Controlled Foreign Company Legislation

This book provides an overview of the effectiveness of CFC rules and the approach towards recent amendments in the participating countries introducing or changing such rules.

Why this book?

Controlled foreign company legislation is an international tax topic that has become increasingly important in recent years. Both the OECD and the European Union have taken initiatives to introduce controlled foreign company rules as anti-avoidance tax provisions that are applicable by a large number of states. The OECD released its recommendations on strengthening controlled foreign company rules in the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project Action 3 Final Report. The European Union consequently adopted Council Directive 2016/1164, laying down rules against tax avoidance practices that directly affect the functioning of the internal market and introducing the obligation for Member States to implement controlled foreign company rules in their domestic legislation. The aim of this book is to provide tax authorities, policymakers, courts and practitioners with an overview of the effectiveness of controlled foreign company rules and the approach towards recent amendments in the participating countries introducing or changing such rules.

The book comprises 41 national reports from countries across the globe and is the outcome of a conference on controlled foreign company legislation that took place from 4-7 July 2019 in Rust (Austria). More than 100 experts, including the authors of the national reports, were brought together to discuss recent developments in the field of controlled foreign company legislation. A general report highlights the most important findings of the conference.

 

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This book is part of the WU Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law - Tax Law and Policy Series.

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Editor(s)

Georg Kofler, Michael Lang, Jeffrey Owens, Pasquale Pistone, Alexander Rust, Josef Schuch, Karoline Spies and Claus Staringer are professors at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law. Richard Krever is a professor at UWA Law School, Perth, Australia.

Assistant editor(s)

Angelina Papulova, Lisa Maria Ramharter and Ioana-Felicia Rosca are PhD candidates at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law.

Contributor(s)

Raymond Adema, Kristiina Äimä, José Manuel Almudi Cid, Eleni Apostolidou, Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmad, J.N. Bouwman, Paul R. Bowes, Yariv Brauner, Irene J.J. Burgers, Svitlana Buriak, Andres Bustos Baraona, Bristar Mingxing Cao, Marta Carmo, Manuel Augusto Carrión Camayo, Nevia Čičin-Šain, Ricardo Henriques da Palma Borges, Emrah Ferhatoğlu, Stjepan Gadžo, Guilherme Galdino, Clémence Garcia, Chun Geng, Jochen Gerbracht, Ji-Heon Jin, Tracy Johnson, Matej Kačaljak, Petra Kamínková, Karlis Ketners, Martin Klokar, Peter Koerver Schmidt, Borbala Kolozs, Andrea Koroncziova, Jiří Kostohryz, Annamaria Koszegi, Richard Krever, Yuan-Chun (Martin) Lan, Ivan Lazarov, Thor Leegard, Henry Lyyski, Aleksandra Maksimovska, Nikolai Milogolov, Raul-Angelo Papotti, Andrea Laura Riccardi Sacchi, Mario Riedl, Jennifer Roeleveld, Ioana-Felicia Rosca, Kerrie Sadiq, Adrian John Sawyer, Simone S. Schiavini, Andrew Smith, Luis Eduardo Schoueri, Michiko Suzuki, Kermen Tsagan-Mandzhieva, Saki Urushi, Gilles Van Hulle, Jean-Philippe Van West, Axel Verstraeten, Yusuf Wangko Ngantung, Herjuno Wahyu Aji, Adrian Wardzynski, Björn Westberg, Felipe Yáñez, Ji-Hyun Yoon.