Players from a Tibetan women’s soccer team were denied tourist visas by two US embassies. The team’s story illuminates the Byzantine, sometimes unpredictable nature of the US visa-application process.
Media coverage of President Trump’s policies and Brexit’s ramifications has thrown changing global immigration laws into the spotlight. Business travelers and expats should be prepared to face relentless questioning when making cross-border trips. This post lists some critical items to consider before traveling abroad for work.
The US system of higher education has over one million international students who inject billions of dollars into the country every year. President Trump’s rhetoric and policies have troubled current and prospective international students, and the Trump White House may damage this highly profitable sector of the US economy.
India’s finance minister recently presented the government’s budget for fiscal year 2017-2018, which starts April 1. For multinationals operating in or considering expanding into India, we’ve provided a summary of the budget’s key points.
Last week, Singapore’s finance minister announced the 2017 budget. We’ve summarized its most important points for foreign entities doing business in Singapore and for those considering expanding there.
The OECD’s BEPS recommendations have affected tax regimes all over the world. This post focuses on the US’s own tax landscape as it relates to BEPS, including the implementation of a country-by-country reporting requirement and changes to the US’s income tax treaties with other countries.
In another important and unanticipated referendum result, Swiss voters rejected legislation that would have reformed the country’s controversial corporate tax system. Now, some feel Switzerland won’t be able to meet its promise to eliminate the special tax treatment it gives multinationals by 2019.
In January 2017, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) published new guidance on transfer pricing. The publication is part of a trend of tax authorities in all jurisdictions cracking down on profit shifting. This post provides some important steps you can take to ensure your organization stays compliant with evolving corporate tax laws.
A newly opened railway line in East Africa was funded by Chinese banks and constructed by Chinese companies. That project and other China-backed railways in Africa may be evidence that China’s global aspirations are growing while the US's are shrinking.
This post explores some immigration-related changes that will likely take place in the UK as a result of Brexit.
On November 8, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi declared that two of his country’s most-used bank notes would be worthless starting in January. This post explains Modi’s justifications for the experiment and its wide-ranging consequences.
A Swedish Court's recent permanent-establishment ruling against a German company reflects a trend of evolving and increasingly strict PE regulations around the world. This post explains why the case is important for multinationals everywhere and what they can do to protect themselves from PE-related risks.