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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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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Besluit van 20 augustus 2021 houdende wijziging van de Leidraad FATCA/CRS: omschrijving gevolgen indien een FI geen self-certification formulier verkrijgt en toevoeging aan onderdeel inzake ‘Aandeelhouders uit één familie’ (onder andere bepaalde holdingvennootschappen met meer dan één aandeelhouder en familiefondsen) (Nederland)

Op 30 augustus 2021 is in de Staatscourant van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, jaargang 2021, nr. 39266 (Stcrt. 2021, 39266) het Besluit van 20 augustus 2021, nr. 2021-165572 van de Staatssecretaris van Financiën houdende een wijziging van de Leidraad FATCA/CRS (Directoraat-generaal Belastingdienst, Corporate Dienst Vaktechniek) gepubliceerd. Dit besluit wijzigt enkele onderdelen van het besluit van 23 juni 2020, nr. 2020-115390 (Leidraad FATCA/CRS, Stcrt. 2020, nr. 34988) ter verduidelijking van bestaand ...
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First edition of Tax Transparency in Latin America report outlines growing role of tax transparency and exchange of information in helping Latin American governments fight financial crimes and mobilise resources

On 12 July 2021, the report Tax Transparency in Latin America 2021 was published. The report is a key output of the Punta del Este Declaration, a Latin American initiative to tackle tax evasion, corruption and other financial crimes through transparency and exchange of information (EOI) for tax purposes. This has been announced with a press release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the press release: The report analyses the ...
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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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Vertaling wijziging bijlage II bij NL-US IGA (FATCA) in het Tractatenblad. Betreft ‘Sponsored Investment Entity and Controlled Foreign Corporation’ en ‘Sponsored, Closely Held Investment Vehicle’. Gelding voor het Europese en het Caribische deel van Nederland (Nederland)

Op 5 maart 2021 is de vertaling (naar het Nederlands) van de in Trb. 2020, 120 opgenomen nieuwe subonderdelen C en D van onderdeel II van Bijlage II van het Verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en de Verenigde Staten van Amerika tot verbetering van de internationale naleving van de belastingplicht en tenuitvoerlegging van de FATCA (met Bijlagen) (’s-Gravenhage, 18 december 2013, Trb. 2014, 22; Trb. 2014, 128; Trb. 2015, ...
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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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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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Toelichting op wijziging bijlage II van de IGA FATCA (Nederland)

De staatssecretaris van Financiën-Fiscaliteit en Belastingdienst heeft bij brief gereageerd op de brief van 9 december 2020 van de vaste commissie voor Financiën van de Tweede Kamer waarin de commissie verzoekt om de Kamer nader te informeren over de Wijziging van Bijlage II van het Verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en de Verenigde Staten van Amerika tot verbetering van de internationale naleving van de belastingplicht en tenuitvoerlegging van de ...
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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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Wijziging bijlage II bij NL-US IGA (FATCA). Betreft ‘Sponsored Investment Entity and Controlled Foreign Corporation’ en ‘Sponsored, Closely Held Investment Vehicle’. Gelding voor het Europese en het Caribische deel van Nederland (Nederland)

Op 23 juli 2020 is te Washington een wijziging tot stand gekomen van Bijlage II bij het Verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en de Verenigde Staten van Amerika tot verbetering van de internationale naleving van de belastingplicht en tenuitvoerlegging van de FATCA (Trb. 2014, 22; Trb. 2014, 128; Trb. 2015, 72, hierna: het Verdrag). De wijziging is op 17 november 2020 uitgegeven en geplaatst in het Tractatenblad van het ...
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Wijziging van de Leidraad FATCA/CRS (Nederland)

Op 14 oktober 2020 is het Besluit van 5 oktober 2020, nr. 2020-21259 van de Staatssecretaris van Financiën houdende een wijziging van de Leidraad FATCA/CRS (Stcrt. 2020, nr. 34988) gepubliceerd in de Staatscourant van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, jaargang 2020, nr. 52779 (Stcrt. 2020, 52779). Dit besluit wijzigt enkele onderdelen van het besluit van 23 juni 2020, nr. 2020-115390 als gevolg van aanbevelingen van het Global Forum on Tax Transparency ...
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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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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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