OECD releases latest edition of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations

The OECD has released the 2022 edition of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations. This has been announced on 20 January 2022 with a news release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore form the news release: The OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines provide guidance on the application of the "arm’s length principle", which represents the international consensus on the valuation, for income tax purposes, of cross-border transactions between ...
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Tax aspects in IMF Country Report regarding Suriname’s Request for an Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (Suriname)

On 23 December 2021, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a new 36-month arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility for Suriname, in an amount equivalent to SDR472.8 million (about US$688 million or 366.8 percent of quota). The decision enables an immediate disbursement equivalent to SDR 39.4 million (about US$55.1 million). The IMF financial arrangement will support Suriname’s authorities’ homegrown economic plan aiming to restore fiscal sustainability, ...
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Multilateraal Instrument (MLI) en Nederlandse belastingverdragen: stand van zaken per 1 januari 2022 gepubliceerd (Nederland)

Op 27 december 2021 heeft het (Nederlandse) Ministerie van Financiën het schema inzake het Multilateraal Instrument (MLI) en Nederlandse belastingverdragen met de stand van zaken per 1 januari 2022, gepubliceerd op rijksoverheid.nl. In beginsel is het uitgangspunt dat dit schema elk kwartaal wordt geactualiseerd. Het Multilateraal Instrument (MLI) maakt het voor landen mogelijk op een snelle en efficiënte wijze hun belastingverdragen aan te passen om belastingontwijking tegen te gaan, zonder ...
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Europese Commissie stelt voor een einde te stellen aan het misbruik van lege entiteiten voor belastingdoeleinden binnen de EU (voorstel EU-richtlijn)

Op woensdag 22 december 2021 heeft de Europese Commissie een belangrijk initiatief gepresenteerd om het misbruik van lege entiteiten voor oneigenlijke belastingdoeleinden te bestrijden. Het voorstel moet ervoor zorgen dat entiteiten in de Europese Unie die geen of minimale economische activiteiten ontplooien, niet in aanmerking komen voor belastingvoordelen en geen financiële lasten voor de belastingbetaler met zich meebrengen. Dit zal ook het gelijke speelveld waarborgen voor de overgrote meerderheid van ...
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Europese Commissie stelt snelle omzetting van de internationale overeenkomst inzake minimumbelasting van multinationals voor (voorstel EU-richtlijn)

Op woensdag 22 december 2021 heeft de Europese Commissie een richtlijn voorgesteld die voorziet in een minimaal effectief belastingtarief voor de mondiale activiteiten van grote multinationale groepen. Hiermee realiseert de EU haar belofte om als eerste zeer snel werk te maken van de uitvoering van het recente historische mondiale akkoord over belastinghervorming, dat gericht is op eerlijkheid, transparantie en stabiliteit in het internationale kader voor de vennootschapsbelasting. Dit is bekendgemaakt ...
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OECD releases Pillar Two model rules for domestic implementation of 15% global minimum tax

Monday December 20th, 2021, the OECD published detailed rules to assist in the implementation of a landmark reform to the international tax system, which will ensure Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) will be subject to a minimum 15% tax rate from 2023. This has been announced on 20 December 2021 with a news release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the news release. The Pillar Two model rules provide governments ...
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Over 130 jurisdictions comprehensively reviewed in the latest BEPS Action 5 peer review on tax rulings

Tuesday December 14th, 2021, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS released the 2020 peer review assessments of 131 jurisdictions in relation to the spontaneous exchanges of information on tax rulings. The conclusions show that the global reach of the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard on tax rulings continues to increase, with 22 000 tax rulings having been identified and 41 000 exchanges between jurisdictions having taken place. The exchange on tax ...
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OECD releases new transfer pricing profiles for 21 countries

