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Updated Pillar 2 Modelling Tool – OECD CbC Data

Our Modelling Tool takes the underlying source data from the OECD aggregated CbC source data and subjects it to a data manipulation process to provide a drill down into some of the key metrics and data sources that are relevant for Pillar Two on a jurisdictional basis. 

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Income Inclusion Rule Calculator

Use our members Income Inclusion Rule Calculator to see how the IIR applies. Enter details of the low-taxed entity including jurisdictional GloBE income and other relevant information to determine top-up tax payable by the parent company. 

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Taiwan To Increase Its Domestic Minimum Tax Rate From 2024

Following the approval of the EU Global Minimum Tax Directive, Taiwan’s Ministry of Finance has stated it will prepare draft legislation for the government to increase Taiwan’s domestic minimum tax rate from 12% to 15%.
However, this creates a number of issues in terms of its interaction with the Pillar Two global minimum tax.

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UPE Data Points for the GloBE Information Return

In this first of a series of articles that will break down all of the data points for the purposes of the Pillar Two GloBE rules (and in particular the expected reporting in the GloBE information return), we look at the UPE data points in the corporate structure.

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U.S Updates its GloBE Impact Document

On December 21, 2022, the Congressional Research Service updated its policy document: The Pillar 2 Global Minimum Tax: Implications for U.S. Tax Policy following the EU adoption of the Global Minimum Tax Directive. 

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New Zealands Approach to Pillar Two

There are features of the NZ regime that raise issues from a Pillar Two perspective. Some of these were addressed in a Pillar Two consultation document issued earlier this year. In this article we look at some of the key issues in the implementation of Pillar Two for New Zealand.

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Pension Funds & Pillar Two

Pension funds are subject to a number of specific provisions under the Pillar Two rules. In this article we look at some of the key aspects of Pillar Two that impact on Pension Funds.

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IASB Agrees to Amendments for Pillar Two Accounting

Whilst a number of the measures follow the proposals in the November Staff Paper, the prospect of certain other additional disclosures not previously suggested, has been put forward.  In this article we review the IASB’s announcement and proposed changes. 

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Pillar 2 Insights From Yesterday’s OECD Corporate Tax Statistics Report

The OECD issued the Fourth Edition of its Corporate Tax Statistics report yesterday. The Press Release that accompanied the report stated that the report supported the need to press forward with the OECD Two-Pillar Solution to address base erosion issues. In this article we look at some of the key insights and highlights from the report. 

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A Pillar Two Review of Taiwan’s Tax Regime

In this article we take a detailed look at Taiwan’s tax regime from a Pillar Two perspective. Key aspects covered include tax incentives provided by the Statute for the Establishment and Management of Free Trade Zones, the Statute for Industrial Innovation and the provisions of the Income Tax Act.

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Cross-Border Deals After Pillar Two

In this article we look at some of the most significant issues to consider including the determination of when and how deals can bring groups within the scope of Pillar Two, specific considerations for private equity funds, differences in GloBE and domestic tax treatment and potential restrictions on post-acquisition transfers. 

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The Impact of Pillar 2 on Group HR/Payroll Companies

Centralized HR/payroll companies are frequently used by MNE groups but raise specific issues in relation to the Pillar Two GloBE Rules. In particular, the impact of using a centralized function and the nature of recharges could have an impact on the substance-based income exclusion of group entities.

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Accounting standards and how they impact on Pillar Two

Pillar Two Accounting Disclosures Under IFRS

IAS 1, IAS 10 and IAS 12 all have provisions that can impact on the required disclosures in financial statements for Pillar Two, however, the key determinant will be whether the domestic tax law to implement the Pillar Two GloBE Rules has been announced, substantively enacted, or enacted before the financial statements are issued.

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Joint Statement – Pillar Two Gains Momentum in the EU

Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands issued a joint statement stating that if agreement is not reached on Pillar Two in ‘the next few weeks’ they will push forward domestic implementation of the Pillar Two GloBE rules ‘by any possible legal means’ in 2023. 

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A Review of the Amount A Double Tax Relief Rules

The Amount A elimination of double taxation provisions in Title 5 of the Progress Report on Amount A of Pillar One apply to prevent a multinational group being taxed twice on profits allocated to a market jurisdiction where there is already some form or physical establishment that is subject to tax. 

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Estonia and the Pillar Two GloBE rules

Pillar Two GloBE Rules and Estonia’s Distribution Tax

A key issue with a distribution tax regime such as Estonia’s is that a company may not distribute profits for a number of years. They would have GloBE income but no or limited tax suffered on that income which would lead to a sizeable Pillar Two top-up tax liability. As such a distribution tax regime election is available.

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