Global Forum members continue multilateral efforts to advance transparency agenda and fight tax evasion

The international fight for transparency and exchange of information in tax matters continues at great speed in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the three-day 2021 Global Forum plenary meeting – which is held virtually from 17 to 19 November 2021 – ministers, high-level authorities and delegates from about 130 member jurisdictions will take stock of the progress made on multilateral co-operation in transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes and discuss ...
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Global Forum Secretariat hosts virtual workshop on effective use of data from automatic exchange of information

A workshop on the effective use of data derived from the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (AEOI) was organised by the Global Forum Secretariat. Held virtually on 4-5 October, it was attended by 625 participants from 89 jurisdictions. This has been announced with a news release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the news release: The AEOI Standard is truly global with 120 from 163 Global Forum members now committed ...
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Global Forum Secretariat holds workshop on concept of foreseeable relevance

A workshop on the concept of foreseeable relevance targeted at tax officials involved in exchange of information (EOI) was organised by the Global Forum Secretariat (the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes). Held virtually on 28-29 September 2021, it was attended by 149 participants from 81 jurisdictions. This has been announced with a news release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the news ...
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OECD and CREDAF renew partnership to strengthen tax co-operation

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Cercle de réflexion et d’échange des dirigeants des administrations fiscales (CREDAF) signed a renewal of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreeing to extend their collaboration in promoting fair and efficient tax systems and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of tax administrations for a further three years. This has been announced with a press release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from ...
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Ontwerp Fiscale verzamelwet 2022 aangeboden aan de Tweede Kamer: onder meer een algemene antimisbruikmaatregel in de WIB naar aanleiding van een aanbeveling door het Global Forum in het kader van CRS (Nederland)

Op 18 januari 2021 is de ontwerpwet tot wijziging van enkele belastingwetten (Fiscale verzamelwet 2022) aangeboden aan de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal. Klik hier voor een pdf van de Memorie van Toelichting (MvT) bij het ontwerp. In het ontwerp wordt onder meer voorzien in het opnemen van een algemene antimisbruikmaatregel in de Wet op de internationale bijstandsverlening bij de heffing van belastingen (WIB). De algemene antimisbruikmaatregel wordt opgenomen naar aanleiding ...
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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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OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Leaders presented during the November 2020 meeting

On 23 November 2020, the OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Leaders was presented during the November 2020 meeting in Saudi Arabia. Click here to go to the report (pdf) on the website of the OECD. This report contains two parts. Part I reports on the activities and achievements in the OECD’s international tax agenda. Part II reports on the activities and achievements of the Global Forum on Transparency and ...
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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 Secretariat delivers new toolkit to help countries become Party to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

The COVID-19 crisis has brought renewed attention to the role and importance of multilateral co-operation in combating tax evasion and helping fiscal consolidation. In line with its mandate to deliver technical assistance and support capacity building, the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) has now produced a Toolkit for Becoming a Party to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in ...
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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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Tax and fiscal policies central to governments’ responses to Covid-19 crisis

With global economic activity facing a historic drop and government spending rising dramatically, the implications of the Covid-19 crisis on public finances and tax revenues are significant. Drawing on its multi-disciplinary expertise, the OECD is deploying its data gathering and analytical capacities to help governments face these unprecedented challenges while supporting businesses and people towards economic recovery. This was announced in a press release on the website of the OECD ...
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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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First meeting of the Global Forum’s peer review group on the effective implementation of automatic exchange of tax information

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes recently established an Automatic Exchange of Information Peer Review Group (APRG) to take forward its work on ensuring the effective implementation of the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (the AEOI Standard). Comprised of 34 Global Forum members, the APRG held its first meeting on 16-18 March 2020 to discuss key issues in ensuring ...
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OECD and IOTA join forces in promoting stronger tax systems

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA) signed the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Co-operation between both Parties. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. The two organisations, which have worked together since 2000, expressed their intention to expand the co-operation in promoting fair and efficient tax systems and enhancing the ...
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Effective use of Automatic Exchange of information – a role for Tax Inspectors Without Borders

Tuesday 26th of November marked an important milestone for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations Development Programme Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative (TIWB) with the launch of a project on automatic exchange of information (AEOI). The project, which will be co-ordinated with the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum), was unveiled during its 10th Anniversary Meeting in Paris, France. This ...
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10th Anniversary Meeting of the Global Forum: “International community has achieved unprecedented success fighting offshore tax evasion”

