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AbbVie: "risks and uncertainty" of US tax policy behind decision to drop Shire bid

US pharmaceutical company AbbVie dropped its proposed £54 billion acquisition of UK rival Shire as a direct result of changes to the way in which authorities in the US treat cross-border mergers for corporate tax purposes, it has confirmed. 21 Oct 2014

Irish 2015 budget introduces new residence rules for companies incorporated in Ireland

All companies incorporated in Ireland will be automatically resident in Ireland for tax purposes, Ireland's finance minister has announced. 15 Oct 2014

Out-Law Guides

  • Tax Disputes: Follower Notices and Accelerated Payments

    New provisions, which came into force on 17 July 2014, are designed to remove the cashflow advantage for the taxpayer that currently exists in relation to most direct tax disputes and to help HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to clear the backlog of disputes...

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    This guide was last updated in May 2014.

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    This guide was updated in May 2014.

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Expertise in Corporate Tax

Over the last few years the pressure to increase tax revenues has led to continued complex changes to tax legislation, coupled with a more aggressive approach to tax planning from HMRC. Our team of lawyers, accountants and former HMRC officers gives us a broad perspective and enables us to guide you through the maze of complex rules to help you achieve your business objectives.

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