OECD invites taxpayer input on tenth batch of dispute resolution peer reviews. Tenth batch includes the stage 1 peer review of Aruba

The OECD is now gathering input for the tenth batch of Stage 1 dispute resolution peer reviews, according to a press release on the website of the OECD. This tenth batch includes the peer review of Aruba. From the press release: 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 ...
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OECD releases latest results on preferential regimes and new results on no or only nominal tax jurisdictions

Progress continues on implementing the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard, with a further 22 jurisdictions changing their laws to address harmful tax practices. On 19 July 2019, the Inclusive Framework on BEPS approved the latest results of reviews of jurisdictions' domestic laws conducted by the OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP). The review covered not only preferential tax regimes, but the results of the review of the substantial activities ...
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Documentation regarding removal of Aruba from the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

Last week it was announced that Aruba has been removed from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. We now have access to the relevant official documents of the Council of the European Union. The removal was formalized in a Note from the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union to Permanent Representatives of the Committee/Council, 15 May 2019 and the final description and assessment of ...
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Voldoende commitment Curaçao richting EU Gedragscodegroep

Op 12 maart 2019 werd door de Europese Commissie de nieuwe (aangepast) lijst van niet-coöperatieve belastingjurisdicties (EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes) bekend gemaakt, in de praktijk ook wel aangeuid als de “zwarte lijst”. Aruba stond op deze lijst vermeld, aangezien Aruba nog één schadelijk belastingregime niet had aangepast dan wel afgeschaft (overigens heeft Aruba het betreffende regime – het regime van de transparante vennootschap – inmiddels ook ...
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EU updates list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. Aruba among the countries that have been moved from the grey list to the blacklist

EU Finance Ministers have updated the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, based on an intense process of analysis and dialogue steered by the Commission. The list has proven a true success with many countries having changed their laws and tax systems to comply with international standards. This was announced in a press release dated 12 March 2019 as published on the website of the European Commission. From the press ...
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Reactie Minister van Financiën op brief EU Gedragscodegroep inzake de vervanging van preferentiële belastingregimes (Curaçao)

Met een brief van 15 februari 2019 heeft de Minister van Financiën van Curaçao gereageerd op de brief van 1 februari 2019 van de voorzitter van de Gedragscodegroep van de Europese Unie (de “EU Code of Conduct Group”) inzake de “Replacement of Curaçao's harmful preferential tax regimes with measures of similar effect”. De brief van de Gedragscodegroep houdt verband met de EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. Wij rapporteerden ...
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OECD clamps down on CRS avoidance through residence and citizenship by investment schemes

Residence and citizenship by investment (CBI/RBI) schemes, often referred to as golden passports or visas, can create the potential for misuse as tools to hide assets held abroad from reporting under the OECD/G20 Common Reporting Standard (CRS), the OECD expresses in the press coverage dated 16 October 2018 following the publication of the results of its analysis of over 100 CBI/RBI schemes offered by CRS-committed jurisdictions. From the press coverage: In particular, Identity ...
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