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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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Mexico withheld millions in tax refunds from P&G, Unilever, Colgate

Mexico withheld millions in tax refunds from P&G, Unilever, Colgate

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in tax refunds owed to Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Colgate combined as it sought to coax them and other multinationals to pay more income tax locally, according to people close to the talks. After luring foreign companies with corporate tax breaks for […]

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Two Multinational Firms Reach Tax Deals With Mexico For $300 Million

Two Multinational Firms Reach Tax Deals With Mexico For $300 Million

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has reached deals totaling around $300 million with two multinational companies following a probe into possible tax avoidance, the head of Mexico’s tax authority reported. Last year, Mexico said it had launched an “informal audit” of 270 companies for allegedly exploiting loopholes that authorities have starved the country of much-needed […]

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P&G, Hasbro in crosshairs of Mexico’s taxman

P&G, Hasbro in crosshairs of Mexico’s taxman

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The world’s largest household product maker Procter & Gamble and No. 2 toymaker Hasbro are at the heart of a Mexican probe into tax avoidance that could cost the firms hundreds of millions of dollars in back-taxes between them, sources told Reuters. In January, Mexico said it had launched a probe […]

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Mexican businesses vow fight on new tax laws

Mexican businesses vow fight on new tax laws

As reported in the news in the LA Times, Mexican businesses vow fight on new tax laws, the maquiladora assembly plant industry and other groups plan legal challenges to block Mexico’s new financial package, which would increase taxes on everything from border factories to junk food. Workers produce mannequins at the Tecma Group, which operates […]

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Bankers’ lawsuit jeopardizes U.S. tax dodger crackdown

Bankers’ lawsuit jeopardizes U.S. tax dodger crackdown

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A court challenge by Texas and Florida bankers threatens to undermine a broad U.S. government crackdown on offshore tax avoidance and jeopardize a web of carefully crafted international agreements, tax lawyers said recently. The Texas Bankers Association and the Florida Bankers Association, both industry groups, have filed a lawsuit attempting to […]

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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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