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Overview of webinar recordings which you can replay if you missed the live webcast

The below are recordings from the Belgium Dbriefs, EMEA Tax Dbriefs and Dbriefs Legal series

Key Court Of Justice Of The European Union Decisions Of 2018: Interpreting VAT In Europe

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

15 January 2019

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Anbreen Khan, Pascal Schrijver

A number of significant VAT cases were decided by the CJEU in 2018. Cases reaching the Court concern indirect tax across the EU, and clarify important points affecting organisations in the region. What are the implications for your organisation’s approach to indirect tax? Cases we’ll discuss include:

  • Cases on input tax recovery on corporate transactions.
  • Volkswagen Financial Services on VAT and hire purchase transactions.
  • DPAS on the VAT treatment of payment handling.
  • MEO on the VAT treatment of early termination payments.
  • A look ahead at upcoming cases.

Keep up-to-date on the impact of key CJEU decisions.

The new single permit scheme | streamlining high-skilled immigration towards Belgium

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

15 January 2019

Presenters: Matthias Lommers and Joke Braam 

On 1 January 2019, the Single Permit immigration scheme enters into force. 

In this webinar, we will focus on the changes this Single Permit scheme will bring and how the new immigration process and rules will impact high-skilled immigration towards Belgium. 

Your value in participating:

• Get an update and overview of the Single Permit legislation; 

• Become familiar with the impact of the new rules on your mobile employees and your mobility management process;

• Get tips and tricks on streamlining your immigration processes. 

Brexit – Tax Readiness

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

11 January 2019

Host: Amanda Tickel

Presenters: Alexander Linn, Johan Hollebeek, Barney Horn

The publication of the Withdrawal Agreement and political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and the EU marks a positive development in negotiations. However, uncertainty remains, and businesses need to be ready to adapt to the outcome, including managing the tax implications. What are the latest developments and key tax impacts from both a UK and EU perspective? We’ll discuss:

  • Customs duty implications: impact on trade agreements, use of customs regimes to mitigate or suspend additional duty costs, applying for Authorised Economic Operator status, and managing submission of customs declarations.
  • VAT implications, including loss of simplifications, cash flow and registration requirements.
  • Corporate Tax and Social Security considerations arising when EU Directives no longer apply.

Find out what this means for your business.

Pan-European VAT Update - Q1 2019

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

11 January 2019

Presenters: Olivier Hody, Bruno Roelands, Donato Raponi, Karen Truyers and Sandeep Shinde 

Multinationals operating in Europe are often confronted with the complexity of the EU VAT system which, although harmonized, is uneasy to manage as the VAT legislation continues to evolve.

The VAT world is in constant change and obtaining reliable and accurate information on VAT changes across Europe is of utmost importance in order to avoid any risk exposure.

This webinar is aimed at providing you with an update on the changes expected in 2019 in Europe. 

Final settlement agreements between employer and employee: A comparative study

Dbriefs Legal

5 December 2018

Host: Florence Theodose

Presenters: Marta Fernandez-Blanco, Jolin Song, Florence Theodose, and Pedro Breyner Ulrich

Final settlement agreements are appropriate in the employment relationship to minimize the risk of a claim from the employee. Each settlement agreement is unique because the circumstances of each case are different, and different jurisdictions have different limitations, groundings, and enforceability. This webcast will provide a comparative study among China, France, Portugal, and Spain. In particular, we'll discuss:

  • Definition of the settlement agreement and main difference with the mutual termination agreement.
  • Practical impacts on the settlement agreement on the employer-employee relationship.
  • Conditions for the settlement agreement to be valid.
  • Favorable social and tax treatment of the settlement indemnity paid to the ex-employee.

Learn more from Deloitte's employment law specialists to get a deeper understanding of how different legal framework works on final settlement agreements.

Taxation Of The Digitalised Economy

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

5 December 2018

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Zubin Patel, Luca Bosco, Jose Ignacio Box Garcia

The OECD is continuing to work on recommendations to deal with the tax challenges arising from digitalisation. At the same time the EU is considering an interim measure to tax certain digital businesses via a 3% digital services tax that would apply to specific revenues. Discussions are continuing in the EU but in the meantime the UK, Spain and Italy have published proposals for their own digital services taxes and each proposal is different. What might this mean for your organisation? We’ll discuss:

  • An overview of the UK, Spanish and Italian proposals.
  • The impact on digital businesses.

