Tax & Accounting Blog

Fighting Income Inequality on the Wrong Battlefield

Fighting Income Inequality on the Wrong Battlefield

David Brunori is a partner at Quarles and Brady and a Professor at The George Washington University. The Portland, Oregon city council recently voted to impose a unique (and uniquely bad from a policy perspective) tax on corporations. The tax will address “income inequality” in Portland, presumably by making everyone poorer. If the law goes … Read More

Portugal Extends Deadline for Country-by-Country Reporting Notifications

Portugal Extends Deadline for Country-by-Country Reporting Notifications

On December 12, 2016, the Portuguese State Secretary for Fiscal Affairs, Fernando Rocha Andrade, issued Order No.254/2016XXI, extending the deadline for country-by-country (“CbC”) reporting notifications for fiscal year 2016 to May 31, 2017. Under Portugal’s CbC reporting requirements, the group must provide electronically the identity and tax residence of the reporting entity to … Read More

French Constitutional Council Declares Public Country-by-Country Reporting Unconstitutional

French Constitutional Council Declares Public Country-by-Country Reporting Unconstitutional

On December 8, 2016, the French Constitutional Council (“Council”) issued Decision No. 2016-741 DC, which held that specific provisions of Article 137 of the law on transparency, the fight against corruption and the modernization of the economy ("Law No. 830") (i.e., public country-by-country reporting (CbCR)) are unconstitutional. See the corresponding Read More

Norway Implements Country-by-Country Reporting Requirements

Norway Implements Country-by-Country Reporting Requirements

Following approval by the Norwegian parliament, on December 2, 2016, Norway amended the Tax Administration Act with the addition of a new § 4-13, implementing country-by-country (CbC) reporting. See BEPS Action 13. Under the new legislation, a parent company domiciled in Norway with enterprises abroad is required to submit, … Read More