Tax & Accounting Blog

Norway Implements Country-by-Country Reporting Requirements

Norway Implements Country-by-Country Reporting Requirements

Following approval by the Norwegian parliament, on December 2, 2016, Norway amended the Tax Administration Act with the addition of a new § 4-13, implementing country-by-country (CbC) reporting. See BEPS Action 13. Under the new legislation, a parent company domiciled in Norway with enterprises abroad is required to submit, … Read More

Belgium Introduces New Tax Deduction for Innovation Income

Belgium Introduces New Tax Deduction for Innovation Income

On December 2, 2016, the Belgian government issued a press release stating that the Belgian Council of Ministers has adopted a new tax deduction for innovation income, which is being reviewed by the Belgian State Council. Once enacted, the new rules would extend the scheme to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and replace … Read More

OECD Releases Updated Guidance on Implementation of Country-by-Country Reporting

OECD Releases Updated Guidance on Implementation of Country-by-Country Reporting

On December 5, 2016, the OECD released updated guidance on  the implementation of country-by-country (CbC) reporting under BEPS Action 13. The OECD also released a database containing information on CbC reporting implementation by various countries to date. The December 5th guidance updates the Q&A guidance issued by … Read More

European Commission Unveils VAT Proposals for E-Commerce Transactions

European Commission Unveils VAT Proposals for E-Commerce Transactions

On December 1, 2016, the European Commission (the “Commission”) issued a press release on proposed measures to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU, such as start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). See the Commission’s accompanying Fact Sheet and BEPS … Read More

France Advances Diverted Profits Tax Legislation

France Advances Diverted Profits Tax Legislation

On November 7, 2016, the French National Assembly (“Assembly”) approved Amendment No. II-CF421 (“Amendment”) to Article 46 quinquies of Finance Bill 2017, which would impose a diverted profits tax (DPT), or income tax, in situations that  constitute a permanent establishment (PE). On November 22, 2016, the National Assembly finished its first reading of … Read More