India – Supreme Court decision taxation of software payments

Recently, the  Supreme Court1 has held that the amounts paid to the non-resident software suppliers, which do not create any right or interest with the distributor/ end-user for use of or right to use any copyright are not royalty under the Double Tax Avoidance Agreement(s) (DTAA). Therefore, the Indian payers were not liable to deduct tax at source (TAS) under section 195 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act).

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World Wide VAT

For years we have organised the event “World Wide Value Added Tax” or abbreviated WWV. The Brits prophesied that with such a stupid name it would never be a success. For English speakers it sounds like World War Five. The event is not free, because we invest a lot of work, enthusiasm and passion and naturally we also have effective costs for the infrastructure. A chargeable event on this topic will never be successful. That was echoed by many others.Read More »

The urge to go to school



On Saturday I attended the school lessons. A hoard of adults squeezes into a classroom; if you come too late, you don’t have a chair and about comfort you can disagree.Read More »

PwC webcast “Navigating a path through the EU Referendum result”

PwC_fl_30mmh_c“The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have significant implications for businesses and we are already working with our clients and people to support them as those implications are understood.

“History has taught us that UK business is adaptable and innovative when confronted with new challenges and opportunities. There will be significant uncertainty over the coming months as the detailed political and legal issues are worked out, and business confidence may be impacted. PwC is committed to helping its clients as they adapt to new market conditions and opportunities.”

Statement from Ian Powell, Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC regarding the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
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Africa energy tax updates webcast

PwC_fl_30mmh_cPlease join this upcoming webcast later today:

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (US EDT)

The declining oil prices have presented major challenges for oil driven economies, as well as other economies in Africa.
These challenges are being tackled by several reforms and fiscal discipline to increase taxation revenue.

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Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences hot topics

PwC_fl_30mmh_cCountry by Country Reporting

Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (US EDT)

During the webcast, PwC subject matter experts will discuss recent developments and considerations around the OECD’s proposed Country by Country (CbC) Reporting requirements.


Earn up to 1 CPE credit in Taxes
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PwC_fl_30mmh_cStrategy That Works – How winning companies close the strategy-to-execution gap

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (US EDT)

Strategy That Works, a new book by PwC’s Strategy& (published in collaboration with Harvard Business Review Press), is a powerful guide to connecting where enterprises aim to go and what they can accomplish. Co-author, Paul Leinwand, will explain how companies close the strategy-to-execution gap and how other companies can emulate their success.

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