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Italy gets Google to pay $335 million in tax arrears

Google has buckled again under government pressure and agreed to pay millions in back taxes in Europe. Italy’s tax agency confirmed that Google (GOOGL, Tech30) would pay €306 million ... Read More

Google reportedly close to tax deal with Italian authorities

Google is reportedly close to finalising a €280m settlement with Italian tax authorities for routing profits through Irish and Dutch subsidiaries to reduce its tax liabilities. It would follow ... Read More
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European Council Endorses Exchange Of Beneficial Ownership Data

The European Council has endorsed a proposal to grant tax authorities access to information held by authorities responsible for the prevention of money laundering. Where a financial account holder ... Read More

PwC acquires data technology firm Selera Labs

PwC is strengthening its tax reporting practice with the acquisition of Selera Labs, a market leading data technology firm. The acquisition comes at a time when tax authorities around ... Read More

France Opens Register Of Trusts

On July 5, French Minister of Finance Michel Sapin and Budget Secretary Christian Eckert announced the launch of France’s public registry of trusts, a measure intended to increase transparency ... Read More

Evaluating the EU’s New Definition for Virtual Currencies

The European Commission this week adopted a legislative proposal meant to bring virtual currency exchanges and custodian wallet providers under the scope of the EU’s Anti-Money Laundering Directive. This ... Read More

EU Approves Directive On CbC reporting of tax information

On May 26, 2016, the Council of the European Union approved a Directive on the country-by-country (CbC) reporting of tax information by multinational corporations and automatic exchange of that ... Read More
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Swiss banker whistleblower: CIA behind Panama Papers

Bradley Birkenfeld is the most significant financial whistleblower of all time, so you might think he’d be cheering on the disclosures in the new Panama Papers leaks. But today, ... Read More

HM Revenue & Customs continues quest to develop digital presence by ditching IT contract that cost it £10bn

The UK’s tax authority made another move in its mission to go fully digital today by dropping an IT contract worth £10bn. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has agreed ... Read More
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