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31 countries sign international agreement on country-by-country reporting, but not U.S.

31 countries sign international agreement on country-by-country reporting, but not U.S.

OECD press release (Jan. 27, 2015). On January 27, finance ministers and top officials from 31 countries — which didn’t include the U.S. — signed the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports (the Agreement), according to an OECD press release. This is the first signing ceremony for the Agreement to facilitate […]

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Apple to pay Italy 318 million euros, sign tax deal

Apple to pay Italy 318 million euros, sign tax deal

(Reuters) – Apple Inc will pay Italy’s tax office 318 million euros ($348 million) to settle a dispute over allegations it failed to pay taxes for six years, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. The maker of iPhones and iPads will also sign an accord next year on how to […]

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Prada owners under investigation for tax avoidance – sources

Prada owners under investigation for tax avoidance – sources

Prada owners under investigation for tax avoidance – sources, as reported in the news in Reuters. MILAN (Reuters) – Italian fashion designer Miuccia Prada and her husband, Prada chief executive and fellow shareholder Patrizio Bertelli, are under investigation as part of a tax avoidance probe by Milan prosecutors, three investigative sources told Reuters on Friday. […]

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Fiat Gaining Full Ownership of Chrysler

Fiat Gaining Full Ownership of Chrysler

Fiat Gaining Full Ownership of Chrysler, as reported in the news. The Italian carmaker Fiat said on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement to take full ownership of Chrysler, the smallest of the three American automakers, in a $4.35 billion deal with the United Automobile Workers retiree health care fund. The deal to buy […]

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Fiat moving tax base to UK to woo U.S. investors-chairman tells paper

Fiat moving tax base to UK to woo U.S. investors-chairman tells paper

MILAN (Reuters) – Fiat wants to establish the tax domicile of the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group in the United Kingdom to help woo American investors, the Italian car maker’s chairman told Italian daily La Stampa in an interview published on Thursday. The Turin-based car maker, which this month bought out the minority investor in […]

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EU has ‘serious doubts’ about Italy’s proposed Web tax

EU has ‘serious doubts’ about Italy’s proposed Web tax

EU has ‘serious doubts’ about Italy’s proposed Web tax. Reuters. The European Commission warned on Thursday that Italy’s proposed legislation to raise revenue from online companies including Google Inc and Amazon Inc was likely to break European Union rules. Link to Reuters, r.reuters.com/xuw55v (Reuters) – The European Commission warned on Thursday that Italy’s proposed legislation […]

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Washington Alert – Bits ‘n Pieces – Free File Software, Employee Benefits Seminar, Budget, U.S. & Italy

Washington Alert  – Bits ‘n Pieces – Free File Software, Employee Benefits Seminar, Budget, U.S. & Italy

IRS announced on Jan. 17 that Free File brand-name software is now available for many taxpayers. (IR 2014-4) According to the agency, 14 commercial software companies that provide their Free File tax preparation products at no cost are offering their products only through irs.gov/freefile .While taxpayers can immediately complete and e-file a tax return, the […]

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UK Bribery Digest – Edition 2

UK Bribery Digest – Edition 2

Editor’s Note: I previously blogged on Ernst and Young Bribery Digest, finding some interesting cases. Here is Edition 2 of the UK Bribery Digest, along with some snippets. Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) The introduction of DPAs in the UK took a further step in October 2012 with the publication by the Ministry of Justice of […]

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Marchex Berlusconi masterminded tax evasion plan, Italian court says

Marchex Berlusconi masterminded tax evasion plan, Italian court says

As reported in Reuters, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was the mastermind behind a complex system of tax evasion by his holding company Fininvest, Italy’s highest appeals court said on Thursday. The Court of Cassation, which published the reasons for its decision earlier this month to uphold Berlusconi’s conviction for tax fraud, pulled no punches […]

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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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