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Canada’s 2017 Federal Budget Does Not Contain New BEPS Measures

Canada’s 2017 Federal Budget Does Not Contain New BEPS Measures

On March 22, 2017, Canada’s Liberal Party-run government issued its 2017 Federal Budget (the “Budget”) before Parliament. The Budget contains one international tax legislative proposal that would extend Canada’s anti-avoidance rules to foreign branches of Canadian life insurance companies. While the Budget does not contain any new legislative measures relating to the OECD … Read More

Flanders Implements EU DAC 3 on Automatic Exchange of Tax Ruling Information

Flanders Implements EU DAC 3 on Automatic Exchange of Tax Ruling Information

On March 14, 2017, Belgium published the Decree of February 17, 2017 in the official gazette, implementing in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium, the December 8, 2015 amendments to the EU Mutual Assistance Directive (2015/2376) ("Directive" or DAC 3) on the automatic exchange of tax ruling and advance pricing … Read More

Italy Implements Automatic Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports

Italy Implements Automatic Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports

On March 8, 2017, Italy's Ministry of Economy and Finance published the Ministerial Decree of February 23, 2017 in the official gazette, which provides additional rules concerning country-by-country (CbC) reporting requirements in Italy, and implements EU Directive 2016/881 (the "Directive") on the mandatory automatic exchange of CbC reports among EU member … Read More

Australia Publishes New Guidance on Penalties for Significant Global Entities

Australia Publishes New Guidance on Penalties for Significant Global Entities

On March 15, 2017, the Australian Taxation Office published new guidance on increased penalties for significant global entities (SGEs). An entity is a SGE for Australian tax purposes if it satisfies one of the following:  A global parent entity whose annual global income for the period is AUD$1 billion or more. … Read More

Luxembourg Publishes Updated FAQs on Common Reporting Standard

Luxembourg Publishes Updated FAQs on Common Reporting Standard

On March 13, 2017, Luxembourg published updated FAQs on the OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS). Luxembourg published prior FAQs on April 21, 2016. In general, jurisdictions subject to declaration in Luxembourg are (i) EU member states and (ii) signatories of the OECD Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (MCAA), implementing the G20's and … Read More