Blockchain’s interface with traditional institutions and financial systems provides revenue authorities with a digital trail, and with the growing risk of tax evasion and fraud in crypto-investments, authorities are incentivized to pursue recalcitrant taxpayers. Aside from good governance considerations, the financial risks of tax non-compliance are high. This article looks at recent developments in tax regulations for cryptocurrency in South Africa.
The luxury and fashion industry has grown rapidly in recent years, driven by the rising worldwide demand of the image-conscious, growing middle classes in emerging markets, and the incredible advancement and evolution in online retail sales and marketing. These developments have ushered in new challenges for the industry with companies facing more stringent regulations as they expand into new markets and a heightened demand from consumers for greater transparency around sustainability, supply chain, as well as complex tax and corporate issues. This is a Comprehensive global guide to all legal matters relating to the luxury and fashion industry.
On 21 September 2023, Law no. 14,689/2023 was enacted as a result of the sanction, with vetoes, by the Vice-President of the No. 2,384/2023, with the purpose of disciplining the proclamation of judgment results in the event of a tie vote within the scope of the Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (CARF), among other measures connected to tax litigation and the transaction in the collection of credits by the Federal Treasury.
This is the 20th anniversary edition of the Global Post-Acquisition Integration Handbook, which since its first publication in 2003 has served as a practical reference tool for any company contemplating, or currently executing, a multinational business acquisition and integration. Key topics such as tax, corporate and employment law are considered, and regional comparison tables summarize the main aspects of integrations in more than 30 jurisdictions. Since our last update in 2017, there has been a great deal of change in the global legal and business landscape, hence this current edition includes new content on recent legal developments in the areas of compliance and risk management (including antitrust, bribery, sanctions and customs), foreign investment review, privacy and data protection.
On 19 September 2023, the EU Commission opened a consultation on its BEFIT Directive, which was published the previous week. BEFIT is the acronym for Business in Europe: Framework for Income Taxation. The initiative, widely considered to replace the EU Commission’s Consolidated Common Corporate Tax Base, will aim to introduce a common set of rules for groups of companies and head offices, based in the EU, to determine their taxable base. The BEFIT proposal could also apply to non-EU-headquartered groups.
We are delighted to invite you to our Baker McKenzie Middle East Customs and Transfer Pricing Briefing.
Hosted at our Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) office on 12 October 2023 at 8:30 – 11:30 am GST, the session is designed to provide you with first-hand insights from our Middle East and international experts in the fields of Customs, Transfer Pricing and VAT.
On September 8, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a press release that starting in October 2023, the agency will begin mailing compliance letters to partnerships as part of its increasing focus on large partnerships and complex partnership returns. These compliance letters will likely impact partnerships with over $10 million in assets; however, the IRS maintains a broader goal of increasing audit activity and examinations of large partnerships and high-income taxpayers.
Asia Pacific tax authorities are actively seeking to reduce tax leakages, non-compliance, and what they perceive to be tax avoidance activities. To help you position your business for success in an era of ever-changing tax rules and intense scrutiny, our subject matter experts from across the region and globally will come together to examine key developments. We will discuss the impact of emerging trends and current issues on your business models and strategies, sharing practical tips on how you can maximize opportunities to achieve the best risk mitigation outcomes.
Pursuant to Law No. 83 of 13 June 2023 (which ratified the protocol signed in Rome on 23 December 2020 between Italy and Switzerland related to the income taxation of cross-border workers) the ministry of finance issued the decree of 23 July 2023, which removed Switzerland from the blacklist contained in the decree of 4 May 1999. The blacklist is aimed at tackling fictitious transfers of residence abroad by Italian citizens. The removal reflects a political agreement formalized on 20 April 2023 between the finance ministers of Italy and Switzerland and it will be effective from fiscal year 2024.
By Decree 433/2023 and General Resolution No. 5414/2023 of the Federal Tax Administration, new benefits were established until 31 October 2023 for companies that enter into price agreements — or adjust the existing ones — with the Secretary of Commerce.