New mutual agreement procedure statistics on the resolution of international tax disputes released on OECD 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 the latest mutual agreement procedure (MAP) statistics covering 118 jurisdictions and practically all MAP cases worldwide. This has been announced on Tuesday 22 November 2021 with a news release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the news release: ...
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Global Forum members continue multilateral efforts to advance transparency agenda and fight tax evasion

The international fight for transparency and exchange of information in tax matters continues at great speed in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the three-day 2021 Global Forum plenary meeting – which is held virtually from 17 to 19 November 2021 – ministers, high-level authorities and delegates from about 130 member jurisdictions will take stock of the progress made on multilateral co-operation in transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes and discuss ...
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Tax Inspectors Without Borders continues to significantly boost domestic revenue mobilisation in spite of COVID-19 crisis

An effective capacity building initiative run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) continues to strengthen developing countries’ ability to fight tax avoidance by multinational enterprises, with operations running in 47 countries and more than USD 850 million generated in new tax revenues since July 2020. Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) provides practical, hands-on assistance to developing countries in order to ...
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G20 economies are pricing more carbon emissions but stronger globally more coherent policy action is needed to meet climate goals, says OECD

Almost half of all energy-related CO2 emissions in G20 economies are now covered by a carbon price, as several countries introduced or extended carbon taxes or emissions trading systems in the last few years. More needs to be done using the full range of policy tools, if countries are to match their long-term climate ambitions with outcomes, according to a new OECD report: Carbon Pricing in Times of COVID-19: What Has ...
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Platform for Collaboration on Tax strengthened support to countries during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) – a joint initiative of the IMF, OECD, UN and the World Bank – enhanced its support to countries in the area of domestic resource mobilisation during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Platform for Collaboration on Tax Progress Report 2021. The report, released on Wednesday 20 October 2021, highlights that the PCT Partners are committed to deepening their tax collaboration further with a ...
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Progress continues in making tax dispute resolution more effective and in improving tax transparency through Country-by-Country reporting

Under OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, 140 jurisdictions have committed to implement minimum standards to improve the taxation of multinational enterprises (MNEs) worldwide. On Monday, 18 October 2021, the OECD has released the latest outcomes of the implementation of BEPS Action 13 on the transparency of global operations of large MNEs and BEPS Action 14 on the resolution of tax related disputes between jurisdictions. This has been announced with a ...
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Fourth annual peer review of BEPS Action 13 considering implementation of the CbC reporting minimum standard: Curaçao has fully implemented the BEPS Action 13 minimum standard and meets all of the terms of reference

On Monday 18 October 2021, the OECD has released the latest outcomes of the implementation of BEPS Action 13 on the transparency of global operations of large MNEs and BEPS Action 14 on the resolution of tax related disputes between jurisdictions. This has been announced with a news release on the website of the OECD. The BEPS Action 13 minimum standard on Country-by-Country reporting (CbC), requires tax administrations to collect ...
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Fourth annual peer review of BEPS Action 13 considering implementation of the CbC reporting minimum standard: recommendations for Aruba

On Monday 18 October 2021, the OECD has released the latest outcomes of the implementation of BEPS Action 13 on the transparency of global operations of large MNEs and BEPS Action 14 on the resolution of tax related disputes between jurisdictions. This has been announced with a news release on the website of the OECD. The BEPS Action 13 minimum standard on Country-by-Country reporting (CbC), requires tax administrations to collect ...
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OECD Secretary-General Tax Report presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (Italy, October 2021)

The OECD Secretary-General’s Tax Report with international tax updates has been presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (Italy, October 2021). Click here for a link to the report (pdf) on the website of the OECD. In July, the OECD Secretary-General reported that more than 130 member jurisdictions of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework), representing more than 90% of global GDP, had joined the Statement ...
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“Pandora Papers” leaks: Statement by the Chair of the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) and the Chair of the FTA’s Joint International Task Force on Shared Intelligence and Co-operation

