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Tax Matters Briefings

Overview of our webinars, seminars and events.

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Tax Matters Briefings

Are you ready for DAC6?

Date: 5 March 2020

On demand

There is less than six months to go until the first disclosures are required in the UK under DAC6, and while many businesses expect that DAC6 will not impact them (for example, because they do not engage in aggressive tax planning, they do not promote any schemes, or because all their transactions are commercially driven), due to the broad drafting of the directive and evolving guidance and interpretation careful consideration of these new rules is required. 

Register for the webinar now or view slides.

Webinar: Do your current tax governance and compliance processes meet the new HMRC requirements?

Date: 25 February 2020

On demand

Businesses operating in the UK are facing a perfect storm of increased tax regulation and compliance. This webinar will cover the requirements of the BRR+, how businesses are responding to those new guidelines and what this means for how businesses should manage their tax compliance.

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Webinar: Accelerating business growth through innovation

Date: Tuesday 11 February 2020

On demand

Our recent research highlights 62% of businesses think the UK tax system is too complex, and this coupled with the desire for enhancements of reliefs and incentives validates the need for innovation: the lifeblood of businesses today. In this webinar, we explored the tools and processes needed to maximise the returns on innovation and why driving R&D alone is not enough for growth and productivity. 

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Webinar: Election 2019 Tax Implications

Date: 13 December 2019

On demand

The UK geared up for its third general election since 2015 on December 12 2019 with the two leading parties suggesting significant tax policy changes in their manifestos. We discussed the tax implications of the election results for businesses and their shareholders with our panel of experts.

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Webinar: Meeting intercompany challenges within the tax function: Insights from Oracle and KPMG

Date: 10 December 2019

On demand

The cost to taxpayers of getting their transfer pricing wrong is rising with Tax Authorities adopting more rigorous, aggressive and invasive approaches to information gathering. A consistent, transparent and non-subjective process is key. Listen to the webinar to find out how you could transform your transfer pricing process.

Transforming your process may require a greater use of technology. We have therefore partnered with Oracle for this webinar, where they walked through their finance system agnostic solution and explain how technology could enable consistent, successful transfer pricing outcomes.

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Webinar: International Tax - Reflections on 2019 and Hot Topics for 2020

Date: 9 December 2019

On demand

In this webinar, we discussed the hot topics of 2019 for international organisations, as well as our predictions for the hot topics of 2020, including:

The latest OECD proposals (BEPS 2.0 and OECD Pillars One and Two);

  • Preparing for DAC 6;
  • US tax reform 2 years on;
  • Experience with PDCF;
  • ATAD II implementation.

What will the international tax landscape look like for 2020? How can you stay ahead of key changes?

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Webinar: Taxing the Digital Economy - OECD Proposed Pillar One Unified Approach

Date: 7 November 2019

On demand

On 9 October 2019, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretariat released a public consultation document reflecting the latest developments in the OECD’s work to address the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy. The release presented a proposed “Unified Approach” to the nexus and profit allocation challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy (Pillar One). 

Listen to the recording or view the slides.

Webinar: Making tax digital extends its reach

8 August 2019

On demand

Around 40,000 businesses had their Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT deadline deferred to October 2019, a date which is fast approaching. If yours is one of the businesses affected, are you ready?

During this webinar our VAT and tax technology experts will look at the experience of the businesses already in the MTD for VAT system to provide practical advice on how to prepare for 1 October. We cover: 

  • How MTD for VAT impacts your business 
  • Our insights from helping clients prepare for MTD 
  • How you can ensure your business is ready for the deadline

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Webinar: Getting the most from business

7 August 2019

On demand

Does your business use discounts, incentive deals or package offers together to customers? Do you receive incentives such as rebates, volume discounts or marketing support payments? Or do you operate some kind of customer loyalty scheme? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these you should register for the webinar on VAT & Business Promotions.

Our experts explore common arrangements, from meal deals to volume rebates and similar promotions and explain VAT pitfalls, consider the impact of recent case law and address current challenges from HMRC. They provide a real insight into how simple changes could make a real difference to your profits, your cash flows and your VAT accounting.

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Webinar: Business owners: how to navigate through changes to the capital taxes regimes

1 August 2019

On demand

The available reliefs from capital gains tax and inheritance tax for owners of private trading companies who are considering a sale or succession have been a cornerstone of tax policy for many years.

