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March 2016
Client/Legal Alert
Presidential Decrees Nos. 2,242; 2,248; and 2,249 (Official Gazette Nos. 40,852; 40,885; 40,856 of 19, 24 and 25 February 2016, respectively) (the Decrees) created: (i) the Area of National Strategic Development of the Hugo Chávez Orinoco Oil Belt (64,157.874 Km2) in order to stimulate hydrocarbon activities; (ii) the Area of National Strategic Development Orinoco Mining Arch(111,843.70 Km2) in order to stimulate mining activities; and, (iii) the Area of National Strategic Development of Venezuela's Fishery and Aquaculture Belt, which includes the internal waters, the territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone, contiguous and associated areas, to stimulate the activities of sectors related to fishing, aquaculture and associated activities, with a responsible use of hydro-biological resources (jointly referred to as the Areas). The Decrees entered into force on 19, 24 and 25 February respectively.
March 2016
Client/Legal Alert
On 3 November 2011, Argentina has ratified the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.
March 2016
Client/Legal Alert
On February 8th, 2016 new amendments were introduced to the 2014 Chilean tax reform package.
March 2016
Client/Legal Alert
General Resolution 3576 (Resolution) was published on 31 December 2013 in the Official Gazette.The Resolution implements the provisions of Executive Order No. 589/2013 (the Executive Order) which modified the regime of low or null taxation jurisdictions in force in Argentina.
March 2016
Client/Legal Alert
As previously communicated in our Client Alert 17, the Mexican Tax Administration Service has finally enabled the software to be utilized by maquiladora and Shelter companies to file the Informative Return of Maquila Operations and Exportation of Services correspondent to fiscal year 2014.
March 2016
Client/Legal Alert
24 February 2016
Article
The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, presented the 2016 budget to the National Assembly today, 24 February 2016.
February 2016
Newsletter
The February 2016 issue highlights US and Canadian tax developments, including insight on the tax proposals in President Obama's FY2017 budget, the IRS's response to the Validus Reinsurance ruling, and more.
11 February 2016
Client/Legal Alert
On 10 February 2016, the Australian Treasurer, the Hon. Scott Morrison introduced the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016 (the Bill) into Parliament. The legislation puts forward a number of changes, but most notably in the area of cross-border GST. Treasury conducted two periods of public consultation on the draft legislation. The original draft legislation was released in May 2015 and a subsequent draft in October 2015.
5 February 2016
Client/Legal Alert
Hungarian legislation imposes a special tax on certain product categories that have or may have an impact on the environment, such as, inter alia, batteries, electric and electronic equipment, certain chemical products and packaging. This tax is called the environmental product fee. This legislation (Act LXXXV of 2011 on the environmental product fee – the Environmental Product Fee Act) has been amended as of 1 January 2016. For foreign businesses, the most important change is most likely the extension of the environmental product fee-related obligations to non-Hungarian companies making distant sales to Hungarian customers.
2 February 2016
Client/Legal Alert
The Australian Treasury has published explanatory material to accompany the previously released draft legislation and regulations, which seek to reform a number of Australian laws ahead of the introduction of margin requirements for uncleared derivatives.
2 February 2016
Client/Legal Alert
On 21 December 2015, Treasury and the IRS released proposed regulations which will require large US multinational companies to prepare and file a country-by-country report revealing their worldwide profits, taxes, capital, employees and assets, by jurisdiction.  This Alert describes the proposed regulations, explains the impetus for their release and highlights issues that should be at the forefront of taxpayers' minds as they prepare to comply with the new requirements.
February 2016
Client/Legal Alert
The National Integrated Service of Customs and Tax Administration (Revenue Service) issued Administrative Order No. SNAT/2015/0017 (Official Gazette No. 40,656 of 8 May 2015) (Order 0017), which established the formalities that producers and importers of alcoholic beverages must follow for identifying the consumer's retail price on labels and bottles.
February 2016
Client/Legal Alert
The National Integrated Service of Customs and Tax Administration (Revenue Service) issued Administrative Order No. SNAT/2016/0004 (Order 0004) (Official Gazette No. 40,834 of 22 January 2016), which designated the banking institutions governed by the Law of Banking Institutions and the Law of the Venezuelan Central Bank as collection agents of the tax on large financial transactions (Financial Tax), for the transactions that special taxpayers make.
February 2016
Client/Legal Alert
Following the 2016 Budget recalibration speech on 28 January 2016, the Ministry of Finance announced a tax amnesty programme for 2016 to encourage taxpayers to voluntarily disclose their income accurately and to settle tax arrears, if any.
 
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