Wednesday, 14 March 2018 13:15

Tax e-report 2018

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 12:58

Tax annual report 2018: Criminal behaviour?

The international fight against tax avoidance is intensifying; clients are scared of reputational damage and there is a concern that tax advisers could be perceived as facilitating crimes

It is no longer possible for lawyers to give effective tax advice without having a thorough understanding of their clients’ business, says Javier González Carcedo, partner at PwC Tax and Legal Services
Clients get few guarantees from tax authorities so they seek closer relationships with their legal advisers in order to better predict what rules will be applied to tax schemes in future
Demand for tax advice in Portugal is growing as foreign investment increases, but the country’s corporate tax rate could jeopardise its competitiveness, says Tiago Caiado Guerreiro, partner at Caiado Guerreiro.
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 10:28

Tax e-report 2017

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 10:08

Tax annual report 2017: Worth the trouble?

Tax authorities could be pushing the boundaries of legality as they seek to increase the revenue they collect, say lawyers – meanwhile, the risk of being held liable for facilitating tax evasion could mean some law firms consider scrapping their tax practices
Clients need guidance on ensuring their businesses are aligned with the requirements of tax frameworks, as well as help with tax governance and pricing agreements
Portugal’s tax framework is now offering potential investors greater certainty and therefore more work is being generated for the nation’s tax lawyers, according to Diogo Ortigão Ramos, partner at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira in Lisbon.
Tax structures that may have been deemed acceptable ten to twenty years ago are no longer feasible as the authorities step up the fight against tax evasion
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