The 2018 Budget has however introduced a suite of changes which means access to some of these reliefs is more difficult. Further, the Office of Tax Simplification have recently released their thoughts on how to simplify the Inheritance Tax system.

This webinar explores the capital taxes regimes and how common ownership structures, whether family or private equity owned could be affected, along with our experts’ thoughts on how to navigate through a future value realisation event with a view to maximising available reliefs.

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Webinar: How well do you know your Customs profile?

31 July 2019

On demand

International trade is in the spotlight with trade wars looming and Brexit on the horizon, bringing an increased focus on the efficiency of supply chains and minimising customs duty costs. Businesses need to ask: how well do we know our customs profile? And are we ready for the changes that Brexit could bring?

This webinar runs through some of the most important trade topics, from duty optimisation to compliance. Our experts will focus on the interaction of customs duty and transfer pricing – and their conflicting objectives – which will be increasingly importance with the likely increase in related-party transactions post Brexit.

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Webinar: Reducing the burden of tax compliance

30 July 2019

On demand

Managing tax compliance is a growing burden for finance leaders. Tax authorities are starting to use the latest data analytics on financial data provided directly to them to calculate tax due, bypassing taxpayers. But many businesses continue to use dated working practices, not matching the tech investment needed to keep up.

This webinar looks at the challenges which businesses face in not refreshing their tax model from the missed opportunity to benchmark performance – and the opportunities that a reset can bring. See how your company can reduce the burden of tax compliance by reviewing working practices, adopting modern technology and possibly outsourcing production.

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Webinar: Managing tax matters relating to property

29 July 2019

On demand

With the recently confirmed extension of the UK’s Capital Allowances relief to cover investments on buildings and structures, alongside ever-increasing charges through business rates, it is more important than ever for businesses to manage taxes across their property portfolio. Whilst the extension of the existing Capital Allowances regime is good news for businesses and should result in additional tax relief, the changes introduce new compliance and reporting requirements.

This webinar covers the key changes businesses will need to make to their existing processes in order to take advantage of this new tax relief. In addition, our business rates experts share insight on this highly topical area including the timetable for the 2021 revaluation, what to expect from the process and what you need to do.

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Webinar: Managing risk and unlocking the value of innovation

9 July 2019

On demand 

Innovation can be the key to commercial success in many businesses. In a world of increasing disruption, R&D spend is increasing across most industries. However, recent changes to the global tax landscape have seen tax authority challenge around how, and where, innovation activities are taxed.

Our experts Tim Sarson, Seve Blacker, Nick Stevart,  Erica Perry and Carol Johnson provide insights on how to manage this risk and unlock the potential value associated with innovation.

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Webinar: State aid: implications for the UK CFC regime

21 May 2019

On demand

On the 25th April 2019, the European Commission published its final decision that the UK’s CFC finance company exemption constituted state aid to the extent that it exempted profits attributed to UK significant people functions (SPFs). The publication of the decision starts a four month period, during which the UK government must recover the aid from affected groups. MRC have already contacted many groups they believe to be impacted.

It’s now critical that groups start assessing the impact that the Commission’s decision may have on any intra-group offshore financing arrangements that were in place between 2013 and 2018 in order to ascertain their potential exposures and set out their position for settlement with HMRC (whether or not the decision itself is appealed).

Melissa Geiger, Matthew Herrington, Nicolas Gurteen, Lee Marshall and Kriti Velji from KPMG in the UK provide their insights on the EC decision, how non-trading finance profits attributable to UK activities can be evaluated based on the CFC charging mechanisms and identification of UK SPFs, and discuss actionable insights for those groups affected.

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Webinar: Making Tax Digital for VAT - are you ready for 1st April?

6 March 2019

On demand

The deadline of 1 April 2019 for the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT is fast approaching. Is your business ready?

Nearly two thirds of businesses (64%) say that MTD is a good idea but that they need more support with their plans1. In this webinar, KPMG's VAT and tax technology experts Chris Downing, Reece Duncan and Joost Willemsen provided practical advice on how to prepare for 1 April.

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1. KPMG Backing Business Growth Survey, February 2019

 

Webinar: Taxing the digital economy – insights on the OECD's public consultation document

25 February 2019

On demand

The OECD released a public consultation document titled ‘Addressing the Tax Challenges of the Digitalisation of the Economy’. The OECD are requesting interested parties to provide comments by 1 March, ahead of a public consultation in Paris on 13 and 14 March. The input from stakeholders will be used by the members of the Inclusive Framework to develop a final set of recommendations for a G20 report to be published in 2020.