On the website of the OECD, a news release has been published regarding a statement by Bob Hamilton, Chair of the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) and Chris Jordan, Chair of the FTA’s Joint International Task Force on Shared Intelligence and Co-operation, on the “Pandora Papers” leaks. From the news release: According to the news release, the Forum on Tax Administration and its Joint International Task Force on Shared Intelligence and Co-operation (JITSIC) ...
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Global Forum Secretariat hosts virtual workshop on effective use of data from automatic exchange of information

A workshop on the effective use of data derived from the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (AEOI) was organised by the Global Forum Secretariat. Held virtually on 4-5 October, it was attended by 625 participants from 89 jurisdictions. This has been announced with a news release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the news release: The AEOI Standard is truly global with 120 from 163 Global Forum members now committed ...
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Global Forum Secretariat holds workshop on concept of foreseeable relevance

A workshop on the concept of foreseeable relevance targeted at tax officials involved in exchange of information (EOI) was organised by the Global Forum Secretariat (the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes). Held virtually on 28-29 September 2021, it was attended by 149 participants from 81 jurisdictions. This has been announced with a news release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the news ...
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OECD on the release of the report ‘Tax Administration 2021’: Tax administrations continue to accelerate their digital transformation

Tax administrations are investing significant resources in the development of e-services and digital solutions and are embracing opportunities for fast tracking digital transformation to improve their services, reduce burdens, and improve tax compliance, according to a new OECD report: ‘Tax Administration 2021 - Comparative Information on OECD and other Advanced and Emerging Economies’. This has been announced with a news release on the website of the OECD on the occasion ...
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Forum on Harmful Tax Practices – Peer Review Results Inclusive Framework on BEPS Action 5 (update August 2021): potentially harmful features Sint Maarten tax exempt company regime “in the process of being eliminated” (Sint Maarten)

At its April 2021 meeting, the Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) updated conclusions for 18 preferential tax regimes. The Inclusive Framework on BEPS approved these results on 7 June 2021, according to the document “Harmful Tax Practices – Peer Review Results Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Action 5 Update (as of August 2021)”. Progress continues in combatting harmful tax practices as new outcomes on the review of preferential tax regimes have been approved ...
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Barbados joins agreement to address the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy

Barbados has joined the two-pillar plan to reform the international taxation rules and ensure that multinational enterprises pay a fair share of tax wherever they operate, bringing to 133 the total number of jurisdictions participating in the agreement. The Statement, released on the 1st of July 2021 and agreed by Barbados today, establishes a new proposal for international tax reform based on a two-pillar package. This has been announced on the website ...
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Making tax dispute resolution more effective: New peer review assessments for (inter alia) Argentina, Chile and Colombia

Under BEPS Action 14, jurisdictions have committed to implement a minimum standard to improve the resolution of tax-related disputes between jurisdictions. Despite the significant disruption caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity to hold all meetings virtually, work has continued with the release today of the Stage 2 peer review monitoring reports for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, India, Latvia, Lithuania and South Africa. This has been announced on ...
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New OECD data highlights the importance of the international tax reform discussions

New data underline the importance of the two-pillar plan being advanced by over 130 members of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS to reform international taxation rules and ensure that multinational enterprises pay a fair share of tax wherever they operate. The data, released in the OECD's annual Corporate Tax Statistics publication, shows the importance of the corporate tax as a source of government revenues, while also pointing to evidence of ...
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OECD updates transfer pricing country profiles to include new fields on financial transactions and permanent establishments

The OECD has published updated transfer pricing country profiles, reflecting the current transfer pricing legislation and practices of 20 jurisdictions. These updated profiles also contain new information on countries' legislation and practices regarding the transfer pricing treatment of financial transactions and the application of the Authorised OECD Approach (AOA) to attribute profits to permanent establishments. This has been announced on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the OECD-website: The transfer ...
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Progress towards a fairer global tax system continues as additional countries bring their preferential tax regimes in line with international standards

Progress continues in combatting harmful tax practices as new outcomes on the review of preferential tax regimes have been approved by the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, which groups 139 countries and jurisdictions on an equal footing for multilateral negotiation of international tax rules. This has been announced on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the OECD-website: At its April 2021 meeting, the Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) took new ...
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Forum on Tax Administration: Towards Sustainable Remote Working in a Post-COVID-19 Environment