Find out more about the changing landscape.

SAF-T: How Do Hungary & Poland Compare In Tackling VAT Data?

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

28 November 2018

Presenters: Liesbet Nevelsteen, Krzysztof Wilk, Ewelina Safiejko and Forottya Fabian

The Global Tax Center Europe (GTCE) leads global organisations to the future of tax compliance while ensuring their peace of mind every day.

The tax compliance landscape is constantly evolving. Among other factors, political decisions and the digitisation of tax authorities have an impact on the regulatory environment that should not be underestimated. Keeping control over data, systems and processes is crucial to implement a future-proof compliance strategy allowing to embrace change efficiently.

Financial Services - Preparing To Manage Stamp Duties And Financial Transaction Taxes Post-Brexit

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

21 November 2018

Host: Ben Mudd

Presenters: Martin Walker, Jonathan Ginnelly, Viviane Carpentier, Mauro Lagnese

While many capital markets transactions involving UK financial institutions are likely to benefit from exemptions from stamp duties and financial transaction taxes (FTTs), can these exemptions be replicated with respect to transactions booked on EU entities? Join us as we explore how to benefit from available exemptions and reliefs, including the pitfalls to avoid. We’ll discuss:

  • How to obtain exemptions from UK and Irish stamp duty and French and Italian FTTs on transactions booked on new EU booking vehicles.
  • Whether establishing an EU booking vehicle and/or a back to back booking model adversely impacts current exemptions for the UK booking vehicle and how these risks can be mitigated.
  • Tax insights from the UK, Ireland, France and Italy.
  • A stamp/transaction tax compliance checklist post-Brexit.

Learn more about managing stamp duty and FTTs in preparing your post-Brexit operating model.

India GST – Key Points Of Divergence From EU Principles And Emerging Trade Policy

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

21 November 2018

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Mahesh Jaising, Himanshu Tewari

The GST rules in India have undergone significant change since introduction. Whilst many changes aim to simplify or clarify the intended application of the rules, there are more substantive changes. There are also significant forces shaping India’s trade policy. How can you make informed decisions, mitigate GST risk, and manage the changing landscape of customs and global trade compliance? We’ll discuss:

  • Key GST changes, especially resulting from inconsistency in interpretation and application, divergence from established EU practice, and the absence of guidance.
  • Managing GST credits, given state-specific GST laws for companies with multi-state operations.
  • Key GST alternate dispute remedies.
  • Tariff rate volatility and its impact on business.
  • Trade facilitation and AEO certification.
  • The impact of the Wassenaar Agreement and India’s export control (SCOMET).

Find out the key things you should consider and plan for to maximise opportunity and reduce cost.

A Practical Overview Of The Impact Of ATAD I

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

13 November 2018

Host: Aart Nolten

Presenters: Louise Kelly, Bernard David

The EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD) requires member states to introduce a number of domestic anti- abuse provisions including rules on interest restriction and Controlled Foreign Companies (CFCs) which will generally need to be implemented into domestic law by 1 January 2019. Find out the latest on implementation of these measures and what this could mean for transactions and arrangements undertaken by your organisation. We’ll discuss:

  • The latest observations in terms of implementation of ATAD I and some outlook on the implementation of ATAD II.
  • A review of the choices that jurisdictions have made where ATAD I provides options and a discussion of the rationale for some of these choices from the perspective of Deloitte country specialists.

Keep up to date with these important issues.

BEPS Actions 8-10: Transfer Pricing Considerations For Captive Insurance Entities

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

31 October 2018

Host: Stephen Weston

Presenters: Sebastian Ma’ilei, Oliver Busch

The OECD released a non-consensus discussion draft on transfer pricing for financial transactions in July and responses were submitted in September. We discussed the key aspects in our webcast of 4 September with a view to a more detailed discussion on the transfer pricing considerations for captive insurance entities this month. What might these changes mean for your organisation? We’ll discuss:

  • The future for captives – the scope of the paper and alignment with regulatory approaches.
  • How captives work in practice and the key transfer pricing considerations, including characterisation and pricing.
  • European case law developments in this area.
  • Discussion of appropriate transfer pricing methodologies.

