International

  • June 04, 2024

    Luxembourg Candidate Calls To End EU Tax Unanimity Rule

    The leading Socialist candidate in the upcoming European parliamentary elections said the European Union should scrap the need for unanimity for all tax decisions, clashing with his home country of Luxembourg's longtime stand that's meant to protect its status as a financial center.

  • June 04, 2024

    Austrian Authorities Reveal Spike In Fake Companies

    The number of fake companies in Austria is increasing, according to data from the Finance Ministry, which said that it hoped a new law would aid in combating the trend.

  • June 03, 2024

    Danish Tax Agency Says $2.1B Tax Fraud Suits Not Filed Late

    Denmark's tax administrator urged a New York federal court to reject bids to toss its suits against U.S. pension plans and individuals it accuses of participating in a $2.1 billion fraud scheme, saying the suits were not filed too late.

  • June 03, 2024

    Treasury Aims To Salvage Corp. Transparency Act At 11th Circ.

    The Corporate Transparency Act is a valid exercise of congressional authority to curb money laundering under the commerce clause and the necessary and proper clause in the Constitution, the U.S. Treasury Department told the Eleventh Circuit on Monday in a bid to restore the law's reporting requirements.

  • June 03, 2024

    Tax Convictions Withstand Poor Counsel Claim, 4th Circ. Says

    A North Carolina man's claim of ineffective counsel is not sufficient reason to vacate his convictions for filing false tax returns and obstructing an official proceeding in a case involving $2.1 million in unreported income sent from Bermuda entities, the Fourth Circuit ruled.

  • June 03, 2024

    Texas Oil Co. Says IRS Hasn't Paid $36M Promised Refund

    The Internal Revenue Service has promised to pay a Texas oil company more than $36 million in tax refunds and credits for the 2009 tax year but has failed to do so, the company told a federal court.

  • June 03, 2024

    African Gov'ts Made Big Gains From Data Swaps In 2023

    African tax authorities made huge headway last year in using the international standard for exchange of information on request to find additional revenues of €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion), which is more than over the past 13 years combined, the OECD reported Monday.

  • June 03, 2024

    UK Liberal Democrats Call For Buyback Tax, Tripling DST

    The U.K. Liberal Democrat party called for a 4% share buyback tax on the 100 largest corporations on the stock market as well as for tripling the country's 2% digital services tax, with the additional revenue generated to be earmarked to benefit schoolchildren.

  • June 03, 2024

    South Korea Extending Tax Breaks For Growing Businesses

    Companies in South Korea that graduate from being considered small and medium enterprises to middle-market enterprises will see the grace period that allows them to continue to receive tax breaks granted to smaller entities extended, the country's finance ministry said Monday.

  • June 03, 2024

    7 Arrested In €18M Italian VAT Fraud Ring

    Financial police in Italy arrested seven suspects Monday in connection with a value-added tax fraud scheme involving beverages that resulted in losses of €18 million ($19.6 million), the European Public Prosecutor's Office said.

  • June 03, 2024

    EU Court Asked To Rule On Belgian Tax On Dividends

    A Belgian court asked the European Union's highest court to rule on whether the country can tax dividends transferred from a subsidiary to a parent company, despite an EU law apparently prohibiting this, a document published Monday showed.

  • June 01, 2024

    Blockbuster Summer: 10 Big Issues Justices Still Must Decide

    As the calendar flips over to June, the U.S. Supreme Court still has heaps of cases to decide on issues ranging from trademark registration rules to judicial deference and presidential immunity. Here, Law360 looks at 10 of the most important topics the court has yet to decide.

  • May 31, 2024

    3M Tells 8th Circ. IRS Used Invalid Regs For $24M Allocation

    Multinational conglomerate 3M reiterated Friday its bid for the Eighth Circuit to reverse a U.S. Tax Court decision allowing the IRS to allocate nearly $24 million from the company's Brazilian affiliate, arguing the agency's adjustment relied on substantively invalid regulations.

  • May 31, 2024

    IRS Guidance Narrows Spinoffs Available For Preapproval

    Recent IRS guidance limiting the types of spinoff transactions that revenue officials will approve as tax-free ahead of time leaves practitioners and corporations to determine whether to pursue certain intercompany reorganizations without the agency's blessing.

  • May 31, 2024

    Ex-UBS Exec Owes $4.7M In FBAR Penalties, Court Told

    A former CEO of Swiss bank UBS' North American group faces a $4.7 million tax bill that the U.S. claims is due because he did not report his foreign bank accounts or assets, according to a suit filed in Connecticut federal court.

  • May 31, 2024

    US, Bulgaria Sign Country-By-Country Reporting Agreement

    The U.S. and Bulgaria signed an agreement Friday on the automatic exchange of country-by-country reports between the nations, Bulgaria's Ministry of Finance said.

  • May 31, 2024

    Latin American Tax Transparency Generates €2.1B In 5 Years

    Tax transparency measures such as exchanges of financial information in Latin American countries have generated nearly €2.1 billion ($2.3 billion) in additional revenue over the past five years, according to an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development report.

  • May 31, 2024

    Calif. Man Owes 6 Years Of FBAR Penalties, IRS Tells Court

    A Californian has failed to pay foreign bank account reporting penalties he was assessed that were tied to a business he owed in Mexico for six years, the Internal Revenue Service told a federal court.

  • May 31, 2024

    Taxation With Representation: Cravath, Cleary, Fried Frank

    In this week's Taxation With Representation, T-Mobile buys United States Cellular Corp.'s wireless operations, Energy Transfer plans to buy WTG Midstream, ConocoPhillips acquires Marathon Oil, and Goldman Sachs Alternatives raises over $20 billion for its direct lending strategy.

