Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

Dancing legislation

Dancing legislation

PricewaterhouseCoopers is and has been the leading accounting firm in Mexico not only because it is the oldest, established 103 years ago, but also because of its expertise, innovative approach and professionalism. The tax line of service has always stood out for its dynamism and ability to resolve issues. This is reflected in its size […]
The Danish model

The Danish model

The events that led to the landmark judgment unfolded in the local authority of Vaxholm, Sweden. There, a Latvian construction company Laval un Partneri had won a contract to refurbish a school and posted a team of Latvian workers to Sweden. But the work deadlocked as the Swedish building workers union demanded the same rates […]
Dancing legislation

Dancing legislation

PricewaterhouseCoopers is and has been the leading accounting firm in Mexico not only because it is the oldest, established 103 years ago, but also because of its expertise, innovative approach and professionalism. The tax line of service has always stood out for its dynamism and ability to resolve issues. This is reflected in its size […]
Cloud storage

Cloud storage

The IT world stands at the threshold of a paradigmatic shift to cloud computing. According to industry consultancy Gartner: “[C]loud computing [is] begin[ning] to move beyond the pure hype stage and into the beginning of mainstream adoption.” The prospect of storing business critical transaction data in the cloud – a massive centralised and virtualised third […]
Environmental liability

Environmental liability

Businesses that have operations with the EU are now being required to take a more proactive approach to environmental risk management in order to comply with the requirements of the EU’s Environmental Liability Directive (ELD). Companies are now required to prevent significant environmental damage from occurring wherever possible, and they will be held liable for […]
Towards a milder tax climate

Towards a milder tax climate

Meteorologists see global warming as a threat. Tax practitioners in Germany see it as beneficial, certainly in the light of its effects on the tax climate. Traditionally, Germany has been ranked as a country with high direct, but relatively low indirect, taxation. That changed, however, in 2008 with a cut in the corporation tax rate […]
Sustaining success

Sustaining success

For a number of years, Cyprus has been considered a popular location for foreign investment. Its status as a former British colony and its stable tax system has proved to be an attractive opportunity for overseas investors, but there’s much more to this island than investment opportunities. An array of important factors contribute to the […]
Obama sees climate deal as summit deadline nears

Obama sees climate deal as summit deadline nears

US President Barack Obama has expressed confidence a climate deal can be clinched as dozens of world leaders gather on Wednesday to try to break a deadlock at UN climate talks. “The president believes that we can get an operational agreement that makes sense in Copenhagen,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told a briefing in […]
US’ Geithner: TARP to earn healthy profit for US

US’ Geithner: TARP to earn healthy profit for US

Plans from Wells Fargo & Co and Citigroup to repay taxpayer funds will put the US government on track to reduce its bailout investments in banks by more than 75 percent, while earning a healthy profit for the US, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Monday. “With the recent announcements on repayments, we are now […]
Malaysia PM to offer CO2 reductions in Copenhagen

Malaysia PM to offer CO2 reductions in Copenhagen

Malaysia’s government will offer “credible” cuts in its emissions of carbon dioxide at the Copenhagen climate change summit in a bid to halt global warming, Prime Minister Najib Razak told Reuters on Sunday. Najib will be among more than 110 world leaders who will meet in Copenhagen next week to attend a summit to try […]