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May 2014
Client/Legal Alert
On 30 April 2014, the Federal Government of Mexico submitted to the Mexican Senate, through the Secretary of the Interior, a package enclosing the bills to issue new laws as well as amendments to existing laws, which will serve to implement and regulate the constitutional energy reform published on 20 December 2013.
8 May 2014
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Baker & McKenzie's State and Local Tax practitioners will be offering SALT Roundtables in four cities across the US, including Dallas (May13), Houston (May14), Minneapolis (June 3) and Palo Alto (June 26) The roundtable discussions will focus on current legislative developments in state and local tax.
May 2014
Client/Legal Alert
At its 19 March 2014 session, the Second Chamber of the Mexican Supreme Court (Supreme Court) resolved an amparo action that analyzed the constitutionality of Article 32(XVIII) of the Mexican Income Tax Law (MITL) in effect through 2013, which prohibited the deduction of pro rata expenses paid abroad.
May 2014
Client/Legal Alert
In 2010, the United States Congress enacted the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, which included provisions known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act or FATCA. The purpose of FATCA is to prevent US persons from evading US tax through the use of non-US entities, by requiring such entities to disclose US account information to the relevant governmental authorities.
April 2014
Newsletter
This is the April 2014 edition of North America Tax News & Developments.
April 2014
Client/Legal Alert
Important clarifications provided by a recently published circular letter, on the application of the Fairness Tax.
15 April 2014
Client/Legal Alert
On 20 February 2014, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) issued a package of final and temporary regulations to conform the existing regulations under Internal Revenue Code Chapters 3 (30 percent withholding on foreign persons' US source income) and 61 (information reporting on and backup withholding from payments made to US persons) with the Chapter 4 (FATCA) provisions.
14 April 2014
Presentation
This publication is available only in Russian.
April-May 2014
Newsletter
This information bulletin is published by the Baker & McKenzie Tax Group.
April 2014
Client/Legal Alert
On 1 April 2014, Japan's Consumption Tax (JCT) rate increased from a flat 5% to a flat 8%. The rate is slated to increase again, to 10%, effective 1 October 2015, assuming Japan's economic conditions continue to improve. The government has announced that it will make the final decision on whether to increase the rate from 8% to 10% by the end of December 2014. In connection with this increase, the government has also been discussing new legislation under which JCT would be imposed on payments for cross-border digital goods and services.
April 2014
Newsletter
This is the April 2014 edition of China Tax Monthly.
3 March 2014
Book
In a series of exclusive interviews with top private equity players and advisers, our third annual private equity report discusses the latest global industry trends and offers tips for private equity and infrastructure investors on how to get deals closed.
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
Newsletter
This information bulletin is published by the Baker & McKenzie Tax Group.
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.
 
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