Understand the potential impact further.

The OECD/G20 BEPS Multilateral Instrument Takes Effect From 2019

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

24 October 2018

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Aart Nolten, Kate Ramm

The multilateral instrument (MLI) has been signed by 84 jurisdictions to integrate the tax treaty measures of the OECD/G20 BEPS project into more than 1400 existing bilateral tax treaties. The MLI will enter into effect for the first tax treaties in January 2019. What could this mean for your organisation’s cross-border arrangements? We’ll discuss:

  • The latest position in terms of signatories to, and ratification of, the MLI.
  • Countries’ choices in respect of measures to prevent treaty abuse.
  • Options for dealing with the definition of a permanent establishment.
  • Options for dispute resolution mechanisms, including binding arbitration.

Understand what the potential impact is for your business.

US Tax Reform – Post Legislation Developments And A Look At Further Tax Policy

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

16 October 2018

Host: Jeff Wehner

Presenters: Marek Krawczyk, Jeff Kummer

After nearly a year since the US tax reform movement really took off, there have been many developments. Notices and regulation have been issued, but much uncertainty still exists and taxpayers are having to take positions without much clarity as to the path forward. What should your organisation be aware of? We’ll discuss:

  • Significant developments - transition tax and GILTI regulations, ECI partnership transfers and anti-abuse provisions.
  • Market activity – ETR, BEAT model changes, intercompany financing and new FTC planning.
  • The chances for a second bill (dubbed ‘Tax Reform 2.0’) and what might it contain?

Find out more about what is happening in the market and what may come in 2019.

Brexit – Tax Planning For A ‘No Deal’ Scenario

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

27 September 2018

Host: Nigel Pickard

Presenters: Amanda Tickel, Alex Boersch, Roger Brands

As part of their Brexit planning, the UK Government and EU have published preparations in the event of a ‘no deal’ scenario, specifically, if the UK were to leave the EU with no Transition on 29 March 2019. Even if the EU and UK agree a deal, the impact on business is likely to be substantial. How can organisations across the region plan and prepare for the subsequent tax implications during this period of uncertainty? We’ll discuss:

  • Brexit with a specific focus on the impact to business.
  • EU and UK perspectives.
  • Key business risks including supply chain, people and systems readiness.
  • Tax implications.

Ensure your business is Brexit ready.

Brexit - What Would a No-Deal Mean for VAT Compliance?

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

26 September 2018

Presenters: Barney Horn and Liesbet Nevelsteen

The Global Tax Center Europe (GTCE) leads global organisations to the future of tax compliance while ensuring their peace of mind every day.

The tax compliance landscape is constantly evolving. Among other factors, political decisions and the digitisation of tax authorities have an impact on the regulatory environment that should not be underestimated. Keeping control over data and processes is crucial to implement a future-proof compliance strategy allowing to embrace change efficiently. 

Pan-European VAT Update - Q3 2018

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

24 September 2018

Presenters: Olivier Hody, Bruno Roelands, David Elliot, Karen Truyers and Sandeep Shinde 

Multinationals operating in Europe are often confronted with the complexity of the EU VAT system, which although harmonized, is uneasy to manage as the VAT legislation continues to evolve. Obtaining reliable and accurate information on VAT changes across Europe is of utmost importance in order to avoid any risk exposure.

This webinar is aimed at providing you with a brief update on the VAT changes in Europe, with a focus on the new measures to be introduced by the end of 2018. 

We will also update you on the VAT developments at Global and EU levels. 

Tax Provisioning: Making Year End Better, Stronger, And Faster

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

19 September 2018

Host: Steph Hurst

Presenters: Kip Linton, Marine Gadonneix

Many organisations are looking to gain more confidence and control over their quarter/year end tax provisioning processes. Tax and finance professionals responsible for these processes are increasingly embracing technological innovations and challenging existing methodologies to improve how they get things done. Navigating the many process improvement options whilst keeping up with changes in tax law and accounting standards continues to be the juggling act for most. What should your organisation do to keep things moving and improving? We’ll discuss:

  • Insights on the latest tools and methodologies.
  • An auditor’s perspective to tax at year end.
  • Accounting standard changes that will likely have a tax impact.

