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Apple’s €13 billion Irish back-tax bill reverberates around the world – Apple and Ireland to appeal; U.S. denounces decision

Apple’s €13 billion Irish back-tax bill reverberates around the world – Apple and Ireland to appeal; U.S. denounces decision

Let the tax wars begin! A little too dramatic? Perhaps, but maybe not. The significance of the European Commission's decision effectively imposing a €13 billion (yes, €13 billion!) Irish back-tax bill on Apple should not be underestimated. While it may take a little time for the consequences to be fully worked through, the decision raises … Read More

Korea to Colombia FTA

Korea to Colombia FTA

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE September 2, 2016

As of July 15, 2016, the Free Trade Agreement between South Korea and Colombia is now officially in effect. This is Colombia’s first FTA with an Asian country and an important avenue for Colombia to enter the region. South Korea has FTAs with two other South American nations; Peru and Chile. Colombia is a small … Read More

Romania Issues Guidance on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information

Romania Issues Guidance on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information

On August 24, 2016, Romania’s Ministry of Public Finance issued guidance (Order No. 1939/2016) on automatic exchange of financial account information (AEOI) under the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regime and OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS). Financial institutions in Romania have to begin reporting FATCA information by August 31, 2016, and … Read More

Transitioning to GST Involves Unparalleled Work and Big Challenges

Transitioning to GST Involves Unparalleled Work and Big Challenges

GST or VAT is prevalent in world over in almost 150 countries where no distinction is made between goods and services for levying tax. GST is a multi-layer tax where the consumer of the good or services bears the ultimate burden of the entire tax. In India, the current indirect taxes structure is complex and … Read More