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  1. Legal news
    05 June 2019
    The Criminal Finances Act 2017 and HMRC's new approach to its Business Risk Review
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/the-criminal-finances-act-2017-and-hmrcs-new-approach-to-its-business-risk-review

    In a climate where there is a perceived lack of control over those who evade tax either by using tax planning schemes that amount to fraud or outright non-payment of taxes, the Government has introduced legislation over ...

  2. Legal news
    05 January 2021
    Brexit Checklist for Technology & Communications Businesses
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/brexit-checklist-for-technology-and-communications-businesses

    The UK left the EU on January 31st 2020. As a result of the transition period in the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law will continue to apply in and in relation to the UK until the end of the transition period - scheduled to ...

  3. Legal news
    04 March 2021
    UK Spring Budget 2021: Buy homes, raise tax, save the economy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/spring-budget-2021

    With an unprecedented economic challenge resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic (having finally got Brexit done), Chancellor Rishi Sunak faced his second Budget with the unenviable task of seeking to support the economy ...

  4. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Digital Services Tax: Overview of the progress of implementation by EU Member States
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/digital-services-tax-overview-of-the-progress-of-implementation-by-eu-member-states

    For several years there have been efforts at international, EU and national levels to reform taxation to ensure that profits are taxed where economic value is created. Most recently this work has centred on the digital ...

  5. Legal news
    24 October 2019
    Digital Services Tax in France
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/digital-services-tax-in-france

    France is the first EU Member State to have implemented a DST. This “tax of the 21th Century” entered (retroactively) into force on 1st January 2019.

  6. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Digital Services Tax in the UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/digital-services-tax-in-the-uk

    In July 2019 the UK Government published its Finance Bill 2019-20, which included draft legislation for a 2% Digital Services Tax (DST) on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces ...

  7. Legal news
    22 October 2019
    Digital Services Tax in Italy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/digital-services-tax-in-italy

    Italy is implementing unilateral DST with the Fiscal Decree linked to the Budget Law for fiscal year 2020, approved by the Government last October 15, 2019. Italy has already a DST provision, which, however, never ...

  8. Legal news
    23 October 2019
    Digital Services Tax in Spain
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/digital-services-tax-in-spain

    In January 2019 the Spanish Government released to the public its draft Bill relating to DST. However, due to the political situation that Spanish is going through (i.e. lack of government) the Bill has not yet been ...

  9. Legal news
    11 February 2020
    Our Tax Disputes and Investigations Team launches a Toolkit to comply with the Criminal Finances Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/our-tax-disputes-and-investigations-team-launches-a-toolkit-to-comply-with-the-criminal-finances-act

    The CFA Toolkit has been designed to help a wide range of clients implement their reasonable procedures under the Criminal Finances Act in a cost and time effective manner.

  10. Legal news
    08 November 2019
    UK tax treatment of cryptoassets for companies finally confirmed
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/uk-tax-treatment-of-cryptoassets-for-companies-finally-confirmed

    HMRC finally published its policy paper on the taxation of cryptoasset exchange tokens for companies and other businesses on 1 November 2019.