World Tax Advisor


World Tax Advisor

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World Tax Advisor is a bulletin of international tax developments written by professionals of the member firms of Deloitte. The newsletter focuses on analyses of cross-border tax developments that reflect the dynamic business environment faced by multinationals. The last issue of each month includes an update of recent tax treaty developments.

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12 May 2017

Featured Articles

  • Australian government wins landmark transfer pricing case on debt financing


  • New law provides amnesty for certain tax liabilities


  • Reporting obligation for cross-border transactions clarified

European Union

  • Council endorses framework for Brexit negotiations


  • List of countries not requiring VAT representative revised


  • Lower house approves bill that would limit deductibility of royalty payments


  • New law decree includes measures on the NID, patent box and transfer pricing

New Zealand

  • Changes made to offshore and onshore branch exemptions

United Nations

  • Transfer pricing manual on developing countries updated

In brief: News in brief from Australia, Malta, Qatar and the UK.

BEPS corner: Updates on developments in the OECD BEPS initiative, including developments from Australia, Germany, Italy, Norway, the OECD and the UN.

Global Tax Alerts

  • Norway: Consultation document released on potential changes to interest deduction limitation rules
  • OECD: Guidance updated on requirements for local country filing of country-by-country reports
  • United States IRS files notice of appeal in Medtronic case
12 May 2017


28 April 2017
Azerbaijan tax reform includes new transfer pricing and anti-avoidance rules

14 April 2017
Changes to Vietnam’s transfer pricing rules bring the rules in line with BEPS actions

24 March 2017
Oman makes wide-ranging changes to tax law

10 March 2017
South Africa’s 2017 budget includes overall commitment to BEPS project

24 February 2017
India proposes restriction on deductibility of interest

10 February 2017
Measures in India’s budget 2017 affect nonresidents

27 January 2017
Colombia enacts extensive tax reform

13 January 2017
Practical aspects of tax registration by digital services providers under Russia’s new VAT rules

16 December 2016
UK releases draft legislation on rules restricting deductibility of corporate interest expense

25 November 2016
Papua New Guinea taxation of resources/non-resources sectors harmonized, CbC reporting introduced

11 November 2016
Cyprus amends IP regime to introduce OECD nexus approach

28 October 2016
France’s abolition of surtax exemption on tax-consolidated group distributions will not apply retroactively

14 October 2016
European Commission state aid investigation of Gibraltar tax rulings extended

23 September 2016
Egypt introduces new VAT law

9 September 2016
Belgian government plans replacement for patent income deduction

19 August 2016
Georgia to move to distributed profit tax system

22 July 2016
Direct and indirect tax implications of Brexit

24 June 2016
EU CbC reporting directive in effect

10 June 2016
UK launches consultation on tax deductibility of corporate interest expense

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