International

  • July 10, 2024

    HMRC, CPS Beat Financier's Claim Over Botched Prosecution

    HM Revenue and Customs and the Crown Prosecution Service have beaten claims of malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office by a corporate financier following a failed criminal fraud case, with a judge finding that they had enough evidence to pursue him.

  • July 10, 2024

    French Left's Tax Pledges May Go Unfulfilled

    The tax policy pledges put forward by the leftist bloc of parties that won the most seats in France's legislative election may not be fulfilled given the bloc's failure to win an outright majority.

  • July 10, 2024

    India's High Court Nixes Challenge To Taxing Of Tour Vehicles

    The Indian Supreme Court dismissed a group of petitions challenging border taxes imposed by state governments on tour company vehicles because it said the litigation should have begun in a different court.

  • July 10, 2024

    Attempts To Scrap EU Tax Veto Are Useless, Hungary Says

    Attempts by European Union countries to try to remove the requirement of unanimity for delicate policy decisions such as tax law and adding new EU member states are futile, Hungary's minister for European affairs said Wednesday.

  • July 09, 2024

    House Panel OKs Tax Breaks For More Education Expenses

    The House Ways and Means Committee sent several education-related tax bills to the full House of Representatives on Tuesday, including legislation that would make additional elementary and secondary school expenses eligible for tax-advantaged education savings accounts.

  • July 09, 2024

    Irish Budget To Allocate €1.4B To Fund Tax Measures in 2025

    The Irish government on Tuesday published the details of its €8.3 billion ($9 billion) budget for 2025, including €1.4 billion set aside to fund tax measures.

  • July 09, 2024

    India High Court Says Rights To Sell Liquor Aren't Taxed

    The rights to sell the alcoholic beverage arrack are not taxed because the liquor vendors who purchase them do not fit into the definition of "buyer" under Indian tax law, the Supreme Court of India ruled.

  • July 09, 2024

    Finnish Tax Take Drops Amid Slowing Real Estate Market

    The Finnish government's tax revenue declined 0.4% last year to €42.3 billion ($45.7 billion) as collections from levies on real estate purchases and car registrations each declined by more than 20%, the country's tax authority said Tuesday in a news release.

  • July 09, 2024

    EU, India Wary Of Overlap From UN's Global Tax Work

    Indian and European Union officials agreed during a meeting that the negotiations around a framework convention on international tax cooperation at the United Nations shouldn't overlap efforts of the ongoing OECD-led global tax overhaul, an EU executive department said.

  • July 09, 2024

    UK's Non-Dom Taxpayer Count Increased 7%

    A growing number of taxpayers in the United Kingdom claimed last year that their permanent home is outside the country, qualifying them for a non-domiciled tax exemption in the crosshairs of lawmakers, HM Revenue & Customs said Tuesday.

  • July 09, 2024

    5 Firms Steer $513M Ryan-Altus Cross-Border Tax Deal

    Dallas-based tax services and software provider Ryan said Tuesday it has inked a deal to acquire the property tax business of Altus Group Ltd. for CA$700 million ($513.4 million), enlisting three firms to assist on a deal that will expand its footprint in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.

  • July 09, 2024

    Maltese Case Tests EU Cooperation To Fight VAT Fraud

    The case of a Maltese man arrested on suspicion of a key role in Sweden's largest value-added tax fraud illustrates how European countries are trying to boost their imperfect cooperation to combat such fraud, which causes billion-euro losses.

  • July 09, 2024

    Mishcon De Reya Adds Blick Rothenberg Partner

    Mishcon de Reya has added a former director from Blick Rothenberg to its corporate tax team in London as a partner, the firm announced in a statement.

  • July 09, 2024

    Companies Deliberate Pillar 2 Prep After OECD Signals Relief

    Multinational corporations facing the Pillar Two global minimum tax in various jurisdictions are weighing comments from OECD officials that hint at more relief as they decide whether to prepare to comply with the rules now or gamble on the prospects of permanent safe harbors.

  • July 09, 2024

    Left Group Likely To Chair EU Parliament's Tax Body

    A member of the Left group in the European Parliament is expected to chair the body's tax subcommittee, a document seen by Law360 on Tuesday showed.

  • July 09, 2024

    EU Proposes Diplomatic VAT Exemptions Go Digital

    The European Commission proposed that certificates for diplomatic exemptions from value-added taxes should switch from paper versions to an electronic form, a document said.

  • July 09, 2024

    Commission Asks For EU Pressure On French, Italian Deficits

    The European Commission proposed that European Union finance ministers put pressure on France, Italy and five other EU countries to lower their budget deficits, leaving it up to the countries to decide the details of tax hikes and spending cuts, the commission announced Tuesday.

  • July 08, 2024

    Hong Kong Enacts Patent Box Tax Regime

    The Hong Kong government began implementing a tax incentive known as a patent box for income derived from intellectual property in the jurisdiction, the Inland Revenue Department announced.

  • July 08, 2024

    Top International Tax Cases Of 2024: Midyear Report

    With a U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming a key 2017 tax provision on repatriation, millions of dollars in FBAR penalties upheld and a French ruling confirming the U.S. government's access to foreign bank accounts, the IRS stacked up important court victories on international enforcement in the first half of 2024. Here, Law360 reviews those and other significant rulings from the past six months.

  • July 08, 2024

    Italy Outlines Details On Local Min. Tax Under Global Deal

    The Italian Finance Ministry published plans for implementing a global rule that allows countries to tax the local affiliates of multinational corporations if their effective tax rates dip below an internationally agreed-upon 15% minimum.  

  • July 08, 2024

    Reeves Sets Out Plans For Pensions Investing, Fiscal Review

    HM Treasury will work to direct pensions investment to British businesses, create a national wealth fund and conduct a fiscal review into government finances, Rachel Reeves said in her first public speech as chancellor on Monday.

