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Jacques Delors’ EU Single Market & Tax Policy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares On 1 January 1993, the European Union launched the Single Market by abolishing border controls between EU Member States and ensuring the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital (otherwise known as the EU’s four freedoms). Thirty years later, the liberal economic principles that have driven the EU Single Market’s success are

US-EU Tax & Trade Issues in 2023 | Transatlantic Trade

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares There are many changes coming to Washington, D.C., now that Republicans have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Uncertainty surrounds President Biden’s ability to pass his economic agenda through a divided Congress and few can predict the path U.S. tax policy will take at home or abroad. However, despite a bleak

Is There an End in Sight?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Since 2018, the tax world has seen multiple rounds of proposals to change how digital companies are taxed. The most common, the Digital Services Tax (DST), popped up as a European Commission directive and then made its way into the national laws of multiple countries across the globe. Ongoing international tax negotiations were

Maryland Digital Advertising Tax Struck Down by Circuit Court

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As Maryland’s elected comptroller, Peter Franchot (D) is technically the defendant in two cases challenging the state’s first-in-the-nation digital advertising tax, whether he likes it or not. These days, he doesn’t seem too happy about it. In a statement issued after a Maryland circuit court ruled against the tax on three separate grounds,

Comparing Corporate Tax Systems in Europe, 2022

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares On October 17, we released the International Tax Competitiveness Index 2022, a study that measures and compares the competitiveness and neutrality of all 38 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries’ tax systems. In the coming weeks, we will illustrate how European OECD countries rank in each of the five components of

Digital Services Taxes in Europe, 2022

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Over the last few years, concerns have been raised that the existing international tax system does not properly capture the digitalization of the economy. Under current international tax rules, multinationals generally pay corporate income tax where production occurs rather than where consumers or, specifically for the digital sector, users are located. However, some

OECD Pillar One: Questions Remain | Global Tax Deal

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The global tax deal that was struck last year continues to move along in slow and uncertain ways. While the global minimum tax gets much attention in the media (and in my own writings, to be honest), there is another significant piece to the deal. The global minimum tax (also known as OECD Pillar

French Election: Macron vs. Le Pen

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The second round of voting in the French presidential election will be 24 April between incumbent Emmanuel Macron and National Rally candidate Marine Le Pen. Although tax policy has not been a central theme of the campaign due to the war in Ukraine, immigration debates, and cost of living issues, the winner’s policy

A Regulatory Tax Hike on US Multinationals

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Throughout the first year of the Biden administration, one tax policy theme was consistent. The President and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen were focused on increasing the tax burden on U.S. companies—particularly multinational companies.  As Secretary Yellen put it last year, “It is about making sure that governments have stable tax systems that raise

Digital Services Taxes in Europe

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Over the last few years, concerns have been raised that the existing international tax system does not properly capture the digitalization of the economy. Under current international tax rules, multinationals generally pay corporate income tax where production occurs rather than where consumers or, specifically for the digital sector, users are located. However, some

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