OECD releases stage 1 peer review reports on dispute resolution for, among others, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands

The work on BEPS Action 14 continues with the publication of the ninth round of stage 1 peer review reports. Each report assesses a country's efforts to implement the Action 14 minimum standard as agreed to under the OECD/G20 BEPS Project. This has been announced with a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The reports of Andorra, the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Faroe Islands, Macau ...
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OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Progress Report published

On 18 July 2020, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS Progress Report July 2019 – July 2020 was published. This is the fourth annual progress report of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS. The report describes the progress made to deliver on the mandate of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework, covering the period from July 2019 to July 2020, while also taking stock of the progress made since BEPS implementation began ...
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International community continues making progress against offshore tax evasion

The international community continues making tremendous progress in the fight against offshore tax evasion, as implementation of innovative transparency standards by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes moves countries ever closer to the goal of eradicating banking secrecy for tax purposes. This was announced in a press release dated 29 June 2020 on the website of the OECD. Nearly 100 countries carried out automatic exchange of ...
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Tax and fiscal policies central to governments’ responses to Covid-19 crisis

With global economic activity facing a historic drop and government spending rising dramatically, the implications of the Covid-19 crisis on public finances and tax revenues are significant. Drawing on its multi-disciplinary expertise, the OECD is deploying its data gathering and analytical capacities to help governments face these unprecedented challenges while supporting businesses and people towards economic recovery. This was announced in a press release on the website of the OECD ...
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BEPS Action 14: OECD releases stage 1 peer review reports on dispute resolution for Brunei Darussalam, Curaçao, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Monaco, San Marino and Serbia

The work on BEPS Action 14 continued with the publication on 24 February 2020 of the eighth round of stage 1 peer review reports. Each report assesses a country's efforts to implement the Action 14 minimum standard as agreed to under the OECD/G20 BEPS Project. This was announced with a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The reports of Brunei Darussalam, Curaçao, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Monaco (also available ...
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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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OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

On 14 February 2020, the OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was released. From the overview in the report: “Over the past 10 years, the G20 has supported multilateral co-operation for a globally fair, sustainable and modern international tax system, which translated into successful deliverables. Thanks to this momentum, significant progress has taken place to combat tax evasion, Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), ...
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OECD presents analysis showing significant impact of proposed international tax reforms

New economic analysis shows that a proposed solution to the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy under negotiation at the OECD would have a significant positive impact on global tax revenues. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD in relation to the release of the analysis. From the press release: The analysis puts the combined effect of the two-pillar solution under ...
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OECD releases Transfer Pricing Guidance on Financial Transactions

On 11 February 2020, the OECD released the report Transfer Pricing Guidance on Financial Transactions: Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Actions 4, 8-10. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. In October 2015, as part of the final BEPS package, the OECD/G20 published the reports on Action 4 (Limiting Base Erosion Involving Interest Deductions And Other Financial Payments) and Actions 8-10 (Aligning Transfer Pricing Outcomes with ...
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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 consultation document on the review of Country-by-Country Reporting and invites public input (BEPS Action 13)

As part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework), the OECD invites public comments on the Review of the BEPS Action 13 minimum standard. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: Background Action 13 of the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project (BEPS Action 13) established a three-tiered standardised approach to ...
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OECD invites taxpayer input on tenth batch of dispute resolution peer reviews. Tenth batch includes the stage 1 peer review of Aruba

The OECD is now gathering input for the tenth batch of Stage 1 dispute resolution peer reviews, according to a press release on the website of the OECD. This tenth batch includes the peer review of Aruba. From the press release: 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 ...
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OECD secretariat invites public input on the Global Anti-Base Erosion (GloBE) Proposal under Pillar Two

As part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, the OECD secretariat is seeking public comments on certain aspects of the Global Anti-Base Erosion (GloBE) Proposal under Pillar Two. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The consultation document (available soon in French) focuses on specific technical issues in respect of the GloBE proposal where input ...
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OECD releases further guidance for tax administrations and MNE Groups on CbC-reporting

The OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released additional interpretative guidance to give greater certainty to tax administrations and MNE Groups on the implementation and operation of Country-by-Country (CbC) Reporting (BEPS Action 13). This was announced in a press release on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The new guidance includes questions and answers on, amongst other topics, the treatment of dividends received, the operation of local ...
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OECD releases guidance on the spontaneous exchange by no or only nominal tax jurisdictions

As part of BEPS Action 5 to curb harmful tax practices, jurisdictions may only maintain preferential regimes if certain "substantial activities" requirements are met. In order to ensure a level playing field, these requirements must also apply to jurisdictions with zero or only nominal tax rates. As a result, the Inclusive Framework on BEPS decided in November 2018 to resume the application of the substantial activities requirement for no or ...
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