OECD releases second peer review report on preventing treaty shopping (BEPS Action 6). No jurisdiction has raised any concerns about their agreements with Aruba respectively Curaçao. Aruba encouraged to implement the minimum standard

Progress continues with the implementation of the BEPS package, as the OECD releases the second peer review assessing countries’ efforts to implement the Action 6 minimum standard as agreed under the OECD/G20 BEPS Project: Prevention of Treaty Abuse – Second Peer Review Report on Treaty Shopping. The release of the report was announced in a press release on the website of the OECD. From the press release. The second peer review ...
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BEPS Action 14: OECD releases stage 1 peer review reports on dispute resolution for Brunei Darussalam, Curaçao, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Monaco, San Marino and Serbia

The work on BEPS Action 14 continued with the publication on 24 February 2020 of the eighth round of stage 1 peer review reports. Each report assesses a country's efforts to implement the Action 14 minimum standard as agreed to under the OECD/G20 BEPS Project. This was announced with a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The reports of Brunei Darussalam, Curaçao, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Monaco (also available ...
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Stage 1 peer review report on dispute resolution released by OECD: overall Curaçao meets most of the elements of the BEPS Action 14 Minimum Standard

On 24 February 2020 the stage 1 peer review report for Curaçao on dispute resolution (BEPS Action 14) was released by the OECD: Making Dispute Resolution More Effective – MAP Peer Review Report, Curaçao (Stage 1): Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Action 14, OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (hereafter to be referred to as: “the report”). The report assesses the country's efforts to implement the Action 14 minimum standard ...
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OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

On 14 February 2020, the OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was released. From the overview in the report: “Over the past 10 years, the G20 has supported multilateral co-operation for a globally fair, sustainable and modern international tax system, which translated into successful deliverables. Thanks to this momentum, significant progress has taken place to combat tax evasion, Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), ...
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OECD presents analysis showing significant impact of proposed international tax reforms

New economic analysis shows that a proposed solution to the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy under negotiation at the OECD would have a significant positive impact on global tax revenues. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD in relation to the release of the analysis. From the press release: The analysis puts the combined effect of the two-pillar solution under ...
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OECD releases Transfer Pricing Guidance on Financial Transactions

On 11 February 2020, the OECD released the report Transfer Pricing Guidance on Financial Transactions: Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Actions 4, 8-10. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. In October 2015, as part of the final BEPS package, the OECD/G20 published the reports on Action 4 (Limiting Base Erosion Involving Interest Deductions And Other Financial Payments) and Actions 8-10 (Aligning Transfer Pricing Outcomes with ...
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Uruguay deposits its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention

On 6 February 2020, Uruguay deposited its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Multilateral Convention or MLI) with the OECD's Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, thus underlining its strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by multinational enterprises. For Uruguay, the MLI will enter into force on 1 June ...
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OECD releases consultation document on the review of Country-by-Country Reporting and invites public input (BEPS Action 13)

As part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework), the OECD invites public comments on the Review of the BEPS Action 13 minimum standard. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: Background Action 13 of the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project (BEPS Action 13) established a three-tiered standardised approach to ...
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International community renews commitment to multilateral efforts to address tax challenges from digitalisation of the economy

The international community reaffirmed its commitment to reach a consensus-based long-term solution to the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy, and will continue working toward an agreement by the end of 2020, according to the Statement by the Inclusive Framework on BEPS released by the OECD on January 31, 2020. 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 IOTA join forces in promoting stronger tax systems

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA) signed the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Co-operation between both Parties. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. The two organisations, which have worked together since 2000, expressed their intention to expand the co-operation in promoting fair and efficient tax systems and enhancing the ...
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CBCS en University of Curaçao organiseren belastingseminar ‘Belastingverdragen, BEPS 2.0 en bronheffingen’, 14 januari aanstaande

De Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) en University of Curaçao (UoC) nodigen u uit voor het belastingseminar ‘Belastingverdragen, BEPS 2.0 en bronheffingen’ op 14 januari om 9.00 uur, waar topsprekers u zullen meenemen in de actuele internationale fiscale ontwikkelingen op het gebied van bronbelastingen. BEPS 2.0 en de nieuwe bronbelastingen zullen belangrijke gevolgen hebben voor de onderlinge verhoudingen tussen landen. Ook voor het Caribisch deel van het ...
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BEPS Action 5 minimum standard: Transparency on tax rulings continues to increase

As part of continuing efforts to address BEPS concerns, the Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework) has now assessed 112 jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. This includes the first review for newer members of the Inclusive Framework, as well as certain developing countries that had requested additional time and were deferred from the previous years' peer ...
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OECD releases further guidance for tax administrations and MNE Groups on Country-by-Country reporting

The Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released additional interpretative guidance to give greater certainty to tax administrations and MNE Groups on the implementation and operation of Country-by-Country (CbC) Reporting (BEPS Action 13). The new guidance makes clear that, under the BEPS Action 13 minimum standard, the automatic exchange of CbC reports filed under local filing rules is not intended. The release of the report was announced in a press release ...
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Regeling aanvullende documentatieverplichtingen verrekenprijzen gepubliceerd: modellen van het landenrapport, het groepsdossier en het lokaal dossier vastgesteld (Aruba)

Op 23 december 2019 is de Ministeriële regeling van 20 december 2019 ter uitvoering van artikel 30, tweede lid, en artikel 32, vijfde lid, van de Landsverordening winstbelasting (AB 1988 no. GT 47) (Regeling aanvullende documentatieverplichtingen verrekenprijzen) uitgegeven en geplaatst in het Afkondigingsblad van Aruba, jaargang 2019, no. 86 (AB 2019 no. 86). Met deze ministeriële regeling worden de modellen van het landenrapport, het groepsdossier en het lokaal dossier, zoals ...
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Landsverordening van 19 december 2019 tot wijziging van de Landsverordening vrije zones 2000 gepubliceerd in het Afkondigingsblad. Aanpassingen om te voldoen aan de OECD-standaarden met betrekking tot preferentiële belastingregimes op het gebied van mobiel kapitaal (Aruba)

Op vrijdag 20 december 2019 is de Landsverordening van 19 december 2019 tot wijziging van de Landsverordening vrije zones 2000 (AB 2000 no. 28) uitgegeven en geplaatst in de Landscourant van Aruba, jaargang 2019, no. 80 (AB 2019 no. 80). Op 17 december 2019 werd de ontwerplandsverordening tot wijziging van de Landsverordening vrije zones 2000 (AB 2000 no. 28) (Zittingsjaar 2019-2020-920) de Regering aangeboden aan de Staten van Aruba. Wij ...
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Landsverordening van 19 december 2019 tot wijziging van de LWB en de ALB gepubliceerd in het Afkondigingsblad. Betreft de introductie van aanvullende documentatieverplichtingen verrekenprijzen en CbC-rapportage (Aruba)

Op vrijdag 20 december 2019 is de Landsverordening van 19 december 2019 tot wijziging van de Landsverordening winstbelasting (AB 1988 no. GT 47) en de Algemene landsverordening belastingen (AB 2004 no. 10) uitgegeven en geplaatst in het Afkondigingsblad van Aruba, jaargang 2019, no. 79 (AB 2019 no. 79). Op 16 december 2019 werd de ontwerplandsverordening (link naar het ontwerp met de memorie van Toelichting) tot wijziging van de Landsverordening winstbelasting ...
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Wijziging van de Landsverordening vrije zones 2000 (Aruba)

Op 17 december 2019 heeft de Regering de ontwerplandsverordening tot wijziging van de Landsverordening vrije zones 2000 (AB 2000 no. 28) (Zittingsjaar 2019-2020-920) aangeboden aan de Staten van Aruba. De ontwerplandsverordening is op woensdag 18 december 2019 door de Staten aangenomen. [later 20-12-2019 toegevoegd:] Op 20 december 2019 is de Landsverordening van 19 december 2019 tot wijziging van de Landsverordening vrije zones 2000 (AB 2000 no. 28) uitgegeven en geplaatst ...
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Ontwerplandsverordening tot wijziging van de LWB en de ALB in verband met de introductie van aanvullende documentatieverplichtingen verrekenprijzen en CbC-rapportage (Aruba)

Op 16 december 2019 is door de Regering de ontwerplandsverordening tot wijziging van de Landsverordening winstbelasting (AB 1988 no. GT 47) en de Algemene landsverordening belastingen (AB 2004 no. 10) (zittingsjaar 2019-2020-919) aangeboden aan de Staten van Aruba. [toegevoegd 20-12-2019:] De ontwerplandsverordening is op woensdag 18 december 2019 door de Staten aangenomen. Op 20 december 2019 is de Landsverordening van 19 december 2019 tot wijziging van de Landsverordening winstbelasting (AB ...
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Eerste suppletoire begroting 2019 in Publicatieblad (Curaçao)

