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Commission may have 'gone too far' in saying that Starbucks' Netherlands tax arrangements constitute state aid, says expert

The preliminary view published by the European Commission that an agreement between the  Dutch tax authorities and coffee shop operator Starbucks amounts to unlawful state aid, may have "gone too far", according to Caroline Ramsay, a state aid expert... 14 Nov 2014

Leaked documents show 'tax rulings' from Luxembourg allowed over 300 companies to cut tax bills

Over 300 multinational companies appear to have saved "billions of dollars in taxes" after obtaining 'tax rulings' from authorities in Luxembourg, journalists have claimed. 06 Nov 2014

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Critics of firms' tax bills must be clearer about their objections, says expert

OPINION: There needs to be a better debate about what is meant by a 'fair' amount of tax for large companies to pay. Critics of companies' tax practices are often not really clear on whether their problem is with the company's behaviour, the tax system or... 05 Nov 2014

OECD: "permanent establishment" definition should be changed to prevent profit shifting by companies

Tax treaty rules on 'permanent establishment' should be changed in order to ensure companies are taxed in the jurisdiction where their economic activity takes place, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has said. 05 Nov 2014

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Expertise in Tax Disputes

Effective handling of relations with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) presents challenges. Managing tax disputes requires a clear understanding of both the dispute process and the tax technical issues. It is for this reason that we believe that specialist skills in both are required to provide best advice in this area.

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