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Tax Takes Video Series: COVID-19 Global Tax Implications

The IBFD Tax Takes free video series provides the whole tax community with quick and practical insights related to the tax implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. IBFD’s broad network of tax professionals closely monitor the evolving global situation and provide expert insights. Each episode will share our latest learnings, connecting recent news with practical information to help you keep abreast of the latest developments.
The global economic impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is unprecedented, with the OECD labelling it the greatest danger to the world economy since the 2008 financial crisis. Amongst a suite of economic policy actions, governments worldwide are introducing new emergency tax measures as a means to limit the economic damage caused by the virus and protect their taxpayers. In this rapidly evolving situation, policy changes are implemented on a daily basis.
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Episode 7: Impact on Group Financing for US Multinationals

Many US multinationals are considering adjusting their financing structures to face the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. IBFD Special Counsel Barry Larking and Michael Lebovitz, Partner at Mayer Brown, address the options available to US MNEs and their potential consequences, including the impact of the US CARES Act relief.

Episode 6: Implications for Digital Taxation and Global Tax Reform

Should the OECD’s proposals on Pillar One and Two be postponed while the global economy recovers? Do we need a Pillar Three? IBFD Special Counsel Barry Larking and IBFD Academic Chairman Prof. Pasquale Pistone address these and other questions and their implications for the taxation of the digital economy and global tax reform.


Episode 5: The Tax Impact of COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific Region

What are the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on tax policies, tax administrations, trade and other relations in the Asia-Pacific region? IBFD Principal Research Associate Premkumar Baldewsing and International Tax Lawyer & Futurist Dr Gitte Heij share their expert insights and discuss possible future scenarios.

Episode 4: A Transfer Pricing Crisis? 


What social distancing is doing for human interaction, the arm’s length principle has traditionally done for intercompany prices. But what constitutes arm’s length now may be radically different from what it was before the COVID-19 crisis. In this episode, IBFD Special Counsel Barry Larking is joined by transfer pricing expert Rezan Ökten from the Dutch law firm Houthoff. They will address some of the exposure areas and what taxpayers should be doing to get their transfer pricing in order.


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Episode 3: The Tax Impact of COVID-19 in the Netherlands
This episode focuses on the tax measures introduced by the Dutch government to provide relief for taxpayers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. IBFD expert Premkumar Baldewsing and Jian-Cheng Ku, Partner at DLA Piper Amsterdam, share authoritative views on these measures and provide practical insights relevant for both Dutch and foreign multinationals with operations in the Netherlands.

Episode 2: Impact on Tax Administrations
We look at COVID-19's impact on tax administrations. IBFD expert Barry Larking joins Øivind Strømme from the Norwegian Tax Administration to share expert views on the FTA's document “Tax Administration response to COVID-19: Business continuity considerations”. This video explores the practical steps administrations have taken, what may follow and the consequences for taxpayers.


Episode 1: Tax Relief Measures: What Governments Are Doing


The first episode addresses important developments in states’ tax measures and their wider implications.