Slovak Republic: Government declares new corporate tax measures

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The Government announced several changes in the corporate taxation area on 20th June 2017, including the introduction of a new patent box regime in line with the modified nexus approach developed as part of BEPS Action 5. The government also proposes the introduction of measures to comply with the EU anti-tax Avoidance Directive (Council Directive (EU) 2016/1164), including new exit taxation rules. The changes also include controlled foreign company (CFC) rules, and hybrid mismatch rules, as well as new transfer pricing rules regarding intangibles and measures against VAT fraud. The first draft texts are subject to further negotiations within the Government after which they will be submitted to the Slovak Parliament. These new measures are intended to be effective from January 1, 2018.

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