Public comments received on the Reports on Pillar One and Pillar Two Blueprints

As part of the ongoing work to develop a solution to the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS invited public comments on the Reports on the Pillar One and Pillar Two Blueprints. The OECD is grateful to the commentators for their input and now publishes the public comments received. This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated 16 December 2020 ...
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OECD publishes information on the state of implementation of the hard-to-value intangibles approach by members of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS

The OECD has published jurisdiction-specific information on the implementation of the hard-to-value intangibles ("HTVI") approach. To date, 40 jurisdictions have provided information on whether their domestic legal system provides for transfer pricing rules aimed at transactions involving HTVI. This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated 16 December 2020. Furthermore from the press release: The publication of this information is part of the monitoring process of the implementation ...
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Transparency on tax rulings now the global norm, according to new peer review assessments for over 120 jurisdictions

As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework) has reviewed the progress made by 124 jurisdictions in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard. The conclusions show that transparency on tax rulings is now a fully-entrenched part of the international tax framework, with 20 000 tax rulings having been identified and 36 000 ...
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Inclusive Framework Peer Review Report on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings: the Netherlands

As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework) has reviewed the progress made by 124 jurisdictions in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard. The conclusions show that transparency on tax rulings is now a fully-entrenched part of the international tax framework, with 20 000 tax rulings having been identified and 36 000 ...
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Inclusive Framework Peer Review Report on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings: Sint Maarten

As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework) has reviewed the progress made by 124 jurisdictions in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard. The conclusions show that transparency on tax rulings is now a fully-entrenched part of the international tax framework, with 20 000 tax rulings having been identified and 36 000 ...
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Inclusive Framework Peer Review Report on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings: Curaçao

As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework) has reviewed the progress made by 124 jurisdictions in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard. The conclusions show that transparency on tax rulings is now a fully-entrenched part of the international tax framework, with 20 000 tax rulings having been identified and 36 000 ...
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Inclusive Framework Peer Review Report on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings: Aruba

As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework) has reviewed the progress made by 124 jurisdictions in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard. The conclusions show that transparency on tax rulings is now a fully-entrenched part of the international tax framework, with 20 000 tax rulings having been identified and 36 000 ...
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Heads of tax administration agree global actions to meet the current economic and administrative challenges

Tax administrations are playing a critical role as governments deal with the economic recovery from COVID-19 following an unprecedented global crisis. On 8 December 2020, senior officials from the 53 members of the OECD Forum on Tax Administration, which includes all OECD and G20 members, agreed an ambitious agenda for the next year, focused on enhancing resilience and tax certainty as well as the digital transformation of tax administrations. This ...
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International community reaches important milestone in fight against tax evasion. First Peer Review of the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information released

New international standards on the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes have so far been satisfactorily implemented by countries worldwide, marking an important milestone in the global fight against tax evasion, according to a new report published on 9 December 2020 by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum). This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated ...
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Global Forum’s Peer Review of the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information re the Netherlands. Overall determination on the legal framework: ‘in place but needs improvement’ (the Netherlands)

New international standards on the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes have so far been satisfactorily implemented by countries worldwide, marking an important milestone in the global fight against tax evasion, according to a new report published on 9 December 2020 by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum). This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated ...
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Global Forum’s Peer Review of the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information re Sint Maarten. Overall determination on the legal framework: ‘not in place’ (Sint Maarten)

New international standards on the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes have so far been satisfactorily implemented by countries worldwide, marking an important milestone in the global fight against tax evasion, according to a new report published on 9 December 2020 by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum). This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated ...
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Global Forum’s Peer Review of the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information re Curaçao. Overall determination on the legal framework: ‘not in place’ (Curaçao)

New international standards on the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes have so far been satisfactorily implemented by countries worldwide, marking an important milestone in the global fight against tax evasion, according to a new report published on 9 December 2020 by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum). This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated ...
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Global Forum’s Peer Review of the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information 2020 re Aruba. Overall determination on the legal framework: ‘not in place’ (Aruba)

New international standards on the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes have so far been satisfactorily implemented by countries worldwide, marking an important milestone in the global fight against tax evasion, according to a new report published on 9 December 2020 by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum). This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated ...
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OECD tax revenues fall slightly before the COVID-19 pandemic, but countries face much larger decreases ahead, particularly from consumption taxes

Tax revenues fell across the OECD for the first time in a decade during 2019, but a much larger decrease is expected in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic drives down economic activity and consumption tax revenues, according to new OECD research published on Thursday 3 December 2020. This has been announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. Furthermore form the press release: The 2020 edition ...
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OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Leaders presented during the November 2020 meeting

On 23 November 2020, the OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Leaders was presented during the November 2020 meeting in Saudi Arabia. Click here to go to the report (pdf) on the website of the OECD. This report contains two parts. Part I reports on the activities and achievements in the OECD’s international tax agenda. Part II reports on the activities and achievements of the Global Forum on Transparency and ...
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New OECD self-assessment tool to help jurisdictions tackle tax crimes

A new diagnostic tool will allow jurisdictions to self-assess their capabilities across a range of legal, strategic and operational areas to support their efforts to tackling tax crime effectively. The Tax Crime Investigation Maturity Model sets out descriptions of capabilities and performance for tax crime investigation, allowing governments to identify where they are situated in relation to good practice across a number of levels of increasing maturity: Emerging, Progressing, Established, Aspirational. This ...
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Global Forum Secretariat delivers new Confidentiality and Information Security Management toolkit to assist in the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information Standard

