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OECD and Brazil’s federal revenue authority invite taxpayer input on transfer pricing issues relating to the design of safe-harbour provisions and other comparability considerations
As part of the implementation phase of a joint transfer pricing project between the OECD and Brazil, the OECD Secretariat and Receita Federal do Brasil are seeking public input to inform the work related to the development of safe harbours as well as o… Lees verder
A OCDE e a Receita Federal do Brasil (RFB) convidam os contribuintes para colaborar com questões de preços de transferência relacionadas ao desenvolvimento de regras de safe harbours e outras considerações de comparabilidade
Como parte da fase de implementação do projeto conjunto de preços de transferência entre a OCDE e o Brasil, o Secretariado da OCDE e a Receita Federal do Brasil lançaram uma pesquisa buscando colaboração pública para informar o trabalho relacionado ao desenvolvimento de safe harbours e outras medidas de simplificação e que possam contribuir para aumentar a segurança jurídica em matéria tributária. Lees verder
Analysis of pandemic’s effects on businesses examines work, growth and stock markets
- UK economic revival under way but jobs concerns grow
- Q, U, V or W: what shape will Britain’s economic recovery be?
New challenges and opportunities for tax administrations emerge in supporting wider government responses to COVID-19 crisis
Tax administrations around the globe are taking on new responsibilities to support wider government actions to help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and support their taxpayers and citizens. Lees verder
Global Forum Secretariat delivers new toolkit to help countries become Party to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters
The rapid spread of exchange of financial information (EOI) between countries over the past ten years has led to much increased transparency in tax matters. Today as yesterday, international co-operation is critical in combating tax evasion and helping… Lees verder
One small change can make a big difference in the fight against illicit financial flows. Lees verder
Property website says sales jumped by 27% in first two weeks of stamp duty holiday
The government’s stamp duty cut to reboot Britain’s virus-stricken property market has benefited London most and had little impact elsewhere so far, according to Zoopla.
In a reflection of the disproportionate benefit for wealthier buyers, the property website said that agreed house sales in the capital jumped by 27% in the first two weeks of the stamp duty holiday.
This case study outlines some steps that Zambia has taken to improve revenue collection from the mining sector, with support from the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Devel… Lees verder
Readers respond to the news that the over-40s would start contributing towards the cost of care in later life under plans being considered by ministers
Here’s a mad idea: why not have a well-staffed department devoted to ensuring the super-wealthy pay their taxes in full (Over-40s in UK to pay more tax under plans to fix social care crisis, 26 July)? Maybe legislation could be brought in to close tax loopholes and ensure they face penalties from, say, substantial fines to prison sentences if they don’t? Even crazier – why not bring in progressive tax rates that would rise in a stepped way? Another ludicrous idea: instead of Jeremy Corbyn’s radical goal of less than 30% tax on them, why not the completely sensible levels of Thatcher’s era of 35%-plus?
Imagine a world in which the very wealthy actually paid their fair share instead of systematically extracting wealth from the nation and squirrelling it away. In one year, this country would resolve the debts of most public services. But then I guess that would make it obvious to everyone that the rightwing talking points of the postwar era around taxes and financial responsibility have always been a sham.
OECD releases stage 1 peer review reports on dispute resolution for Andorra, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Faroe Islands, Macau (China), Morocco and Tunisia
The work on BEPS Action 14 continues with today’s publication of the ninth round of stage 1 peer review reports. Each report assesses a country’s efforts to implement the Action 14 minimum standard as agreed to under the OECD/G20 BEPS Project. Lees verder
Further job losses seem likely when the UK furlough scheme ends – but advice is available
Every day the coronavirus-related job loss announcements mount up. British Airways is looking at axing possibly 12,000 posts; Boots is to cut 4,000, Pret a Manger 1,000, the owners of Upper Crust and Ritazza another 5,000. Airbus is talking of 1,700, Royal Mail 2,000 and Swissport, which handles airline baggage, about 4,500. When the furlough scheme ends, economists fear another huge wave of redundancies. We look at your rights and what you can expect financially.
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Change in law forced by Covid-19 backdated to 31 January to ensure last wishes are fulfilled
Video witnessing of wills is to be made legal in England and Wales to make it easier for people to record their final wishes during the coronavirus pandemic.
Existing law requires a will to be made “in the presence of” at least two witnesses but stipulations on isolating and shielding during lockdown have led some people to turn to video platforms such as Zoom and FaceTime instead.
Despite good progress in increasing tax-to-GDP ratios and mobilising domestic revenues across economies in the Asia-Pacific region in 2018, tax revenues are expected to take a hit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new OECD research. Lees verder
Report shows wealth passed down in the UK now determines how well-off people will become
As many as one in 10 of UK adults born in the 1980s will inherit more than half as much money from their parents as the average person earns in a lifetime, according to a new report by one of the nation’s leading economics thinktanks.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies said wealth passed down from one generation to the next was fast-becoming the most important determinant of how well-off people will become.
Grandparents are being charged for time the house was uninhabited – but they didn’t own it then
Q I am writing to you in the hope you can help clarify and maybe help us with a dispute with West Lancashire borough council regarding the empty homes premium. My grandparents (for whom I hold power of attorney) have recently moved to west Lancashire to be close to me and my wife.
Upon completion of the purchase of their new home they were issued with a council tax bill that includes a surcharge for the empty homes premium. It turns out the property had been empty for more than two years as the previous owner had been moved to a nursing home and my grandparents are being charged for the time it was uninhabited even though they did not own the property at the time.