Countries continue the successful implementation of international standards on harmful tax practices and tax dispute resolution

Progress continues in combatting harmful tax practices and providing greater tax certainty. New outcomes on the review of preferential tax regimes and new peer review reports on Mutual Agreement Procedures have been approved by the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, which groups over 140 countries and jurisdictions on an equal footing for multilateral negotiation of international tax rules. This has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 24 ...
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Tax dispute resolution – MAP peer review report (Stage 2): Curaçao meets all of the elements of the Action 14 Minimum Standard and solved all of the identified deficiencies

New peer review reports on Mutual Agreement Procedures (MAP) have been approved by the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, which groups over 140 countries and jurisdictions on an equal footing for multilateral negotiation of international tax rules. This has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 24 January 2022 on the occasion of the release of the peer review reports. Curaçao The Stage 2 peer review monitoring ...
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Multilateraal Instrument (MLI) en Nederlandse belastingverdragen: stand van zaken per 1 januari 2022 gepubliceerd (Nederland)

Op 27 december 2021 heeft het (Nederlandse) Ministerie van Financiën het schema inzake het Multilateraal Instrument (MLI) en Nederlandse belastingverdragen met de stand van zaken per 1 januari 2022, gepubliceerd op rijksoverheid.nl. In beginsel is het uitgangspunt dat dit schema elk kwartaal wordt geactualiseerd. Het Multilateraal Instrument (MLI) maakt het voor landen mogelijk op een snelle en efficiënte wijze hun belastingverdragen aan te passen om belastingontwijking tegen te gaan, zonder ...
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Belgium, Estonia, the Netherlands and Qatar deposit new notifications under the Multilateral BEPS Convention

Belgium, Estonia, the Netherlands and Qatar have deposited new notifications under the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Multilateral Convention or MLI) subsequent to their ratification. This has been announced on Tuesday 25 November 2021 with a news release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the news release: Estonia has notified, in relation to Article 35(7)(a)(i) of the MLI, ...
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Conference of the Parties to the MLI approve an opinion on interpretation and implementation

On 3 May 2021, the Conference of the Parties to the Multilateral Instrument (MLI) approved an opinion that sets out a series of guiding principles for addressing questions about the interpretation and implementation of the MLI. Those principles, discussed and approved by the Conference of the Parties to the MLI, were drawn from public international law, the design of the MLI itself, and its drafting history. This has been announced with a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Panama deposited its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention (MLI)

Panama has 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 almost 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”. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 5 ...
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Update brochure Nederlandse Ministerie van Financiën over het Multilateraal Instrument (MLI) en Nederlandse belastingverdragen

Het Nederlandse Ministerie van Financiën heeft een (ge-updatete) brochure uitgegeven over het Multilateraal Instrument (MLI) en Nederlandse belastingverdragen. Het Multilateraal Instrument (MLI) maakt het voor landen mogelijk op een snelle en efficiënte wijze hun belastingverdragen aan te passen om belastingontwijking tegen te gaan, zonder dat hiervoor nieuwe onderhandelingen nodig zijn. Het MLI bevat namelijk bepalingen tegen belastingontwijking die doorwerken in belastingverdragen van landen die daarvoor kiezen. Het MLI geldt per ...
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Platform for Collaboration on Tax releases toolkit to help developing countries tackle the complex issues around taxing offshore indirect transfers of assets

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) released a Toolkit on the Taxation of Offshore Indirect Transfers (OIT) providing guidance on the design and implementation issues when one country seeks to tax gains on the sale of interests in an entity owning assets located in that country by an entity which is a tax resident in another country. This is the third Toolkit published by the PCT to provide guidance on areas ...
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OECD releases second peer review report on preventing treaty shopping (BEPS Action 6). No jurisdiction has raised any concerns about their agreements with Aruba respectively Curaçao. Aruba encouraged to implement the minimum standard

Progress continues with the implementation of the BEPS package, as the OECD releases the second peer review assessing countries’ efforts to implement the Action 6 minimum standard as agreed under the OECD/G20 BEPS Project: Prevention of Treaty Abuse – Second Peer Review Report on Treaty Shopping. The release of the report was announced in a press release on the website of the OECD. From the press release. The second peer review ...
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Stage 1 peer review report on dispute resolution released by OECD: overall Curaçao meets most of the elements of the BEPS Action 14 Minimum Standard

On 24 February 2020 the stage 1 peer review report for Curaçao on dispute resolution (BEPS Action 14) was released by the OECD: Making Dispute Resolution More Effective – MAP Peer Review Report, Curaçao (Stage 1): Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Action 14, OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (hereafter to be referred to as: “the report”). The report assesses the country's efforts to implement the Action 14 minimum standard ...
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Brochure Nederlandse Ministerie van Financiën over het Multilateraal Instrument (MLI) en Nederlandse belastingverdragen

Het Nederlandse Ministerie van Financiën heeft een brochure uitgegeven over het Multilateraal Instrument (MLI) en Nederlandse belastingverdragen. Het MLI maakt het voor landen mogelijk op een snelle en efficiënte wijze hun belastingverdragen aan te passen om belastingontwijking tegen te gaan, zonder dat hiervoor nieuwe onderhandelingen nodig zijn. Het MLI bevat namelijk bepalingen tegen belastingontwijking die doorwerken in belastingverdragen van landen die daarvoor kiezen. Het MLI geldt ook voor Nederland. In ...
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Uruguay deposits its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention

