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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Labour market disruption and COVID-19 support measures contribute to widespread falls in taxes on wages in 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in the largest decrease in taxes on wages since the global financial crisis of 2008-09, according to a new OECD report: Taxing Wages 2021. This has been announced with a press release on the website of the OECD on the occasion of the release of the report. Furthermore from the press release referred to above: The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in the largest decrease in ...
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Tax Inspectors Without Borders and partners pass USD 1 billion milestone in additional tax revenues for developing countries

Through its innovative approach to audit assistance, Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) has strengthened significantly developing countries' ability to effectively tax multinational enterprises. During the fifth virtual TIWB Governing Board meeting on 27 April 2021, co-chaired by the OECD Secretary-General, Mr. Angel Gurría, and UNDP’s Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner, participants celebrated the mobilisation of more than USD 1 billion in additional tax revenues for developing countries, with nearly three times ...
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Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean rose modestly before being hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis

Tax revenues rose moderately across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2019 before declining sharply in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic drove down global economic activity, according to new analysis released today in the tax policy publication “Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean” on the occasion of XXXIII edition of the Regional Fiscal Policy Seminar hosted virtually by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) ...
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Tenth edition of the tax policy publication Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean launched

On Thursday 22 April 2021, the tenth edition of the tax policy publication “Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean” has been launched on the occasion of XXXIII edition of the Regional Fiscal Policy Seminar hosted virtually by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) and partners. The launch event is organised in collaboration with the co-authors of the publication: UN-ECLAC, the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations ...
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Digital platforms have an important role to play in value added tax policy in the sharing and gig economy

Digital platforms can play an important role in the application of Value Added Taxes/Goods and Services Taxes (VAT/GST) policies in the sharing and gig economy, according to a new OECD report “The Impact of the Growth of the Sharing and Gig Economy on VAT/GST Policy and Administration”. This has been announced with a press release on the website of the OECD on the occasion of the release of the report ...
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OECD releases new peer review results on the prevention of tax treaty shopping under the BEPS Action 6 minimum standard

Progress continues with the implementation of the BEPS package to tackle international tax avoidance, as the OECD releases the latest peer review report assessing jurisdictions' efforts to prevent tax treaty shopping and other forms of treaty abuse under Action 6 of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project: Prevention of Tax Treaty Abuse – Third Peer Review Report on Treaty Shopping (Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Action 6, OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ...
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Europees Nederland: wetsvoorstel invoering conditionele bronbelasting op dividenden aangeboden aan de Tweede Kamer. Betreft een aanvullende bronbelasting op dividenden naar laagbelastende jurisdicties en in misbruiksituaties. Vestigingsplaatsfictie uit Belastingwet BES ook relevant voor de aanvullende conditionele bronbelasting (Nederland)

Op 24 maart 2021 is het ontwerp van wet tot wijziging van de Wet bronbelasting 2021 in verband met de invoering van een aanvullende bronbelasting op dividenden naar laagbelastende jurisdicties en in misbruiksituaties (Wet invoering conditionele bronbelasting op dividenden) aangeboden aan de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal. Klik hier om naar de overzichtspagina inzake dit wetsvoorstel op de website van de Tweede Kamer te gaan of klik hier voor een pdf ...
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Peer review report assessing jurisdictions’ efforts to prevent tax treaty shopping (BEPS Action 6) – Curaçao

On 1 April 2021, the OECD released the latest peer review report assessing jurisdictions' efforts to prevent tax treaty shopping and other forms of treaty abuse under Action 6 of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project: Prevention of Tax Treaty Abuse – Third Peer Review Report on Treaty Shopping (Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Action 6, OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project, OECD Publishing, Paris). The release was announced with a press ...
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Peer review report assessing jurisdictions’ efforts to prevent tax treaty shopping (BEPS Action 6) – Aruba

On 1 April 2021, the OECD released the latest peer review report assessing jurisdictions' efforts to prevent tax treaty shopping and other forms of treaty abuse under Action 6 of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project: Prevention of Tax Treaty Abuse – Third Peer Review Report on Treaty Shopping (Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Action 6, OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project, OECD Publishing, Paris). The release was announced with a press ...
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OECD publishes 30 country profiles applying Arbitration under the multilateral BEPS Convention

