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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New report highlights successful delivery of Global Forum Secretariat’s capacity-building activities during challenging year

On 17 February 2021, the 2021 Global Forum capacity building report has been published, setting out the large amount of support activities conducted by the Global Forum. Despite challenging conditions, the Global Forum Secretariat ensured the continuity of its capacity-building programme in 2020, while increasing its support to jurisdictions. This has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 17 February 2021 on the occasion of the release of 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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International community reaches important milestone in fight against tax evasion. First Peer Review of the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information released

New international standards on the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes have so far been satisfactorily implemented by countries worldwide, marking an important milestone in the global fight against tax evasion, according to a new report published on 9 December 2020 by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum). This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated ...
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Global Forum’s Peer Review of the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information re the Netherlands. Overall determination on the legal framework: ‘in place but needs improvement’ (the Netherlands)

New international standards on the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes have so far been satisfactorily implemented by countries worldwide, marking an important milestone in the global fight against tax evasion, according to a new report published on 9 December 2020 by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum). This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated ...
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Global Forum’s Peer Review of the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information re Sint Maarten. Overall determination on the legal framework: ‘not in place’ (Sint Maarten)

New international standards on the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes have so far been satisfactorily implemented by countries worldwide, marking an important milestone in the global fight against tax evasion, according to a new report published on 9 December 2020 by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum). This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated ...
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Global Forum’s Peer Review of the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information re Curaçao. Overall determination on the legal framework: ‘not in place’ (Curaçao)

New international standards on the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes have so far been satisfactorily implemented by countries worldwide, marking an important milestone in the global fight against tax evasion, according to a new report published on 9 December 2020 by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum). This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated ...
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Global Forum’s Peer Review of the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information 2020 re Aruba. Overall determination on the legal framework: ‘not in place’ (Aruba)

New international standards on the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes have so far been satisfactorily implemented by countries worldwide, marking an important milestone in the global fight against tax evasion, according to a new report published on 9 December 2020 by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum). This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated ...
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Global Forum Secretariat delivers new Confidentiality and Information Security Management toolkit to assist in the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information Standard

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum) has worked since 2014 to support its members in implementing the Automatic Exchange of Information Standard developed by the OECD (AEOI Standard). Ensuring compliance with the extensive confidentiality and information security management (ISM) requirements has been at the core of this process. This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated 1 December ...
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First peer reviews of automatic exchange of financial account information to be published during annual meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency on 9-11 December 2020

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes will hold its annual plenary meeting on 9-11 December 2020. The 2020 Global Forum Plenary Meeting, to be held virtually, will bring together representatives of the Forum’s membership for three days of discussions under the theme: "Transparency for Tax Purposes in the time of COVID-19 – Working together to promote the fairness of tax systems and generate revenue." This ...
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Global Forum reveals compliance ratings from new peer review assessments for, among others, Anguilla, Chile and Uruguay

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published nine new peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). This was announced in a press release dated 1 September 2020 as published on the website of the OECD. Despite the significant disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months and ...
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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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Global Forum publishes new peer review reports and reveals compliance ratings for eight jurisdictions

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published eight new peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). The release of the website was announced in a press release dated 6 April 2020 published on the website of the OECD. From the press release (summary): These reports evaluate jurisdictions against the updated ...
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Global Forum on tax transparency reveals compliance ratings for further eight jurisdictions

On 12 November 2019, the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published eight peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: These reports are part of the second round of Global Forum reviews, which ...
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Curaçao receives an overall rating of Largely Compliant from the Global Forum

On 12 November 2019, the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published eight peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). The release of the reports was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. These reports are part of the second round of Global Forum reviews, which ...
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Global Forum on tax transparency reveals compliance ratings for further seven jurisdictions. The Netherlands rated overall Largely Compliant

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published today seven peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). This was announced on 18 March 2019 with a press release published on the website of the OECD. These reports are part of the second round of Global Forum reviews which assess jurisdictions against ...
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Global Forum on Tax Transparency marks a dramatic shift in the fight against tax evasion with the widespread commencement of the automatic exchange of financial information

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes held its annual meeting in Punta del Este, Uruguay on 20-22 November, bringing together over 200 delegates from more than 100 jurisdictions, international organisations and regional groups to strengthen further the international community’s fight against tax evasion.  This was announced with a press release published on the website of the OECD. The meeting marked the widespread rollout of automatic exchange of ...
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11th Meeting of the Global Forum, 20-22 November in Uruguay

With a press release posted on the website of the OECD, the OECD announces the 11th Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, 20-22 November 2018, in Punta del Este, Uruguay. From the press release: Global cooperation to fight tax evasion and avoidance has grown rapidly over the past few years. Tax Transparency and Exchange of Information between tax authorities about financial assets ...
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Global Forum publishes compliance ratings on tax transparency for further seven jurisdictions

On 15 October 2018, the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published seven peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). These reports assess jurisdictions against the updated standard which incorporates beneficial ownership information of all relevant legal entities and arrangements, in line with the definition used by the Financial Action Task Force Recommendations. Two jurisdictions – Bahrain and Singapore – ...
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Aruba Largely Compliant with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request. Global Forum publishes second round peer review report

