Join our experts in our new webinar series exploring the challenges facing the digital economy. The upcoming webinar in on Wednesday, 30 October and will discuss tax compliance trends in the US and other jurisdictions.

All webinars will begin at 11:00 am EST on each of the dates listed below and are scheduled to run for approximately 60 minutes.

Series Overview 

Withholding and Audits: US and Abroad
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 | 11:00 am EST / 3:00 pm GMT

Cross-border withholding and backup withholding are tools governments can use to ensure tax compliance. This webinar will discuss trends in withholding rules in the US and other jurisdictions. There is an increase of US audit activity regarding withholding tax compliance. We will describe our experiences regarding such trends, including how to manage such audits, and considerations in choosing voluntary disclosure to address past year exposures.



2021 Platform Laws for VAT in EU and Wider Platform Developments at OECD
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 | 11:00 am EST / 3:00 pm GMT

Governments globally are focused on how to effectively collect tax from the ever-expanding number of traders who are selling products and services through on-line marketplaces - a particular area of focus has been the collection of VAT / GST on online sales. This focus has ranged from broader policy consultations at OECD and the European Union levels on how to enforce compliance and the role of platforms in ensuring such compliance, through to specific proposals / laws in certain jurisdictions. (e.g. laws making platforms jointly and severally liable for the tax debts of fraudulent sellers).

This session will focus on the key policy and legislative developments in this space - from the findings of the report of the OECD on "The Role of Digital Platforms in the Collection of VAT/GST on Online Sales" and the EU's 2021 measures for VAT on digital platforms through to specific unilateral measures such as making platforms jointly liable for VAT of sellers, introducing new data gathering powers and, for example, the UK enforcing compliance against overseas sellers in the context of Brexit.



Direct Tax - Discussion of Digital Services Taxes around the world and their future under OECD developments
Tuesday, 21 January 2020 | 11:00 am EST / 3:00 pm GMT

Many platform business models find themselves within scope of most of the various digital services tax proposals which have been enacted or may soon become law. The different separate country proposals are not uniform, however, in their definitions of covered transactions, user location identification, and many other important elements necessary to comply with the law. This session will compare and contrast the various DSTs in their application to platform companies, and highlight the potential for double taxation due to overlapping DST regimes. This session also will provide the most recent intelligence on how the OECD / Inclusive Framework project to modify nexus and profit attribution rules to address the tax challenges of the digitalized economy may affect platform enterprises, in particular the prospects for repeal of existing DSTs. 



Instructions will be circulated to all registered participants in advance of the event. For more information or questions about registration, please contact Lindsay Stone.