International Tax

What Is The Common Reporting Standard And Who Does It Affect?

In recent years globalisation has had a profound impact on the tax revenue collection of many economies around the world as it has eroded their tax bases. In order to combat the tax evasion opportunities created by globalisation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has developed the single global standard called Common Reporting

2018-06-26T10:25:55+00:00June 26th, 2018|International Tax, Tax|

The Facts on FACTA

We have recently fielded a number of enquiries about FACTA from clients who have received correspondence from their bank, including, in some cases, a detailed FACTA questionnaire to complete. So what is FACTA? FACTA stands for The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which is legislation passed by the United States that aims to reduce tax

2017-11-29T09:27:20+00:00November 3rd, 2015|International Tax, Tax|

UHY International Study on Tax as a Percentage of GDP

A new study conducted by UHY International finds that Western Economies are saddled with a tax burden 40% higher than the global average. Western European countries are inhibiting their economies with tax burdens at least 40% heavier than both the global average and the average for neighbouring countries in Central and Eastern Europe, according to

2015-04-29T09:13:21+00:00April 29th, 2015|International Tax|

UHY’s Global Transfer Pricing Guide 2015

The UHY network has released its 2015 “Global Transfer Pricing Guide” to assist tax and finance professionals responsible for cross-border tax planning and compliance with their enquiries.  Given the complexity of transfer pricing issues, the guide provides in the first instance a country-by-country summary of major transfer pricing requirements, including pricing methods, documentation and penalties

2015-02-25T09:49:26+00:00February 25th, 2015|International Tax|

UHY International Study on Capital Gains Tax

G7 economies risk undermining entrepreneurship with excess taxes on the sale of businesses German business owners may pay almost half gains in tax and in France a third - by contrast BRICs economies pay just 16.7%. The tax take on business disposals in G7 economies risks seriously undermining entrepreneurship, with entrepreneurs in the G7 countries

2015-01-29T13:08:40+00:00January 29th, 2015|International Tax, UHY International|

New Zealand’s Low Tax Burden for High Earners

Eastern Europe and emerging economies offer most generous tax regimes for highest earners. New Zealand has one of the lowest tax burdens for high earners of any major economy, according to a new study by UHY, the international accountancy network. New Zealand has the 8th lightest tax burden out of 25 countries, ranked by UHY

2017-12-05T13:29:48+00:00November 4th, 2014|International Tax|

Corporate Tax Competition Heats Up

By Jim Martin, Tax Manager, UHY Haines Norton, Email jmartin@uhyhn.co.nz In an increasingly globalised world, governments are under pressure to find ways to attract and retain businesses to their country and then to help those businesses compete against their international competitors. An increasing number of government’s now realise that one powerful tool they have to

Brazil and India hit businesses with highest sales and consumption taxes

High sales and consumption taxes in UK and Europe threaten consumer recovery Lack of federal sales tax keeps US sales taxes low Brazil and India hit consumers with the highest levels of consumption and sales taxes in the world, according to new research by UHY, the international accounting and consultancy network. UHY adds that behind

2012-12-14T09:00:51+00:00December 14th, 2012|International Tax, UHY International|

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