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January 2014 International Indirect Tax Updates

Along with released budget measures for year 2014 many countries have passed legislation or announced a number of changes that have an impact on the VAT rates. These changes are a response to economic and budgetary developments in the particular country. We have summarized the upcoming VAT rate changes with the following countries. The changes will … Read More

Belgium – Lawyer Services subject to 21% VAT in 2014

Belgium – Lawyer Services subject to 21% VAT in 2014

Until 31 December 2013 Belgium was the only EU country applying VAT exemption under art.44 §1 (1) of the VAT Act to lawyer services provided by Belgian, EU-listed lawyers or firms located in Belgium with the majority of Belgian or EU-listed partners. This allowed not charging clients VAT, however, the firms had to absorb any … Read More

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Thomson Reuters Releases 2013 Real and Personal Property Tax Report for Businesses

New York, Dec. 12, 2013 – Thomson Reuters announced the availability of the ONESOURCE Property Tax 2013 property tax report, which provides a high-level list of key dates for filing, appealing and paying real and personal property taxes. As a leading source of revenue for states (source: U.S. Census Bureau, “Quarterly Summary of … Read More

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Supreme Court Denies Cert.: Online Companies Must Keep Collecting Sales Tax in NY

According to Reuters, the United States has refused to hear Amazon.com and Overstock.com’s appeal of the New York State Court of Appeals decision in Overstock.com, Inc. and Amazon.com, LLC v. New York State Dept. of Taxation & Finance, 20 NY3d at 590 (March 28, 2013). Docket no. 13-252 provides the headlines, but … Read More

According to Thomson Reuters Poll, Tax Leaders from Global 2000 Companies Struggle to Find Accurate and Complete Data

According to Thomson Reuters Poll, Tax Leaders from Global 2000 Companies Struggle to Find Accurate and Complete Data

NEW YORK, December 3, 2013 — According to a recent Thomson Reuters poll, consolidating and gathering tax-related data requires the most effort during the compliance process (with 44 percent of respondents indicating as such).  Other areas of focus for tax departments include. Read press release.Read More