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A Global Minimum Tax Rate: is this just pie in the sky?

In a recent blog we reported that Amazon had won its fight against an EU judgement forcing it to pay about €250m in back taxes to Luxembourg and suggested that such a setback would lead to renewed ...

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Why does Amazon’s gigantic tax case win matter to smaller firms?

Amazon has won its fight against an EU judgement forcing it to pay about €250m in back taxes to Luxembourg in a significant blow to competition chief Margrethe Vestager's crusade against preferential ...

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A UK wealth tax?

The fact that the possibility, however remote, of a Conservative government introducing a one-off wealth tax is being discussed shows just how hard the UK’s economy has been hit by the coronavirus ...

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Mini-Budget Introduces Immediate Measures to Boost the UK’s “Post-Covid 19 Economy”

The Chancellor has today introduced new financial measures in a mini-budget aimed squarely at creating job placements for the young, retaining and saving jobs for the those who have been furloughed, ...

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HMRC win case on in specie contributions to a SIPP

HMRC have won the latest stage on a long running case into the availability of tax relief for contributions made in specie to Self-Invested Personal Pension Schemes (SIPPs). The case will be of ...

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Coronavirus is a “reasonable excuse” for failing to meet tax obligations

HMRC has updated their guidance to include Coronavirus in the list what constitutes a “reasonable excuse” for failing to meet certain tax obligations. Such reasonable excuses can be used to appeal a ...

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COVID-19 and Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

Many US taxpayers residing overseas make use of the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE) when filing their US tax returns. To claim these exclusion the US tax payer must have met one of two tests:

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IRS relief non US citizens stranded in the United States

With the rapid spread of Covid-19 many countries including the United States responded by restricting travel and imposing lockdowns. This has led to some travellers becoming stranded in the US for a ...

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IRS Economic impact payments

As a part of the US response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service has announced that the distribution of economic impact payments will begin in ...

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Some practical tips for business leaders reacting to Covid-19

I think it is fair to say that we are in unprecedented times.  Today’s business and economic environment has a very different feel to it than any previous challenge we have faced. 

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