OECD releases first stage 2 monitoring reports for BEPS Action 14 on improving tax dispute resolution mechanisms, including a report on the Netherlands

The work on BEPS Action 14 continues with the publication on 13 Augustus 2019 of the first round of stage 2 peer review monitoring reports, which consists of monitoring the follow-up of any recommendations resulting from jurisdictions' stage 1 peer review reports. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the ...
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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 ...
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OECD invites taxpayer input on ninth batch of dispute resolution peer reviews

Improving the tax treaty dispute resolution process is a top priority of the BEPS Project. The Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) peer review and monitoring process under Action 14 of the BEPS Action Plan was launched in December 2016 with the peer review process of the first eight batches now well underway. This was announced in ...
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OECD releases latest results on preferential regimes and new results on no or only nominal tax jurisdictions

Progress continues on implementing the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard, with a further 22 jurisdictions changing their laws to address harmful tax practices. On 19 July 2019, the Inclusive Framework on BEPS approved the latest results of reviews of jurisdictions' domestic laws conducted by the OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP). The review covered ...
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OECD and Brazil share outcomes of project to align Brazil’s transfer pricing rules to OECD standard

The OECD and Brazil's Receita Federal (RFB) issued a joint statement at the high-level event held on 11 July 2019 in Brasília, Brazil, to present the outcomes of the 15-month work programme carried out by OECD jointly with RFB. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. This one-day-long event ...
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OECD-FHTP review of preferential regimes – Aruba

On 19 July 2019, the Inclusive Framework on BEPS approved the latest results of reviews of jurisdictions' domestic laws conducted by the OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP). The review covered not only preferential tax regimes, but the results of the review of the substantial activities factor for no only nominal jurisdictions. This was ...
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OECD supporting G20 policy priorities at Osaka Summit

At their Summit in Osaka this weekend, G20 leaders agreed on a range of priorities for which analysis and support from the OECD and other international organisations are playing a crucial role. This was announced with a press release published on the website of the OECD. Despite heightened tensions - in particular on trade and ...
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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 ...
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OECD releases international exchange framework for CRS-related mandatory disclosure rules and updates its XML schemas for the exchange of CRS, CbC and tax ruling information

In order to support the automatic exchange of information collected under the OECD's Model Mandatory Disclosure Rules (MDRs) on Common Reporting Standard (CRS) Avoidance Arrangements and Opaque Offshore Structures, on Thursday 27 June 2019 the OECD has released the international administrative and operational framework for the exchange of information collected under the MDRs. This was announced with a ...
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OECD expands functionality of MLI Matching Database to include information on entry into effect

The OECD has announced the expansion of the MLI Matching Database in a press release dated 18 June 2019 on the website of the OECD. The Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (MLI) Matching Database makes projections on how the MLI modifies a specific tax treaty covered by the MLI by matching ...
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OECD expands transfer pricing country profiles to cover 55 countries

The OECD has released new transfer pricing country profiles for Chile, Finland and Italy, bringing the total number of countries covered to 55. In addition, the OECD has updated the information contained in the country profiles for Colombia and Israel, according to a press release dated 18 June 2019 on the website of the OECD. These country ...
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OECD launches new handbook to strengthen tax administrations’ capacity to support the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing

The OECD is encouraging tax administrations around the globe to step up their efforts to support the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing with the launch of a handbook intended to raise the awareness of tax examiners, auditors, and investigators of the important role they can play in combatting these crimes. This was announced ...
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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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International community agrees on a road map for resolving the tax challenges arising from digitalisation of the economy

The international community has agreed on a road map for resolving the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy, and committed to continue working toward a consensus-based long-term solution by the end of 2020, the OECD announced in a press release dated 31 May 2019 on the website of the OECD. The 129 ...
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