On 6 February 2020, Uruguay 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) with the OECD's Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, thus underlining its strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by multinational enterprises. For Uruguay, the MLI will enter into force on 1 June ...
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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 OECD. The stage 2 monitoring reports for Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States evaluate the progress made by ...
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Multilateraal Anti-BEPS Verdrag (Multilateral Instrument – MLI) op 1 juli 2019 in werking getreden voor Nederland en Curaçao

Het op 24 november 2016 te Parijs tot stand gekomen Multilateraal Verdrag ter implementatie van aan belastingverdragen gerelateerde maatregelen ter voorkoming van grondslaguitholling en winstverschuiving (Trb. 2017, 86, en Trb. 2017, 194) (hierna: het Verdrag) is op 1 juli 2019 in werking getreden voor Nederland en Curaçao. De Engelstalige benaming voor het Verdrag is: Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ("Multilateral ...
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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 information from Signatories' MLI Positions. This tool is a preliminary (beta) version that will be ...
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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 members of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, since the last report of the Secretary-General ...
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Inwerkingtreding op 1 juli 2019 van het Multilateraal Anti-BEPS verdrag in Tractatenblad

Op 19 april 2019 is de inwerkingtreding wat betreft het Koninkrijk op 1 juli 2019 van het op 24 november 2016 te Parijs tot stand gekomen Multilateraal Verdrag ter implementatie van aan belastingverdragen gerelateerde maatregelen ter voorkoming van grondslaguitholling en winstverschuiving (Trb. 2017, 86, en Trb. 2017, 194) (hierna: het Verdrag) bekendgemaakt in het Tractatenblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, jaargang 2019, no. 63 (Trb. 2019, 63). Het Verdrag zal ingevolge ...
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Kingdom of the Netherlands deposits instrument of acceptance of the Multilateral Instrument (MLI) for Curaçao and (the European and Caribbean parts of) the Netherlands

On 29 March 2019, the Kingdom of the Netherlands has deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (multilateral convention or "Multilateral Instrument", "MLI") (Trb. 2017, 86, en Trb. 2017, 194) with the OECD’s Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, underlining its strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by ...
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Goedkeuring Multilateraal Anti-BEPS verdrag in Staatsblad

Op 15 maart 2019 is de Rijkswet van 6 maart 2019, houdende goedkeuring van het op 24 november 2016 te Parijs tot stand gekomen Multilateraal Verdrag ter implementatie van aan belastingverdragen gerelateerde maatregelen ter voorkoming van grondslaguitholling en winstverschuiving (Trb. 2017, 86, en Trb. 2017, 194) (hierna: het Verdrag) uitgegeven in het Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, jaargang 2019, no. 113 (Stb. 2019, 113). Het goedkeuringsvoorstel met betrekking tot het ...
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Eerste Kamer stemt in met Multilateraal Anti-BEPS verdrag

De Eerste Kamer heeft op 5 maart 2019 het goedkeuringsvoorstel met betrekking tot het op 24 november 2016 te Parijs tot stand gekomen Multilateraal Verdrag ter implementatie van aan belastingverdragen gerelateerde maatregelen ter voorkoming van grondslaguitholling en winstverschuiving (Trb. 2017, 86, en Trb. 2017, 194) (hierna: het Verdrag) als hamerstuk afgedaan. Het goedkeuringsvoorstel werd op 12 februari 2019 door de Tweede Kamer aangenomen. Daarbij werd nog een amendement aangenomen over ...
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BEPS peer review reports on treaty shopping: no jurisdiction has raised any concerns about their agreements with Curaçao

On 14 February 2019, the OECD released additional peer review reports assessing countries’ efforts to implement the Action 6 minimum standards as agreed under the OECD/G20 BEPS Project. The release of this report has been announced with a press release dated 14 February 2019 as published on the website of the OECD. The first peer review report on the implementation of the Action 6 minimum standard on treaty shopping reveals ...
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OECD releases BEPS peer review reports on improving tax dispute resolution mechanisms and preventing treaty shopping

Progress continues with the implementation of the BEPS package, as the OECD releases additional peer review reports assessing countries’ efforts to implement the Action 6 and Action 14 minimum standards as agreed under the OECD/G20 BEPS Project. The release of these reports has been announced with a press release dated 14 February 2019 as published on the website of the OECD. ACTION 6: PREVENTING THE GRANTING OF TREATY BENEFITS IN ...
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Tweede Kamer stemt in met Multilateraal Anti-BEPS verdrag met voorbehoud terzake van effectieve conflictresolutie

De Tweede Kamer heeft op 12 februari 2019 het goedkeuringsvoorstel aangenomen met betrekking tot het op 24 november 2016 te Parijs tot stand gekomen Multilateraal Verdrag ter implementatie van aan belastingverdragen gerelateerde maatregelen ter voorkoming van grondslaguitholling en winstverschuiving (Trb. 2017, 86, en Trb. 2017, 194) (hierna: het Verdrag). Daarbij is nog een amendement aangenomen over het maken van een voorbehoud op artikel 12 (conflictresolutie) van het Verdrag totdat er ...
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