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) rated Aruba overall Largely Compliant with the international standard of transparency and exchange of information on requests handled over the period from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017. Today (Monday 15 October 2018) the Global Forum published among others the Second Round Peer Review Report on the Exchange of Information on Request 2018 regarding Aruba, ...
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OECD tax report to G20 Finance Ministers. Includes status regarding Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten

On 22 July 2018, the OECD Secretary-General report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was published on the website of the OECD. The report contains two parts. Part I is a report on the activities and achievements of the OECD’s tax agenda, and is made of two subparts: looking back at significant achievements and looking ahead at the further progress needed, in particular through the OECD/G20 Inclusive ...
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Ontwerplandsverordening aanvullende documentatieverplichtingen verrekenprijzen: afschaffing kennisgeving-vooraf bij inlichtingenuitwisseling

Op 20 maart 2018 is de ontwerplandsverordening tot wijziging van de Landsverordening op de Winstbelasting 1940, de Algemene landsverordening Landsbelastingen en de Landsverordening internationale bijstandverlening bij de heffing van belastingen (Landsverordening houdende aanvullende documentatieverplichtingen verrekenprijzen) (Zittingsjaar 2017-2018-123) (hierna: de ontwerplandsverordening) ter goedkeuring aangeboden aan de Staten van Curaçao. In een artikel in het CFN van 13 april 2018, nr. 2018/15 maakten wij er reeds melding van dat deze ontwerplandsverordening op vrijdag ...
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OECD Secretary-General Report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. Update on the Progress Report of the Global Forum includes Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten

The OECD has published the OECD Secretary-General Report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, for their meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The report contains two parts. Part I is a report on the activities and achievements of the OECD’s tax agenda, and is made of two subparts: looking back at significant achievements and looking ahead at the further progress needed, in particular through the Inclusive Framework on ...
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Landsbesluit uitvoering Common Reporting Standard gepubliceerd

Op 22 december 2017 is het Landsbesluit, houdende algemene maatregelen, van 19 december 2017 ter uitvoering van artikel 6 van de Landsverordening internationale bijstandsverlening belastingen (Landsbesluit uitvoering Common Reporting Standard) uitgegeven en gepubliceerd in het Afkondigingsblad van Aruba, jaargang 2017, no. 76 (AB 2017 no. 76). In dit landsbesluit worden ten behoeve van de automatische uitwisseling van inlichtingen op basis van de Common Reporting Standard nadere regels gesteld. Dit landsbesluit ...
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Landsverordening internationale bijstandsverlening belastingen gepubliceerd

In de uitgaven van het CFN van 15 december 2017, nr. 2017/49, en van 22 december 2017, nr. 2017/50, attendeerden wij er reeds op dat op 4 december 2017 de Ontwerplandsverordening houdende bepalingen inzake de internationale bijstandsverlening bij internationale belastingaangelegenheden (Landsverordening internationale bijstandsverlening belastingen) (Staten van Aruba, Zittingsjaar 2017-2018-877) (hierna: de LIBB) door de Staten van Aruba werd aangenomen. De Landsverordening internationale bijstandsverlening belastingen is inmiddels op 19 december 2017 ...
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Ontwerplandsverordening internationale bijstandsverlening belastingen

In het CFN van 15 december 017, nr. 2017/49, attendeerden wij er reeds op dat op 4 december 2017 de Ontwerplandsverordening houdende bepalingen inzake de internationale bijstandsverlening bij internationale belastingaangelegenheden (Landsverordening internationale bijstandsverlening belastingen) (Staten van Aruba, Zittingsjaar 2017-2018-877) (hierna: de LIBB) door de Staten van Aruba is aangenomen. Wij kondigden daarbij aan dat details zouden volgen. Inmiddels is de ontwerplandsverordening zoals die op 15 november 2017 door de toenmalige ...
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International tax co-operation: key indicators and outcomes relating to the Netherlands

On the website of the OECD, the international state of play can be discovered with an interactive map presenting key indicators and outcomes of the OECD work on international tax matters (in particular regarding transparency and co-operation in tax matters through the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and most recently the Inclusive Framework on BEPS), with close to 150 countries and jurisdictions. Refer to the ...
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International tax co-operation: key indicators and outcomes relating to Sint Maarten

On the website of the OECD, the international state of play can be discovered with an interactive map presenting key indicators and outcomes of the OECD work on international tax matters (in particular regarding transparency and co-operation in tax matters through the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and most recently the Inclusive Framework on BEPS), with close to 150 countries and jurisdictions. Refer to the ...
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International tax co-operation: key indicators and outcomes relating to Curaçao

On the website of the OECD, the international state of play can be discovered with an interactive map presenting key indicators and outcomes of the OECD work on international tax matters (in particular regarding transparency and co-operation in tax matters through the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and most recently the Inclusive Framework on BEPS), with close to 150 countries and jurisdictions. Refer to the ...
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International tax co-operation: key indicators and outcomes relating to Aruba

On the website of the OECD, the international state of play can be discovered with an interactive map presenting key indicators and outcomes of the OECD work on international tax matters (in particular regarding transparency and co-operation in tax matters through the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and most recently the Inclusive Framework on BEPS), with close to 150 countries and jurisdictions. Refer to the ...
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