taxInsight - 2015/14 – August INTERNATIONAL

2015/14 – August INTERNATIONAL from taxInsight

Increasing Tax Office scrutiny on international transactions

In recent times, there have been a number of enquiries into what the OECD calls Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).  Internationally, there is concern about multi-national companies using techniques such as arranging funding in low tax countries and charging high interest to their subsidiaries in high tax countries (called Base Erosion) or, through pricing mechanisms, arranging profits to be shifted from high tax countries to low tax countries (Profit Shifting). The OECD is examining this with a view to encouraging member countries to introduce legislation aimed at limiting the resulting adverse revenue effects but despite some years of effort, […]

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