Corporate tax avoidance Current Affairs, GK & News
The RBI task force on Offshore Rupee Markets (ORM), headed by Usha Thorat, has suggested liberal currency market for offshore users. The panel recommended that onshore market hours may be suitably extended to match the flexibility provided by the offshore markets (or NDF markets). This is aimed at incentivizing non-residents to hedge in the onshore ..
Topics: Corporate tax avoidance • Currency • Currency symbols • Economy • Finance • Foreign exchange market • Indian rupee • International Financial Services Centre • Market risk • Rupee • Special economic zones • Tax avoidance
The Union Cabinet has recently approved establishment of a unified authority for regulating all financial services in International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) in India through IFSCs Authority Bill of 2019. The establishment of a unified financial regulator for IFSCs will result in providing world-class regulatory environment to market participants from an ease of doing business ..
Topics: Corporate tax avoidance • Economy • Financial centre • Financial regulation • Financial Regulator • International business • International Financial Services Centre • Money • Offshore finance • Securities and Exchange Board of India • Tax avoidance
France has recently introduced a new “GAFA tax” – named after the large internet and technology companies viz. Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – to ensure the global giants pay a fair share of taxes on their massive businesses in Europe. The so-called GAFA tax targeting major digital firms comes into force on 1st January ..
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India and China have signed protocol to amend Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) for the avoidance of double taxation and for prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income by allowing exchange of information. Under Section 90 of Income-tax Act, 1961, India can enter into agreement with foreign country or specified territory for ..
Topics: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting • BEPS • Corporate tax avoidance • Double taxation • Double Taxation Avoidance • Dtaa • Economy • Foreign direct investment • India China • International taxation • Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting • National • Tax • Tax avoidance • Tax Evasion • Taxation in the United States • World economy
Dutch Sandwich refers to a form of tax avoidance used by companies that have their operations across the world to minimise the amount of taxes that they pay on their profits. The technique involves the transfer of a company’s profits through a subsidiary in the Netherlands, where the tax on the transfer of corporate profits ..
Topics: Apple Inc. • Companies • Corporate haven • Corporate tax avoidance • Current Affairs – March, 2018 • Economy • Global issues • Google • International taxation • Ireland as a tax haven • Tax • Tax avoidance
The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities. A politically neutral ranking, it is a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows or capital flight. The index was unveiled by the Tax Justice Network (TJN). The index is based on twenty ..