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PLMJ | July 2009

Following our tax information regarding “New Tax Forms on Interest and Royalties” and “International Double Taxation in Portugal” of the 9th of March and the 8th of July 2009, respectively, were on July the 20th, released the new forms of models 21, 22, 23 and 24 RFI for implementation of the treaty to avoid the double taxation between Portugal and Spain, hereby attached and that are available at the Portal das Finanças ...

PLMJ | July 2009

In January 2010, the decree-law that enacts the Accounting Standardisation System and repeals the Official Chart of Accounts (POC) will enter into force. This legislation was passed as part of a reform that is intended to be structural in nature and apply horizontally across the national accounting system ...

Lavery Lawyers | June 2009

Introduced in 1979, the Quebec Stock Savings Plan (QSSP) was enormously success ful in the 1980s, encouraging the emergence of numerous Quebec SMEs which later became some of the most noteworthy success stories in Quebec business . On the other hand, the SME Growth Stock Plan, which replaced the QSSP in 2005, achieved a more mixed success . The 2009-2010 provincial budget, presented last March 19, attempts to remedy this situation ...

Lavery Lawyers | June 2009

Contents Greater opportunities for GST/QST claims Shielding the directors of a company placed under the protection of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act The value of a trade-mark: a matter of control The Export and Import Permits Act: an act too often overlooked GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GST/QST CLAIMS Philippe Asselin [email protected] Last April 23rd, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its fi rst judgment concerning the GST ...

The White House issued a proposed 2010 budget which includes the Obama administration’s plan to reform sections of the U.S. Tax Code on international transactions. One proposal includes a change in how international and domestic banks with foreign clients withhold tax and report to the Internal Revenue Service. The rule change is aimed at improving collection efforts on taxes owed by foreign investors and reducing tax evasion by U.S. citizens and residents ...

On May 7, 2009, the White House issued its proposed budget for fiscal year 2010, which outlines the Obama administration’s plan to reform certain of the Internal Revenue Code’s provisions on the taxation of international transactions. Proposed changes to the rules on withholding taxes, which are aimed at reducing tax evasion by U.S. citizens and residents and improving collection efforts for taxes owed by foreigners investing in the U.S ...

On May 7, 2009, the White House issued its proposed budget for fiscal year 2010, which outlines the Obama administration’s plan to reform certain of the Internal Revenue Code’s provisions on the taxation of international transactions. Proposed changes to the rules on withholding taxes, which are aimed at reducing tax evasion by U.S. citizens and residents and improving collection efforts for taxes owed by foreigners investing in the U.S ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2009

EIS is a direct investment in a small unquoted company, which meets strict HMRC criteria. The tax advantages of such an investment are: Income tax relief at 20% on a maximum investment of £500,000 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2009

The Chancellor delivered the 2009 Budget on 22 April 2009. The following is a summary of the main points of interest. Income tax From 6 April 2010 there will be an additional higher rate of 50 per cent on taxable income above £150,000. The basic personal allowance for income tax will be reduced by £1 for every £2 an individual's net income is above £100,000 ...

PLMJ | April 2009

The new forms for reducing the amount of corporate income (IRC) tax to be withheld (MOD. 01-DJR) and for the partial refund of IRC (MOD. 02-DJR) withheld on the payment of interest and royalties between associate companies from different European Union Member- States under the Interest and Royalties Directive were  approved in February ...

Delphi | March 2009

A Foreign Company ("FC") is subject to Swedish taxation on income from a permanent establishment ("PE") in Sweden. Today, different types of tolling arrangements are part of the business model of many MNE’s. The purpose of this article is to analyze the Swedish tax implications of a tolling arrangement, primarily the risk of a FC to acquire a PE in Sweden. The below example can be used in order to illustrate the PE issues at hand ...

Lavery Lawyers | March 2009

Lavery, de Billy makes its mark with a new brand and new firm signature: Lavery, Law Business. The new “Lavery” brand and “Lavery, Law Business” signature are a reflection of the firm’s personality ...

