International

Indirect Taxes, Canada: Impact of Delivery Terms
Effect is significant on application of GST/HST on imports, exports, and sales

Canada imposes a five percent federal value-added tax called the goods and services tax (GST), which applies to the supply of most goods and services in Canada and to imports of most goods into Canada. Five Canadian provinces (Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador)… Read more »

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Indirect Taxes: India
Goods and services consumption tax heralds new era

India is witnessing one of the most significant events in its fiscal history with the introduction of the goods and services tax (GST), a single comprehensive destination-based consumption tax. The country’s current indirect tax system consists of the following taxes levied by the federal and state governments: The GST framework… Read more »

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Indirect Taxes: United Kingdom
Brexit expected to affect tax policy for at least a generation

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted in a national referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union. It was a simple in-or-out question asked of the British people, of whom 51.9 percent voted to leave the EU and 48.1 percent voted to remain.… Read more »

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Indirect Taxes, Canada: Cross-Border Developments
Court decisions, interagency tensions, and ETA amendments could significantly affect taxpayers doing business in Canada or with Canadian companies

Three recent Canadian goods and services/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) developments may have significant consequences for and warrant close attention from those engaged in businesses either in Canada or outside Canada with business or financial interests in Canada, as well as their tax advisors. One of these concerns is whether the… Read more »

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Imports and Exports, Canada: What You Really Need to Know About GST/HST
The ins and outs of a multistage value-added tax payable by the ultimate consumer

When doing business with another country, the sales tax implications are an important consideration. It is possible for nonresidents of Canada1 to acquire goods and services in Canada for export without having to pay the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST). It is also possible for nonresidents to provide… Read more »

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VAT Extends Global Reach
Why Don’t We Have VAT in the U.S.?

Question: What do more than 160 countries have that the United States does not? Answer: A value-added tax (VAT) VAT is a broad-based consumption tax, chargeable at every stage of the supply chain, up to the retail stage, that generally allows the recovery of input tax for businesses and results… Read more »

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Latin America: Many Trading Partners, Diverse Tax Implications
Newest TEI Chapter Has Big Plans for 2015

In 2015, the vast majority of U.S. international companies have many markets to choose from, including China, India, Japan, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Canada. Increasingly, however, global firms are looking to market their products, invest in economies, engage in trade, or simply do business with countries in Latin America.… Read more »

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