Transfer Pricing Links 23/05/2014
BEPS Webcast – Registration open OECD
“Live Webcast – Update on BEPS Project
Date: Monday, 26 May 2014 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm CEST (Paris time)”
Levin Brothers Introduce US Anti-Inversion Legislation Tax-News (M Godfrey)
“Two brothers, Ranking Member of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Sandy Levin (D – Michigan) and Chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Carl Levin (D – Michigan), have introduced similar bills that would restrict the use of “corporate inversions” by United States multinationals.
“Corporate inversions” have been used by US companies, when bidding for (generally smaller) foreign companies, as a means of moving away from the high American 35 percent corporate tax rate. Under current law, a company that merges with an offshore counterpart can move its headquarters abroad (even though management and operations remain in the US), and take advantage of lower taxes, as long as at least 20 percent of its shares are held by the foreign company’s shareholders after the merger”
All is not well in the sunny Caribbean Financial Post (J Mintz)
Tax reform must keep up with businesses, say CEOs BD Live (A Visser)
“THE CEOs of multinational companies are increasingly advocating international tax reform, to keep pace with changes in the business world.”
Australia can’t stop multinational profit shifting in isolation The Conversation (P N Barr)
“When Business Council of Australia chief Jennifer Westacott weighed in on plans for an Australian tax crackdown on multinationals last week, she warned the move could risk competitiveness and lead to companies being double taxed.”
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