Understand how you can improve your business’ tax provisioning process.

BEPS Actions 8-10: Discussion Draft On The Transfer Pricing Of Financial Transactions

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

4 September 2018

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Georgy Galumov, Stephen Weston, Mohit Malhotra

On 3 July 2018, the OECD released a Discussion Draft on the transfer pricing aspects of financial transactions. The Discussion Draft sets out guidance for businesses and tax authorities on how to determine whether financial transactions between associated enterprises are consistent with the arm’s length principle and the documentation and evidence taxpayers are expected to hold. What does the Discussion Draft cover and what has changed? We'll discuss:

  • The delineation of financial transactions.
  • Treasury functions, intra-group loans, cash pooling, and hedging.
  • Financial guarantees.

Understand what the potential impact is for your business.

Global Trade Management Analytics

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

26 July 2018

Presenters: Dries Bertrand, Maren Mintjens, Niels De Lathouwer 

Global trade has evolved to become one of the most complex and crucial aspects of supply chain management, due to a mix of national security, foreign policy, revenue generation and consumer protection objectives. It is therefore a strategic imperative to use data methodically, through appropriate solutions, to create actionable insights.

Nordic Business Tax Update

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

27 June 2018

Host: Virpi Pananen

Presenters: Daniel Herde, Andreas Persson

Tax systems in the Nordic countries are constantly evolving. What has been happening lately and what does your organisation need to be prepared for? We'll discuss:

  • Sweden – new interest deductions limitations and rate cuts.
  • Finland – local interest deductibility and other relevant changes.
  • Finland – the transfer pricing audit regime.
  • Norway - recent cut in tax rates, proposed new tax rules for insurance companies which may affect cross-border investments and recent Supreme Court rulings affecting deductibility in a M&A context.

Learn more about the changing business tax landscape in Sweden, Finland and Norway.

Nordic Business Tax Update

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

27 June 2018

Host: Virpi Pananen

Presenters: Daniel Herde, Andreas Persson

Tax systems in the Nordic countries are constantly evolving. What has been happening lately and what does your organisation need to be prepared for? We'll discuss:

  • Sweden – new interest deductions limitations and rate cuts.
  • Finland – local interest deductibility and other relevant changes.
  • Finland – the transfer pricing audit regime.
  • Norway - recent cut in tax rates, proposed new tax rules for insurance companies which may affect cross-border investments and recent Supreme Court rulings affecting deductibility in a M&A context.

Learn more about the changing business tax landscape in Sweden, Finland and Norway.

European Commission Technical Proposal For Definitive VAT Regime

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

21 June 2018

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Johan van der Paal, Donato Raponi, Aili Nurk

On 25 May 2018, the European Commission released a proposal containing the detailed technical amendments to the EU VAT Directive that supplement the recently proposed overhaul of the system to reinforce fraud-resilience. Under the proposal, intra-EU cross-border supplies of goods between businesses would no longer be exempt. What impact could the proposed changes have on your organisation’s trade flows, cash flow, processes, and systems? We'll discuss:

  • The ‘intra-Union supply of goods’.
  • ‘Certified Taxable Persons’.
  • Practical examples of the application of the definitive VAT system in common cross-border trading scenarios, to clarify the workings of the proposed system.
  • The proposed One Stop Shop.
  • The timetable for these developments.

Find out more about these important proposals.

Introduction To The Mandatory Disclosure Rules In The EU

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

20 June 2018

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Alexander Linn, Dany Teillant

The first reports under EU Mandatory Reporting will not need to be filed until summer 2020, but these reports will cover the period from the date the rules come into effect (expected to be June/ July 2018). Therefore groups need to understand the rules now and may need to take immediate action. What should your organisation do to be prepared? We’ll discuss:

  • How the rules are expected to apply and when the taxpayer, rather than the advisor, may need to report.
  • The possible need for groups to implement or change internal systems and review any stated tax strategy.
  • The timeline for local country implementation.

