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Recent Customs Related Rulings: Supportive of the Trump Trade Agenda?

Recent Customs Related Rulings: Supportive of the Trump Trade Agenda?

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE September 15, 2017

Typically, trade compliance rulings (trade court rulings or rulings issued by CBP – Customs and Border Protection) cause trade compliance professionals to consider the implications in terms of whether the decision increases or decreases costs for companies. In light of the election of President Trump and his focus on trying to bring jobs back to … Read More

U.S. IRS Publishes More Bilateral CbC Report Exchange Information

U.S. IRS Publishes More Bilateral CbC Report Exchange Information

On September 13, 2017, the U.S. IRS published the bilateral competent authority arrangement (CAA) that it signed with Lithuania on August 30, 2017, on the exchange of country-by-country (CbC) reports. This CAA is based on the 1998 income tax treaty  in effect with Lithuania. Article 27 (Exchange of Information) of the U.S.-Lithuania … Read More

Greece Announces Implementation of EU Directive on Automatic Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports

Greece Announces Implementation of EU Directive on Automatic Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports

On August 24, 2017, Greece issued Circular 1131 with respect to Law No. 4484-2017 (published in the official gazette on August 1, 2017), which implemented EU Directive 2016/881 (the “Directive”) into Greek legislation regarding the mandatory automatic exchange of country-by-country (CbC) reports. See BEPS Action 13. The Directive amends Directive 2011/16, … Read More

Portugal Implements EU Directives on Exchange of Tax Rulings and CbC Reports

Portugal Implements EU Directives on Exchange of Tax Rulings and CbC Reports

On August 24, 2017, Portugal published Law No. 98/2017 in the official gazette, which implements EU Directives 2015/2376 and 2016/881 on the automatic exchange of tax ruling and CbC reporting information among EU member states, respectively. The measures apply retroactively from January 1, 2017. Tax Rulings (BEPS Action 5) Building on the … Read More