On 26-27 November, the 10th Anniversary Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) in Paris brought together more than 500 delegates from 131 member jurisdictions for renewed discussions on efforts to advance the tax transparency agenda. This was announced in a press release on the website of the OECD. From the press release: Ten years since the G20 declared the end of banking ...
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Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW gepubliceerd en in werking getreden (Sint Maarten)

De Landsverordening, van de zevende november 2019 tot wijziging van Boek 2 van het Burgerlijk Wetboek (Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW) is uitgegeven in het Afkondigingsblad van Sint Maarten, jaargang 2019, nr. 43 (AB 2019, no. 43). De landsverordening is op 13 november 2019 bekrachtigd en op 20 november 2019 in werking getreden, zo blijkt uit de bekendmaking in de Landscourant van Sint Maarten van 22 november 2019, nr. 28 (Lcrt ...
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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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Ontwerp-herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW, onder meer regelende de afschaffing van aandelen aan toonder (Sint Maarten)

Onlangs is aan de Staten van Sint Maarten een ontwerplandsverordening tot wijziging van Boek 2 van het Burgerlijk wetboek (Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW, hierna: het ontwerp). In het ontwerp wordt overwogen dat het, mede gelet op de civielrechtelijke ontwikkelingen in het Koninkrijk en de concordantieverplichting ingevolge artikel 39, eerste lid, van het Statuut voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, wenselijk is Boek 2 van het Burgerlijk Wetboek te herzien en dat, ...
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Dossier: Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW (AB 2019 no. 43) (zittingsjaar 2018-2019-130) (Sint Maarten)

Dossier: Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW (AB 2019 no. 43) (zitttingsjaar 2018-2019-130) Landsverordening, van de zevende november 2019 tot wijziging van Boek 2 van het Burgerlijk Wetboek (Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW) (AB 2019, no. 43) (zittingsjaar 2018-2019-130) PUBLICATIE Landsverordening, van de zevende november 2019 tot wijziging van Boek 2 van het Burgerlijk Wetboek (Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW), uitgegeven in het Afkondigingsblad van Sint Maarten, jaargang 2019, nr. 43 (AB 2019, no ...
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Dossier: Wet omzetting aandelen aan toonder (Stb. 2019, 107)

Dossier: Wet omzetting aandelen aan toonder (Stb. 2019, 107) Wet van 13 februari 2019 tot wijziging van het Burgerlijk Wetboek en het Burgerlijk Wetboek BES houdende de omzetting van aandelen aan toonder in aandelen op naam ten behoeve van de vaststelling van de identiteit van houders van deze aandelen (Wet omzetting aandelen aan toonder). PUBLICATIE Publicatie: op 13 maart 2019 uitgegeven en geplaatst in het Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der ...
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Global Forum on tax transparency reveals new compliance ratings for nine jurisdictions

On 30 July 2019, the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published nine 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. These reports are part of the second round of Global Forum reviews, which assess jurisdictions against the ...
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OECD Secretary-General Report to the G20 Leaders (June 2019)

On 28 June 2019, the OECD Secretary-General Report to the G20 Leaders (June 2019) was released. This report contains two parts. Part I reports on the activities and achievements in the OECD’s international tax agenda. Part II reports on the activities and achievements of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. CFN-artikelnr. 20190705-19 BRONDOCUMENT (link to the website of the OECD) BRON: www.oecd.org Land/gebiedsdeel: internationaal ...
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Wet omzetting aandelen aan toonder op 1 juli 2019 in werking getreden. Wijzigt onder meer het Boek 2 BW BES ter zake van omzetting/afschaffing toonderaandelen (BES/Caribisch Nederland)

Met ingang van 1 juli 2019 is de Wet omzetting aandelen aan toonder in werking getreden. De inwerkingtreding is vastgelegd in het Besluit van 5 april 2019 tot vaststelling van het tijdstip van inwerkingtreding van de Wet omzetting aandelen aan toonder, uitgegeven in het Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden van 19 april 2019, jaargang 2019, nr. 149 (Stb. 2019, 149). Op grond van artikel V van de Wet omzetting aandelen ...
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