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March 2014
Client/Legal Alert
Companies and individuals that own or owned portfolio shareholdings in Dutch companies, may be able to obtain a (partial) refund of Dutch dividend withholding tax in case the European Court of Justice (EU Court) decides that the tax is in certain cases in conflict with the EU free movement of capital.
March 2014
Newsletter
This information bulletin is published by the Baker & McKenzie Tax Group.
March 2014
Client/Legal Alert
The Dutch fiscal unity regime allows two or more Dutch resident companies within a group to elect to be treated as a single taxpayer for Dutch corporate income tax purposes, provided that certain criteria are met. The fiscal unity regime offers various tax benefits such as the compensation of profits and losses within the fiscal unity. Also, sales and services within the fiscal unity are disregarded for Dutch corporate income tax purposes.
March 2014
Article
In the zeal to operate “seamlessly” across jurisdictions, companies and their employees are frequently confronted by the inconvenient fact that the world still has “seams.” Each jurisdiction asserts its own taxing jurisdiction, labor laws, immigration rules, etc. In this article, which first appeared in CCH's March 2014 edition of Taxes - The Tax Magazine, John McDonald, Stewart Lipeles and David Ellis shed light on the planning process when sending an employee overseas on assignment and share best practices for tax professionals to follow.
March 2014
Book
Being fully aware of foreign investors’ needs, understanding their businesses and acknowledging that grasping Peru’s legal framework is a challenge, Estudio Echecopar is pleased to introduce its business legal guide Doing Business in Peru - 2014 edition to the community at large.
March 2014
Newsletter
This is the March 2014 edition of China Tax Monthly.
28 February 2014
Book

The second edition of this valuable text provides an outline of the structure for tax dispute resolution and recent developments in 26 of the world’s main taxing jurisdictions. It is aimed at tax professionals involved in disputes with revenue authorities in multiple jurisdictions. The excerpt available for download provides an outline of the principal issues arising in Canadian tax disputes.

*This book was first published by Law Business Research Ltd.

February 2014
Newsletter
This is the February 2014 edition of North America Tax News & Developments.
February 2014
Article
The Canada Revenue Agency recently introduced its Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP), which aims at protecting against international tax avoidance/evasion. Unfortunately, uncertainties stemming from the Agency's guidance documents leave open a number of important questions about the new program.
January 2014
Client/Legal Alert
On 11 December 2013, the Mexican House of Representatives (Cámara de Diputados) published in the Federal Official Gazette (FOG), several amendments to the Value Added Tax Law (VATL) and to the Special Production and Services Tax Law (SPSTL), with respect to the payment of value added tax (VAT) and special production and services tax (SPST) upon the temporary importation of goods by companies operating under IMMEX program, fiscal deposit for the assembly and manufacturing of vehicles, tax precincts and strategic tax precincts.
10 February 2014
Client/Legal Alert
Belgian tax returns filed by electronic means or through an authorized representative can no longer benefit from extended filing deadlines.
6 February 2014
Client/Legal Alert
The Italian Government has recently introduced a voluntary disclosure program (see Law Decree no. 4 of 28 January 2014) to enable non-compliant taxpayers to come forward and declare wealth held out of Italy in violation of Italian exchange control regulations, i.e., in breach of the duty to report in the annual tax return the holding of any foreign asset of financial nature or investments abroad.
February 2014
Client/Legal Alert
Following the Budget 2014 announcement by the Malaysian Prime Minister on 25 October 2013, it was announced that Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be implemented on 1 April 2015 at the proposed rate of 6%. At the time of writing, the GST Bill 2009 (GST Bill) remains in a draft form and is still subject to further amendments and debate in Parliament.
February 2014
Newsletter
The February 2014 issue of the Global VAT/GST Newsletter provides updates from Baker & McKenzie's Global VAT/GST practice on recent VAT and legal developments — both on a regional and a local country basis.
February 2014
Client/Legal Alert
Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) has been considering amending the Anti-Monopoly Law for years. In January 2014, an agenda item to amend the Anti-Monopoly Law was added to the National Legislation Program of the House of Representatives for discussion in 2014 along with 65 other draft laws. There is no assurance that the House of Representatives will pass the amendment in 2014 and issues may be added on or dropped during the House of Representatives' deliberation.
 
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