  • July 08, 2024

    EU Court To Rule On Lithuania Denying Corp. Tax Break

    A Lithuanian court asked the European Union's highest court to determine whether Lithuania applies EU law correctly when blocking tax exemptions for dividends transferred to a parent company from a subsidiary in another EU country, a document published Monday said.

  • July 08, 2024

    Feds Seize $63M LA Estate Tied To Armenian Bribe Probe

    The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that it will seize a $63 million Los Angeles estate that it claims was bought with bribe payments for the family of a former Armenian government official.

  • July 08, 2024

    German Leaders OK Legislative Package With Tax Cuts

    Leaders in Germany's three-party government agreed to a legislative package that would result in tax cuts if enacted, an outline of the agreed-to measures said.

  • July 08, 2024

    Leftist Bloc That Wants To Tax Rich Wins French Election

    A left-wing bloc that promises to increase taxes on the rich won a plurality of seats in elections to the lower house of France's legislature but fell far short of gaining an outright majority.

Expert Analysis

  • Litigation Inspiration: Attys Can Be Heroic Like Olympians

    Author Photo

    Although litigation won’t earn anyone an Olympic medal in Paris this summer, it can be worthy of the same lasting honor if attorneys exercise focused restraint — seeking both their clients’ interests and those of the court — instead of merely pursuing every advantage short of sanctionable conduct, says Bennett Rawicki at Hilgers Graben.

  • Lean Into The 'Great Restoration' To Retain Legal Talent

    Author Photo

    As the “great resignation,” in which employees voluntarily left their jobs in droves, has largely dissipated, legal employers should now work toward the idea of a “great restoration,” adopting strategies to effectively hire, onboard and retain top legal talent, says Molly McGrath at Hiring & Empowering Solutions.

  • Fishing Makes Me A Better Lawyer

    Author Photo

    Atop the list of ways fishing makes me a better lawyer is the relief it offers from the chronic stress of a demanding caseload, but it has also improved my listening skills and patience, and has served as an exceptional setting for building earnest relationships, says Steven DeGeorge​​​​​​​ at Robinson Bradshaw.

  • A Healthier Legal Industry Starts With Emotional Intelligence

    Author Photo

    The legal profession has long been plagued by high rates of mental health issues, in part due to attorneys’ early training and broader societal stereotypes — but developing one’s emotional intelligence is one way to foster positive change, collectively and individually, says attorney Esperanza Franco.

  • To Make Your Legal Writing Clear, Emulate A Master Chef

    Author Photo

    To deliver clear and effective written advocacy, lawyers should follow the model of a fine dining chef — seasoning a foundation of pure facts with punchy descriptors, spicing it up with analogies, refining the recipe and trimming the fat — thus catering to a sophisticated audience of decision-makers, says Reuben Guttman at Guttman Buschner.

  • Circuit Judge Writes An Opinion, AI Helps: What Now?

    Author Photo

    Last week's Eleventh Circuit opinion in Snell v. United Specialty Insurance, notable for a concurrence outlining the use of artificial intelligence to evaluate a term's common meaning, is hopefully the first step toward developing a coherent basis for the judiciary's generative AI use, says David Zaslowsky at Baker McKenzie.

  • Trauma-Informed Legal Approaches For Pro Bono Attorneys

    Author Photo

    As National Trauma Awareness Month ends, pro bono attorneys should nevertheless continue to acknowledge the mental and physical effects of trauma, allowing them to better represent clients, and protect themselves from compassion fatigue and burnout, say Katherine Cronin at Stinson and Katharine Manning at Blackbird.

  • How Attys Can Avoid Pitfalls When Withdrawing From A Case

    Author Photo

    The Trump campaign's recent scuffle over its bid to replace its counsel in a pregnancy retaliation suit offers a chance to remind attorneys that many troubles inherent in withdrawing from a case can be mitigated or entirely avoided by communicating with clients openly and frequently, says Christopher Konneker at Orsinger Nelson.

  • Using A Children's Book Approach In Firm Marketing Content

    Author Photo

    From “The Giving Tree” to “Where the Wild Things Are,” most children’s books are easy to remember because they use simple words and numbers to tell stories with a human impact — a formula law firms should emulate in their marketing content to stay front of mind for potential clients, says Seema Desai Maglio at The Found Word.

  • New Crypto Reporting Will Require Rigorous Recordkeeping

    Author Photo

    The release of a form for reporting digital asset transactions is a pivotal moment in the Internal Revenue Service's efforts to track cryptocurrency activities that increases oversight by requiring brokers to report investor sales and exchanges, say Shaina Kamen and Max Angel at Holland & Knight.

  • Exploring An Alternative Model Of Litigation Finance

    Author Photo

    A new model of litigation finance, most aptly described as insurance-backed litigation funding, differs from traditional funding in two key ways, and the process of securing it involves three primary steps, say Bob Koneck, Christopher Le Neve Foster and Richard Butters at Atlantic Global Risk LLC.

  • A Vision For Economic Clerkships In The Legal System

    Author Photo

    As courts handle increasingly complex damages analyses involving vast amounts of data, an economic clerkship program — integrating early-career economists into the judicial system — could improve legal outcomes and provide essential training to clerks, say Mona Birjandi at Data for Decisions and Matt Farber at Secretariat.

  • A Look At New IRS Rules For Domestically Controlled REITs

    Author Photo

    The Internal Revenue Services' finalized Treasury Regulations addressing whether real estate investment trusts qualify as domestically controlled adopt the basic structure of previous proposals, but certain new and modified rules may mitigate the regulations' impact, say attorneys at Simpson Thacher.

Can't find the article you're looking for? Click here to search the Tax Authority International archive.