Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA and professionals group breakfast seminar download subscription
CRA representatives provided an update on two topics: 1) online CRA e-services, and 2) Regulation 102 and Regulation 105 waivers for non-residents.
Amendments to the tax code in Kazakhstan as effective since 1 January 2015 download subscription
In 2014, 17 laws were adopted to amend the Code of Kazakhstan ‘On Taxes and Other Obligatory Payments to the Budget’. GRATA Law Firm provides a the brief review of main amendments.
BWB briefing for charities and social enterprise: proposals to increase thresholds for charity audit and more download
A round-up of developments in the charity sector.
Competition News: February 2015 download subscription
Dentons has released the February 2015 edition of its Competition News update.
Employment intermediaries and false self-employment: the ‘agency legislation’ download subscription
There is confusion over the new agency legislation and businesses should treat it with care and determination.
New tax break for married couples subscription
Croatia updates tax legislation subscription
Personal tax/Trusts Briefings
Welcome to Collyer Bristow’s Art Matters, our newsletter covering all aspects of art law.
Whistleblowers in the Swiss banking sector: legal hurdles to co-operating with foreign governments download subscription
An overview of the main Swiss criminal law provisions that prohibit the theft and disclosure of banking information to foreign authorities or courts, and how they have been applied to whistleblowers in recent cases.
Business Tax Briefings
Mumbai decision may have significant implications for the tax positions of hotel owners and operators in India.
Liability for tax violations under a new code ‘On Administrative Violations’ and Criminal Code of Kazakhstan download subscription
A brief review of the main innovations concerning the liability of taxpayers on tax-related administrative cases.
VAT and lawyers – a legal challenge? download subscription
VAT has proven to be anything but a supposedly simple tax, presenting technical challenges for even the most straightforward of businesses such as the legal profession.
Pensions on death: old tax rules scrapped download subscription
George Osborne has revealed the government’s policy proposals on the taxation of ‘unused’ defined-contribution (DC) pension pots on death.
From the firm of the week
Tim Skipper talks to Stephen Allen at DLA Piper and Mark Smith at LexisNexis about the role the Big Four have to play in the legal services market of the future.
Australian tax alert: bitcoin and cryptocurrencies — why the GST law should change download subscription
The Australian Taxation Office released a draft ruling on the Goods and Services Tax treatment of bitcoin transactions on 20 August 2014.
Shale gale blows on in 2015 download subscription
This briefing highlights the ongoing interest in shale and the implications of the government’s emerging Infrastructure Bill.
Banking and Finance Briefings
Vehicle finance drives strong car sales download subscription
Greg Standing looks at the different factors contributing to growth in UK car sales, the impact of PCP products on the industry and both the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in the future.
Luxembourg’s advantages for companies considering locating their business here and insight into the country’s legal regime for enterprises.
Financial Services Briefings
Insurance – foreign investment rules in India download subscription
New rules seek to provide a framework for foreign investment in the Indian insurance sector.
Public procurement in emerging Europe: challenges and opportunities download subscription
€170bn (£120bn) of the EU’s 2014-2020 budget is earmarked for 10 former Eastern bloc countries, much of it being spent on infrastructure and energy projects. Of these, Poland represents the largest market.
In our first in-depth look at our awards shortlisters, the private wealth contenders show how they have shined in the face of globalisation and tougher legislation
Inward investment to Ireland is rising, just the tonic for its law firms
With the recent demise of Manches, we examine the auditors and the complex task of determining a firm’s health
The curious case of Manches’ suicidal cashflow management and its eleventh-hour rescue by Penningtons