On 19 July 2021, the report of the Forum on Tax Administration ‘Towards Sustainable Remote Working in a Post-COVID-19 Environment’ was published. This has been announced on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the OECD-website: The COVID-19 pandemic saw a significant shift among most tax administrations to remote working by many of their staff. As tax administrations consider the shape of the workplace post-pandemic, many are examining the options ...
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First edition of Tax Transparency in Latin America report outlines growing role of tax transparency and exchange of information in helping Latin American governments fight financial crimes and mobilise resources

On 12 July 2021, the report Tax Transparency in Latin America 2021 was published. The report is a key output of the Punta del Este Declaration, a Latin American initiative to tackle tax evasion, corruption and other financial crimes through transparency and exchange of information (EOI) for tax purposes. This has been announced with a press release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from the press release: The report analyses the ...
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New toolkit to strengthen Value Added Taxes on e-commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean

The surge in e-commerce following the COVID-19 outbreak has emphasized the importance of applying Value Added Tax (VAT) effectively to digital trade. A new toolkit released on Wednesday June 23rd offers timely and valuable assistance to tax authorities in the Latin America and the Caribbean region for the effective collection of VAT revenues from e-commerce activities. This has been announced with a press release on the website of the OECD ...
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OECD publishes international exchange framework and optional module for Model Reporting Rules for Digital Platforms

On 22 June 2021, the OECD published a report regarding international exchange framework and optional module for Model Reporting Rules for Digital Platforms: “Model Reporting Rules for Digital Platforms: International Exchange Framework and Optional Module for Sale of Goods”. Click here to go to the publication on the website of the OECD. The Model Rules for Reporting by Platform Operators with respect to Sellers in the Sharing and Gig Economy ("Model Reporting ...
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Heads of tax crime investigation welcome new OECD report on fighting tax crimes

At their meeting on June 17th, 2021, heads of tax crime investigation from 44 countries welcomed the launch of a new edition Fighting Tax Crime – The Ten Global Principles, Second Edition, published 17 June 2021 of the groundbreaking global reference guide setting out the ten core requirements for jurisdictions to be able to effectively tackle tax crime while ensuring that taxpayers' rights are respected. This has been announced with ...
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Public comments received on proposed changes to Commentaries in the OECD Model Tax Convention on Article 9 and on related articles

As part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, the OECD secretariat on 29 March 2021 invited public comments on proposed changes to the commentaries on Article 9 and related articles of the OECD Model Tax Convention. The OECD is grateful to commentators for their input and has published the comments received. This has been announced with a press release on the website of the OECD ...
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OECD supports developing countries in the time of COVID-19

On 19 May 2021, the OECD released a new report – Tax Co-operation for Development: Progress report in the COVID-19 era – looking back on the past year showing how developing countries have interacted with the OECD on a range of tax policy and administration issues. These include participating in the development and implementation of inclusive international standards; country-level capacity building programmes delivered through a variety of platforms and modalities; guidance and ...
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Conference of the Parties to the MLI approve an opinion on interpretation and implementation

On 3 May 2021, the Conference of the Parties to the Multilateral Instrument (MLI) approved an opinion that sets out a series of guiding principles for addressing questions about the interpretation and implementation of the MLI. Those principles, discussed and approved by the Conference of the Parties to the MLI, were drawn from public international law, the design of the MLI itself, and its drafting history. This has been announced with a ...
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Inheritance, estate and gift taxes could play a stronger role in addressing inequality and improving public finances

Inheritance taxation can be an important instrument to address inequality, particularly in the current context of persistently high wealth inequality and new pressures on public finances linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new OECD report: Inheritance Taxation in OECD Countries. This has been announced with a press release on the website of the OECD on the occasion of the release of the report. Furthermore from the press release ...
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OECD and CREDAF renew partnership to strengthen tax co-operation

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Cercle de réflexion et d’échange des dirigeants des administrations fiscales (CREDAF) signed a renewal of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreeing to extend their collaboration in promoting fair and efficient tax systems and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of tax administrations for a further three years. This has been announced with a press release on the website of the OECD. Furthermore from ...
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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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