About the Committee
The Taxes Committee encourages interface between international tax specialists and promotes the building of networks among tax lawyers worldwide to assist them in better serving the interests of their clients. The committee is divided informally into four practice group areas: Income Taxes, Other Taxes, Tax Litigation and Employee Benefits.
Members are encouraged to contribute to the committee newsletter which is published two to three times per year and to present papers at committee conferences and seminars. The committee also offers tax executives a forum, in its Tax Executives group, to exchange expertise and skills with their colleagues in industry on topics of special interest.
IBA Tax Open Forum - Pillar 2 agreed? A new era of minimum corporate taxation
13 Jul 2021 1500 - 1600 BST
IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022
30 Oct - 04 Nov 2022
IBA Annual Conference 2023
29 Oct - 03 Nov 2023
Tax developments by jurisdiction
The Taxes Committee has published its annual update on tax developments by jurisdiction for 2020. Find out more here
For more than ten years, multinational enterprise groups operating in Portugal with cash pooling arrangements were faced with the interpretation that such intragroup financing was subject to – and not exempt from – stamp duty. In 2020, the country’s stamp duty code was amended to include a specific exemption applicable to cash pooling arrangements. The question is whether this will work in regard to cross-border arrangements and what remedies may be available.
Jun 10, 2021
The Supreme Court of India has recently rendered its decision in Engineering Analysis Centre of Excellence v The Commission of Income Tax & Anr, finding that the amount paid by resident Indian end-users or distributors to non-resident computer software manufacturers or suppliers, as consideration for the resale or use of computer software, cannot be characterised as ‘royalty’ (that is, the use of copyright in the computer software) under Article 12 of the Tax Treaties.
Jun 02, 2021
An increase on the personal assets tax rate in Argentina in 2019, and the creation of a new emergency tax levied on Argentine tax residents and certain nationals’ wealth, encouraged many Argentine families and individuals to restructure their assets in a tax-efficient fashion.
Jun 02, 2021
A levy on electronic money transfers has been introduced in Nigeria by various amendments to its stamp duty regime. But questions and concerns have been raised as to whether these amendments are good law, particularly the rationale behind the Electronic Money Transfer Levy, its scope, applicability and legality, and how it fits into the existing constitutional framework.
May 28, 2021
The pandemic has seen a change in the landscape of deals, which raises novel issues for advisers. The use of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) has dramatically increased. In an effort to deal with business uncertainty, contingent consideration and rollover equity are becoming a greater component of consideration paid by buyers. Distressed property sales have grown, which raises issues on how to deal with existing debt and limit adverse tax effects for borrowers and lenders alike. Broken deals have increased, raising even more complexity.
May 19, 2021