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  1. Legal news
    05 February 2020
    Should subscriptions to online versions of newspapers, journals and periodicals be charged at 0% VAT? The Upper Tribunal in the case of News Corp says ‘yes’.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/should-subscriptions-to-online-versions-of-newspapers

    On 24 December 2019 the Tax Chamber of the Upper Tribunal in the case of News Corp UK & Ireland Ltd v HMRC found that subscriptions to online versions of newspapers should be charged at the zero-rate of VAT; just like ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    31 August 2021
    Video Games Tax Relief (“VGTR”)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/video-games-tax-relief

    Video Games Tax Relief was introduced by the UK government in 2014, but what is it, who can claim it and how? Zoe Feller and Dean Rae report.

  4. Legal news
    19 October 2021
    Digital Services Tax in the UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/digital-services-tax-in-the-uk

    The OECD's two-pillar plan to reform international corporate tax announced on 1 July 2021 will see the withdrawal of the UK's Digital Services Tax ("DST") of 2% on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms ...

  5. Legal news
    19 October 2021
    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 ...

  6. Legal news
    19 October 2021
    Digital Services Tax in Spain
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/digital-services-tax-in-spain

    The Spanish DST Law was approved in October 2020, although it came into force for the first time last January 16, 2021. Even though Spanish DST Law has been enacted, further regulation describing how to effectively ...

  7. Legal news
    28 October 2021
    Autumn Budget 2021: Tax and spend. For now
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/autumn-budget-2021

    This was another Budget of high spending supported by high levels of taxation. But the Chancellor appeared to draw a line in the sand, announcing that he wanted to end the expectation that the government (and therefore ...

  8. 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.

  9. Legal news
    12 March 2020
    The Budget that gets it done?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-budget-that-gets-it-done

    With the economic backdrop dominated by COVID-19, rather than Brexit, and a Chancellor only weeks into the job, Rishi Sunak had a challenging Budget to deliver. After the announcement of a £30bn package of emergency ...

  10. Legal news
    13 August 2019
    Regulation of Digital Platforms in Australia and UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/regulation-of-digital-platforms-in-australia-and-uk

    A look at the recent Australian and UK inquiries, and what the new wave of regulation of digital platforms (and, in Australia, media and journalism) might look like in 2019 and beyond.