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Six months after the approval of the digital services tax (DST), the Spanish government has finally published regulatory guidelines to implement it. The first digital services tax draft bill was published by the Spanish Council of Ministers in October 2019; in October 2020 an identical draft was published and adopted. Although the digital services tax took effect
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Damien Vanderwilt, co-president of Galaxy Digital, Mike Novogratz founder of Galaxy, and Chris Ferraro, co-president of Galaxy Source: Galaxy Digital Goldman Sachs‘s efforts to help hedge funds and other big institutional clients wager on bitcoin have taken a step forward. The bank has begun trading bitcoin futures with Galaxy Digital, the crypto investment firm founded
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Sarah Richmond Sarah Richmond was hired as a director in the audit and assurance services group at Katz, Sapper & Miller, Fort Wayne. Courtney Kincaid was promoted to president and CEO of the Indiana CPA Society, becoming the sixth CEO in INCPAS history and succeeding Jennifer Briggs. Kincaid joined the organization in 2006 and has
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Table of Contents Launch U.S. International Tax Reform Resource Center Key Findings The political effort to address profit shifting and limit the benefits of using low-tax jurisdictions to facilitate cross-border investment has focused on adopting a global minimum tax applicable to large multinational corporations. While a global minimum tax could act as a backstop to
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Starship prototype SN8 flies above Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX The leader of the Federal Aviation Administration’s space office defended Elon Musk’s SpaceX in front of Congress, despite the company launching a Starship prototype in December without authorization. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the FAA’s role in spaceflight, with the
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Anchiy | E+ | Getty Images The age when older Americans must start making withdrawals from retirement accounts could change yet again. Under a provision in proposed retirement legislation pending in Congress, required minimum distributions, or RMDs, would start at age 75 by 2032, up from age 72 — which only took effect last year
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With many state legislative sessions wrapping up for this year, and a new fiscal year about to begin, it’s a good time to examine some of the 2021 legislative trends—and sports betting taxes are among the more prominent. This year, 11 states have made changes to sports betting regulation and taxes, and Ohio is still
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Today’s post will take a closer look at European OECD countries’ Value-Added Tax (VAT) bases. One way to measure a country’s Value-Added Tax base is the VAT revenue ratio. This ratio looks at the difference between the VAT revenue actually collected and collectable VAT revenue under a VAT that was applied at the standard rate on
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The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, rejecting a challenge by Republican-controlled states and former President Donald Trump’s administration to a landmark law that provides health insurance to 20 million people. The 7-2 ruling marks the third time the Supreme Court, despite its increasingly conservative makeup, has backed central parts of Obamacare, as
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One of the challenges policymakers face is designing solutions that are targeted at actual problems. If data concerning a problem is either low-quality or out-of-date, then developing solutions becomes rather difficult. This challenge is particularly relevant to international tax policy. A problem that was identified in many studies at the beginning of the 21st century
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The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it will keep its benchmark interest rate near zero despite signs the economic recovery is well underway. But it’s clear rates won’t stay near rock-bottom forever. Recent data showing higher consumer prices and lower unemployment will pave the way for unwinding last year’s bond buying and near-zero interest rates. “Being 7.8 million jobs
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The Financial Accounting Standards Board released a proposed accounting standards update Wednesday with the goal of improving the discount rate guidance for lessees that are not public businesses, such as private companies, not-for-profits and employee benefit plans. The proposed update aims to reduce the expected cost of implementing the leases standard for entities while retaining
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Of all alcoholic beverages subject to taxation, stiff drinks—and all distilled spirits—face the stiffest tax rates. Ostensibly, this is because distilled spirits (liquor) have higher alcohol content than the other categories, like wine and beer. This round of information is on us, so help yourself to the following map to see whether you’re shaken or stirred by how