  • May 31, 2024

    Denmark's New VAT System Cuts Errors By 30%, Agency Says

    A new Danish value-added tax reporting system that digitally cross-checks with data for European Union trade has reduced errors by about 30%, Denmark's tax agency said Friday.

  • May 31, 2024

    EU Eyes Permanent End To Vanuatu Visa Waiver

    The European Commission said Friday that it wants to permanently end visa-free access for nationals of Vanuatu to the European Union because the EU says the island nation hasn't addressed risks in its investor citizenship programs.

  • May 30, 2024

    EU Court Rejects Appeal Over Spanish Port Tax Breaks

    The European Union's Court of Justice on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that corporate tax exemptions Spain extended to seaports were illegal state aid, brushing aside arguments that a more thorough economic analysis was warranted to prove the tax breaks bestowed an unfair advantage.

  • May 30, 2024

    Aussie State's Parliament Urges Taxing Consulting Cos.

    Large companies that provide consulting services to the New South Wales government should be required to pay taxes on their company earnings along with payroll taxes on partnership earnings, according to a report from the Australian state's Parliament.

  • May 30, 2024

    Qatar Signs Double-Tax Agreements With Saudi Arabia, UAE

    Qatar signed two agreements Thursday to prevent double taxation and tax evasion, one with Saudi Arabia and the other with the United Arab Emirates.

  • May 30, 2024

    Later Pillar 1 Due Date Set For June As Tax Talks Wrap Up

    Diplomats agreed this week to finalize a treaty for reallocating some of large companies' tax payments and setting standards to simplify some transfer pricing in lower-income countries by June 30 after having missed a March deadline, according to a statement published Thursday by the OECD.

Expert Analysis

  • The Pop Culture Docket: Judge Djerassi On Super Bowl 52

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    Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Ramy Djerassi discusses how Super Bowl 52, in which the Philadelphia Eagles prevailed over the New England Patriots, provides an apt metaphor for alternative dispute resolution processes in commercial business cases.

  • Employee Experience Strategy Can Boost Law Firm Success

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    Amid continuing business uncertainty, law firms should consider adopting a holistic employee experience strategy — prioritizing consistency, targeting signature moments and leveraging measurement tools — to maximize productivity and profitability, says Haley Revel at Calibrate Consulting.

  • 6 Practice Pointers For Pro Bono Immigration Practice

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    An attorney taking on their first pro bono immigration matter may find the law and procedures beguiling, but understanding key deadlines, the significance of individual immigration judges' rules and specialized aspects of the practice can help avoid common missteps, says Steven Malm at Haynes Boone.

  • Lessons From Country Singer's Personal Service Saga

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    Recent reports that country singer Luke Combs won a judgment against a Florida woman who didn’t receive notice of the counterfeit suit against her should serve as a reminder for attorneys on best practices for effectuating service by electronic means, say attorneys at Jenner & Block.

  • 7 E-Discovery Predictions For 2024 And Beyond

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    The legal and technical issues of e-discovery now affect virtually every lawsuit, and in the year to come, practitioners can expect practices and policies to evolve in a number of ways, from the expanded use of relevancy redactions to mandated information security provisions in protective orders, say attorneys at Littler.

  • 5 Litigation Funding Trends To Note In 2024

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    Over the next year and beyond, litigation funding will continue to evolve in ways that affect attorneys and the larger litigation landscape, from the growth of a secondary market for funded claims, to rising interest rates restricting the availability of capital, says Jeffery Lula at GLS Capital.

  • 4 Legal Ethics Considerations For The New Year

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    As attorneys and clients reset for a new year, now is a good time to take a step back and review some core ethical issues that attorneys should keep front of mind in 2024, including approaching generative artificial intelligence with caution and care, and avoiding pitfalls in outside counsel guidelines, say attorneys at HWG.

  • What The Law Firm Of The Future Will Look Like

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    As the legal landscape shifts, it’s become increasingly clear that the BigLaw business model must adapt in four key ways to remain viable, from fostering workplace flexibility to embracing technology, say Kevin Henderson and Eric Pacifici at SMB Law Group.

  • 4 PR Pointers When Your Case Is In The News

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    Media coverage of new lawsuits exploded last year, demonstrating why defense attorneys should devise a public relations plan that complements their legal strategy, incorporating several objectives to balance ethical obligations and advocacy, say Nathan Burchfiel at Pinkston and Ryan June at Castañeda + Heidelman.

  • Unpacking The Proposed Production Tax Credit Regulations

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    Recently proposed tax regulations for claiming the U.S. clean-energy manufacturers' production credit under Internal Revenue Code Section 45X are less stringent than many had feared but fail to define a fundamental eligibility requirement, say Casey August and Jared Sanders at Morgan Lewis.

  • 10 Considerations For Litigating A New York Tax Case

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    While some of New York’s recently adopted corporate tax regulations are likely to face legal challenges, aggrieved taxpayers should answer certain questions before deciding to embark on the tax litigation process, say Cyavash Ahmadi and Jeffrey Friedman at Eversheds Sutherland.

  • Law Firm Strategies For Successfully Navigating 2024 Trends

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    Though law firms face the dual challenge of external and internal pressures as they enter 2024, firms willing to pivot will be able to stand out by adapting to stakeholder needs and reimagining their infrastructure, says Shireen Hilal at Maior Consultants.

  • Attorneys' Busiest Times Can Be Business Opportunities

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    Attorneys who resolve to grow their revenue and client base in 2024 should be careful not to abandon their goals when they get too busy with client work, because these periods of zero bandwidth can actually be a catalyst for future growth, says Amy Drysdale at Alchemy Consulting.

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