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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Tax transparency moves forward as twelve no or only nominal tax jurisdictions began their first exchange information on the substance of entities

On Wednesday 31 March 2021, twelve no or only nominal tax jurisdictions began their first tax information exchanges under the Forum on Harmful Tax Practice’s (FHTP) global standard on substantial activities. The standard ensures that mobile business income can no longer be parked in a low tax jurisdiction without the core business functions being carried out from that jurisdiction and that the countries where the parent entities and beneficial owners ...
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Platform for Collaboration on Tax launches Tax Treaty Negotiations Toolkit

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) – a joint initiative of the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank Group – released the final version of the ‘Toolkit on Tax Treaty Negotiations’ along with its web-based, interactive edition. This has been announced with a press release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the press release: The PCT's Toolkit on Tax Treaty Negotiations is an effort to provide capacity-building support to ...
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Advies Raad van Advies inzake wijziging Landsbesluit winstbelasting nu ook openbaar. Wijziging betreft nadere regels ter bepaling van voordelen verkregen uit binnenlandse onderneming (Curaçao)

Het op 21 december 2020 uitgebrachte advies van de Raad van Advies van Curaçao inzake het ontwerplandsbesluit, houdende algemene maatregelen, strekkende tot wijziging van het Landsbesluit winstbelasting (zaaknummer 2019/052742, RvA no. RA/49-20-LB) is op vrijdag 5 maart 2021 openbaar gemaakt op de website van de Raad. Klik hier voor een pdf. Zoals wij in het CFN van vrijdag 5 maart 2021 reeds hebben gemeld is het Landsbesluit, houdende algemene maatregelen, ...
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OECD presents international tax update to G20 Finance Ministers

On 26 February 2021, the OECD has published the “OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors – Italy February 2021”. Click here to go to the report on the website of the OECD. CFN-bericht nr. 20210305-13 BRONDOCUMENT (link to the report on the website of the OECD) Zie ook: CFN van 16 oktober 2020: OECD presents international tax update to G20 Finance Ministers. BRON: www.oecd.org ...
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Wijziging Landsbesluit winstbelasting in het Publicatieblad: nadere regels ter bepaling van voordelen verkregen uit binnenlandse onderneming (Curaçao)

Op 4 maart 2021 is het Landsbesluit, houdende algemene maatregelen, van de 2de maart 2021 tot wijziging van het Landsbesluit winstbelasting (P.B. 2018 no. 19) uitgegeven in het Publicatieblad van Curaçao, jaargang 2021, no. 19 (link naar gobiernu.cw: P.B. 2021 no. 19; pdf: P.B. 2021 no. 19). Met de in het landsbesluit vervatte wijziging van het Landsbesluit winstbelasting worden nadere regels gesteld ter bepaling van ‘voordelen verkregen uit binnenlandse onderneming’ ...
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OECD agrees new peer review process to foster transparency on tax rulings

In order to maintain and further improve transparency on tax rulings, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, which groups over 135 countries and jurisdictions on an equal footing for multilateral negotiation of international tax rules, approved the process for the BEPS Action 5 peer review of the transparency framework for the years 2021 to 2025. This has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 22 February 2021 ...
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OECD calls on countries to crack down on the professionals enabling tax and white collar crimes

Countries should increase efforts to better deter, detect and disrupt the activities of professionals who enable tax evasion and other financial crimes, according to a new OECD report “Ending the Shell Game: Cracking down on the Professionals who enable Tax and White Collar Crimes”. This has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 25 February 2021 on the occasion of the release of the peer review reports ...
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New report highlights successful delivery of Global Forum Secretariat’s capacity-building activities during challenging year

On 17 February 2021, the 2021 Global Forum capacity building report has been published, setting out the large amount of support activities conducted by the Global Forum. Despite challenging conditions, the Global Forum Secretariat ensured the continuity of its capacity-building programme in 2020, while increasing its support to jurisdictions. This has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 17 February 2021 on the occasion of the release of the ...
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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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Platform for Collaboration on Tax’s new toolkit helps countries implement effective transfer pricing documentation requirements

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) – a joint initiative of IMF, OECD, UN and the World Bank – has released the final version of the Practical Toolkit to Support the Successful Implementation by Developing Countries of Effective Transfer Pricing Documentation Requirements. The release of the report has been announced by the OECD with a press release dated 19 January 2021. Furthermore from the press release: The PCT's new toolkit ...
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Ontwerp Fiscale verzamelwet 2022 aangeboden aan de Tweede Kamer: onder meer een algemene antimisbruikmaatregel in de WIB naar aanleiding van een aanbeveling door het Global Forum in het kader van CRS (Nederland)

Op 18 januari 2021 is de ontwerpwet tot wijziging van enkele belastingwetten (Fiscale verzamelwet 2022) aangeboden aan de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal. Klik hier voor een pdf van de Memorie van Toelichting (MvT) bij het ontwerp. In het ontwerp wordt onder meer voorzien in het opnemen van een algemene antimisbruikmaatregel in de Wet op de internationale bijstandsverlening bij de heffing van belastingen (WIB). De algemene antimisbruikmaatregel wordt opgenomen naar aanleiding ...
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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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