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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Dominica added to the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions, Barbados removed

On 22 February 2021, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted conclusions on the revised EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, deciding to add Dominica to the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions (Annex I of the conclusions) and to remove Barbados from that list. This has been announced with a press release dated 22 February 2021 on the website of the European Commission. Furthermore from the press ...
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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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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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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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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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