Join us to keep up-to-date with this developing area.

Brexit – An Update On Tax Implications For Financial Services Groups

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

12 June 2018

Host: Ben Mudd

Presenters: Priscilla Ratilal, Martin Walker, Lyndsay MacGregor, Claudia Sendlbeck-Schicker

With the UK’s departure from the EU edging nearer, we’ll take a closer look at how some of the key tax issues have developed as many financial service groups progress beyond Brexit impact assessments to detailed restructuring programmes. What should your organisation be looking at now? We’ll discuss:

  • The much debated topic of tax valuations, covering latest thinking on potential UK exit charges, branch valuations and discussions with the UK tax authorities, including a look at the potential impact of reform of the intangible tax code.
  • Transfer pricing, profit attribution and VAT considerations from across the main EU territories where the passporting entities are being relocated, involved in a typical post-Brexit operating structure.
  • The potential tax impact on front office business activities, including withholding tax and stamp tax/FTT issues, that arise on migrating securities business to, and booking on, EU banking entities.
  • Tax insights from several European jurisdictions.

Find out more about this changing environment.

The Taxation Of The Digital Economy - Direct Tax

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

6 June 2018

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Zubin Patel, Annelies Stragier

In March 2018 the OECD released its interim report on the tax challenges arising from digitalisation and, in the same month the European Commission issued draft proposals on the taxation of the digital economy. The European Commission’s proposals include an interim revenue based tax and the introduction of a virtual Permanent Establishment based on digital presence. What are the potential consequences of these recent announcements? We'll discuss:

  • The context of current discussions on digitalisation and underlying issues giving rise to the proposals.
  • The proposed ability to tax companies with significant digital presence, regardless of physical presence.
  • The UK’s recently updated position paper on corporate tax and the digital economy.
  • The implications of the proposals for businesses.

Understand how you can plan ahead for your business.

Pan-European VAT Update - Q2 2018

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

18 May 2018

Presenters: Olivier Hody, Bruno Roelands, Karen Truyers and Sandeep Shinde

Multinationals operating in Europe are often confronted with the complexity of the EU VAT system which, although harmonized, is uneasy to manage as the VAT legislation continues to evolve.

The VAT world is in constant change and obtaining reliable and accurate information on VAT changes across Europe is of utmost importance in order to avoid any risk exposure.

This webinar is aimed at providing you with a brief update on the VAT changes in Europe, with a focus on the new measures to be introduced during the summer period of 2018.

We will also update you on the VAT developments at global and EU levels. 

The Taxation Of The Digital Economy - Indirect Tax

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

16 May 2018

Host: Pascal Schrijver

Presenters: Abi Briggs, Charlotte Degadt

The European Union has recently made announcements on the taxation of the digital economy, including indirect tax aspects. In December 2017, the Council of the EU adopted new rules on VAT compliance by online businesses. Earlier this year in March, the European Commission proposed an interim digital services tax (DST), a 3% revenue-based tax on certain digital services. What are the potential consequences of these recent announcements? We’ll discuss:

  • The underlying issues giving rise to the proposals.
  • The proposals to simplify and then extend the Mini One-Stop Shop (MOSS) for online businesses.
  • The proposed parameters of the DST.
  • Timetable and next steps.

Find out more about these potentially significant changes.

Brexit – Reward, Mobility And Immigration: Key Considerations And Actions

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

2 May 2018

Host: Mike Eckes 

Presenters: John Cotton, Jurga McCluskey, Michael Nicolaides

With the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union edging ever closer, organisations with a footprint beyond the UK need to consider the reward, mobility and immigration implications on their mobile work force. What should your organisation be aware of and start planning for? We’ll discuss:

  • Market insights and emerging themes on how businesses are responding.
  • The likely pre and post Brexit impact.
  • Developments beyond the UK in other European jurisdictions.

Keep up to date with this developing landscape.

Optional VAT on B2B leasing of immovable property - session in Dutch

Belgium Tax Dbriefs 

17 April 2018

Presenters: Danny Stas, Ivan Massin

As part of the recent budgetary control meeting, the Belgian government approved the long-awaited VAT reform that will introduce the possibility for property owners to opt to apply VAT to immovable property leasing agreements concluded with business tenants (“B2B leases”). 

