International

  • April 01, 2024

    Liechtenstein Adopts GloBE Rules For Corp. Minimum Tax

    Liechtenstein has supplemented its passage of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's global corporate minimum tax by officially adopting the global anti-base erosion rules, which provide regulations to facilitate the minimum tax.

  • April 01, 2024

    BakerHostetler Adds Partner To Tax Practice Group

    BakerHostetler's Washington office has added a partner from Morris Manning and Martin LLP to join its tax practice group, Baker said in a statement Monday.

  • April 01, 2024

    Baker Donelson Adds EY Tax Pro To Houston Office

    A former EY senior manager has joined Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's tax group in Houston as counsel, the firm announced.

  • April 01, 2024

    16 Charged In $12.5M VAT Refund Scheme, Poland Says

    Sixteen people have been charged in a scheme to use forged documents to claim false value-added tax refunds for polymer and steel transactions, causing an estimated 50 million Polish zloty ($12.5 million) in damages, Poland's tax authority said.

  • March 29, 2024

    APA Work Doubled In 2023, IRS Report Says

    The Internal Revenue Service finalized more than twice as many advance pricing agreements for U.S. multinational corporations in 2023 as in the previous year, according to an agency report released Friday.

  • March 29, 2024

    Green Energy Credit Sales Spur Surge In Tax Insurance

    A new way for project owners to monetize clean energy tax credits by selling them for cash has turbocharged demand for insurance policies to cover various risks tied to the transactions, which can often be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • March 29, 2024

    EU OKs Irish Film Tax Credit Cap Increase, Extension

    Ireland is bumping up the cap on its 32% film project tax credit to €125 million ($135 million) and extending the program to the end of 2028 after getting the go-ahead from the European Commission, the country's Department of Finance said Friday.

  • March 29, 2024

    Canada Extends Mineral Exploration Tax Relief To 2025

    A 15% Canadian tax credit for investments in mining activities that was set to expire at the end of the month has been extended to March 2025, the country's Department of Finance said.

  • March 29, 2024

    HMRC Issues Draft R&D Credit Guidance For Overseas Work

    HM Revenue & Customs released draft guidance for complying with new restrictions on tax relief for payments to contractors for research and development, as well as payments for externally provided workers, for R&D activity that takes place abroad.

  • March 28, 2024

    PwC Fined $3M Over Auditor Controls, Australia Probe

    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board leveled a pair of fines totaling more than $3 million against PwC on Thursday, accusing the Big Four accounting firm of failing to maintain policies to ensure auditor independence and of waiting years to inform the U.S. regulator that it was being investigated in Australia.

  • March 28, 2024

    Corp. Transparency Act Overbroad, Mich. Group Tells Court

    The Corporate Transparency Act is overbroad and violates both the Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, the Small Business Association of Michigan told a federal court in a case similar to one currently in the Eleventh Circuit.

  • March 28, 2024

    Hong Kong Considering Patent Box Tax Regime

    Hong Kong's legislature will soon consider a so-called patent box regime that would establish a 5% tax rate on income derived from intellectual property in the jurisdiction, compared with the normal 16.5% tax rate on nonresident royalty income, the country's Inland Revenue Department said Thursday.

  • March 28, 2024

    Canadian In Wash. Owes Over $1M FBAR Penalty, US Says

    A Canadian man living in Washington state owes more than $1 million in penalties for failing to report bank accounts he held in Montreal, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a complaint filed in an attempt to collect the money.

  • March 28, 2024

    Egypt Tax Info Sharing Only Partially Compliant, OECD Says

    Egypt needs to make "significant improvements" to portions of its exchange of information on request mechanisms to bring it in better compliance with Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development standards, the organization said Thursday.

  • March 28, 2024

    Truck Co. Sues Ex-Boss For £216K Over Tax Dodge Scheme

    A British truck dealership is suing its former managing director for more than £216,000 ($273,000), alleging that he left the company liable for a huge back tax bill by setting up a fraudulent salary sacrifice scheme to rent a house.

  • March 28, 2024

    2nd Circ. Urged To Uphold Dual Citizen's FBAR Penalties

    A New York federal court correctly upheld tax penalties against a dual French citizen for hiding millions of dollars in six foreign accounts, the U.S. government told the Second Circuit, urging it to reject the woman's claims that American authorities violated the Hague Convention in pursuing her.

  • March 28, 2024

    Nev. Estate Owes Over $3.8M In FBAR Penalties, Court Rules

    The estate of a Nevada entrepreneur must pay over $3.8 million in penalties and interest for willfully failing to report his foreign bank accounts in Belize, the Bahamas and Panama, a federal district court ruled.

  • March 28, 2024

    New Zealand Parliament Passes Global Minimum Tax

    The New Zealand Parliament has passed a wide-ranging tax bill that includes establishing the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's global corporate minimum tax.

  • March 28, 2024

    EU VAT Draft Draws Flak Over Cost For Online Platforms

    A proposed overhaul of the European Union's value-added tax rules to make them fit for the digital age faces questions about how the draft law treats platform companies in transportation, such as Uber or EU-based Bolt, when it comes to charging VAT.

  • March 28, 2024

    EU Justice Head To Step Aside To Run For Rights Group Post

    The European Union's president granted the bloc's justice commissioner leave to pursue a leadership role with a European human rights organization, the European Commission said.