Monday December 13th, 2021, the OECD released the second batch of updated transfer pricing country profiles for Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa and Sweden. Monday’s release also includes for the first time country profiles for Albania, Kenya and the Maldives, bringing the total number of countries covered to 63. This has been announced on 13 December 2021 ...
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BEPS Action 5 peer review on tax rulings: Sint Maarten has met all aspects of the terms of reference for the calendar year 2020 that can be met in the absence of rulings being issued in practice, no recommendations are made (Sint Maarten)

Tuesday December 14th, 2021, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS released the 2020 peer review assessments of 131 jurisdictions in relation to the spontaneous exchanges of information on tax rulings. The conclusions show that the global reach of the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard on tax rulings continues to increase, with 22 000 tax rulings having been identified and 41 000 exchanges between jurisdictions having taken place. The exchange on tax ...
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BEPS Action 5 peer review on tax rulings: Curaçao has met all aspects of the terms of reference for the year 2020 except for identifying rulings within the scope of the transparency framework and under which category of rulings they fall and completing exchanges of information on rulings in accordance with the timelines. Curaçao receives recommendations (Curaçao)

Tuesday December 14th, 2021, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS released the 2020 peer review assessments of 131 jurisdictions in relation to the spontaneous exchanges of information on tax rulings. The conclusions show that the global reach of the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard on tax rulings continues to increase, with 22 000 tax rulings having been identified and 41 000 exchanges between jurisdictions having taken place. The exchange on tax ...
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BEPS Action 5 peer review on tax rulings: Aruba has met all aspects of the terms of reference for the year 2020 that can be met in the absence of rulings being issued in practice, no recommendations are made (Aruba)

Tuesday December 14th, 2021, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS released the 2020 peer review assessments of 131 jurisdictions in relation to the spontaneous exchanges of information on tax rulings. The conclusions show that the global reach of the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard on tax rulings continues to increase, with 22 000 tax rulings having been identified and 41 000 exchanges between jurisdictions having taken place. The exchange on tax ...
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Belgium, Estonia, the Netherlands and Qatar deposit new notifications under the Multilateral BEPS Convention

Belgium, Estonia, the Netherlands and Qatar have deposited new notifications under the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Multilateral Convention or MLI) subsequent to their ratification. This has been announced on Tuesday 25 November 2021 with a news release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the news release: Estonia has notified, in relation to Article 35(7)(a)(i) of the MLI, ...
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New mutual agreement procedure statistics on the resolution of international tax disputes released on OECD Tax Certainty Day

As part of the BEPS Action 14 minimum standard and the wider G20/OECD tax certainty agenda to improve the effectiveness and timeliness of tax-related dispute resolution mechanisms, the OECD released the latest mutual agreement procedure (MAP) statistics covering 118 jurisdictions and practically all MAP cases worldwide. This has been announced on Tuesday 22 November 2021 with a news release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the news release: ...
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G20 Leaders recognize the agreement on a two pillar solution to address the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy as a historic achievement. OECD Secretary-General welcomes G20 Leaders’ Declaration

The final political agreement as set out in the Statement on a TwoPillar Solution to Address the Tax Challenges Arising from the Digitalisation of the Economy and in the Detailed Implementation Plan, released by the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) on 8 October, is a historic achievement through which we will establish a more stable and fairer international tax system, according to the G20 Rome ...
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Progress continues in making tax dispute resolution more effective and in improving tax transparency through Country-by-Country reporting

Under OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, 140 jurisdictions have committed to implement minimum standards to improve the taxation of multinational enterprises (MNEs) worldwide. On Monday, 18 October 2021, the OECD has released the latest outcomes of the implementation of BEPS Action 13 on the transparency of global operations of large MNEs and BEPS Action 14 on the resolution of tax related disputes between jurisdictions. This has been announced with a ...
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Kamerbrief Nederlandse staatssecretaris van Financiën van 14 oktober 2021 inzake de uitkomsten van de vergadering van het Inclusive Framework op 8 oktober 2021 over de herziening van het internationale belastingsysteem