On 25 March 2021, the OECD, in its capacity as Depositary of the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the MLI), has published the Arbitration Profiles of 30 jurisdictions applying Part VI on Arbitration of the MLI and an opinion of the Conference of the Parties to the MLI. This has been announced with a press release on the website of ...
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Tax transparency moves forward as twelve no or only nominal tax jurisdictions began their first exchange information on the substance of entities

On Wednesday 31 March 2021, twelve no or only nominal tax jurisdictions began their first tax information exchanges under the Forum on Harmful Tax Practice’s (FHTP) global standard on substantial activities. The standard ensures that mobile business income can no longer be parked in a low tax jurisdiction without the core business functions being carried out from that jurisdiction and that the countries where the parent entities and beneficial owners ...
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Belastingverdrag met Bulgarije ter stilzwijgende goedkeuring overgelegd aan Staten-Generaal. Zal ook van toepassing zijn voor Caribisch Nederland maar alleen toepassing vinden op inwoners-natuurlijke personen (Caribisch Nederland)

Bij brief d.d. 19 maart 2021 heeft de Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken, overeenkomstig het bepaalde in artikel 2, eerste lid, en artikel 5, eerste lid, van de Rijkswet goedkeuring en bekendmaking verdragen, het op 14 september 2020 te Sofia tot stand gekomen verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en de Republiek Bulgarije tot het vermijden van dubbele belasting met betrekking tot belastingen naar het inkomen en het voorkomen van het ...
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Meeting about tax cooperation between both sides of the island and possible areas of tax harmonization (Sint Maarten)

The Minister of Finance of Sint Maarten, Ardwell Irion, and the President of the Overseas Collectivity of St. Martin, Daniel Gibbs, together with their delegation, met on Friday March 19th to discuss how both sides of the island could achieve tax cooperation. With the support of the department of Foreign Affairs, both parties expressed the desire for research into areas of possible tax harmonization, highlighted gaps in the systems and ...
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Platform for Collaboration on Tax launches Tax Treaty Negotiations Toolkit

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) – a joint initiative of the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank Group – released the final version of the ‘Toolkit on Tax Treaty Negotiations’ along with its web-based, interactive edition. This has been announced with a press release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the press release: The PCT's Toolkit on Tax Treaty Negotiations is an effort to provide capacity-building support to ...
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OECD presents international tax update to G20 Finance Ministers

On 26 February 2021, the OECD has published the “OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors – Italy February 2021”. Click here to go to the report on the website of the OECD. CFN-bericht nr. 20210305-13 BRONDOCUMENT (link to the report on the website of the OECD) Zie ook: CFN van 16 oktober 2020: OECD presents international tax update to G20 Finance Ministers. BRON: www.oecd.org ...
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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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OECD agrees new peer review process to foster transparency on tax rulings

In order to maintain and further improve transparency on tax rulings, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, which groups over 135 countries and jurisdictions on an equal footing for multilateral negotiation of international tax rules, approved the process for the BEPS Action 5 peer review of the transparency framework for the years 2021 to 2025. This has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 22 February 2021 ...
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OECD calls on countries to crack down on the professionals enabling tax and white collar crimes

Countries should increase efforts to better deter, detect and disrupt the activities of professionals who enable tax evasion and other financial crimes, according to a new OECD report “Ending the Shell Game: Cracking down on the Professionals who enable Tax and White Collar Crimes”. This has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 25 February 2021 on the occasion of the release of the peer review reports ...
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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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OECD releases the final batch of the stage 1 peer review reports for BEPS Action 14 on dispute resolution mechanisms

