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With experience of supporting the financial services community in key financial hubs, across the network, we help organisations navigate complex reporting, governance and regulatory issues to achieve their business objectives.

The Transpacific Partnership

In June 2015 the U.S. Congress granted fast track authority to President Barack Obama, clearing the way for final negotiations of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP). The completion of the 12-member TPP would create a mega-regional zone representing 40 percent of global GDP and 26 percent of world trade.

Israel: Voluntary disclosure programme tackles the problem of unreported capital

If I had to summarise 2014 in one sentence, based on the economic and law-enforcement aspects, I would say that first of all, this year represents a ‘step up’ in the war that the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) leads to reduce the ‘black capital’ (unreported capital) phenomenon in an attempt to increase the circle of those obligated to submit financial statements.

Thailand: Permanent establishment risk in Thailand

Permanent establishment (PE) is a common term in international tax. The concept is very common in advice concerning cross-border business expansion. Many discussions between advisers and their clients will begin with a question along the following lines: “Do these activities to be undertaken create a PE risk?”

South Africa: The true cost to an employer of an expatriate in South Africa

With technology making the world a smaller place, it is understandable that large corporations expand their businesses into multiple jurisdictions as they continue to grow. However, setting up a new operation for an existing business in a foreign jurisdiction is not necessarily an easy task.

China: New Tax Reporting Obligations on Indirect Transfer of PRC Taxable Investments

Non-US businesses face a variety of complex tax burdens when they choose to do business in the United States. A number of federal and state compliance and substantive tax obligations make doing business in the US potentially quite challenging, especially in California.

USA: Businesses entering and investing into the United States through California — 2015

Non-US businesses face a variety of complex tax burdens when they choose to do business in the United States. A number of federal and state compliance and substantive tax obligations make doing business in the US potentially quite challenging, especially in California. However, many tax incentives exist that can mitigate the effect of some of these burdens.

Issue 23 - RSM Reporting

This edition features: Paul Druckman, CEO, IIRC Comments on IFRS and global accounting standards Our experts in... Australia Jane Meade and Daisy Yang report on the interpretation and application of IFRS 11 - Joint Arrangements

7 reasons why fund managers invest in Singapore

Despite a turbulent 2014, fund managers and sector analysts have expressed confidence in the resilience of Singapore’s investment environment for the future. 

Issue 22 - RSM Reporting

This twenty-second edition features:

World Economic Outlook 2015

Economic Growth Trends

Hong Kong: Recent developments: Exchange of Information

In 2014, Hong Kong signed seven Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) with the US and six Nordic jurisdictions. The signing of the TIEAs marks a new era of Exchange of Information (EOI) in Hong Kong.

Hungary: New EKAER reporting obligations

The Electronic Road Transportation Control System (EKAER) will help the tax authority in tracking every product transported in Hungary. The purpose of the system is to ensure no goods are put into circulation in Hungary that have not been previously reported to the Hungarian Tax and Customs Authority.

Mexico: Deduction for expenses apportioned from non-Mexican companies

On 10 October 2014, Mexico’s federal tax authority, the Servicio de Administracion Tributaria (SAT), published a package of miscellaneous tax rules (the “October 10 Rules”) that included guidance on various Mexican tax provisions.

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

In February 2013, the European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.) commenced negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The proposed pact would create the world’s biggest free trade area.

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