Bij brief d.d. 14 oktober 2021 heeft de staatssecretaris van Financiën (Fiscaliteit en Belastingdienst) de Tweede kamer geïnformeerd inzake de uitkomsten van de vergadering van het Inclusive Framework (IF) op 8 oktober 2021 over de herziening van het internationale belastingsysteem. De staatssecretaris geeft in de brief aan dat hij de Kamer eerder heeft geïnformeerd over het akkoord dat op 1 juli 2021 is gesloten in het IF over een nieuw ...
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Fourth annual peer review of BEPS Action 13 considering implementation of the CbC reporting minimum standard: Curaçao has fully implemented the BEPS Action 13 minimum standard and meets all of the terms of reference

On Monday 18 October 2021, the OECD has released the latest outcomes of the implementation of BEPS Action 13 on the transparency of global operations of large MNEs and BEPS Action 14 on the resolution of tax related disputes between jurisdictions. This has been announced with a news release on the website of the OECD. The BEPS Action 13 minimum standard on Country-by-Country reporting (CbC), requires tax administrations to collect ...
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Fourth annual peer review of BEPS Action 13 considering implementation of the CbC reporting minimum standard: recommendations for Aruba

On Monday 18 October 2021, the OECD has released the latest outcomes of the implementation of BEPS Action 13 on the transparency of global operations of large MNEs and BEPS Action 14 on the resolution of tax related disputes between jurisdictions. This has been announced with a news release on the website of the OECD. The BEPS Action 13 minimum standard on Country-by-Country reporting (CbC), requires tax administrations to collect ...
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Revised EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions dated 5 October 2021

On 5 October 2021, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted conclusions on the revised EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. The following countries are now listed : American Samoa, Fiji, Guam, Palau, Panama, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vanuatu. For more information, refer to this page on the website of the European Commission. Click here (pdf) for the Council conclusions on the ...
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Major reform of the international tax system finalized: minimum 15% tax rate from 2023. President European Commission welcomes the agreement

Major reform of the international tax system finalised on Friday 8 October 2021 at the OECD will ensure that Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) will be subject to a minimum 15% tax rate from 2023. The ‘landmark deal’, agreed by 136 countries and jurisdictions representing more than 90% of global GDP, will also reallocate more than USD 125 billion of profits from around 100 of the world’s largest and most profitable MNEs ...
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Kamerbrief Nederlandse staatssecretaris van Financiën van 30 september 2021 inzake nadere invulling van het akkoord op hoofdlijnen over de herziening van het internationale belastingsysteem

Bij brief d.d. 30 september 2021 heeft de staatssecretaris van Financiën (Fiscaliteit en Belastingdienst) de Tweede kamer geïnformeerd inzake de nadere invulling van het akkoord op hoofdlijnen over de herziening van het internationale belastingsysteem. In het Inclusive Framework (IF) georganiseerd door de OESO is op 1 juli 2021 een belangrijk akkoord bereikt over de herziening van het internationale belastingsysteem. In zijn brief van 5 juli 2021 heeft de staatssecretaris de ...
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G20 Ministers and Governors endorse the key components of the two pillars on the reallocation of profits of multinational enterprises and an effective global minimum tax

The third G20 of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) under the Italian Presidency FMCBG meeting on 9-10 July 2021 brought to a historic agreement on a more stable and fairer international tax architecture. Ministers and Governors endorsed the key components of the two pillars on the reallocation of profits of multinational enterprises and an effective global minimum tax. G20 members called on the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion ...
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Kamerbrief Nederlandse staatssecretaris van Financiën van 5 juli 2021 inzake het akkoord in het Inclusive Framework over de herziening van het internationale belastingsysteem

