Multilateral Tax Treaties

Author: Helmut Loukota
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9789041107046
Release Date: 1998-04-22
Genre: Business & Economics

The book is a result of a research project conducted at the Department for Austrian and International Tax Law at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna. The project's aim was to produce a draft multilateral tax treaty modelled on the OECD Model Income Tax Convention, whilst examining in detail difficulties that arise in connection with the multilateralisation of the OECD Model. The expert papers also present a detailed analysis of the arguments for and against the conclusion of a multilateral tax treaty, and of the various European law issues that arise in this context.

Other Income Under Tax Treaties

Author: Alexander Bosman
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041166106
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Law

Bilateral tax treaties are often, to a greater or lesser extent, based on the OECD Model Convention. Among the distributive rules with respect to taxation of income which are laid down in Chapter III of that model, Article 21 assigns the tax jurisdiction in respect of "other income" - understood to mean items of income which are not dealt with in other provisions of the tax treaty - to the residence state in accordance with the main rule underlying the OECD Model, thus ensuring that no income falls outside the scope of the treaty. This study provides a comprehensive analysis of Article 21 of the OECD Model. In extensive detail, and with reference to case law from a number of jurisdictions and to statements of various authorities and official documents, the author shows how Article 21 operates in relation to the other distributive rules of the OECD Model and bilateral tax treaties based thereon. The analysis considers such items of income as the following in relation to Article 21: - income from immovable property; - business profits; - profits from shipping, inland waterways transport, and air transport; - dividends, interest, and royalties; - capital gains; and - income from employment. In addition, the author examines the significance of the OECD Commentaries for the interpretation of tax treaties, the "other income" article in other model conventions, and notable deviations from Article 21 among bilateral tax treaties. An appendix offers well-grounded recommendations on how to potentially amend the wording of Article 21 and the related commentary and how the application of the article can be improved. Although underexposed in the tax law literature heretofore, the "other income" article raises important international taxation issues that remain problematic or unresolved. Tax lawyers, government officials, and other interested professionals will find here a penetrating analysis that goes a long way towards clarifying the characterisation of income that resists the standard categories defined in tax treaties.

A Global Analysis of Tax Treaty Disputes

Author: Eduardo Baistrocchi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108150385
Release Date: 2017-08-17
Genre: Law

This two-volume set offers an in-depth analysis of the leading tax treaty disputes in the G20 and beyond within the first century of international tax law. Including country-by-country and thematic analyses, the study is structured around a novel global taxonomy of tax treaty disputes and includes an unprecedented dataset with over 1500 leading tax treaty cases. By adopting a contextual approach the local expertise of the contributors allows for a thorough and transparent analysis. This set is an important reference tool for anyone implementing or studying international tax regulations and will facilitate the work of courts, tax administrations and practitioners around the world. It is designed to complement model conventions such as the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital. Together with Resolving Transfer Pricing Disputes (2012), it is a comprehensive addition to current debate on the international tax law regime.

International Taxation

Author: Joseph Isenbergh
Publisher: Co Law & Business
ISBN: 0316432830
Release Date: 1995-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

In today's global economy, everything has tax consequences. Here at last is an all-inclusive, easy-to-follow analysis that gives you practical domestic & foreign-based tax strategies you can put to good use right away. Isenbergh shows you how to: Structure international corporate transactions for maximum benefit Minimize liability under applicable treaties, U.S. law & applicable foreign law Practice effectively within the often inconsistent web of legal authorityCovering both inbound & outbound transactions, Isenbergh unfailingly reduces even the most complicated issues to clear, understandable strategies -& then provides unparalleled incisive analysis. Among the complex elements he clarifies you'll find: International transfer pricing Tax havens Treaty shopping International reorganizations under I367 Earnings stripping Anti-conduit regulations...and virtually every other income tax matter likely to arise in international business.

Tax Treaty Case Law around the Globe 2017

Author: Michael Lang
Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783709409114
Release Date: 2018-02-20
Genre: Law

This book is a unique publication that gives a global overview of international tax disputes on double tax conventions and thereby fills a gap in the area of tax treaty case law. It covers the forty-one most important tax treaty cases which were decided in 2016 around the world.

Taxation of Intercompany Dividends Under Tax Treaties and EU Law

Author: Guglielmo Maisto
Publisher: IBFD
ISBN: 9789087221393
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Corporations

"Taxation of Intercompany Dividends under Tax Treaties and EU Law, comprising the proceedings and working documents of an annual seminar held in Milan on 1 October 2011, is a detailed and comprehensive study on the taxation of cross-border dividend distributions."--Extracted from publisher website on March 27, 2015.

Non discrimination and Trade in Services

Author: Catherine A. Brown
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811044069
Release Date: 2017-05-17
Genre: Law

This book argues that the proliferation of global trade and the increasing power of free trade arrangements leave income taxes as one of the few remaining measures that can potentially be used for protectionist purposes. It analyzes the interaction between the non-discrimination principles in tax treaties and trade-related agreements including multilateral (WTO), regional (NAFTA, AANZTA) and bilateral free trade agreements. The absence of a non-discrimination obligation with respect to tax measures that apply to non-resident service providers and to non-resident services may, therefore, significantly undermine trade obligations. The book clearly reveals how these tax barriers to trade may unfairly or unnecessarily restrict trade in services, and puts forward a new, more effective non-discrimination obligation in tax matters to be included in tax treaties, one that would more closely parallel the non-discrimination obligations in trade agreements. The book examines the concept of non-discrimination in tax matters from several perspectives, specifically a North American and Australian perspective, as well as a perspective based on EU (and UK) law, focusing on the interaction between these legal systems, bilateral tax treaties, regional trade agreements and, where relevant, the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). The book explores the possibility of a reciprocal influence between tax treaties and trade agreements, and poses the question as to whether tax treaties might do more in providing a non-discrimination principle in the cross-border trade in services.

International Tax Aspects of Sovereign Wealth Investors

Author: Richard Snoeij
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9789041194336
Release Date: 2018-04-18
Genre: Law

An increasing number of States have entered the market looking to invest resources in foreign assets. This emergence of States acting as investors, managing the wealth of a nation and competing in the marketplace with private investors, has attracted growing and wide attention. This book is the first in-depth analysis of the international tax aspects of sovereign wealth investors, and serves as a comprehensive guide to designing tax policy, from a source State perspective, toward inbound sovereign wealth investment. Drawing on a wide range of relevant sources, including international instruments, domestic tax legislation, administrative practice, (international) case law and the writings of highly qualified publicists, the author fully addresses the following aspects of the subject: – the definition, functions, legal form, governance, home State tax status, etc. of sovereign wealth investors; – tax policy considerations and objectives (i.e., neutrality, equity and international attractiveness) from a source State perspective vis-à-vis foreign sovereign wealth investors; and – the potential impact of the sovereign immunity principle, bilateral tax treaties and European (Union) law on source States’ ability to achieve these tax policy objectives in relation to foreign sovereign wealth investors. The conceptual framework developed by the author will greatly assist source States in introducing new tax policy or in evaluating or reconsidering their existing tax policy vis-à-vis foreign sovereign wealth investors. In addition, practitioners, academics and (home States of) sovereign wealth investors will welcome this first authoritative analysis of an important but insufficiently understood subject in international tax.