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Impact of Dutch 2019 budget on real estate industry

The Dutch government published important tax measures in its 2019 budget proposals with a potentially significant impact on the Dutch real estate industry. On 15 October 2018 the Dutch government announced that its initial budget proposals of 18 September 2018 will be revised. The Dutch dividend withholding tax will not be abolished as proposed earlier. […]

Supreme Court renders judgement in cases regarding ‘per-element’ approach to Dutch tax consolidation regime

The Supreme Court rendered its judgement in two cases regarding the “per-element approach” to the Dutch tax consolidation regime (fiscal unity). The cases concern: a Dutch interest deduction limitation rule, and; the (non-)deductibility of currency losses on certain participations. On 8 July 2016, the Supreme Court raised preliminary questions to the Court of Justice of the […]

Brazilian democracy and election changes

By Ricardo Junqueiro Getúlio Vargas once said that Brazil fears nothing in the present, prides itself on the past and relies serenely on the future. It is very doubtful that the phrase maintains any type of actuality in the days that run. Neither does the present allow us to dispel fears (on the contrary). Not even the […]

Points to be taken care of if you owe money and can’t pay it back

By David Asker With the average total debt of £58,658 per household in July 2018, based on these figures the total interest on payments over a 12- month period stands at just under £50 billion. On a more relatable level, the celebrity Katie Price is allegedly three weeks away from bankruptcy. Katie is due to […]

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