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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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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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 ...
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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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Tax Inspectors Without Borders making significant progress towards strengthening developing countries’ ability to effectively tax multinational enterprises

An innovative international co-operation initiative that deploys qualified experts in developing countries to strengthen their ability to effectively tax multinational enterprises has achieved significant milestones over the past year, according to a new annual report. This has been announced in a press release dated 4 October 2018 published on the website of the OECD. Tax Inspectors ...
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OECD and SAT hold joint workshop on the experience of country-by-country reporting of tax information

Tax officials from 21 jurisdictions met this week in Yangzhou, People's Republic of China, to share experiences from the first year of country-by-country reporting and explore how information can be used most effectively in the tax risk assessment of MNE groups. This was announced in a press release dated 27 September 2018 as published on ...
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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 ...
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OECD peer reviews on BEPS Action 13 Country-by-Country reporting initiative show strong progress for global roll-out in June

The OECD has released the first peer reviews of the Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting initiative, demonstrating strong progress toward the imminent implementation of a key element in continuing efforts to improve taxation of multinational enterprises (MNEs) worldwide, according to a press release published on the website of the OECD on 24 May 2018. The peer reviews show ...
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OECD peer review on BEPS Action 13 Country-by-Country reporting re Curaçao

The OECD has released the first peer reviews of the Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting initiative, demonstrating strong progress toward the imminent implementation of a key element in continuing efforts to improve taxation of multinational enterprises (MNEs) worldwide, according to a press release published on the website of the OECD on 24 May 2018. The peer reviews show ...
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OECD and IGF invite comments on a draft practice note that will help developing countries address profit shifting from their mining sectors via excessive interest deductions

For many resource-rich developing countries, mineral resources present an unparalleled economic opportunity to increase government revenue. Tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), combined with gaps in the capabilities of tax authorities in developing countries, threaten this prospect. One of the avenues for international profit shifting by multinational enterprises is the use of excessive interest ...
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OECD releases latest updates to the Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations

  On 10 July 2017 the OECD released the 2017 edition of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations. The OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines provide guidance on the application of the “arm’s length principle”, which represents the international consensus on the valuation, for income tax purposes, of cross-border transactions between associated ...
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