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19 June 2019

The Netherlands: changes to the international tax ruling practice

The  Netherlands: changes to the international tax ruling practice

On 23 April 2019, the Dutch State Secretary of Finance published a policy Decree on the new Dutch international tax ruling practice. 

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31 May 2019

Uruguayan A.S. as holding: tax aspects to be considered

Uruguayan A.S. as holding: tax aspects to be considered

We will now develop the tax treatment applicable to the Uruguayan companies used as "holdings", which are those entities whose asset is composed of shares of a conglomerate of companies, whether local or foreign.

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21 May 2019

Evaluation of key elements for sustainable investment

Evaluation of key elements for sustainable investment

Whenever we are called to accompany a potential purchase of a company or entity, the completion of our work must integrate various elements of evaluation of different areas. It is not only a question of evaluating financial indicators, but also of integrating the valuation of non-financial indicators in the valuation that, together, creates value for the company.

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26 April 2019

Public-Private Partnerships as an alternative for infrastructure development

Public-Private Partnerships as an alternative for infrastructure development

Investment in infrastructure and public services represents one of the biggest challenges for Latin American and Caribbean countries. According to the Interamerican Development Bank, during past decades the public infrastructure investment represented around 5% of the region’s Gross Domestic Product. Currently, this investment represents less than 3% per year. 

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27 March 2019

Why adopt a value-based business strategy in your organization?

Why adopt a value-based business strategy in your organization?

Over the past two decades, economic forces such as Globalization, deregulation and mass production of innovative products have prompted many companies to adopt management methods that highlight the organization amongst its competitors.

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22 March 2019

Reimbursement of German dividend tax to parent companies in other EU countries

Reimbursement of German dividend tax to parent companies in other EU countries

On dividends to parent companies capital gains tax is levied as withholding tax. This is deducted directly from the paying German subsidiary and transferred to the tax office.

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4 March 2019

A professional by your side

A professional by your side

In Colombia the day of the accountant is celebrated on March 1, because of this, I have been asked why I consider this profession important, and my response was: "the accounting professional is one of the great assets of good administration in companies".

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18 February 2019

Audit: audit accounting accounts or audit the business?

Audit: audit accounting accounts or audit the business?

In a global world like the present one, it is not easy to develop a theory regarding what is the current status of the work of the external auditor of financial information in different countries and what should be its future focus.

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5 February 2019

Change management from Human Resources

Change management from Human Resources

Throughout our history, the world has experienced changes of all kinds, and these have mostly been resisted. Examples like the industrial revolution or globalization, everything has had resistance.

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18 January 2019

The application of big data & data analytics in auditing

The application of big data & data analytics in auditing

At present, accounts auditing work is involved in a paradoxical challenge, as it is caused by something which offers it great solutions: new technologies.

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2 January 2019

Chile, investment opportunities in the area of tourism

Chile, investment opportunities in the area of tourism

Chile, a country located south of the world (17.8 million of people), has an approximate length of 4,300 km. on its mainland and of 8,000 km. if the Chilean Antarctic territory is included, the Pacific Ocean bathes its coasts in that extension.

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19 December 2018

Why Global Mobility is more import then ever

Why Global Mobility is more import then ever

Business moves fast and global, with HR as its backbone. Doing international business without flexible, proactive and strategic HR-Management is like driving with brakes applied: instead of having a greater share of wealth and growth you will drop behind.

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12 December 2018

Retaining multi-generation talent

Retaining multi-generation talent

Over the last centuries mankind has been able to do a lot. We were able walk, build shelters, create tolls, invent machines, transform and modify our environment for the sake of our well-being. Nowadays, the human being can do almost everything through technology, and AI will replace him in most of his functions. Most, but not all. 

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15 November 2018

The meaning of Voluntary Disclosure procedures

The meaning of Voluntary Disclosure procedures

Bilateral information exchange between tax authorities and banks regarding black capital exposure and overseas revenue declaration have recently been accelerating and will continue to expand in the future. Governments are motivated to take this course not only to enlarge their budgets on a one-time basis but also to generate income for the future.

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5 November 2018

EBITDA. A reference rate with advantages and inconveniences

EBITDA. A reference rate with advantages and inconveniences

The reference rate currently most commonly used in financial-economic analyses is the EBITDA (Earnings Before Interests, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization), which is understood as being the resources generated by a company in its operations during a financial year, which measures the pre-tax profitability, without taking into account any costs not paid, such as amortizations, depreciations and provisions.

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