OECD Secretary-General report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

On 8 June 2019, the OECD released the 2019 OECD Secretary-General Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. The report contains a brief overview provided by the Secretary-General (see hereafter) as well as tables and overviews regarding the status of various actions. Aruba Aruba is being welcomed as one of the 13 new ...
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Implementation of tax transparency initiative delivering concrete and impressive results

International efforts to improve transparency via automatic exchange of information on financial accounts are improving tax compliance and delivering concrete results for governments worldwide, according to new data released on 7 June 2019 by the OECD. More than 90 jurisdictions participating in a global transparency initiative under the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard (CRS) since 2018 ...
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Leading global tax administrations agree collective actions on tax certainty, co-operation and digital transformation

The Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), the 53 leading global tax administrations, met in Chile on 26-28 March and agreed an ambitious agenda focused on tax certainty, enhanced tax co-operation and the collective challenges of digital transformation, according to a press release on the website of the OECD. Hans Christian Holte, Chair of the FTA ...
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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 ...
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IMF Country Report on Curaçao and Sint Maarten: 2018 Article IV Consultation

On 25 January 2019 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published its Country Report “Kingdom of the Netherlands—Curaçao and Sint Maarten: 2018 Article IV Consultation Discussions”. Hereunder we will take up the integral texts (however without footnotes!) of the Press Release, the Executive Board Assessment and the Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation Discussions ...
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OECD 2018 Progress Report on Preferential Regimes: Curaçao regimes not harmful, respectively no longer harmful or out of scope

The OECD has released today its new publication, Harmful Tax Practices - 2018 Progress Report on Preferential Regimes (hereafter “the Progress Report”, or “the report”), which contains results demonstrating that jurisdictions have delivered on their commitment to comply with the standard on harmful tax practices, including ensuring that preferential regimes align taxation with substance. The release ...
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Peer review reports on the exchange of information on tax rulings: Sint Maarten not assessed as it suffered a natural disaster in 2017

The Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released the 2017 Peer Review Reports on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings  (hereafter: the report) in connection with its assessment of individual jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. The peer review reports show that ...
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Peer review reports on the exchange of information on tax rulings: Aruba mentioned in relation to TIEA’s and exchange of information with other countries

The Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released the 2017 Peer Review Reports on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings  (hereafter: the report) in connection with its assessment of individual jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. The peer review reports show that ...
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Peer review reports on the exchange of information on tax rulings: country profile on Curaçao

The Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released the 2017 Peer Review Reports on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings  (hereafter: the report) in connection with its assessment of individual jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. The peer review reports show that ...
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Transparency on tax rulings significantly increased, according to OECD peer reviews on BEPS Action 5 minimum standard

As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the Inclusive Framework on BEPS has now assessed 92 individual jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 13 December 2018. From the press ...
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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 ...
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Latin American Ministers launch regional initiative to combat tax evasion and corruption

On 19 November, Uruguay’s Minister of Economy and Finance Danilo Astori hosted a discussion with Ministers, high level representatives and senior officials from Latin America on how to strengthen regional efforts to combat tax fraud and corruption. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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