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As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world and restrictions to the mobility of people and goods increase, businesses are facing weakened financial markets, as well as disruption to workplace operations and business pipelines. Tax authorities across the globe have enacted amendments in order to cope with the economic challenges brought by the pandemic.

To help you take a step back and get a clearer picture of where the world is with regard to tax regulation, Baker McKenzie has prepared the COVID-19 Tax Measures Resource–a compilation of the latest tax measures and relief information across various jurisdictions in response to COVID-19. Simply select a country of interest and it will display a summary of measures across various tax measure categories.

Note that updates and additional jurisdictions are being added on an ongoing basis.

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COVID-19 TAX MEASURES RESOURCE

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Marnin Michaels is a partner in Baker & McKenzie´s Zurich office. He has been practicing for more than 15 years in the areas of tax and international private banking and handles insurance matters relating to tax investigations and wealth management. He counsels clients on US withholding tax and qualified intermediary rule, as well as money laundering avoidance legislation. Mr. Michaels was a member of the firms Steering Committee leading the US Department of Justice Initiative for Swiss Banks. In the end, the firm acted for 45 banks and the project won litigation firm of the year by American Lawyer Magazine.

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Melinda Phelan is the current chair of the Firm’s North America Tax Practice Group and a principal in Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice Group in Dallas. With more than 20 years of international tax experience, Melinda advises multinational companies on sophisticated international tax planning and transfer pricing matters. She assists clients in navigating the increasingly complex global tax environment and in optimizing their tax strategy. Melinda has also been involved in numerous domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations. Melinda is a frequent speaker on various international tax topics at a variety of conferences, including events sponsored by Tax Executives Institute and Bloomberg BNA.

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Brendan Kelly is a partner in the Tax group, and based in Baker McKenzie’s Shanghai office. He has over 15 years of tax advisory experience. He is ranked as a leading tax lawyer by top legal directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, PLC Which lawyer? and Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Kelly worked as a partner in the Tax and Business Advisory Services Group at the Beijing office of one of China’s biggest accounting firms. His professional affiliations include serving on the editorial board of China Tax Intelligence—one of the premier China tax publications—and on the board of governors for the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing.

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Jan Snel is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice Group in Amsterdam. He joined the Firm in 1995. In 2000 and 2001, he worked in the Palo Alto office where he focused on assisting US companies (of which many are high tech or e-commerce companies) in dealing with VAT and customs issues particularly in multinational contexts. He became a partner in the Amsterdam office in 2003. Jan is a frequent speaker on EU VAT and Customs issues at international tax planning programs, including the Tax Executives Institute and the Chicago Tax Club.

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Lindsay M. LaCava is a partner of the Firm’s Tax Practice Group in New York and advises individual and business clients on a full range of state and local tax issues. She was named a “Rising Star” in Tax Law in 2015 by Law360, and was selected by Super Lawyers as a New York-Metro "Rising Star" for Tax in 2013-2015. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Ms. LaCava was a partner in the state and local tax group of an international law firm. In addition, she previously worked at a Big Four accounting firm, where her practice focused exclusively on state and local tax. Ms. LaCava speaks on a variety of state tax topics at events around the country and also frequently writes about state and local tax issues.

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Mirko Marinć is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Indirect Tax practice in Amsterdam, and a member of the EU VAT Steering Committee. His experience includes advising businesses on supply chain opportunities, acquisition and restructuring projects, holding company issues and intra-group compliance simplification. Mirko lectures on moot courts at the University of Leiden every year, and speaks at various seminars and conferences. He has also published several articles in international (VAT) magazines on indirect tax. Prior to joining the Firm as a tax advisor on December 2006, he worked for Arthur Andersen and Deloitte where he was involved in numerous projects for major Dutch and foreign companies.

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Simone is a Partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie, and holds a leadership role on the Firm's Global Indirect Tax Steering Committee. She is ranked by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner and is listed as a Women Leader in Tax by the International Tax Review. Simone is also an author and contributor to Thomson Reuters and CCH tax commentary. She has been a guest speaker at University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, and is a regular panelist and presenter at Global Taxation Executive Institute events, the Global Tax Disputes Forum and the Asia Pacific Tax conference. Simone is a go-to person for advising companies in the digital economy / tech industry, investing/selling into Australia and managing cross border tax disputes. She has worked on the West Coast of the United States, advising US based multinationals and technology companies on Australian tax issues. She is known for being at the forefront of tax policy and tax law developments, understanding the application to a variety of business structures and supply chains. She has recently been appointed by the Australian Treasury to a group of experts providing input on tax policy and law.