This decision marks nothing less than a revolutionary change in the Belgian VAT legislation since immovable letting has been VAT exempt as from the introduction of VAT in Belgium. 

The webinar will focus on the scope of application of the new regulation: which buildings will be affected, what is a ‘B2B’ lease, will the new regulation be fully VAT neutral etc. 

Optional VAT on B2B leasing of immovable property - session in French

Belgium Tax Dbriefs 

17 April 2018

Presenters: Laurence Boulanger, Lionel Wellekens

As part of the recent budgetary control meeting, the Belgian government approved the long-awaited VAT reform that will introduce the possibility for property owners to opt to apply VAT to immovable property leasing agreements concluded with business tenants (“B2B leases”). 

This decision marks nothing less than a revolutionary change in the Belgian VAT legislation since immovable letting has been VAT exempt as from the introduction of VAT in Belgium. 

The webinar will focus on the scope of application of the new regulation: which buildings will be affected, what is a ‘B2B’ lease, will the new regulation be fully VAT neutral etc. 

Optional VAT on B2B leasing of immovable property - session in English

Belgium Tax Dbriefs 

17 April 2018

Presenters: Ivan Massin, Joaquim Heirman

As part of the recent budgetary control meeting, the Belgian government approved the long-awaited VAT reform that will introduce the possibility for property owners to opt to apply VAT to immovable property leasing agreements concluded with business tenants (“B2B leases”). 

This decision marks nothing less than a revolutionary change in the Belgian VAT legislation since immovable letting has been VAT exempt as from the introduction of VAT in Belgium. 

The webinar will focus on the scope of application of the new regulation: which buildings will be affected, what is a ‘B2B’ lease, will the new regulation be fully VAT neutral etc. 

International dismissal of employees in a changing environment

Dbrief Legal

11 April 2018

Host: Nicolaas Vermandel

Presenters: Ivana Azzollini, Bart Colpaert, and Koen Fransaer

Companies often struggle with the dismissal of employees in an international perspective. They wonder about the cost associated with a dismissal in a given country, the formalities that need to be complied with, impact of legislative changes, etc. What important issues should HR leaders factor into their plans? We'll discuss:

  • Main findings of the 2018 international dismissal survey, which includes over 45 countries.
  • Insights on the related cost, the formalities per country, the balance of power between employer and labor courts regarding dismissal, derogative framework for managing directors.
  • The (changing) employment and dismissal landscape in a selected number of countries.
  • The need for a governance model regarding dismissal.

Gain insights into legal and practical issues potentially affecting multinational companies that seek to conduct international dismissal.

Taxpayer certification: optimising your VAT processes and cash flow

Belgium Tax Dbriefs 

14 March 2018

Presenters: Pieter Van Dyck, Jolien Lauwens 

The EC has introduced the concept of certified taxpayer within its plan to reform the EU VAT system. As a certified taxpayer, you can continue to apply several VAT simplifications as e.g. the exempt supply within chain transactions.

Not getting such certification will have a huge impact on your organization. Not only on your current VAT processes but also on your cash flow.

During this webinar, we will update you on the latest status and will zoom in on the condition of demonstrating a high level of control of your operations.

Agenda

  • Short recap of the EU VAT reform
  • What does 'Certified Taxpayer' mean?
  • How to demonstrate a high level of control of operations in practice?

Demystifying The Automation Of Tax Work – The Robots Are Here

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

28 February 2018

Host: Wobke Hählen

Presenter: Albert Fleming, Beverly Rognaldsen

Technology provides the tax function with the opportunity to build a wide range of automation techniques into tax work from entry level to sophisticated solutions. Tax professionals can now pass the mundane onto machines to process and strengthen agility in a demanding workplace. As technology continues to innovate and change the nature of work across all industries, how can tax professionals optimise their expertise, whilst harnessing technology to accelerate tax processes and tasks?

We'll discuss:

  • An overview of automation of tax work – the robots are here.
  • Insights on how tax functions have used the power of technology in their tax work.
  • Using new emerging technologies in the tax domain.

