Welcome to the A&M Tax Minute, designed to provide insights to executives in the Technology sector.
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We know what drives you: applying complex tax rules to a rapidly changing industry. We share your passion. Having served many businesses in this industry over the years, we are proud to be in this high-skill and high-challenge environment with you, and we are eager to share what we've learned with our fellow industry mates.

Look to us to help improve your awareness of the challenges you have faced or might face in the future, and the solutions we've seen applied. With short and frequent pieces, you will see a stream of our most cutting edge thinking and experience. Accelerate your ability to identify the issues you will face and know how to solve them, that's our goal.

With potential game-changing US tax reform on the horizon, we will start our series focusing on the many related questions affecting technology companies. You will learn more about what's at stake for your company from potential tax reform, how you fare compared to other technology companies, how to get your organization prepared for the potential impact.

We hope you enjoy our new series. We want your feedback! Please reach out to any member of our technology tax team.

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The Impact of the U.K. Diverted Profits Tax

This week Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the U.K.’s tax authority, released key statistics related to the U.K. Diverted Profits Tax (DPT)[1] . DPT of £138m has been collected during the period from April 2015 (when the tax was introduced) to April 2017. Diageo announced in May this year that it would be paying £107m, but intends to challenge the assessment, so it is possible some of the amounts collected will be refunded. HMRC also estimates it collected £174m of additional corporation tax from behavioral changes – this figure will be a low estimate and will only accurately capture situations already under HMRC enquiry.
IP Migration and BAT

IP Migration Back in the Game after BAT gets Thrown Out

On July 27th, many industry groups experienced the thrill of victory while others, the agony of defeat, when the White House and top Republican lawmakers issued a joint statement announcing that the Border Adjustment Tax (affectionately referred to as the “BAT”) would no longer be included in future Republican-based proposals on tax reform.