New results show progress continues in combatting harmful tax practices

Further progress has been made on the implementation of the international standard on harmful tax practices as the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS agrees new conclusions on preferential tax regimes and substance in no or only nominal tax jurisdictions. This has been announced on 27 July 2022 with a news release on the website of the OECD. Further from the news release: Preferential regimes At its April 2022 meeting, the ...
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Countries continue the successful implementation of international standards on harmful tax practices and tax dispute resolution

Progress continues in combatting harmful tax practices and providing greater tax certainty. New outcomes on the review of preferential tax regimes and new peer review reports on Mutual Agreement Procedures have been approved by the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, which groups over 140 countries and jurisdictions on an equal footing for multilateral negotiation of international tax rules. This has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 24 ...
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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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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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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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Peer review report assessing jurisdictions’ efforts to prevent tax treaty shopping (BEPS Action 6) – Curaçao

On 1 April 2021, the OECD released 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 Project, OECD Publishing, Paris). The release was announced with a press ...
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Peer review report assessing jurisdictions’ efforts to prevent tax treaty shopping (BEPS Action 6) – Aruba

On 1 April 2021, the OECD released 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 Project, OECD Publishing, Paris). The release was announced with a press ...
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Tax transparency moves forward as twelve no or only nominal tax jurisdictions began their first exchange information on the substance of entities

On Wednesday 31 March 2021, twelve no or only nominal tax jurisdictions began their first tax information exchanges under the Forum on Harmful Tax Practice’s (FHTP) global standard on substantial activities. The standard ensures that mobile business income can no longer be parked in a low tax jurisdiction without the core business functions being carried out from that jurisdiction and that the countries where the parent entities and beneficial owners ...
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OECD agrees new peer review process to foster transparency on tax rulings

In order to maintain and further improve transparency on tax rulings, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, which groups over 135 countries and jurisdictions on an equal footing for multilateral negotiation of international tax rules, approved the process for the BEPS Action 5 peer review of the transparency framework for the years 2021 to 2025. This has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 22 February 2021 ...
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Transparency on tax rulings now the global norm, according to new peer review assessments for over 120 jurisdictions

As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework) has reviewed the progress made by 124 jurisdictions in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard. The conclusions show that transparency on tax rulings is now a fully-entrenched part of the international tax framework, with 20 000 tax rulings having been identified and 36 000 ...
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Inclusive Framework Peer Review Report on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings: the Netherlands

As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework) has reviewed the progress made by 124 jurisdictions in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard. The conclusions show that transparency on tax rulings is now a fully-entrenched part of the international tax framework, with 20 000 tax rulings having been identified and 36 000 ...
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Inclusive Framework Peer Review Report on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings: Sint Maarten

As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework) has reviewed the progress made by 124 jurisdictions in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard. The conclusions show that transparency on tax rulings is now a fully-entrenched part of the international tax framework, with 20 000 tax rulings having been identified and 36 000 ...
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Inclusive Framework Peer Review Report on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings: Curaçao

As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework) has reviewed the progress made by 124 jurisdictions in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard. The conclusions show that transparency on tax rulings is now a fully-entrenched part of the international tax framework, with 20 000 tax rulings having been identified and 36 000 ...
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Inclusive Framework Peer Review Report on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings: Aruba

As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework) has reviewed the progress made by 124 jurisdictions in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard. The conclusions show that transparency on tax rulings is now a fully-entrenched part of the international tax framework, with 20 000 tax rulings having been identified and 36 000 ...
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OECD delivers on tackling harmful tax practices, as a further set of preferential tax regimes are dismantled or tightened (BEPS Action 5)

Jurisdictions continue making progress in countering harmful tax practices, as contemplated in the BEPS Action 5 Minimum Standard, with the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS now having approved the outcomes of the 2020 reviews by the OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP). This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 23 November 2020, which press release contains a hyperlink to a document “Harmful Tax Practices – Peer Review ...
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Forum on Harmful Tax Practices: Qualifying activities regime in Curaçao in compliance with FHTP standards and considered not harmful

The OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) has published its BEPS Action 5 Update (as of November 2020) with the results of the 2020 peer reviews as established in the October 2020 meeting and has expressed that Aruba tax regimes now in line with the BEPS Action 5 Minimum Standard. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 23 November 2020, which press release contains a hyperlink ...
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Forum on Harmful Tax Practices: Aruba regimes now in line with the BEPS Action 5 Minimum Standard

The OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) has published its BEPS Action 5 Update (as of November 2020) with the results of the 2020 peer reviews as established in the October 2020 meeting and has expressed that Aruba tax regimes now in line with the BEPS Action 5 Minimum Standard. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 23 November 2020, which press release contains a hyperlink ...
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Wijziging Ministeriële regeling omzetbelasting: nadere voorwaarden vrijstelling van 7, eerste lid, onderdeel z, Landsverordening omzetbelasting 1999 (Curaçao)

Op 29 oktober 2020 is Ministeriële regeling met algemene werking van de 9de oktober 2020 tot wijziging van de Ministeriële regeling omzetbelasting uitgegeven. Deze ministeriële regeling is geplaatst in het Publicatieblad van Curaçao, jaargang 2020, no. 113 (P.B. 2020, no. 113). Dit publicatieblad is evenwel vooralsnog niet gepubliceerd op de officiële overheidswebsite (www.gobiernu.cw) waar de publicatiebladen worden gepubliceerd [status 10 november 2020]. In deze ministeriële regeling tot wijziging van de ...
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Ministeriële regeling rulingpraktijk winstbelasting gepubliceerd in het Publicatieblad (Curaçao)