Melissa Geiger, Matthew Herrington, Kirsty Rockall and Jennifer Cooper from KPMG in the UK, Kara Boatman from KPMG in the US, and Robert Van der Jagt from KPMG's EU Tax Centre provided their insights on the public consultation document, and discussed whether it could mean we are any closer to achieving multilateral consensus on how to tax the digital economy.

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Webinar: Taxing the digital economy – The journey so far from BEPS Action 1

8 February 2019

On demand

On 29 January 2019, the OECD shared a status update of its most recent work into taxing the digital economy. The Policy Note, ‘Addressing the Tax Challenges of the Digitalised Economy’, sets out proposals involving two pillars to be considered by members of the Inclusive Framework over the coming months in the hope of finding a long-term solution to the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy.

Matthew Herrington, Kirsty Rockall, Kara Boatman and Jennifer Cooper from KPMG in the UK and Robert Van der Jagt from KPMG's EU Tax Centre talked through the evolution around the taxation of the digital economy, including an overview of the unilateral measures set to be introduced by a number of countries and provide insights on the latest release from the OECD.

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Webinar: Managing your value chain in a post BEPS environment

5 February 2019

On demand

In a post OECD BEPS environment a number of new opportunities and challenges are emerging as a result of both evolving business models and changing approaches of tax authorities – with one such example being the recent launch by HMRC of their Profit Diversion Profits Facility. At the same time trade tensions, geopolitics and environmental change are putting pressure on physical supply chains. How are businesses responding to this and how do you evaluate, defend or align your model with new value creation in a sustainable manner?

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Webinar: Understanding the implications of HMRC’s profit diversion compliance facility

31 January 2019

On demand

On 10 January 2019, HMRC launched the Profit Diversion Compliance Facility (‘the Facility’), providing an opportunity for businesses to make disclosures related to profit diversion. Whilst the title may suggest that the Facility is exclusively concerned with Diverted Profits Tax, it is in fact a tool in HMRC’s broader approach to reviewing transfer pricing and operating models more generally where numerous potential areas of tax risk will be considered.

Daniel Head, Angela Savin and Nick Stevart explain the Facility itself, and what the associated HMRC guidelines tell us about HMRC’s approach to transfer pricing more broadly.

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Webinar: Reflections and Tax Predictions for 2019

17 December 2018

On demand

KPMG's Melissa Geiger and other KPMG experts reflect on the events of 2018 that impacted the International Tax landscape and look ahead to 2019. From navigating Brexit to grappling with the challenges of taxing the Digital Economy, understanding the impact of US tax reform and keeping up to speed with the EU’s tax agenda, 2018 has kept us all on our toes. 

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Webinar: Financial Transactions TP and the Future of the UK's Finco Exemption

5 December 2018

On demand

With a number of recent changes to tax rules impacting financial transactions and a consultation earlier in the year by the OECD on the transfer pricing of these arrangements, how should you prepare for an increased level of scrutiny from tax authorities? In this webinar, Dan Head, Matthew Herrington, and Aron Elsey discuss the key takeaways from the OECD discussion draft on transfer pricing, the changes to the UK CFC rules and the impacts, and TP considerations when restructuring intra-group financial arrangements.

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There were 102 cases of alleged insider fraud recorded for 2019 with fraud by management and embezzlement both up.

There was also a six-fold increase in the number of alleged procurement frauds appearing in court, usually involving fake invoices. Six cases worth over £16 million appeared in court in 2019 compared to £2.9million in 2018.

Management and employees represented 43% of perpetrators by volume in 2019 compared to 39% in 2018.  

Government and commercial businesses remain the main victims by volume of fraud, followed by the general public. Except for commercial businesses, there was a decrease in 2019 of the volume of fraud cases. This included Financial Services where the number and value of fraud attacks fell from 58 cases worth £74 million in 2018 to 38 cases worth £28 million in 2019. Evasion of duty ranked the largest fraud type by value, registering at £655 million in 2019. Embezzlement ranked the largest fraud type by volume, registering 74 cases (20% of the total) in 2019.

“Procurement fraud is a key area that businesses need to have robust controls around. Our experience shows that third party due diligence as part of a rigorous procurement controls environment can help organisations effectively manage their risk. Without such due diligence and basic controls such as segregation of duties, the repercussions for a business, particularly smaller businesses, can be devastating. 

