Global Forum Secretariat delivers new toolkit to help countries become Party to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

The COVID-19 crisis has brought renewed attention to the role and importance of multilateral co-operation in combating tax evasion and helping fiscal consolidation. In line with its mandate to deliver technical assistance and support capacity building, the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) has now produced a Toolkit for Becoming a Party to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance 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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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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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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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 on 14 November 2018, clarifies the entry into effect rules for tax treaties of jurisdictions ...
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OECD tax report to G20 Finance Ministers. Includes status regarding Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten

On 22 July 2018, the OECD Secretary-General report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was published on the website of the OECD. The report contains two parts. Part I is a report on the activities and achievements of the OECD’s tax agenda, and is made of two subparts: looking back at significant achievements and looking ahead at the further progress needed, in particular through the OECD/G20 Inclusive ...
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