On 16 February 2021 the OECD released the final batch of the stage 1 peer review reports for BEPS Action 14 on dispute resolution mechanisms. The stage 1 peer review assessments for Aruba, Bahrain, Barbados, Gibraltar, Greenland, Kazakhstan, Oman, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Viet Nam evaluate the efforts made by each jurisdiction to implement the Action 14 minimum standard of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project, which aims to improve the resolution of tax-related disputes between jurisdictions ...
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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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Nadere toelichting staatssecretaris waarom belastingverdrag met Liechtenstein niet ook van toepassing zal zijn op het Caribische deel van Nederland. Alle momenteel in werking zijnde belastingverdragen met EU-lidstaten qua geografische reikwijdte beperkt tot Europees Nederland

Bij brief d.d. 9 februari 2021 heeft de staatsstaatssecretaris van Financiën–Fiscaliteit en Belastingdienst zijn reactie aangeboden aan de Tweede Kamer op de vragen en opmerkingen van de fracties in het kader van het schriftelijk overleg van de vaste commissie voor Financiën over het het op 3 juni 2020 te Bern tot stand gekomen verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en Vorstendom Liechtenstein tot het vermijden van dubbele belasting met betrekking ...
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Stage 1 peer review report on dispute resolution released by OECD: overall Aruba meets the majority of the elements of the Action 14 Minimum Standard and where it has deficiencies, Aruba is working to address some of them

On 16 February 2021 the OECD released the final batch of the stage 1 peer review reports for BEPS Action 14 on dispute resolution mechanisms, including the stage 1 peer review assessment for Aruba. This has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 16 February 2021 on the occasion of the release of the peer review reports. The reports evaluate the efforts made by each jurisdiction to implement ...
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New OECD self-assessment tool to assist tax administrations in managing operational risks

A new diagnostic tool on enterprise risk management released on 9 February 2021 will allow tax administrations to self-assess their capacity and capability to manage operational risks across their organisation and to identify possible areas for improvement. This has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 9 February 2021 on the occasion of the release of the OECD-report Enterprise Risk Management Maturity Model of the Forum on ...
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In advies bij de vastgestelde begroting 2021: Cft van oordeel dat invoering van de ABB per 1 april a.s. niet haalbaar is (Curaçao)

Bij brief d.d. 21 januari 2021 aan de minister van Financiën van Curaçao heeft het College financieel toezicht Curaçao en Sint Maarten (Cft) advies uitgebracht bij de vastgestelde begroting 2021 van Curaçao. Het advies bevat vanzelfsprekend ook belastinggerelateerde passages. Hierna nemen wij enkele relevante passages op. De Landsverordening van de 29ste december 2020 tot vaststelling van de begroting van Curaçao voor het dienstjaar 2021 werd op 30 december 2020 uitgegeven ...
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Barbados deposits its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention

On 21 December 2020, Barbados deposited its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Multilateral Convention or MLI), which now covers over 1700 bilateral tax treaties, thus underlining its strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by multinational enterprises. For Barbados, the MLI will enter into force on ...
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Better use of energy taxes could strengthen developing country finances while cutting pollution

Developing countries could raise much-needed public revenues, while cutting emissions and air pollution, by making better use of energy taxes and reducing energy subsidies, according to a new OECD report released on 25 January 2021. The release of the report has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 25 January 2021. Furthermore from the press release: Taxing Energy Use for Sustainable Development: Opportunities for energy tax and ...
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Platform for Collaboration on Tax’s new toolkit helps countries implement effective transfer pricing documentation requirements

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) – a joint initiative of IMF, OECD, UN and the World Bank – has released the final version of the Practical Toolkit to Support the Successful Implementation by Developing Countries of Effective Transfer Pricing Documentation Requirements. The release of the report has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 19 January 2021. Furthermore from the press release: The PCT's new toolkit ...
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Liechtenstein niet bereid belastingverdrag met Nederland mede van toepassing te laten zijn op het Caribische deel van Nederland

Bij brief d.d. 11 januari 2021 heeft de Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken het op 3 juni 2020 te Bern tot stand gekomen verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en Vorstendom Liechtenstein tot het vermijden van dubbele belasting met betrekking tot belastingen naar het inkomen en het vermogen en het voorkomen van het ontduiken en ontwijken van belasting, met Protocol (Trb 2020, 60 en Trb. 2020, 95) ter stilzwijgende goedkeuring overgelegd ...
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