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15 September 2017

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Dbriefs Bytes: 15 September 2017

15 September 2017

1. Digital (00:45)

  • For a copy of
    • Joint statement from the 4 EU Member States, click here
    • Estonian Presidency's briefing note, click here
    • UN's note on "unilateral measures", click here


2. OECD & UN documents (04:44)

  • To access
    • OECD report: "Tax Policy Reforms 2017 – OECD and Selected Partner Economies", click here
    • UN "Handbook on Selected Issues in Protecting the Tax Base of Developing Countries", click here


3. Cases (06:00)

3.1 Netherlands: MFN clause (06:13)

3.2 European Court of Justice: Eqiom and Enka (10:37)

  • To obtain a copy of this decision, click here, and our Tax Alert on this case, click here

3.3 European Court of Justice: Austria vs. Germany (23:27)

  • To obtain a copy of this decision, click here


4. Asia Pacific (35:39)

  • Australia, Hong Kong, India, Vietnam
  • For a copy of
    • Relevant documents regarding Australia's consultation on draft tax consolidation changes
      • Exposure draft, click here
      • Explanatory notes, click here
    • Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council's paper, click here
    • India's government notice on the relaxation of conditions regarding the "safe harbor" for onshore management of offshore funds, click here
    • Our Tax Alert regarding India's extension of deadlines for filing of the July GST returns, click here


5. Europe (38:35)

  • Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, UK
  • For a copy of
    • Netherlands's decree on treatment of several types of hybrid loans, for Dutch corporate income tax and dividend withholding tax purposes (in Dutch), click here
    • Ireland's report on its corporate tax code, click here
    • UK First-Tier Tribunal's decision regarding major dividend stripping case, click here
    • Our Tax Alert on the UK's second Finance Bill of 2017, click here


6. Americas (41:48)

  • US


7. Treaties (42:45)

  • India / New Zealand, Ivory Coast / Portugal, Paraguay / Uruguay, Portugal / São Tomé and Príncipe

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