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Pillar 1 for Dummies: Digital Turf Wars

Kenneth Brewer, Senior Adviser

kbrewer@alvarezandmarsal.com

March 25, 2020 / North America

Ken Brewer, Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, was published in the February 24 issue of Tax Notes Federal and Tax Notes International. In “Pillar 1 for Dummies: Digital Turf Wars,” Mr. Brewer  provides his perspective on a developing area of international law concerning governmental rights to impose tax and compliance obligations on remote providers of digital services.

“Recent efforts (both unilateral and multilateral) to expand source-based tax jurisdiction over the digital profits of nonresident enterprises provide a new vantage point from which to observe governments attempting to grab new turf, while at the same time appealing to their version of the Commission — here, the OECD — to reach a consensus,” Mr. Brewer wrote.

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