Tax & Accounting Blog

BDO Webcast Analyzes Proposed U.S. Section 385 Regulations

BDO Webcast Analyzes Proposed U.S. Section 385 Regulations

On August 2, 2016, BDO held a webcast on the U.S. Section 385 Proposed Regulations (“Proposed Regulations”), concerning treatment of direct or indirect interests in a related corporation as stock, debt, or as in part stock and in part debt. The panelists included Joseph Calianno, Partner, International Technical Tax Practice Leader … Read More

Lingering Questions Regarding FATCA and CRS

Lingering Questions Regarding FATCA and CRS

Months ago, Thomson Reuters ONESOURCETM and Banking Technology conducted one of the first surveys on how new tax transparency regulations are truly affecting the world’s financial institutions. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which creates a new information reporting and withholding regime in the U.S. for payments made to foreign entities, and the … Read More

EU and Possible Reduced VAT Rate for Digital Publications

EU and Possible Reduced VAT Rate for Digital Publications

Few days ago the European Commission launched a consultation process regarding the VAT treatment of electronic publications in Europe, as currently the VAT rates for printed and digital publications differs at European level. The findings of this process will be taken into consideration by the Commission in order to propose possible reforms in this … Read More

Liechtenstein Initiates Consultation on Implementation of CbC Reporting

Liechtenstein Initiates Consultation on Implementation of CbC Reporting

On July 5, 2016, the Liechtenstein government initiated a consultation on the implementation of Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting and the OECD’s Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports (“CbC MCAA”). See BEPS Action 13. The consultation will run until August 2, 2016, and the measures would apply … Read More

How Can You Thrive Globally?

How Can You Thrive Globally?

In this ever-changing and competitive landscape, companies can no longer just “be” global they need to “thrive” globally. Supply Chain compliance is no longer a process limited to trade professionals but rather an all encompassing  effort that crosses many parts of an organization; from Legal, IT, Tax and Finance to logistics. Often times supply chain … Read More