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UK Publishes Finance (No. 2) Bill 2016, Includes Anti-Avoidance Measures

UK Publishes Finance (No. 2) Bill 2016, Includes Anti-Avoidance Measures

On March 24, 2016, the UK published Finance (No.2) Bill 2016 (the “Bill”), introducing measures to tackle multinational tax avoidance, including: Anti-avoidance rules with respect to intellectual property (IP), hybrid mismatch arrangements, transfer pricing, VAT, and state aid. Civil and criminal penalties for tax avoidance. IP Provisions Clause 40 amends the rules in Part … Read More

New Florida Law Allows Counties to Impose Sales Tax to Fund Public Pensions

New Florida Law Allows Counties to Impose Sales Tax to Fund Public Pensions

On March 25, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved HB 1297, a bill allowing counties to impose a discretionary sales surtax to fund underfunded public pension plans. The bill was the result of intense lobbying by the City of Jacksonville, which is consolidated with Duval County. According to the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville pushed for approval … Read More