt DeCourcey) tabled several tax treaties, including the OECD Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (MLI), in the House of Commons for consideration. This signals the beginning of the … Read More

U.S. Treasury Official Says that FDII Rules Are BEPS Compliant

On January 25, 2018, Jason Yen, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Treasury, said during a panel event at a conference sponsored by the Washington, D.C. Bar that Treasury feels the “foreign-derived intangible income” (FDII) rules introduced by the 2017 U.S. tax reform legislation (the “Tax Cuts … Read More

Hong Kong Signs Bilateral Agreements on Exchange of CbC Reports

On January 15, 2018, the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department (IRD) announced that it has signed a bilateral competent authority agreement (CAA) with France for the exchange of country-by-country (CbC) reports. Hong Kong has also signed CAAs on the exchange of CbC reports with Ireland, South Africa, and the U.K. The … Read More