In this second post of a two-part series, we look at how coming EU VAT changes will affect e-commerce businesses based outside the European Union. We also look at the role of online marketplaces under the changes.
If your business sells or plans to sell goods online to EU-based customers, there are important VAT changes coming. In this first post of a two-part series, we explain what these changes mean for businesses that have an EU presence.
Canada is one of the world’s most attractive destination markets for companies looking to expand internationally. It boasts an affluent consumer base, highly educated workforce, stable political environment and trade agreements with the U.S. and the EU. It also has more than its share of tech hubs, including not only Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, but the emerging markets of Halifax, Calgary and Quebec City. Perhaps most impressive, Canada is ranked third globally for starting a business, according to the World Bank’s most recent data.
Vistra’s Pete Doyle has helped companies expand into the UK for nearly three decades. In this interview, he talks about evolving corporate expansion strategies, the top risks of operating in the UK, why complying with VAT requirements has an outsized importance for multinationals, and more.
Global M&A volume reached over $3 trillion in 2018, approaching 2015’s record totals. Given diminishing public markets and other factors, the enormous popularity of M&A deals is likely to continue. The relatively high failure rate of M&A deals is well-known, however, and private equity firms and companies alike must properly vet each deal to grasp its risks and opportunities. Unfortunately, many small to medium-sized organizations simply don’t have the resources to conduct due diligence. This can be particularly worrisome in the complex area of cross-border M&A taxation.
India has instituted key reforms to ease the tax burden on start-ups and make it easier for investors to contribute to their success. These changes are part of a larger plan to create jobs and further elevate the country's rising economic stature.