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Hybrid Financial Instruments, Double Non-taxation and Linking Rules

Hybrid Financial Instruments, Double Non-taxation and Linking Rules focuses on the analysis of double non-taxation stemming from hybrid financial instruments (HFIs) and the solution provided by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union (EU) tackling double non-taxation related to cross-border HFIs. HFIs are widespread ordinary financial instruments that combine debt and equity features in their terms and design and may lead to double non-taxation across borders. This important book provides a deeply informed and critical analysis and guide to the ‘linking rules’ developed to combat double non-taxation stemming from HFIs within the framework of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project of the OECD and the anti-avoidance initiatives of the EU. These complex rules have now become essential in international taxation.

What’s in this book:

This book deals incisively with crucial theoretical and practical issues as the following:

• Economic and legal reasons for financing business activity through debt instruments, equity instruments and/or HFIs;
• Qualification of financial instruments from different perspectives such as economics, corporate finance, corporate law, financial accounting law, regulatory law and tax law and their interrelation;
• The concept of double non-taxation as a mere outcome of parallel exercises of sovereignty by different states and the role it plays within the international debate;
• The concepts of tax planning, tax avoidance and the misleading concept of aggressive tax planning within a tax competition international scenario and their relation with HFIs;
• Comprehensive policy, legal and technical detail and explanation of the linking rules proposed by the OECD (i.e., BEPS Project Action 2) and the EU (e.g., Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive);
• The (in)compatibility of linking rules with existing tax treaty rules and EU primary law.

The author refers throughout to relevant model convention provisions, EU case law and a vast number of references of official documentation and literature.

Detail Information

Call Number
42 HYB fel
Publisher Kluwer law international : The Netherlands.,
xx, 357 p; 24, 8 cm
42 HYB fel