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January 2016
Client/Legal Alert
The Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) presented its long expected draft statute for the Reform of Investment Taxation on 17 December 2015. In deviation from the discussion draft of July 2015, the current draft no longer provides for the abolition of the 95% tax exemption for profits from the sale of small (i.e. less than 10%) shareholdings, but instead provides for substantial changes in the credit and refund rules governing German withholding tax on dividends.
January 2016
Client/Legal Alert
The 2015 holiday season in Ukraine was abundant with the adoption of long-discussed amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine.
January 2016
Newsletter
This is the January 2016 edition of the Paris Tax Newsletter.
January 2016
Client/Legal Alert
Presidential Decree No. 2,169 (Official Gazette No. 6,210. Extraordinary, of 30 December 2015) created a tax on large financial transactions of legal entities and unincorporated economic entities (hereinafter the Tax). The Tax is not a novelty because in the past 21 years the Executive established several bank debits or financial transactions taxes. In those cases, however, taxes were extraordinary taxes created on account of a fiscal emergency and with a limited duration.
January 2016
Client/Legal Alert
2016 Pensions Legal Planner
30 December 2015
Client/Legal Alert
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 contains a provision that makes changes to the rules for real estate investment trusts (“REIT”) and the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (“FIRPTA”), which as a general matter specially imposes US federal income tax, US tax return filing requirements, and US withholding tax on foreign investment in US real property.
December 2015
Newsletter
The December 2015 edition highlights US and Canadian tax developments, including final regulations on transactions qualifying as "F" reorganizations, section 871(m) dividend equivalent regulations, and more. 
18 December 2015
Article
New York state recently released draft regulations to implement the extensive corporate franchise (income) tax reform.  Maria Eberle and Lindsay LaCava discuss the most significant aspects of the draft nexus and sourcing regulations, and compare New York's new sourcing provisions to other market-based sourcing regimes in this article for Bloomberg BNA's Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report.
October & November 2015
Newsletter
December 2015
Client/Legal Alert
Administrative Order No. 015-002 (Official Gazette No. 40,804 of 7 December 2015) issued by the National Fund for Science, Technology and Innovation established the requirements and procedures that taxpayers of the special contribution of science and technology established in the Organic Law of Science, Technology and Innovation have to follow to obtain the electronic certificate that evidences the payment of the contribution. Taxpayers must register before the System for the Filing of Returns and Control of the contribution.
December 2015 & January 2016
Newsletter

In this issue of the China Tax Monthly, we will discuss the following tax developments in China:

  • The SAT Issues Supplementary Rules to the Administrative Measures on VAT Zero-rate Regime
  • The SAT Releases 2014 APA Annual Report
  • China Signs the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
  • Tax Treatment Clarified for Mutual Recognition of Funds between the Mainland and Hong Kong
  • Certain Employer-paid Commercial Health Insurance Premiums Are Exempt from Individual Income Tax
23 November 2015
Client/Legal Alert
Treasury and the IRS have again issued inversion guidance in the form of Notice 2015-79.  This alert will discuss the new provisions which impacts both the ability to invert and the cost of post-inversion planning.
19 & 20 November 2015

Thank you for registering for Baker & McKenzie's 31st Annual Asia Pacific Tax Conference to be held at Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore on Thursday & Friday, 19 & 20 November 2015.

If you would like to bring a copy of the presentations and supplementary materials onsite, please download them from the links provided below. We will continue to upload materials as they become available.

17 November 2015
Client/Legal Alert
The recently enacted Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 included a sweeping and radical overhaul to the current partnership audit rules by replacing the existing three regime system with one significantly different set of streamlined rules. This client alert provides an in-depth look at the new partnership audit rules.
6 November 2015
Client/Legal Alert
On 21 October 2015, the Official Gazette published Law No. 27,191 that expanded the tax benefits of Law No. 26,190 applicable to the national promotional regime for the use of renewable energy for the production of energy. The tax benefits will vary depending on whether the start-up date of the project is on or before 31 December 2016, 31 December 2017, 31 December 2021, or 31 December 2025.
 
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