Brief staatssecretaris BZK aan Tweede Kamer over de besluitvorming in de RMR van 10 juli inzake (financiële) ondersteuning aan Aruba, Curaçao en Sint Maarten, inclusief bijlagen. In de bijlagen ook ruime aandacht voor belastingaangelegenheden

Bij brief d.d. 10 juli 2020 heeft de staatssecretaris van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties de Tweede kamer geïnformeerd over de besluitvorming in de Rijksministerraad van vrijdag 10 juli (gisteren) inzake (financiële) ondersteuning aan Aruba, Curaçao en Sint Maarten. Eenzelfde brief is ook aan de Eerste Kamer gezonden. In de brief legt de staatssecretaris uit waarom voorwaarden worden gesteld aan begrotingssteun vanuit Nederland, om te zorgen dat de overheden resultaten bereiken ...
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International community continues making progress against offshore tax evasion

The international community continues making tremendous progress in the fight against offshore tax evasion, as implementation of innovative transparency standards by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes moves countries ever closer to the goal of eradicating banking secrecy for tax purposes. This was announced in a press release dated 29 June 2020 on the website of the OECD. Nearly 100 countries carried out automatic exchange of ...
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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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Aanbevelingen Raad van Advies ter verbetering van het belastingstelsel (Aruba)

Bij brief van 15 mei 2020 aan de Minister van Algemene Zaken, Integriteit, Overheidszorg, Innovatie en Energie en de Minister van Financiën, Economische Zaken en Cultuur, heeft de Raad van Advies van Aruba (hierna: de Raad) aanbevelingen gedaan ter verbetering van het belastingstelsel. Hierna zijn enkele passages uit de brief van de Raad opgenomen. Algemeen De COVID-19-situatie legt een enorme druk op de economische alsook sociaal-maatschappelijke situatie van Aruba. Ten ...
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Onderlinge overlegprocedure vastgesteld en gepubliceerd in de Landscourant (Aruba)

In de Landscourant van Aruba van 25 mei 2020, jaargang 2020, no. 11 (Lcrt. 2020 no. 11, blz. 4-9) is het besluit van de minister van Financiën, Economische Zaken en Cultuur van 18 mei 2020 met het beleid inzake de onderlinge overlegprocedure gepubliceerd. Dit beleid bevat een beschrijving en invulling van de onderlinge overlegprocedure op grond van een verdrag op fiscaal gebied. Het beleid is in werking getreden met ingang ...
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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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