International community makes important progress on the tax challenges of digitalisation

The international community has made important progress toward addressing the tax challenges arising from digitalisation of the economy and has agreed to continue working multilaterally towards achievement of a new consensus-based long-term solution in 2020, the OECD announced on 29 January 2019 with a press release published on their website. Countries and jurisdictions participating in ...
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OECD and the Netherlands discuss developments in international tax co-operation

OECD Deputy Secretary-General Ludger Schuknecht and Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, met in Paris with Mr. Menno Snel, State Secretary for Finance in The Netherlands, for wide-ranging discussions on international co-operation in the field of taxation, notably as concerns tackling tax evasion. This was announced in a press release ...
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Assessing tax levels and the tax mix in OECD countries: Revenue Statistics 2018 & Consumption Tax Trends 2018 to launch on Wednesday 5 December 2018

The OECD has announced the launch of two reports to be published on Wednesday 5 December providing internationally comparable statistics and analysis designed to inform the tax policy debate: the report Revenue Statistics 2018 and the report Consumption Tax Trends 2018. From the press release as published on the website of the OECD on 28 ...
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Global Forum on Tax Transparency marks a dramatic shift in the fight against tax evasion with the widespread commencement of the automatic exchange of financial information

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes held its annual meeting in Punta del Este, Uruguay on 20-22 November, bringing together over 200 delegates from more than 100 jurisdictions, international organisations and regional groups to strengthen further the international community’s fight against tax evasion.  This was announced with a press release published on ...
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Residence/Citizenship by investment update

As part of its efforts to maintain the integrity of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), the OECD has been working closely with Panama over the last weeks to ensure that any risks created by its Residence by Investment (RBI) programmes are effectively addressed. As a result of that work, the OECD announces in a press ...
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Latin American Ministers launch regional initiative to combat tax evasion and corruption

On 19 November, Uruguay’s Minister of Economy and Finance Danilo Astori hosted a discussion with Ministers, high level representatives and senior officials from Latin America on how to strengthen regional efforts to combat tax fraud and corruption. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The ...
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OECD and Argentina continue the fight to tackle tax crime

Twenty-eight officials participated in the inaugural “VAT/GST Fraud Investigations” course at the OECD Latin America Academy for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation last week in Buenos Aires. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The Academy was launched earlier this year as part of ...
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Nederlandse staatssecretaris: Strengere eisen rondom afgifte rulings

Er komen strengere eisen rondom de afgifte van rulings met een internationaal karakter. Ook gaat de Belastingdienst voortaan per ruling een geanonimiseerde samenvatting publiceren. Dit schrijft de (Nederlandse) staatssecretaris van Financiën afgelopen donderdag in een brief aan de Tweede Kamer. Het doel is de maatregelen 1 juli 2019 in te laten gaan. De maatregelen betekenen ...
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OECD releases guidance on Synthesised texts for providing clarity on the impact of the Multilateral Instrument

On 14 November 2018 the OECD released new Guidance for the Development of Synthesised Texts presenting a clear overview of the modifications to tax treaties resulting from the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the "Convention” or “MLI”) which entered into force on 1 July 2018. A Secretariat note, also released ...
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OECD invites taxpayer input on seventh 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 now well underway. The peer review process is conducted in two stages ...
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Progress report from the Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Aruba and Curaçao mentioned as jurisdictions with regimes that have been brought under the FHTP review process

The latest progress report from the Inclusive Framework on BEPS covers the assessment of 53 preferential tax regimes, demonstrating jurisdictions' continuing resolve to ensure that tax breaks are only offered to substantive activities and only if they do not pose risks of harmful competition to others. This was announced by the OECD with a press release dated ...
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Progress report from the Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Aruba mentioned as jurisdiction that has made a commitment to make legislative changes

The latest progress report from the Inclusive Framework on BEPS covers the assessment of 53 preferential tax regimes, demonstrating jurisdictions' continuing resolve to ensure that tax breaks are only offered to substantive activities and only if they do not pose risks of harmful competition to others. This was announced by the OECD with a press release dated ...
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Progress report Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Curaçao mentioned as jurisdiction that has delivered on its commitment to make legislative changes

The latest progress report from the Inclusive Framework on BEPS covers the assessment of 53 preferential tax regimes, demonstrating jurisdictions' continuing resolve to ensure that tax breaks are only offered to substantive activities and only if they do not pose risks of harmful competition to others. This was announced by the OECD with a press release dated ...
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OECD releases latest results on preferential regimes and moves to strengthen the level playing field with zero tax jurisdictions

International efforts to curb harmful tax practices and prevent the misuse of preferential tax regimes are having a tangible impact worldwide, according to new data released today by the OECD. This was announced by the OECD with a press release dated 15 November 2018. The latest progress report from the Inclusive Framework on BEPS covers the assessment ...
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11th Meeting of the Global Forum, 20-22 November in Uruguay

With a press release posted on the website of the OECD, the OECD announces the 11th Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, 20-22 November 2018, in Punta del Este, Uruguay. From the press release: Global cooperation to fight tax evasion and avoidance has grown rapidly over the ...
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