OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has reacted to recent statements and exchanges regarding the ongoing negotiations to address the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy

“Addressing the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy is long overdue,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. “All members of the Inclusive Framework should remain engaged in the negotiation towards the goal of reaching a global solution by year end, drawing on all the technical work that has been done during the last three years, including throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Absent a multilateral solution, more countries will take ...
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Besluit Onderlinge overlegprocedures van 11 juni 2020 gepubliceerd in de Staatscourant, vervangt het besluit van 29 september 2008 (Caribisch Nederland)

Op 22 juni 2020 is het Besluit Onderlinge overlegprocedures van 11 juni 2020 van de Staatssecretaris van Financiën, nr. 2020-0000101607, gepubliceerd in de Staatscourant, jaargang 2020, no. 32689 (Stcrt. 2020, 32689). Dit besluit bevat een nadere beschrijving en invulling van de onderlinge overlegprocedure op grond van de Wet fiscale arbitrage, een bilateraal belastingverdrag of het EU-arbitrageverdrag. Meerdere regelingen geven een belanghebbende de mogelijkheid om een (dreigend) geschil over de toepassing ...
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Platform for Collaboration on Tax releases toolkit to help developing countries tackle the complex issues around taxing offshore indirect transfers of assets

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) released a Toolkit on the Taxation of Offshore Indirect Transfers (OIT) providing guidance on the design and implementation issues when one country seeks to tax gains on the sale of interests in an entity owning assets located in that country by an entity which is a tax resident in another country. This is the third Toolkit published by the PCT to provide guidance on areas ...
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Early restoration planning by tax administrations key to support individual and business taxpayers towards economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic

Recovery from the profound impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people's lives, jobs, businesses and the wider economy is likely to be lengthy, challenging and multifaceted, with tax administrations playing a critical role in restoration planning, according to a new OECD report ‘Tax Administration Responses to COVID-19: Recovery Period Planning’ prepared by the OECD's Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) in co-operation with the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA) and ...
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Douaneverdrag met Thailand zal op 1 juni 2020 in werking treden en van toepassing zijn op alle delen van het Koninkrijk

De bepalingen van het op 27 september 2018 te Bangkok tot stand gekomen verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en het Koninkrijk Thailand inzake wederzijdse administratieve bijstand in douanezaken (Trb. 2018, 177) (hierna: het Verdrag) zullen ingevolge artikel 19 op 1 juni 2020 in werking treden. De stilzwijgende goedkeuring van het Verdrag door de Staten-Generaal is verleend op 25 februari 2019. Dit is bekendgemaakt in het Tractatenblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden ...
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Latin America and the Caribbean: Tax revenue gains under threat amid deteriorating regional outlook

Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) increased to 23.1% of GDP on average in 2018, according to the new edition of Revenue Statistics in Latin America in the Caribbean published yesterday. However, these gains are now under threat as a result of the region’s deteriorating fiscal outlook, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic crisis. The release was announced in a press release on ...
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Tax and fiscal policies central to governments’ responses to Covid-19 crisis

With global economic activity facing a historic drop and government spending rising dramatically, the implications of the Covid-19 crisis on public finances and tax revenues are significant. Drawing on its multi-disciplinary expertise, the OECD is deploying its data gathering and analytical capacities to help governments face these unprecedented challenges while supporting businesses and people towards economic recovery. This was announced in a press release on the website of the OECD ...
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Blog-post ‘Consumption tax revenues under Covid-19: Lessons from the 2008 global financial crisis’ on the website of the OECD

On the website of the OECD a blog post ‘Consumption tax revenues under Covid-19: Lessons from the 2008 global financial crisis’ has been published. Author is Michelle Harding, senior economist and Head of the Tax Data and Statistical Analysis Unit at the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, co-authored by Hannah Simon, Junior Analyst at the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. The article is part of a series in ...
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New OECD data provides a baseline for measuring the impact of COVID-19 on labour taxes

Labour taxes on the average worker across OECD countries continued to decline for the sixth consecutive year in 2019, according to a new OECD report. This was announced with a press release on the website of the OECD in guidance of the release of the report “Taxing Wages 2020”. From the press release: Taxing Wages 2020 shows that the “tax wedge” – total taxes on labour costs paid by employees ...
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Overzicht van ontwerpverdragen (verdragen in voorbereiding), peildatum 1 april 2020

De Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken heeft aan de Tweede Kamer het overzicht aangeboden van ontwerpverdragen (verdragen in voorbereiding) waarover thans wordt onderhandeld, met peildatum 1 april 2020. Deze lijst bevat – naast onder meer investeringsverdragen en luchtvaartverdragen – een aantal in onderhandeling zijnde belastingverdragen, fiscale inlichtingenverdragen en verdragen tot wederzijdse administratieve bijstand in douanezaken ten behoeve van één of meer Caribische delen van het Koninkrijk. Op de lijst staan de ...
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Adviescommissie: Basispakket moet belastingheffing voor multinationals eerlijker maken (Nederland)

De Adviescommissie belastingheffing van multinationals heeft afgelopen woensdag (15 april 2020) haar rapport verstuurd aan staatssecretaris Hans Vijlbrief (Financiën). Hierin presenteert de commissie een basispakket van zeven maatregelen die de belastingheffing voor multinationals eerlijker maakt, waarbij oog wordt gehouden voor het vestigingsklimaat. Daarnaast wijst de commissie op het belang van internationale samenwerking als de belangrijkste weg naar een goed functionerend internationaal belastingsysteem zonder ongewenst strategisch gedrag van multinationals. Ook constateert ...
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IMF-Special Series on Fiscal Policies to Respond to COVID-19. Managing Fiscal Risks Under Fiscal Stress

On the website of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a note has been published in the Special Series on Fiscal Policies to Respond to COVID-19, which notes focuses on managing fiscal risks under fiscal stress. The rapidly evolving macroeconomic and financial conditions will adversely impact public finances globally. Many governments will see their revenues drop and expenditures rise. Also, more of governments’ outstanding contingent liabilities will be realized. Finally, the ...
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IMF-Special Series on Fiscal Policies to Respond to COVID-19. Public Sector Support to Firms

On the website of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a note has been published in the Special Series on Fiscal Policies to Respond to COVID-19, which note focuses on public sector support to firms. Public sector support to firms can help address liquidity or solvency needs during the pandemic and ensure that economies are well positioned to rebound once social distancing measures ease. Support should be timely, targeted, and temporary ...
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IMF-Special Series on Fiscal Policies to Respond to COVID-19. Tax and Customs Administration Responses

On the website of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a note has been published in the Special Series on Fiscal Policies to Respond to COVID-19, which note provides guidance on how revenue agencies can support governments’ responses to the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis—by maintaining the operation of the revenue system, implementing governments’ measures to address the crisis, supporting the economy and facilitating trade, and protecting the health ...
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IMF-Special Series on Fiscal Policies to Respond to COVID-19. Tax Law Design Considerations When Implementing Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis

On the website of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a note has been published in the Special Series on Fiscal Policies to Respond to COVID-19, which note focuses on the tax law design considerations that should be taken into account when implementing the temporary measures to be adopted in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The note referred to above is one of a series of notes produced by the Fiscal ...
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