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McDonald’s grilled over labor, tax practices at Brazil hearing

McDonald’s grilled over labor, tax practices at Brazil hearing

BRASILIA (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp, the world’s biggest fast-food chain, was accused of mistreating its employees and dodging taxes on Thursday during a Senate hearing in Brazil, where politicians, union leaders and workers from five continents voiced allegations. McDonald’s has come under increasing scrutiny worldwide for allegations of labor abuses, health and safety violations, plus tax evasion […]

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The Two Latin Americas

The Two Latin Americas

The Two Latin Americas – A Continental Divide Between One Bloc That Favors State Controls and Another That Embraces Free Markets, as reported in the WS Journal. There are two Latin Americas right now. The first is a bloc of countries—including Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela—that faces the Atlantic Ocean, mistrusts globalization and gives the state […]

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Brazil to Boost Car Sales Tax Next Year (2014) -Two-Step Move Will Take Levy Back to Level Before 2012 Temporary Reduction

Brazil to Boost Car Sales Tax Next Year (2014) -Two-Step Move Will Take Levy Back to Level Before 2012 Temporary Reduction

Brazil to Boost Car Sales Tax Next Year (2014) -Two-Step Move Will Take Levy Back to Level Before 2012 Temporary Reduction, as reported in the news of the WS Journal. SÃO PAULO—Brazil is raising its tax on car purchases next year to the level before a temporary reduction made in 2012 to boost flagging sales, […]

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Brazil royalties dispute lands 3M, IRS in U.S. Tax Court

Brazil royalties dispute lands 3M, IRS in U.S. Tax Court

As reported in Reuters – The U.S. Internal Revenue Service and 3M Co are fighting over royalty payments from the company’s Brazilian unit to its U.S. headquarters in a case that highlights how tax complications often emerge from doing business in Brazil. Brazil has no tax treaty with the United States. Last year, it was […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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