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< The beta blog | 16 Dec 2014

UK brings in Digital Tax as Ofcom report identifies UK shoppers as the most prolific online

It is now over a month since I wrote my blog “We don’t need new digital taxes, we need an international tax system fit for the Digital Age” about the OECD BEPS project which is seeking multilateral consensus to update the international tax system to cope with how

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< The beta blog | 05 Nov 2014

We don’t need new digital taxes, we need an international tax system fit for the Digital Age

The ways in which global businesses are taxed has been on the front pages more in the last couple of years than during the whole of the rest of my career combined. There’s a perception that international businesses, particularly those of a more virtual nature, are pay

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< The beta blog | 19 May 2014

Banking and the tax challenges in the digital age

The days of the restricted service and availability of the high street bank are gone. Customers expect to transact on an electronic basis of 24/7 availability with more ease of information exchange and processes.

Although the

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< The beta blog | 19 May 2014

Why is the technology and digital media start up scene so vibrant in the UK?

Last year, the then Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, identified London as the main threat to New York’s developing tech start-up scene. But what makes the UK such an attractive place for technology start-ups?

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< The beta blog | 19 May 2014

Why a PE review is necessary in the digital age

The permanent establishment (PE) threshold test, which is contained in many countries’ tax laws and double tax treaties, determines whether a business has sufficient activity in another territory to create a taxable presence in that other terr

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< The beta blog | 19 May 2014

The impact of digital technology on transfer pricing

Digital technology has had a substantial impact on the way businesses operate cross-border: it is redefining supply chains and the intangible assets which generate value for a business. From a transfer pricing perspective this change has raised que

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< The beta blog | 19 May 2014

My Media Company and tax challenges in the digital age

In the digital age, a successful media company will be making big investments in R&D and product development capability and it will be doing this through a globally dispersed but closely networked work force. Executed poorly, this structure can

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< The beta blog | 19 May 2014

Tax challenges in the digital age – new tax relief for video games development

The Government is aiming to make the UK the technology centre of Europe and has recently introduced a very valuable tax relief aimed at boosting the video games sector. The new relief seeks to encourage additional investment into culturally British

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< The beta blog | 19 May 2014

Tax challenges in the digital age – new tax relief for animation and high-end television production

The Government is aiming to make the UK the technology centre of Europe and has recently introduced a very valuable tax relief aimed at boosting the television sector. The new relief seeks to encourage additional investment into culturally British p

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< The beta blog | 19 May 2014

Start-ups and early stage businesses – at the heart of digital disruption

For many start-ups and early stage businesses it’s difficult to imagine a non-digital world and whilst you can categorise start-ups across industry lines, you’d be hard pressed to find one that does not incorporate the digital ethos in

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