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LEGAL BULLETIN MAY 2012


INDEX:

  1. The FTA network and your business.
  2.  Access to the Colombian market.
  3.  New changes in the rules of origin.
  4. Technical barriers to trade and sanitary and phytosanitary measures.
  5. Trade remedies.
  6. Opportunities in the area of government procurement.
  7. Distinct alternatives in the trade in services within an FTA.
  8. A special regime for the protection of investors.
  9. Aspects of the intellectual property area on FTAs.
  10. The implementation of each FTA within your business.

LEGAL BULLETIN JULY 2010


INDEX:

  1.  Equity tax optimization.
  2. New mining concession agreement model.
  3. Credit facilities granted by private capital investment funds.
  4. Services export: decree 1805 of 2010.
  5. Capital gains under decision 40 of the CAN: their nature is that of non- income or non- incidental income nature and cannot be deemed as exempted income.
  6. Stamp payment deduction.

LEGAL BULLETIN MARCH 2009


INDEX

  1. New regulation for the submission of private initiative projects for the construction of public works through concessions.
  2. General comments on invoices regulation.
  3. Trust funds are not subjects to industry and commerce tax.
  4. Exempt income for hotel sector: 30 years or up to 2033.
  5. New applications for the 40% benefit.
  6. The economic conditions of the Exploration and Production Contracts of The National Hydrocarbons Agency for 2009.
  7. VAT on advertising services.
  8. Participation account contracts: the duality of their accounting treatment.
  9. Tax treatment of financial debt.

LEGAL BULLETIN OCTOBER 2008


INDEX

  1. New foreign exchange regime for free trade zones.
  2. Road infrastructure concessionaires can use the deduction for investments in productive fixed assets.
  3. Tax treatment of foreign debt transactions.
  4. The principle of territoriality in the application of the industry and commerce tax.
  5. Sales tax on the technical services and technical assistance provided in Colombia from abroad.
  6. Management of VAT paid in pre-operational stages.
  7. Associated works cooperatives and pre-cooperatives will have to pay payroll taxes.
  8. Tax treatment of collective portfolios.
  9. Elimination of foreign investment restrictions.
  10. “Simplified stock corporation” bill.

LEGAL BULLETIN JUNE 2008


INDEX

  1. The abuse of the dominant position in shareholders’ meetings.
  2. Taxation of foreign companies.
  3. Are the percentages used for determining if land is an undeveloped urban lot legal?
  4. Main implications of the introduction of the Habeas Data Statute.
  5. Tacit withdrawal in legal proceedings and its implications.
  6. Autonomous Patrimonies in the development of projects in Duty-free Zones.
  7. Legal nature of payments in a labor conciliation involving the existence or non-existence of a labor relationship.
  8. Reimbursement of expenses incurred abroad.
  9. Should partially paid withholding tax returns be considered as not field?.

LEGAL BULLETIN FEBRUARY 2007


INDEX

  1.  Investment in productive fixed real assets.
  2.  Elimination of inflation adjustments.
  3. Tax on equity (equity tax).
  4. Lost and damaged merchandise.
  5. Financial and operational leasing.
  6. Amortization of losses (loss carryforwards).
  7. Conciliation and settlement of tax disputes by mutual agreement.

LEGAL BULLETIN AUGUST 2005


INDEX

  1. Applicability of withholding at source of ICA tax on dividends and participations.
  2.  Fiscal benefits of contributions to severance payment funds.
  3. Importation to Colombia of intangibles – a fiscal and customs perspective.
  4. Supervision of technical assistance and technical services agreements with foreigners.
  5. Consolidation of financial statements.
  6. Law of legal stability for investors.

LEGAL BULLETIN FREBRUARY 2005


INDEX

  1. Fiscal effects of the sale of commercial establishments.
  2. Deductibility of territorial taxes paid by income tax payers.
  3. Mandate in Cost Contribution Agreements.
  4. Deduction of losses incurred in the sale of shares or corporate interest and properties that form part of fixed assets.
  5. Amendments to the Colombian General Foreign Capital Investments Regime.

LEGAL BULLETIN OCTOBER 2007


INDEX

  1. Legal stability contracts: petrification of laws or creation of contractual rights through modification of laws?
  2. Law 1150 of 2007, which introduces modifications to law 80 of 1993.
  3. Occupational medical examinations – obligatory nature.
  4. Accounting and tax effects of derivatives operations.
  5. Promotion of the enterpreneurship culture – incorporation of companies through private documents.
  6. Stamp tax on extensions of mercantile offers that are accepted by purchase orders.
  7. Hydrocarbons easements.
  8. Labor contracts in associate work cooperatives.