With the economic road ahead still looking uncertain for UK businesses, many may respond by changing processes, initiating new projects and working with new suppliers, this presents a perfect ecosystem for fraud within which fraudsters will conceal, mislead and misrepresent as they exploit people’s vulnerabilities and confusion about the future. Businesses need to maintain robust fraud controls and remain vigilant and thorough during the continued uncertainty. These include having effective whistle-blowing channels.”

Roy Waligora, KPMG UK Head of Investigations.

Webinar: Stamp duty land tax on residential property transactions

6 September 2018

On demand

The stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rules on residential property transactions have never been more complex. This webinar, hosted by Sean Randall (Associate Partner, Stamp Taxes), discusses the alternative tax rates in order to confirm the right amount of SDLT payable.

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Webinar: Stamp duty land tax on residential property transactions

6 September 2018

On demand

The stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rules on residential property transactions have never been more complex. This webinar, hosted by Sean Randall (Associate Partner, Stamp Taxes), discusses the alternative tax rates in order to confirm the right amount of SDLT payable.

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Webinar: OECD discussion draft on financial transactions

25 July 2018

On demand

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released a discussion draft on transfer pricing matters relating to financial transactions on 3 July 2018. This is follow-up work in relation to Actions 8-10 of the BEPS Action Plan. The discussion draft is relevant for businesses that engage in the pricing of financial transactions in relation to their treasury function, intra-group loans, cash pooling, hedging, guarantees and/or captive insurance.

In this webinar, KPMG’s Richard Murray, Enrique Martin, Robin Saunders and Graeme Webster summarised the discussion draft and provided insights on its impact for financial services businesses.

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Webinar: Making Tax Digital for VAT - one year to go

23 May 2018

On demand

The deadline of 1st April 2019 for the introduction of Making Tax Digital for VAT is now less than a year away. We all know it is a major game-changer, but what exactly does it mean for your business and how can you prepare for it? KPMG technology experts Chris Downing, Reece Duncan and Joost Willemsen in combination with Michael Cameron of HMRC will be answering these questions. 

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Webinar: CFC Finco State Aid Investigation

12 April 2018

On demand

Companies potentially affected by the European Commission’s ongoing investigation into the UK’s CFC rules need to be proactively mobilising now to protect their position in advance of the Commission’s final decision. 

KPMG's Melissa Geiger, Matthew Herrington and Amanda Brown discuss the practical steps to prepare for a possible negative decision from the Commission. 

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Webinar: Tax Disputes - take control

5 March 2018

On demand

As tax authorities take a more active approach to questioning, investigating and disputing tax filings, tax payers need to carefully assess their risks and define a strategy to manage disputes. Our recent survey showed that more than 10% of the tax functions budget is now spent on disputes and it is increasing. Now more than ever, companies need the right strategy in place to manage risk arising from historic filing positions but also anticipating and preparing for potential future disputes in connection with tax changes arising in the context of Brexit and US tax reform.

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AEOI reporting WebEx for financial institutions

20 February 2018

On demand

KPMG’s Automatic Exchange of Information (#AEOI) team hosted a webinar providing an update on current issues impacting Financial Institutions when submitting FATCA and CRS returns.

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Webinar: Corporate Interest Restriction – moving into the compliance phase

5 February 2018

On demand

KPMG's Melissa Geiger, Gavin Little and Chris Murphy discussed the steps you will need to take in order to get to grips with the compliance aspects of CIR. From deciding how to coordinate CIR compliance across a group, to which elections to make, this webinar covered what you need to do in advance of the normal compliance cycle. 

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Webinar: Tax Data and Digital Reporting

1 February 2018

On demand

Tax's future is digital and it’s changing the expectations of your tax data. From the shift to real time reporting to the tax authorities, and the risks that come with providing more information – and faster – there are new opportunities to transform the business through analytics and better use of technology. Is your business ready to embrace the changes? 

During this webinar, KPMG's Chris Downing, Kirsty Rockall and Aron Mayer discussed how to prepare for the changing nature of digital tax reporting. 

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Webinar series: US Tax Reform

November & December

On demand

At long last, US federal tax reform (i.e., the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”) is on the cusp of enactment. In light of the anticipated publication of the final, ‘unified’ version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the expectation of final approval by Congress, the seismic changes to the US tax landscape are about to become law. Enactment this month will create significant challenges for tax departments and may have financial statement implications for those with December year ends.

You can listen to the recordings of the three webinars via the links below:
14 November
5 December
20 December

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