Recent news

  1. Friday, 11 August 2017

    Luxembourg introduces new IP tax regime

    On 4 August, the Luxembourg Government submitted its long awaited bill of law for the introduction of a new tax regime in order to increase intellectual property (“IP”) developments (the “Bill of Law”). The new regime follows just over one year after the Luxembourg government abolished its former IP regime as from 30 June 2016 (subject to grandfathering rules in effect until no later than 30 June 2021). Once the bill of law is enacted, the new IP regime should become effective as of 2018.

  2. Monday, 31 July 2017

    Cyprus introduces new transfer pricing rules for intra-group financing activities

    In a Circular issued by the Cyprus Tax Authorities on 30 June 2017, new transfer pricing rules have been implemented for companies carrying out intra-group financing activities. The Circular is effective immediately and replace the former Minimum Margin Scheme regime. The Circular contains requirements regarding substance, risk/equity and arm’s length compensation.

    The new rules for intra-group financing companies in Cyprus are largely similar to the rules implemented in Luxembourg at the beginning of this year. 


  3. Wednesday, 19 July 2017

    OECD releases latest updates to the Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations

    On July 10, 2017 the OECD released the 2017 edition of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations (Transfer Pricing Guidelines).

  4. Thursday, 13 July 2017

    OECD releases BEPS discussion drafts on attribution of profits to permanent establishments and transactional profit splits

    On June 22, 2017 the OECD released two public discussion drafts, containing guidance on its Final Reports on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) of October 2015. Both discussion drafts replace earlier draft versions released for public comment in July 2016.

  5. Friday, 30 June 2017

    Transfer pricing developments in Luxembourg

    On 27 December 2016, the Luxembourg Tax Authorities ("LTA") issued new guidelines by means of the issuance of Circular L.I.R. no. 56/1 – 56bis/1 ("the Circular") dealing with the Luxembourg tax treatment applicable to Luxembourg companies engaged in intra-group financing transactions.

  6. Tuesday, 23 May 2017

    Two awards for WTS at ITR European Awards Ceremony

    T/A economics' partner WTS was distinguished in two areas at this year’s International Tax Review (ITR) European Awards Ceremony, which took place on May 18 in London. WTS Global was honored with the award for European Indirect Tax Firm of the Year 2017 and WTS Germany was crowned Germany‘s Tax Firm of the Year 2017.

  7. Friday, 07 April 2017

    OECD releases additional guidance on Country-by-Country reporting (BEPS Action 13)

    On April 6th, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) launched additional guidance for tax administrations and MNE Groups alike on the implementation of Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting (BEPS Action 13).

  8. Wednesday, 22 March 2017

    Live online seminar (in Dutch): Aftrek innovatie-inkomsten

    23 March 2017 | 12.00h - 14.00h | LexAlert
  9. Friday, 10 March 2017

    België: Aftrek innovatie-inkomsten

    Op de ministerraad van 2 december 2016 bereikten de regeringspartijen een akkoord over een nieuwe aftrek voor innovatie-inkomsten. Deze is tot stand gekomen onder invloed van het BEPS-actieplan dat lidstaten verzocht om hun wetgeving in lijn te brengen met de richtlijnen van de OESO. De nieuwe wet treedt retroactief in werking vanaf 1 juli 2016.

  10. Tuesday, 14 February 2017

    T/A economics: Painting a new story...

    ... as the BeNeLux alternative for transfer pricing and valuation services, with a distinct approach.

    We are pleased to announce the launch of T/A economics, a joint venture between Tivalor, a Belgium and Luxembourg based economist boutique, specialized in transfer pricing and valuations, and the Amsterdam based transfer pricing team of Atlas tax lawyers. Combined, the former teams of Tivalor, business & legal economics, and Atlas, transfer pricing will be able to offer their clients with a distinct, integrated, borderless service approach throughout the BeNeLux, and interconnectivity globally through its partnership with the WTS Global network, present in over 100 countries. T/A economics’ credo is to create exponential value for its clients through the sharing of experiences.