Hearson, M & W Prichard, 2018. China’s challenge to international tax rules and the implications for global economic governance, International Affairs 94(6): 1287–1307. In scholarship on international economic governance – areas such as trade, the monetary system and development assistance – a lot of attention is now devoted to the rise of China. This literature… Continue reading China’s challenge to international tax rules and the implications for global economic governance
Category: Transfer pricing
Some political questions for Unitary Taxation
It sometimes feels like, when discussing unitary taxation [pdf], one is expected to self-identify as either a UT advocate, interested in how it could be made a reality, or a sceptic, determined to defend the status quo. I’m neither. As a political scientist, I want to understand (among other things) how our international tax instruments… Continue reading Some political questions for Unitary Taxation
Double tax treaties: a poisoned chalice for developing countries?
It’s been an interesting couple of days here at Strathmore University Business School in Nairobi. I’m at a conference to launch the School’s new Tax Research Centre, which has brought together tax officials, tax practitioners and academics to address some critical issues for Kenya, including anti-avoidance, taxing multinationals and tax treaties. The quality of discussion… Continue reading Double tax treaties: a poisoned chalice for developing countries?
BEPS Part 2: international politics and developing countries
I wrote earlier this week with some questions about UK tax policy and the OECD’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. A lot of the areas that it’s looking at are probably not going to affect smaller developing countries very much, but there are a few things worth highlighting. I also recommend Chris… Continue reading BEPS Part 2: international politics and developing countries
UN transfer pricing manual: what Brazil, India and China do differently
‘Country Practices’. The title of Chapter 10 of the new United Nations Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing [pdf] doesn’t exactly set the pulse racing. But as I noted in my blog on the manual as a whole, this document is politically very significant. It’s probably the only detailed description of Brazil, China, India and South… Continue reading UN transfer pricing manual: what Brazil, India and China do differently
The United Nations Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing: a bluffer’s guide
Last week saw the official launch of a 495-page document by the United Nations tax committee, its new Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries [pdf]. The final product has been four years in the making and is an impressive, introductory-level guide to transfer pricing. So definitely worth dipping in and out of if… Continue reading The United Nations Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing: a bluffer’s guide