Tax & Accounting Blog

BDO Webcast Analyzes Proposed U.S. Section 385 Regulations

BDO Webcast Analyzes Proposed U.S. Section 385 Regulations

On August 2, 2016, BDO held a webcast on the U.S. Section 385 Proposed Regulations (“Proposed Regulations”), concerning treatment of direct or indirect interests in a related corporation as stock, debt, or as in part stock and in part debt. The panelists included Joseph Calianno, Partner, International Technical Tax Practice Leader … Read More

Lingering Questions Regarding FATCA and CRS

Lingering Questions Regarding FATCA and CRS

Months ago, Thomson Reuters ONESOURCETM and Banking Technology conducted one of the first surveys on how new tax transparency regulations are truly affecting the world’s financial institutions. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which creates a new information reporting and withholding regime in the U.S. for payments made to foreign entities, and the … Read More

EU and Possible Reduced VAT Rate for Digital Publications

EU and Possible Reduced VAT Rate for Digital Publications

Few days ago the European Commission launched a consultation process regarding the VAT treatment of electronic publications in Europe, as currently the VAT rates for printed and digital publications differs at European level. The findings of this process will be taken into consideration by the Commission in order to propose possible reforms in this … Read More

3 Keys to Cultivating Prospect Relationships Using Email

3 Keys to Cultivating Prospect Relationships Using Email

In one of my previous posts, I talked about the secret to forging a strong, instantaneous rapport with prospects. That article focused mostly on the right questions to ask a new prospect at your initial meeting. Today’s post focuses on cultivating prospect relationships using the methodology that many businesses employ when they can’t meet with … Read More

Liechtenstein Initiates Consultation on Implementation of CbC Reporting

Liechtenstein Initiates Consultation on Implementation of CbC Reporting

On July 5, 2016, the Liechtenstein government initiated a consultation on the implementation of Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting and the OECD’s Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports (“CbC MCAA”). See BEPS Action 13. The consultation will run until August 2, 2016, and the measures would apply … Read More