Boosting tax morale – so people and businesses pay tax

The willingness of individuals and businesses to voluntarily pay tax can be improved through better understanding of the complex interlinkages between enforcement, trust in government and the ease of compliance, according to a new report from the OECD. The release of the report was announced in a press release dated 11 September 2019 on the website of the OECD. Tax Morale: What Drives People and Businesses to Pay Tax? assesses the ...
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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 have now exchanged information on 47 million offshore accounts, with a total value of around ...
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EU Code of Conduct Group approves the rollback of Aruba’s Special Zone San Nicolas regime

The EU Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) has assessed the repeal by the Aruban Government of the Special Zone San Nicolas regime (AW012) and has, in its meeting of 30 January 2019, approved the rollback of the regime. This conclusion was endorsed by the ECOFIN Council on 12 March 2019. This follows from the EU-document Outcome of Proceedings From: General Secretariat of the Council To: Code of Conduct Group ...
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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 in the report. Furthermore, for both Curaçao and Sint Maarten we have filtered phrases from ...
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OECD releases decisions on 11 preferential regimes of BEPS Inclusive Framework Members

The Inclusive Framework on BEPS released the updates to the results for preferential regime reviews conducted by the Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) in connection with BEPS Action 5. This follows from a press release published on the website of the OECD on 17 May 2018. Four new regimes were designed to comply with FHTP standards, meeting all aspects of transparency, exchange of information, ring fencing and substantial activities and are found ...
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Exempt company regime and free zone regime under review Inclusive Framework on BEPS

The Inclusive Framework on BEPS released the updates to the results for preferential regime reviews conducted by the Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) in connection with BEPS action 5. This follows from a press release published on the website of the OECD on 17 May 2018. Refer to a separate article about said report in today’s CFN. Eleven new preferential regimes are identified since the last update, bringing the total to 175 ...
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