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum) has worked since 2014 to support its members in implementing the Automatic Exchange of Information Standard developed by the OECD (AEOI Standard). Ensuring compliance with the extensive confidentiality and information security management (ISM) requirements has been at the core of this process. This has been announced by the OECD in a press release dated 1 December ...
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First peer reviews of automatic exchange of financial account information to be published during annual meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency on 9-11 December 2020

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes will hold its annual plenary meeting on 9-11 December 2020. The 2020 Global Forum Plenary Meeting, to be held virtually, will bring together representatives of the Forum’s membership for three days of discussions under the theme: "Transparency for Tax Purposes in the time of COVID-19 – Working together to promote the fairness of tax systems and generate revenue." This ...
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Governments should strike a balance between encouraging philanthropy through tax support and ensuring effective public policy

Governments should continue providing support to the philanthropic sector while taking steps to safeguard tax systems and ensure that the activities of philanthropic organisations continue to align with the public interest, according to a new report from the OECD. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 26 November 2020 on the release of the report ‘Taxation and Philanthropy’. Furthermore from the press release: Taxation and Philanthropy reviews the ...
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OECD publishes report on tax administrations’ policies and practices to enhance gender balance

On 17 November 2020, the OECD Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) has published a report on Advancing Gender Balance in the Workforce: A Collective Responsibility. This report, developed by the FTA's Gender Balance Network, sets out a range of policies and practices undertaken by tax administrations and their national governments to advance gender balance in the workforce. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 17 November 2020. Furthermore ...
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OECD secretariat invites public input on the 2020 Review of BEPS Action 14

As part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework), the OECD secretariat is seeking public comments on the 2020 review of BEPS Action 14. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 18 November 2020. Furthermore from the press release: Background In October 2015 the final report on Action 14 Making Dispute Resolution Mechanisms More Effective was published, containing a minimum standard (the ...
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OECD releases 2019 MAP statistics and calls for stakeholder input on the BEPS Action 14 review on Tax Certainty Day

As part of the BEPS Action 14 minimum standard and the wider G20/OECD tax certainty agenda to improve the effectiveness and timeliness of tax-related dispute resolution mechanisms, the OECD released on 18 November 2020 the latest mutual agreement procedure (MAP) statistics covering 105 jurisdictions and almost all MAP cases worldwide. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 18 November 2020. Furthermore from the press release: The 2019 ...
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G20: Global co-operation and strong policy action needed for a sustainable recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed major weaknesses in our economies that can only be fixed through greater global co-operation and strong, targeted policy action, according to a new OECD report “New Horizons” presented to the Leaders of the G20 countries at their virtual Summit this weekend. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 22 November 2020. Furthermore from the press release: New Horizons, a report requested ...
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OECD delivers on tackling harmful tax practices, as a further set of preferential tax regimes are dismantled or tightened (BEPS Action 5)

Jurisdictions continue making progress in countering harmful tax practices, as contemplated in the BEPS Action 5 Minimum Standard, with the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS now having approved the outcomes of the 2020 reviews by the OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP). This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 23 November 2020, which press release contains a hyperlink to a document “Harmful Tax Practices – Peer Review ...
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Forum on Harmful Tax Practices: Qualifying activities regime in Curaçao in compliance with FHTP standards and considered not harmful

The OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) has published its BEPS Action 5 Update (as of November 2020) with the results of the 2020 peer reviews as established in the October 2020 meeting and has expressed that Aruba tax regimes now in line with the BEPS Action 5 Minimum Standard. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 23 November 2020, which press release contains a hyperlink ...
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Forum on Harmful Tax Practices: Aruba regimes now in line with the BEPS Action 5 Minimum Standard

The OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) has published its BEPS Action 5 Update (as of November 2020) with the results of the 2020 peer reviews as established in the October 2020 meeting and has expressed that Aruba tax regimes now in line with the BEPS Action 5 Minimum Standard. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 23 November 2020, which press release contains a hyperlink ...
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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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Wijziging Ministeriële regeling omzetbelasting: nadere voorwaarden vrijstelling van 7, eerste lid, onderdeel z, Landsverordening omzetbelasting 1999 (Curaçao)

Op 29 oktober 2020 is Ministeriële regeling met algemene werking van de 9de oktober 2020 tot wijziging van de Ministeriële regeling omzetbelasting uitgegeven. Deze ministeriële regeling is geplaatst in het Publicatieblad van Curaçao, jaargang 2020, no. 113 (P.B. 2020, no. 113). Dit publicatieblad is evenwel vooralsnog niet gepubliceerd op de officiële overheidswebsite (www.gobiernu.cw) waar de publicatiebladen worden gepubliceerd [status 10 november 2020]. In deze ministeriële regeling tot wijziging van de ...
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OECD releases new methodology for the peer review of BEPS Action 13

Yesterday, October 29th 2020, the OECD released the new methodology for the peer review of BEPS Action 13 Country-by-Country Reporting. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 29 October 2020 on the release of the report. Furthermore from the press release: The Action 13 standard on Country-by-Country Reporting is one of the four BEPS minimum standards. Each of the four BEPS minimum standards is subject to ...
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OECD presents international tax update to G20 Finance Ministers

On 12 October 2020, the OECD has published an update on the continuing negotiations to reach a multilateral, consensus-based solution to the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy on Monday 12 October 2020: “OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors – October 2020”. Click here to go to the report on the website of the OECD. The publication of the report was ...
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