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Taxing the Cloud: Michigan Dept. of Treasury Changes Policy

As software has become less tangible, the application of sales and use taxes has become more complicated. Recently, Michigan’s Department of Treasury released a notice clarifying their policy regarding prewritten computer software delivered electronically after a Court of Appeals ruling on the issue.  See Auto-Owners Inc. Co. v. Dept. of Treas., 2015 WL 6473592 … Read More

Texas Adds Three Combined Tax Areas Effective January 1st 2016

Texas Adds Three Combined Tax Areas Effective January 1st 2016

Effective January 1st, the following three combined tax areas are recognized by the state of Texas: Forney/Kaufman County Development District Killeen/Salado Public Library District Niederwald/Caldwell Hays Emergency Services District No. 1-A This brings the total number of combined tax areas in the state of Texas up to 40. Combined tax areas are “unique areas where … Read More

South Africa on Track to Implement Country-by-Country Reporting

South Africa on Track to Implement Country-by-Country Reporting

On December 23, 2014, South Africa’s Davis Tax Committee (“DTC”) released a First Interim Report on BEPS (the Report) for public comment. The DTC was formed by the Minister of Finance on July 17, 2013 to “evaluate the South African tax system against the international tax trends, principles and practices, as well as recent … Read More

Should Indonesia Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement?

Should Indonesia Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement?

During a meeting with the U.S. President Barrack Obama at the White House last October, the President Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo – known domestically as Jokowi – stated that Indonesia intends to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.  “Indonesia is an open economy and with a population of 250 million, we are the largest … Read More

Finland Requests Comments on Transfer Pricing Documentation Rules and Country-by-Country Reporting

Finland Requests Comments on Transfer Pricing Documentation Rules and Country-by-Country Reporting

On December 21, 2015, the Finnish Ministry of Finance released for public comment a draft bill (the ‘proposal’) to revise the transfer pricing documentation rules and introduce country-by-country (CbC) reporting. The proposal includes CbC, master file and local file requirements, and penalty provisions. The contents of the proposal follow the OECD … Read More