Strategizing International Tax Best Practices – by Keith Brockman

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BEPS related developments

EY’s Global Alert highlights several OECD / unilateral actions resulting from the BEPS Action Items announced earlier this month.

Click to access 2015G_CM5827_The%20Latest%20on%20BEPS%20-%2026%20October%202015.pdf

Highlights:

  • Czech Republic’s 2016’s income tax proposal, including the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive change limiting exemption of tax deductible distributions, although retaining its own general anti-abuse rule (vs. that in the Directive).
  • EU’s State Aid decisions re: Luxembourg and Netherlands, for which legal appeals are expected.
  • Honduras transfer pricing information return requirement.
  • Indonesian thin capitalization limit of 4:1, remainder of interest non-deductible (thereby incurring one-sided taxation re: interest income of recipient).
  • Ireland’s Knowledge Development Box, following the OECD’s recommendations, and country-by-country (CbC) reporting by Irish headquartered groups with a secondary filing mechanism.
  • Norway’s 2016 budget proposal, with an interest limitation of 25% of taxable EBITDA.
  • Slovakia’s 2016 income tax changes, including implementation of the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive.

This new post-BEPS period is starting off with a multitude of activities by countries and the EU that is not expected to slow down in the near future. ¬†These developments will shape the transfer pricing regime, and resulting complexity and disparity, around the world. ¬†Accordingly, these trends should be monitored and addressed in a corporation’s tax risk framework accordingly.

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