Delphi | February 2009

Effective January 1, 2009, the rules governing the right to obtain tax registration as a self-employed business person has been changed. Thus, it is now possible for non-executive directors to obtain registration as such. The amendments are made by clarifying the term "business". This is achieved by introducing additional criteria when assessing whether an independently conducted business is at hand or not ...

Makarim & Taira S. | January 2009

The new Income Tax Law is Law No. 36 of 2008. It intends to boost the competitiveness of Indonesia's economy and create a favorable investment climate. Under the new law, income tax for corporations will be 28% flat in 2009, replacing the existing progressive system. The rate will be further reduced to 25% in 2010 ...

Lavery Lawyers | December 2008

Contents Acquisition of control of a corporation… Unexpected tax consequences The corporate veil again! Resigning as a director: It’s not merely a formality! Don’t forget the deemed year-end! Acquisition of control of a corporation… Unexpected tax consequences By Philippe Asselin [email protected] ...

PLMJ | November 2008

The 2009 State Budget Bill was presented to Parliament on 15 October. The general discussion and voting on the Bill are scheduled for 5, 6 and 7 November while the special discussion and voting and final overall discussion and voting are scheduled for the 27th and 28th of the same month ...

Delphi | October 2008

On 3 April 2008, the Supreme Administrative Court announced a decision in a case which has given rise to strong reactions among tax law specialists. The criticism has been harsh and concerns the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision to give the Swedish CFC-rules precedence over the Swedish-Swiss tax treaty ...

Delphi | October 2008

Ahead of the autumn finance bill, the government has stated that SEK 30 billion will be designated for reforms in the labour market and enterprise, welfare and investments for the future. 13 of these 30 billion are earmarked for an “enterprise package” which, inter alia, includes a reduction in corporate tax from 28 percent to 26.3 percent ...

Delphi | October 2008

The Supreme Administrative Court stated in a final judgement on 16 June this year, that an allowable underprice sale is not at hand if the transfer price which is less than market value is matched by an input of labour ...

Lavery Lawyers | September 2008

The business world is in continuous evolution. In order to remain competitive, a professional must be aware of the developments that may affect or influence his or her practice. It is in this spirit that we have created “RATIO”, a quarterly legal information publication intended to support you in the achievement of your professional goals. The name of this publication is a term employed in both the legal and accounting professions ...

PLMJ | April 2008

1. The recently published Decree-Law 55/2008 of 26 March has set out the regulatory provisions necessary for  implementing incentive measures for the speedier recovery of areas in Portugal that suffer most from typical inland regional problems, as provided for in the Tax Benefits Statute (EBF) ...

PLMJ | March 2008

1. Last Friday saw the publication of Decree-Law 13/2008, of 18  January,  which  extended  the  tax  regime  applicable  to companies that register to carry on business in the Madeira Free Trade Zone between 1st January 2007 and 31st December 2013 ...

Delphi | March 2008

Several major changes to the PRC’s Tax Law have come into effect since 1 January 2008. These include the unification of the income tax treatment of all enterprises (foreign and domestic as well as joint-venture companies), resumption of the previous 20 % withholding tax on outgoing dividends to be paid by foreign investment companies to their foreign parent companies, lower effective income tax rates and introduction of the concept of “resident enterprises” ...

SMS Buenos Aires | March 2008

ARGENTINE TAX SYSTEMPOLITICAL CONFIGURATIONThe Republic of Argentina has three levels of Government (Jurisdictions): Nation, Provinces and Municipalities.The government system of the Nation and the Provinces has three powers: The Executive that deals with the Administration, the Legislative in charge of passing the Laws, and the Judiciary responsible for the Administration of Justice ...

PLMJ | March 2008

1. The long-awaited duty requiring users or promoters of operations and transactions whose sole or principal objective is to obtain tax benefits to communicate such operations or transactions to the tax authorities has finally become law in Decree-Law 29/2008 of 25 February. 2. Due to its excessively wide nature, however, the new antiabuse measure raises some very serious doubts ...

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