Bij brief d.d. 5 juli 2021 heeft de staatssecretaris van Financiën (Fiscaliteit en Belastingdienst) de Tweede kamer geïnformeerd over het akkoord in het Inclusive Framework over de herziening van het internationale belastingsysteem. In het Inclusive Framework (IF) georganiseerd door de OESO is geruime tijd gewerkt aan de herziening van het internationale belastingsysteem. Het doel was om halverwege 2021 te komen tot een wereldwijde oplossing voor de uitdagingen die de digitaliserende ...
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Fiche ‘Mededeling/aanbeveling Belastingheffing van ondernemingen in de 21e Eeuw’ aangeboden aan de Tweede Kamer

Bij brief d.d. 25 juni 2021 heeft de minister van Buitenlandse Zaken het Fiche ‘Mededeling/aanbeveling Belastingheffing van ondernemingen in de 21e Eeuw’ inzake Nieuwe Commissievoorstellen en initiatieven van de lidstaten van de Europese Unie aangeboden aan de Tweede Kamer. Essentie mededeling en aanbeveling Uit het fiche: Met de mededeling belastingheffing van ondernemingen in de 21e eeuw wil de Commissie een beleidsagenda kenbaar maken van de bedrijfsbelastingmaatregelen die de Commissie de ...
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130 Countries and jurisdictions join bold new framework for international tax reform: a two-pillar package aiming to ensure that large Multinational Enterprises pay tax where they operate and earn profits

130 Countries and jurisdictions  have joined a new two-pillar plan to reform international taxation rules and ensure that multinational enterprises pay a fair share of tax wherever they operate. 130 Countries and jurisdictions, representing more than 90% of global GDP, joined the Statement establishing a new framework for international tax reform. A small group of the Inclusive Framework’s 139 members have not yet joined the Statement at this time. The remaining elements of ...
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Kamerbrief Nederlandse staatssecretaris van Financiën van 14 juni 2021: ‘Naar een internationaal akkoord over de herziening van het internationale belastingsysteem’

Bij brief d.d. 14 juni 2021 heeft de staatssecretaris van Financiën–Fiscaliteit en Belastingdienst de Tweede Kamer, in aanloop naar de aanstaande plenaire vergadering op 30 juni en 1 juli 2021 van het Inclusive Framework (IF) van de OESO, geïnformeerd over het project van het IF waarin wordt gewerkt aan een herziening van het internationale belastingsysteem. De brief heeft als onderwerp: Naar een internationaal akkoord over de herziening van het internationale ...
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Public comments received on proposed changes to Commentaries in the OECD Model Tax Convention on Article 9 and on related articles

As part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, the OECD secretariat on 29 March 2021 invited public comments on proposed changes to the commentaries on Article 9 and related articles of the OECD Model Tax Convention. The OECD is grateful to commentators for their input and has published the comments received. This has been announced with a press release on the website of the OECD ...
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Conference of the Parties to the MLI approve an opinion on interpretation and implementation

On 3 May 2021, the Conference of the Parties to the Multilateral Instrument (MLI) approved an opinion that sets out a series of guiding principles for addressing questions about the interpretation and implementation of the MLI. Those principles, discussed and approved by the Conference of the Parties to the MLI, were drawn from public international law, the design of the MLI itself, and its drafting history. This has been announced with a ...
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OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (April 2021)

On 7 April 2021, the OECD Secretary-General Tax Report was presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. Click here to go to the report on the website of the OECD. This is the latest report in the series of reports on the latest developments in the international tax agenda. This new report contains the following topics: tax measures introduced in response to COVID-19 (OECD); and tax policy and ...
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OECD releases new peer review results on the prevention of tax treaty shopping under the BEPS Action 6 minimum standard

Progress continues with the implementation of the BEPS package to tackle international tax avoidance, as the OECD releases the latest peer review report assessing jurisdictions' efforts to prevent tax treaty shopping and other forms of treaty abuse under Action 6 of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project: Prevention of Tax Treaty Abuse – Third Peer Review Report on Treaty Shopping (Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Action 6, OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ...
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