Op 12 december 2019 is de Landsverordening van de 9de december 2019 [in de aanhef van de landsverordening staat per abuis de datum “9dedecember 2010” vermeld; red.] tot wijziging van de Landsverordening van de 28ste december 2018 tot vaststelling van de Begroting van Curaçao voor het dienstjaar 2019 (Eerste Suppletoire begroting 2019) uitgegeven in het Publicatieblad van Curaçao, jaargang 2019, nr. 80 (P.B. 2019 no. 80). De onderhavige landsverordening  strekt ...
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Eerste suppletoire begroting 2019 – Nota naar aanleiding van het Verslag (Curaçao)

Op de website van de Staten van Curaçao is de Nota naar aanleiding van het Verslag geplaatst met betrekking tot de behandeling van de Ontwerplandsverordening tot wijziging van de Landsverordening van de 28ste december 2018 tot vaststelling van de Begroting van Curaçao voor het dienstjaar 2019 (Eerste Suppletoire Begroting 2019) (zittingsjaar 2029-2020-153). Bij wijze van attendering zetten wij de Nota naar aanleiding van het Verslag hierbij naar u door, zonder ...
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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 secretariat invites public input on the Global Anti-Base Erosion (GloBE) Proposal under Pillar Two

As part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, the OECD secretariat is seeking public comments on certain aspects of the Global Anti-Base Erosion (GloBE) Proposal under Pillar Two. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The consultation document (available soon in French) focuses on specific technical issues in respect of the GloBE proposal where input ...
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OECD releases further guidance for tax administrations and MNE Groups on CbC-reporting

The OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released additional interpretative guidance to give greater certainty to tax administrations and MNE Groups on the implementation and operation of Country-by-Country (CbC) Reporting (BEPS Action 13). This was announced in a press release on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The new guidance includes questions and answers on, amongst other topics, the treatment of dividends received, the operation of local ...
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OECD releases guidance on the spontaneous exchange by no or only nominal tax jurisdictions

As part of BEPS Action 5 to curb harmful tax practices, jurisdictions may only maintain preferential regimes if certain "substantial activities" requirements are met. In order to ensure a level playing field, these requirements must also apply to jurisdictions with zero or only nominal tax rates. As a result, the Inclusive Framework on BEPS decided in November 2018 to resume the application of the substantial activities requirement for no or ...
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Public consultation meeting on the Secretariat Proposal for a “Unified Approach” under Pillar One

As part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, the OECD is seeking public comments on a Secretariat Proposal for a "Unified Approach" under Pillar One. This public consultation meeting will focus on the key questions identified in the consultation document and issues raised in the written submissions received as part of the consultation process, as was announced in a press release on the website of the OECD. For ...
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OECD releases sixth round of BEPS Action 14 peer review reports on improving tax dispute resolution mechanisms. The reports include Argentina, Chile and Colombia

The work on BEPS Action 14 continues with the publication of the sixth round of stage 1 peer review reports, as announced on 24 October 2019 in a press releases on the website of the OECD. Each report assesses a country’s efforts to implement the Action 14 minimum standard as agreed to under the OECD/G20 BEPS Project. From the press release: The reports of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, India, Latvia, ...
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Eerste suppletoire begroting 2019 Curaçao: bijstelling ramingen belastingopbrengsten

Onlangs is de ontwerplandsverordening tot wijziging van de Landsverordening van de 28ste December 2018 tot vaststelling van de Begroting van Curaçao voor het dienstjaar 2019. (Eerste Suppletoire begroting 2019) (Beleidsdeel) (Zittingsjaar 2019-2020-153) behandeld in een vergadering van de Centrale Commissie van de Staten. De onderhavige ontwerplandsverordening  strekt er toe de wijziging van de begroting van het land voor het dienstjaar 2019 bij landsverordening vast te stellen. Op 28 december 2018 ...
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OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers

On 9 October 2019 the OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was released. From the Overview in the report: “Overview G20 support for modernising the international tax rules has been instrumental over the past 10 years in ending bank secrecy, considerably improving tax co-operation, and strengthening the rules to counter base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by multinational companies. However, further progress is needed ...
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OECD invites public input on the Secretariat Proposal for a “Unified Approach” under Pillar One

As part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (the Inclusive Framework), the OECD is seeking public comments on a Secretariat Proposal for a "Unified Approach" under Pillar One. This was announced in a press release dated 9 October 2019 published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: Background The Programme of Work (PoW) adopted by the Inclusive Framework on BEPS at its meeting of 28-29 ...
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Release of TIWB 2018/19 annual report: “Four years on and half a billion dollars later – Tax Inspectors Without Borders”

Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) assistance has delivered nearly USD 500 million in additional revenue for developing countries through April 2019, according to the latest TIWB annual report, as announced in a press release dated 25 September 2019 published on the website of the OECD. The release of the report was already announced in a press release dated 18 September 2019. From the press release dated 25 September 2019: The ...
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