Taxation of Non-Produced Wealth

The American tax system, like most western countries’ tax systems, only taxes wealth produced, such as wages and share/bond sales. In this case, however, in wages/salaries and sales of securities, taxation is mainly borne by the labour and the lower (wages/salaries) but also by the middle-income classes of society respectively leaving untouched any wealth that …

G20: The US Proposal for the New Architecture of the Global Tax System

Discussions in the OECD on the taxation of the digital economy propose the creation of rights to tax jurisdictions on the profits of multinational companies operating in the global digitised economy. In addition, it is proposed to apply a minimum effective corporate tax rate. In April, the US at both the G20 summit and the …

Establishing a Global Minimum Corporate Tax Rate in the Wrong Way

The high budgetary costs caused by the covid-19 pandemic, which most countries on the planet and especially western governments face in conjunction with US President Joe Biden’s new US fiscal policy through the announcement of the Infrastructure program and the intensifying US trade confrontation with China, makes it mature to implement the US proposal to …

Tax Incentives to Businesses for Advertising Expenses

To boost consumption and strengthen trade, companies should be given generous tax incentives to carry out advertising costs. For the financial years 2021 and 20221 and with a view to increasing consumption, undertakings should be able, subject to conditions, to deduct tax on their advertising expenditure plus 100%. by Thanos S. Chonthrogiannis ©The law of …

Corporate Exit Tax

The Corporate Income Tax Act (“CITA”) aim to transpose the rules for exit taxation, described in Art.5 of Council Directive 2016/1164 of the European Union (“ATAD”). Exit taxation applies when a legal person (company) transfers assets or activity or its tax headquarters outside or within another EU member-country. The term ‘asset transfer’ indicates the act …

The Adjustment of International Accounting Standards to External Factors Affecting Business

The main means of analysing a company’s financial situation is their published financial statements. through them, financial analysts and investors receive substantial and reliable information. The challenges that companies now face in compiling their published financial statements are several with particular emphasis on external factors such as a global financial crisis, a pandemic (e.g. Covid-19) …

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