Keep up to date with tax innovation and automation developments.

Aligning Tax With Value Chains In A Post-Reform World

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

20 February 2018

Host: James Bland

Presenters: Jivan Datta, Patrick Cauwenbergh

US tax reform is the latest in a long line of material changes to the global tax landscape. This global tax reset requires multinational groups to consider more than ever before whether their functions, assets and risks align to their value driving activities. What does this mean for your organisation? We’ll discuss:

  • Redesigning operating models in order to minimise the risks arising from the global tax reset (both direct and indirect tax).
  • Common scenarios specifically impacted by US reform.
  • Assessing the impact these changes may have on the effective tax rate of organisations and earnings per share.

Keep up-to-date with these significant changes.

US Tax Reform – New Provision And Impact On US Businesses

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

14 February 2018

Host: Jeff Wehner

Presenters: Marek Krawczyk, Jeff Kummer

President Trump signed the US Tax reform legislation commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on 22 December 2017. Reform as big as this happens once in a lifetime. What are the key changes and new measures and what could the impact of these be? We’ll discuss the tax reform provisions published in the final bill including:

  • Transition tax.
  • The Global Intangible Low Taxed Income (GILTI) and Foreign Derived Intangible Income (FDII).
  • Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT).
  • Other restrictions and provisions.

Find out more about the changes and how these could impact your organisation.

Macron ordinances: Significant revision of the French labor law

Dbrief Legal

14 February 2018

Host: Abdelmalik Douaoui

Presenters: Nathalie Pequiman and Florence Theodose

Ordinances reforming French employment law were issued on 23 September 2017, with a view to providing more security and more flexibility to work relationships between employers and employees, as well as simplifying some French employment law provisions. As part of these ordinances, we will discuss a number of measures impacting a wide range of employment law subject matters, including:

  • New rules governing the grounds of dismissals.
  • Statutory definition of the framework to assess the economic ground of dismissal, the elimination of the redeployment obligation abroad and the simplification of the redeployment offers.
  • Implementation of a scale to determine the amount of damages to be granted by the judges in case of a wrongful dismissal.
  • Reduction of the statute of limitation of court actions in case of claims for wrongful termination.
  • Possibility to enter into a collective bargaining agreement resulting into employees’ voluntary departures without application of the redundancy legislation.
  • Possibility to enter into a collective bargaining agreement to modify the employees’ contractual terms and conditions related to remuneration, working time, place of work, and job description.
  • Merger of the current staff representative bodies (Staff Delegates, Works Council, and Health and Safety Committee) into one single Social and Economic Committee (CSE).

Learn more to get practical ideas on how these ordinances will impact day-to-day work relationships in France.

The new EU-Japan trade deal: how your company can leverage on improved trade cooperation and market access

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

8 February 2018

Presenters: Famke Schaap, Tom Verbrugge, Naoyuki Kano, Mitsuko Fukunaga 

On 8 December 2017, the negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan were finalized. This will pave the way for full implementation of the Agreement, aimed for by the end of 2018 or beginning of 2019.

The new trade agreement offers many opportunities, especially for importers, exporters and investors who are well prepared.

This webinar provides insights into the EU-Japan EPA’s expected benefits in the areas of goods and services, market access, as well as important non-tariff barriers and investment related commitments.

Key Court Of Justice Of The European Union Decisions Of 2017: Interpreting VAT In Europe

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

25 January 2018

Host: Daniel Lyons 

Presenter: Pascal Schrijver, Anbreen Khan

A number of significant VAT and other indirect tax cases were decided by the CJEU in 2017. Cases reaching the Court concern indirect tax across the EU, and clarify important points affecting organisations in the region. What are the implications for your organisation’s approach to indirect tax?

We'll discuss:

  • Cases on the application of the cost sharing exemption, including EC v Luxembourg, Aviva, DNB Banka, and EC v Germany.
  • Mercedes Benz Financial Services on whether a leasing product involved a supply of goods or services.
  • Toridas on the intra-Community movement of goods.
  • X BV on valuation for customs duty purposes.
  • Upcoming cases.

Keep up-to-date on the impact of key CJEU decisions.

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