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Tax is core to your business and CMS is a one-stop-shop for all your tax challenges across the world. We ensure that clients have access to hands-on experience and skills needed to communicate effectively with tax authorities and to resolve tax issues swiftly and efficiently. 

Businesses deal with national and international tax issues on a daily basis, against an increasingly complex legal background. Tax authorities are imposing greater compliance burdens and governments are seeking new sources of tax revenue.

What sets us apart is the way we deliver our tax advice to you: we offer deep local expertise, combined with industry specialisation, by international like-minded experts who know each other well and work together regularly.

CMS advises you on all business tax issues:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Transfer pricing
  • VAT
  • Dispute resolution
  • International taxation
  • Private clients

We advise on contentious as well as non-contentious matters including disputes with tax authorities through administrative procedures and before tax tribunals.

CMS has a strong track record of advising organisations on the tax structuring of important projects using a solution-oriented approach.

Please reach out to any of our tax lawyers to explore solutions to your tax needs.

 

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March 2020
CMS Tax Glob­al Bro­chure
At the start of the 2020s, the roles of cor­por­ate tax plan­ning and reg­u­la­tion are un­der in­creas­ing scru­tiny as ques­tions of eth­ics and cor­por­ate cit­izen­ship con­tin­ue to rise up the com­mer­cial and trade policy agenda.Tax be­ha­viour is now a ma­jor fea­ture of cor­por­ate repu­ta­tion, with in­stant com­mu­nic­a­tion put­ting in­tense pres­sure on in­ter­na­tion­al com­pan­ies to pub­lish in­form­a­tion on how they meet their tax ob­lig­a­tions and man­age tax risks. The EU’s man­dat­ory re­port­ing re­quire­ments for cross-bor­der tax ar­range­ments (the DAC6 re­gime) carry heavy sanc­tions for non-com­pli­ance. With DAC6 be­com­ing fully ap­plic­able across the EU on 1 Ju­ly 2020, dis­clos­ure is a key is­sue for in­ter­me­di­ar­ies, tax­pay­ers and na­tion­al tax au­thor­it­ies.Fisc­al trans­par­ency and fair­ness are key con­cepts not just for en­ter­prises and in­di­vidu­als, but for the gov­ern­ments and fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions who com­pete to pro­mote and at­tract in­ter­na­tion­al trade and in­vest­ment. The G20/ OECD pro­ject to tackle base erosion and profit shift­ing (BEPS) has brought to­geth­er over 135 coun­tries in a col­lab­or­at­ive ef­fort to com­bat tax avoid­ance.Di­git­al­isa­tion is a key fo­cus of the BEPS pro­ject. As the glob­al di­git­al eco­nomy con­tin­ues to pro­duce new products, ser­vices and com­mer­cial prac­tices in every sec­tor, it raises a host of new ques­tions for in­ter­na­tion­al tax policies and struc­tures. On­line mar­kets and their tax im­plic­a­tions for do­mest­ic and cross-bor­der trans­ac­tions are hav­ing game-chan­ging ef­fects on how and where busi­ness is done.Many tax au­thor­it­ies are ramp­ing up their en­force­ment ac­tions, armed with stiffer pen­al­ties and a more tar­geted ap­proach to in­vest­ig­a­tions. The net res­ult? Tax­pay­ers of dif­fer­ent kinds – mul­tina­tion­als, fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions, funds, in­vestors and high net worth in­di­vidu­als – are fa­cing in­creased tax risks and pres­sures. The right ad­vice can make all the dif­fer­ence. Ex­perts can help you shape your strategy, man­age the risks and make the most of the op­por­tun­it­ies in the tax land­scape of the 2020s.
December 2019
Eth­ics: the fu­ture of tax plan­ning
Mor­al­ity and eth­ics now dom­in­ate the in­ter­na­tion­al tax plan­ning land­scape, rais­ing ma­jor ques­tions for com­pan­ies, le­gis­lat­ors and ad­visers. Even in spe­cif­ic cases, the is­sues are rarely black and white.In this guide we aim to shed some light on the grey areas and set the de­bate in con­text. While we can­not claim to have defin­it­ive an­swers to the com­plex ques­tions in­volved or to cov­er the myri­ad vari­ations in­volved, we do of­fer some prac­tic­al point­ers for best prac­tice.
08 July 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to cli­mate change tax re­forms and in­cent­ives
There is strong evid­ence that the cli­mate is warm­ing.  The Par­is Agree­ments on Cli­mate Change puts the re­spons­ib­il­ity on gov­ern­ments to lim­it glob­al warm­ing and they are ex­pec­ted to un­der­take sig­ni­fic­ant tax re­forms, ap­ply taxes and sus­tain­ab­il­ity in­cent­ives to reach their ob­ject­ives.This Ex­pert Guide aims to provide a snap­shot of cur­rent tax re­forms and in­cent­ives con­nec­ted to cli­mate change around the world.

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31 July 2020
An­nu­al Re­view 2019 – 2020
08 July 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to cli­mate change tax re­forms and in­cent­ives
29 April 2020
Busi­nesses turn to elec­tron­ic / di­git­al sig­na­tures as re­mote work­ing be­comes...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. As work­place clos­ures and so­cial dis­tan­cing have rendered phys­ic­al sign­ing of doc­u­ments lo­gist­ic­ally...
July 2020
Trans­fer pri­cing and the Cov­id-19 eco­nom­ic down­turn
25 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 tax re­lief meas­ures
19 March 2020
Coronavir­us and taxes
On 18 March 2020, the Pol­ish Gov­ern­ment an­nounced the so-called “anti-crisis shield”. It aims at help­ing Pol­ish busi­nesses strug­gling with the ef­fects of the COV­ID-19 epi­dem­ic. Among many oth­er things,...
22 July 2020
Tax Con­nect Flash
Monaco Tax Law: Ex­change of tax in­form­a­tion
30 April 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty tax­a­tion
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty tax­a­tion? In this CMS Ex­pert Guide, we tell you everything you need to know about it.
19 March 2020
Ukraine En­acts Anti-Coronavir­us Le­gis­la­tion
Ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cial in­form­a­tion as of 18 March 2020, Ukraine re­por­ted 14 con­firmed cases of Coronavir­us Dis­ease 2019” (“COV­ID-19”) with two leth­al out­comes.  COV­ID-19 is caused by the vir­us...
26 June 2020
Tax Con­nect Flash
DAC 6 re­port­ing dead­lines post­poned
27 July 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to trans­fer pri­cing doc­u­ment­a­tion
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on trans­fer pri­cing doc­u­ment­a­tion? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
19 March 2020
COV­ID-19: pro-act­ive tax man­age­ment guid­ance
The Chan­cel­lor an­nounced a raft of COV­ID-19 sup­port meas­ures and tax as­sist­ance in the Budget on 11 March and fur­ther meas­ures on 17 March in re­sponse to the nov­el COV­ID-19. CMS has pro­duced the table...