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Part 2: India’s Goods and Services Tax: Key challenges for corporates to consider

Part 2: India’s Goods and Services Tax: Key challenges for corporates to consider

GST is being touted as one of the single biggest economic reform in India since liberalization and one that promises to change the way India does business. This is is Part 2 of a two part blog series discussing the challenges for corporations implanting the impending India’s Goods and Services Tax requirement. See Part … Read More

Blockchain, Accounting and Audit: What Accountants Need to Know

Blockchain, Accounting and Audit: What Accountants Need to Know

Among the many disruptive technology trends impacting the way we do business, blockchain is one lesser known within the accounting community. However, given its potential impact, blockchain is certainly not a trend that accountants can afford to overlook any longer. Defined as an open, distributed ledger, blockchain technology records and verifies transactions without any trusted … 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