Op 11 juni 2020 is de Ministeriële regeling met algemene werking, van de 8ste juni 2020 ter uitvoering van artikel 61, vierde lid, van de Algemene landsverordening Landsbelastingen (Ministeriële regeling rulingpraktijk winstbelasting) uitgegeven en geplaatst in het Publicatieblad van Curaçao, jaargang 2020, no. 63 (P.B. 2020 no. 63). De Ministeriële beschikking rulingbeleid winstbelasting no. 974/RNA en de Ministeriële beschikking rulingbeleid d.d. 9 mei 2018 (P.B. 2018, no. 26) worden hierbij ...
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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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Dossier: Landsverordening van 5 april 2019 tot wijziging van de Algemene landsverordening belastingen en de Landsverordening winstbelasting – A.B. 2019, no. 21 (aanpassingen om de regelgeving m.b.t. de transparante vennootschap in lijn te brengen met internationaal aanvaarde standaarden) (Aruba)

Dossier: Landsverordening van 5 april 2019 tot wijziging van de Algemene landsverordening belastingen en de Landsverordening winstbelasting - A.B. 2019, no. 21 (Aruba) Landsverordening van 5 april 2019 tot wijziging van de Algemene landsverordening belastingen (AB 2004 no. 10) en de Landsverordening winstbelasting (AB 1988 no. GT 47) PUBLICATIE Uitgegeven: op 8 april 2019 en geplaatst in het Afkondigingsblad van Aruba, jaargang 2019, no. 21 (A.B. 2019 no. 21). BRON: ...
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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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OECD-FHTP review of preferential regimes – Aruba

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 factor for no only nominal jurisdictions. This was announced with a press release published on the website of the OECD. For this subject ...
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Statenstukken wijzigingen ALB en winstbelasting (AB 2019 no. 21). Betreft aanpassingen om regelgeving met betrekking tot de transparante vennootschap in lijn te brengen met internationaal aanvaarde standaarden (Aruba)

In het CFN van 15 april 2018, nr. 2019/25 rapporteerden over de uitgifte op 8 april 2019 in het Afkondigingsblad van Aruba van de Landsverordening van 5 april 2019 tot wijziging van de Algemene landsverordening belastingen (AB 2004 no. 10) en de Landsverordening winstbelasting (AB 1988 no. GT 47) (AB 2019 no. 21). De ontwerp-landsverordening werd op 4 april 2019 door de Staten van Aruba, zonder hoofdelijke stemming en unaniem, ...
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Wijzigingen Algemene landsverordening belastingen en Landsverordening winstbelasting in Afkondigingsblad van Aruba. Betreft aanpassingen om regelgeving met betrekking tot de transparante vennootschap in lijn te brengen met internationaal aanvaarde standaarden (Aruba)

Op 8 april 2019 is de Landsverordening van 5 april 2019 tot wijziging van de Algemene landsverordening belastingen (AB 2004 no. 10) en de Landsverordening winstbelasting (AB 1988 no. GT 47) uitgegeven en geplaatst in het Afkondigingsblad van Aruba, jaargang 2019, no. 21 (AB 2019 no. 21). De ontwerp-landsverordening werd op 28 februari 2019 door de Regering van Aruba aan de Staten aangeboden. Op 4 april 2019 werd de ontwerp-landsverordening ...
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Landsbesluit aanwijzing reële economische aanwezigheid transparante vennootschap in Afkondigingsblad van Aruba

Op 10 april 2019 is het Landsbesluit, houdende algemene maatregelen, van 10 april 2019 ter uitvoering van artikel 3b, eerste lid, onderdeel b, van de Algemene landsverordening belastingen (AB 2004 no. 10) (Landsbesluit aanwijzing reële economische aanwezigheid transparante vennootschap) uitgegeven en geplaatst in het Afkondigingsblad van Aruba, jaargang 2019, no. 22 (AB 2019 no. 22) (hierna: “het Landsbesluit”). Het Landsbesluit is uitgegeven vanuit de wens om de eisen vast te ...
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Wetsvoorstel aanpassing ALB en winstbelasting inzake transparante vennootschap aangenomen (Aruba)

De ontwerp-landsverordening houdende bepalingen tot wijziging van de Algemene landsverordening Belastingen (AB 2004 no. 10) en de Landsverordening winstbelasting (AB 1988 no. 47) is op 4 april 2019 door de Staten van Aruba aangenomen. De ontwerp-landsverordening werd kort geleden aan de Staten aangeboden. Klik hier voor een pdf van de bij de Staten van Aruba ingediende ontwerp-landsverordening. Wij rapporteerden hierover met een artikel in het CFN van 7 maart 2019 ...
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Wetsvoorstel aanpassing ALB en winstbelasting om regelgeving transparante vennootschap in lijn te brengen met internationaal aanvaarde standaarden (Aruba)

Recentelijk is de ontwerp-landsverordening houdende bepalingen tot wijziging van de Algemene landsverordening Belastingen (AB 2004 no. 10) en de Landsverordening winstbelasting (AB 1988 no. 47) aan de Staten aangeboden voor behandeling. Zo is op de website van de belastingdienst van Aruba (het Departamento di Impuesto) bekend gemaakt. Een link naar een pdf van de ontwerplandsverordening is bij het bericht op de website van de belastingdienst. Ook is een link opgenomen ...
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