The EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive – Impact on Corporate Treasury

On 21 June 2016 the EU’s ministers of Finance and Economic Affairs, the so-called ECOFIN Council, unanimously approved the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (“ATAD”). This measure was originally proposed in January 2016 as part of the wider Anti-Tax Avoidance Package and was amended a number of times since its initial release.

Click HERE for a brief overview of some of the key changes agreed for implementation as part of the ATAD and in particular their relevance for corporate treasurers.

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Tackling Tax Avoidance in the EU – Impact on Corporate Treasury

Many corporate treasurers are likely to have become more aware of the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, given the worldwide publicity it has received and the focus it has placed on limiting tax benefits of intragroup financing arrangements as a source of aggressive tax planning.

Following on from the BEPS project, the European Commission released its own draft anti-avoidance tax package on 28 January 2016 which contains measures to prevent aggressive tax planning, boost tax transparency and create ...

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SEPA Business Service Scheme Cessation

Some members will have been made aware by their banks that the SEPA Business Service scheme for Direct Debits will cease in Ireland from 1st February 2016. Over the last few months the IACT has been actively engaged in dialogue with a number of the main Irish clearing banks and also relevant industry bodies (such as IBEC and BFPI) to voice our members concerns over the potential impact the cessation of this scheme could have their businesses.

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Public consultation by EU Commission on implementation of EMIR

Public consultation by EU Commission on implementation of EMIR

On 22nd May 2015, The EU Commission launched its public consultation on the implementation of EMIR. The Commission shall, in particular, assess a number of specific aspects of EMIR. These include: the access of CCPs to central bank liquidity facilities; the functioning of supervisory colleges for CCPs; and the margin practices of CCPs. The review will also assess the systemic importance of non-financial firms and potentially unintended consequences to NFC- (See question 1.2 ...

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Technical Update – Accounting – Financial Market Volatility

Recent months have been marked by increased volatility in global markets, falling oil prices, political unrest and slower than expected recovery in the Eurozone. The current economic environment has driven many to ask questions as they prepare year-end financial reporting.

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This members’ update is for general information only and should not be regarded as a substitute for tax, legal or other professional advice. Such advice should be taken before acting on or taking steps in relation to matters referred ...
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