Tax revenues continue increasing as the tax mix shifts further towards corporate and consumption taxes

Tax revenues in advanced economies have continued to increase, with taxes on companies and personal consumption representing an increasing share of total tax revenues, according to new OECD research. This was announced in a press release dated 5 December 2018 as published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The 2018 edition ...
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At G20 Summit OECD’s Gurría says collective action vital to tackle global challenges

International cooperation and collective action are critical to tackling the world’s major challenges, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said following the G20 Leaders’ Summit held in Buenos Aires amid heightened trade tensions but at which important advances were made on a number of priorities of Argentina’s presidency. From the press release dated 1 December 2018 as ...
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Peer review reports on the exchange of information on tax rulings: Sint Maarten not assessed as it suffered a natural disaster in 2017

The Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released the 2017 Peer Review Reports on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings  (hereafter: the report) in connection with its assessment of individual jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. The peer review reports show that ...
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Peer review reports on the exchange of information on tax rulings: Aruba mentioned in relation to TIEA’s and exchange of information with other countries

The Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released the 2017 Peer Review Reports on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings  (hereafter: the report) in connection with its assessment of individual jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. The peer review reports show that ...
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Peer review reports on the exchange of information on tax rulings: country profile on Curaçao

The Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released the 2017 Peer Review Reports on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings  (hereafter: the report) in connection with its assessment of individual jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. The peer review reports show that ...
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Transparency on tax rulings significantly increased, according to OECD peer reviews on BEPS Action 5 minimum standard

As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the Inclusive Framework on BEPS has now assessed 92 individual jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 13 December 2018. From the press ...
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Verdrag inzake uitwisseling van informatie betreffende belastingen tussen Aruba en België treedt 1 januari 2019 in werking

De bepalingen van het Verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, ten behoeve van Aruba, en het Koninkrijk België inzake de uitwisseling van informatie betreffende belastingen; 's-Gravenhage, 24 april 2014 (hierna: het Verdrag) zullen ingevolge artikel 12 op 1 januari 2019 in werking treden.  Zo is bekend gemaakt in het Tractatenblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden ...
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Assessing tax levels and the tax mix in OECD countries: Revenue Statistics 2018 & Consumption Tax Trends 2018 to launch on Wednesday 5 December 2018

The OECD has announced the launch of two reports to be published on Wednesday 5 December providing internationally comparable statistics and analysis designed to inform the tax policy debate: the report Revenue Statistics 2018 and the report Consumption Tax Trends 2018. From the press release as published on the website of the OECD on 28 ...
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Global Forum on Tax Transparency marks a dramatic shift in the fight against tax evasion with the widespread commencement of the automatic exchange of financial information

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes held its annual meeting in Punta del Este, Uruguay on 20-22 November, bringing together over 200 delegates from more than 100 jurisdictions, international organisations and regional groups to strengthen further the international community’s fight against tax evasion.  This was announced with a press release published on ...
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Residence/Citizenship by investment update

As part of its efforts to maintain the integrity of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), the OECD has been working closely with Panama over the last weeks to ensure that any risks created by its Residence by Investment (RBI) programmes are effectively addressed. As a result of that work, the OECD announces in a press ...
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Latin American Ministers launch regional initiative to combat tax evasion and corruption

On 19 November, Uruguay’s Minister of Economy and Finance Danilo Astori hosted a discussion with Ministers, high level representatives and senior officials from Latin America on how to strengthen regional efforts to combat tax fraud and corruption. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The ...
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OECD and Argentina continue the fight to tackle tax crime

Twenty-eight officials participated in the inaugural “VAT/GST Fraud Investigations” course at the OECD Latin America Academy for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation last week in Buenos Aires. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The Academy was launched earlier this year as part of ...
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Nederlandse staatssecretaris: Strengere eisen rondom afgifte rulings

Er komen strengere eisen rondom de afgifte van rulings met een internationaal karakter. Ook gaat de Belastingdienst voortaan per ruling een geanonimiseerde samenvatting publiceren. Dit schrijft de (Nederlandse) staatssecretaris van Financiën afgelopen donderdag in een brief aan de Tweede Kamer. Het doel is de maatregelen 1 juli 2019 in te laten gaan. De maatregelen betekenen ...
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OECD releases guidance on Synthesised texts for providing clarity on the impact of the Multilateral Instrument

On 14 November 2018 the OECD released new Guidance for the Development of Synthesised Texts presenting a clear overview of the modifications to tax treaties resulting from the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the "Convention” or “MLI”) which entered into force on 1 July 2018. A Secretariat note, also released ...
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OECD invites taxpayer input on seventh batch of Dispute Resolution peer reviews

Improving the tax treaty dispute resolution process is a top priority of the BEPS Project. The Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) peer review and monitoring process under Action 14 of the BEPS Action Plan was launched in December 2016 with the peer review process now well underway. The peer review process is conducted in two stages ...
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