  • March 28, 2024

    EU States OK Duty-Free Imports From Ukraine To June 2025

    European Union countries have overcome objections and backed the suspension for another year of customs duties and quotas on Ukrainian imports but only after tightening caps on some agricultural products. 

  • March 27, 2024

    Australian Senate OKs Amended Thin Capitalization Rules

    Australia's upper house passed a bill Wednesday amending the country's thin capitalization rules to limit the amount of debt deductions that multinational entities can claim in an income year.

  • March 27, 2024

    PwC Hiding Key Details Of Tax Scandal, Aussie Senate Says

    PwC is hiding key details from investigators about its partners marketing confidential drafts of tax laws to top U.S. firms, waited years to review the matter internally and does not appear capable of making substantive reforms, an Australian Senate committee said Wednesday.

  • March 27, 2024

    Czech Transfer Pricing Audits Boost Tax Base By $248M

    An increased focus by the Czech Republic on transfer pricing audits on arrangements to relicense intangible assets and the reselling of advertising services increased the country's tax base by 5.8 billion Czech koruna ($248 million) in 2023, the country's Financial Administration said Wednesday.

  • March 27, 2024

    Treasury Urged To Adjust Shift To Foreign Currency Rules

    The U.S. Treasury Department should let corporations take an aggregate approach regarding certain affiliates that conduct business in foreign currencies when transitioning to new rules for determining taxable income or loss, the American Bar Association's Tax Section recommended.

Expert Analysis

  • Attorneys' Busiest Times Can Be Business Opportunities

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    Attorneys who resolve to grow their revenue and client base in 2024 should be careful not to abandon their goals when they get too busy with client work, because these periods of zero bandwidth can actually be a catalyst for future growth, says Amy Drysdale at Alchemy Consulting.

  • How Attorneys Can Be More Efficient This Holiday Season

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    Attorneys should consider a few key tips to speed up their work during the holidays so they can join the festivities — from streamlining the document review process to creating similar folder structures, says Bennett Rawicki at Hilgers Graben.

  • How Clients May Use AI To Monitor Attorneys

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    Artificial intelligence tools will increasingly enable clients to monitor and evaluate their counsel’s activities, so attorneys must clearly define the terms of engagement and likewise take advantage of the efficiencies offered by AI, says Ronald Levine at Herrick Feinstein.

  • The Pop Culture Docket: Judge D'Emic On Moby Grape

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    The 1968 Moby Grape song "Murder in My Heart for the Judge" tells the tale of a fictional defendant treated with scorn by the judge, illustrating how much the legal system has evolved in the past 50 years, largely due to problem-solving courts and the principles of procedural justice, says Kings County Supreme Court Administrative Judge Matthew D'Emic.

  • Breaking Down High Court's New Code Of Conduct

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    The U.S. Supreme Court recently adopted its first-ever code of conduct, and counsel will need to work closely with clients in navigating its provisions, from gift-giving to recusal bids, say Phillip Gordon and Mateo Forero at Holtzman Vogel.

  • Legal Profession Gender Parity Requires Equal Parental Leave

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    To truly foster equity in the legal profession and to promote attorney retention, workplaces need to better support all parents, regardless of gender — starting by offering equal and robust parental leave to both birthing and non-birthing parents, says Ali Spindler at Irwin Fritchie.

  • A Year-End Look At Florida's Capital Investment Tax Credit

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    Notwithstanding the Walt Disney Co.’s feud with Gov. Ron DeSantis this year, Florida's capital investment tax credit will continue to make the state a favored destination for large corporations, particularly in light of the new federal alternative minimum tax and the Pillar Two top-up tax, says Alan Lederman at Gunster.

  • Understanding Discovery Obligations In Era Of Generative AI

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    Attorneys and businesses must adapt to the unique discovery challenges presented by generative artificial intelligence, such as chatbot content and prompts, while upholding the principles of fairness, transparency and compliance with legal obligations in federal civil litigation, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

  • The Case For Post-Bar Clerk Training Programs At Law Firms

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    In today's competitive legal hiring market, an intentionally designed training program for law school graduates awaiting bar admission can be an effective way of creating a pipeline of qualified candidates, says Brent Daub at Gilson Daub.

  • AI Can Help Lawyers Overcome The Programming Barrier

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    Legal professionals without programming expertise can use generative artificial intelligence to harness the power of automation and other technology solutions to streamline their work, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with coding, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.

  • Preparing Law Students For A New, AI-Assisted Legal World

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    As artificial intelligence rapidly transforms the legal landscape, law schools must integrate technology and curricula that address AI’s innate challenges — from ethics to data security — to help students stay ahead of the curve, say Daniel Garrie at Law & Forensics, Ryan Abbott at JAMS and Karen Silverman at Cantellus Group.

  • General Counsel Need Data Literacy To Keep Up With AI

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    With the rise of accessible and powerful generative artificial intelligence solutions, it is imperative for general counsel to understand the use and application of data for myriad important activities, from evaluating the e-discovery process to monitoring compliance analytics and more, says Colin Levy at Malbek.

  • Navigating Discovery Of Generative AI Information

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    As generative artificial intelligence tools become increasingly ubiquitous, companies must make sure to preserve generative AI data when there is reasonable expectation of litigation, and to include transcripts in litigation hold notices, as they may be relevant to discovery requests, say Nick Peterson and Corey Hauser at Wiley.

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