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    Uber + VAT

    As the controversial company Uber has grown to reach a valuation approaching $70 billion, its problems have also mounted. Legal actions have spread across the globe and regulatory enforcement and/or litigation have been undertaken against it in 34 countries and 19 U.S. states.

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    August 14, 2017 Posted by:

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    Juncker Plans New Tax Transparency Rules from January 2019

    Two days after the Brexit talks began in Brussels, on June 19, 2017, the European Commission issued a press release outlining detailed proposals for “tough new transparency rules for intermediaries—such as tax advisors, accountants, banks and lawyers—who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.”

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    July 7, 2017 Posted by:

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    GOOGLEGATE 2.0!

    As a follow up to our ‘Googlegate’ blog post from Tuesday this week we have been asked by various readers of the blog, including journalists, whether we think HMRC should publish details of the ‘deal’ done with Google. Essentially, the issue is that of balancing Google’s interest in avoiding confidential information reaching the public domain whilst pacifying claims that a ‘sweetheart deal’ has been done.

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    January 29, 2016 Posted by:

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    GoogleGate!

    Once again it’s everywhere: Google’s tax affairs are in the newspapers, on the TV and radio. It certainly makes for great headlines – Google, the US technology giant, has agreed to pay HMRC £130m in back taxes and bear a greater tax burden in the future. Opinions vary from those who claim that the extra £130m is a derisory figure compared with the company’s turnover, to those who see it as only right to pay what is provided by law and nothing more.

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    January 26, 2016 Posted by:

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    Join us at the Transnational Tax Network Conference in Hong Kong

    We’re pleased to announce that both Miles and Zoe will be speaking at the Transnational Tax Network conference at Hong Kong’s Park Lane Hotel on Monday 9th February.

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    February 5, 2015 Posted by:

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    Puerto Rico Tax Exemptions Acts

    In an attempt to stimulate domestic economic growth, the government of Puerto Rico enacted two laws (in 2012) that provide generous tax incentives for individuals and businesses. While such Acts are not unusual for smaller island states, these two Acts are unique in that they potentially provide US citizens with a significant tax advantage.

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    January 8, 2015 Posted by:

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    An Open Response to the Evening Standard Re STARBUCKS

    In yesterday’s Evening Standard (1 December 2014), Starbucks new UK Chief Exec was interviewed and quoted as saying “There is nothing abnormal about the way we are run”. The Standard then ran an editorial piece on the interview that I referred to as “astonishingly ignorant” in a tweet on the way home.

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    December 2, 2014 Posted by:

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    Miles is a founder of Milestone having started his career in international tax in 1994.

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