Tax & Accounting Blog

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

Santa’s Reindeer Reveal His Eight Agile Marketing Secrets

Santa’s Reindeer Reveal His Eight Agile Marketing Secrets

An exclusive interview with Santa’s reindeer team reveals the agile marketing secrets that have made him so recognizable and successful. Santa Claus has one of the most memorable and beloved brands in the world. He has persisted through economic recessions, depressions and wars, outsmarted phonies (think the Grinch) and endured philosophical adversaries. He is … 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

Indonesia Moves Towards Becoming The Biggest Automotive Production Base in South East Asia

Indonesia Moves Towards Becoming The Biggest Automotive Production Base in South East Asia

Some time ago, the Indonesian automotive market was shocked by the stopping operation of Ford in Indonesia. Ford’s decision was very unfortunate, because at that time they had just introduced their latest product, the All New Ford Everest and several other products with the advantages of technology to the automotive market in Indonesia. However, one … Read More