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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“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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Besluit van 20 augustus 2021 houdende wijziging van de Leidraad FATCA/CRS: omschrijving gevolgen indien een FI geen self-certification formulier verkrijgt en toevoeging aan onderdeel inzake ‘Aandeelhouders uit één familie’ (onder andere bepaalde holdingvennootschappen met meer dan één aandeelhouder en familiefondsen) (Nederland)

Op 30 augustus 2021 is in de Staatscourant van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, jaargang 2021, nr. 39266 (Stcrt. 2021, 39266) het Besluit van 20 augustus 2021, nr. 2021-165572 van de Staatssecretaris van Financiën houdende een wijziging van de Leidraad FATCA/CRS (Directoraat-generaal Belastingdienst, Corporate Dienst Vaktechniek) gepubliceerd. Dit besluit wijzigt enkele onderdelen van het besluit van 23 juni 2020, nr. 2020-115390 (Leidraad FATCA/CRS, Stcrt. 2020, nr. 34988) ter verduidelijking van bestaand ...
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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 European Tax Observatory to support fight against tax abuse through cutting-edge research

On 1 June, the European Commission announced the launch of the European Tax Observatory: a new research laboratory to assist in the EU's fight against tax abuse. Refer to the announcement in this press release on the website of the European Commission. Furthermore from the press release: Funded by the European Union, the Tax Observatory will support EU policy-making through cutting-edge research, analysis and data-sharing. The Observatory will be fully ...
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OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (April 2021)

On 7 April 2021, the OECD Secretary-General Tax Report was presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. Click here to go to the report on the website of the OECD. This is the latest report in the series of reports on the latest developments in the international tax agenda. This new report contains the following topics: tax measures introduced in response to COVID-19 (OECD); and tax policy and ...
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Vertaling wijziging bijlage II bij NL-US IGA (FATCA) in het Tractatenblad. Betreft ‘Sponsored Investment Entity and Controlled Foreign Corporation’ en ‘Sponsored, Closely Held Investment Vehicle’. Gelding voor het Europese en het Caribische deel van Nederland (Nederland)

Op 5 maart 2021 is de vertaling (naar het Nederlands) van de in Trb. 2020, 120 opgenomen nieuwe subonderdelen C en D van onderdeel II van Bijlage II van het Verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en de Verenigde Staten van Amerika tot verbetering van de internationale naleving van de belastingplicht en tenuitvoerlegging van de FATCA (met Bijlagen) (’s-Gravenhage, 18 december 2013, Trb. 2014, 22; Trb. 2014, 128; Trb. 2015, ...
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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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Toelichting op wijziging bijlage II van de IGA FATCA (Nederland)

De staatssecretaris van Financiën-Fiscaliteit en Belastingdienst heeft bij brief gereageerd op de brief van 9 december 2020 van de vaste commissie voor Financiën van de Tweede Kamer waarin de commissie verzoekt om de Kamer nader te informeren over de Wijziging van Bijlage II van het Verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en de Verenigde Staten van Amerika tot verbetering van de internationale naleving van de belastingplicht en tenuitvoerlegging van de ...
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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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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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Wijziging bijlage II bij NL-US IGA (FATCA). Betreft ‘Sponsored Investment Entity and Controlled Foreign Corporation’ en ‘Sponsored, Closely Held Investment Vehicle’. Gelding voor het Europese en het Caribische deel van Nederland (Nederland)

Op 23 juli 2020 is te Washington een wijziging tot stand gekomen van Bijlage II bij het Verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en de Verenigde Staten van Amerika tot verbetering van de internationale naleving van de belastingplicht en tenuitvoerlegging van de FATCA (Trb. 2014, 22; Trb. 2014, 128; Trb. 2015, 72, hierna: het Verdrag). De wijziging is op 17 november 2020 uitgegeven en geplaatst in het Tractatenblad van het ...
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Wijziging van de Leidraad FATCA/CRS (Nederland)

Op 14 oktober 2020 is het Besluit van 5 oktober 2020, nr. 2020-21259 van de Staatssecretaris van Financiën houdende een wijziging van de Leidraad FATCA/CRS (Stcrt. 2020, nr. 34988) gepubliceerd in de Staatscourant van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, jaargang 2020, nr. 52779 (Stcrt. 2020, 52779). Dit besluit wijzigt enkele onderdelen van het besluit van 23 juni 2020, nr. 2020-115390 als gevolg van aanbevelingen van het Global Forum on Tax Transparency ...
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Global Forum Secretariat delivers new toolkit to help countries become Party to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

The COVID-19 crisis has brought renewed attention to the role and importance of multilateral co-operation in combating tax evasion and helping fiscal consolidation. In line with its mandate to deliver technical assistance and support capacity building, the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) has now produced a Toolkit for Becoming a Party to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in ...
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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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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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Belastingverdrag Nederland – Irak (ook voor Caribisch Nederland) ter stilzwijgende goedkeuring overgelegd aan Staten-Generaal, met toelichtende nota

Met een brief van 29 oktober 2019 aan de voorzitters van de Eerste en van de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal, heeft de Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken het Verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en de Republiek Irak tot het vermijden van dubbele belasting met betrekking tot belastingen naar het inkomen en het voorkomen van het ontgaan en ontwijken van belasting (Bagdad, 1 juli 2019) (Trb. 2019, 103) (hierna: het Verdrag) ...
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Boosting tax morale – so people and businesses pay tax

The willingness of individuals and businesses to voluntarily pay tax can be improved through better understanding of the complex interlinkages between enforcement, trust in government and the ease of compliance, according to a new report from the OECD. The release of the report was announced in a press release dated 11 September 2019 on the website of the OECD. Tax Morale: What Drives People and Businesses to Pay Tax? assesses the ...
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Belastingverdrag Nederland – Irak ook voor Caribisch Nederland. Met mogelijkheid van territoriale uitbreiding tot Aruba, Curaçao en Sint Maarten

Op 11 juli 2019 is het op 1 juli 2019 te Bagdad getekende Verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en de Republiek Irak tot het vermijden van dubbele belasting met betrekking tot belastingen naar het inkomen en het voorkomen van het ontgaan en ontwijken van belasting (Bagdad, 1 juli 2019, hierna: het Verdrag) uitgegeven en geplaatst in het Tractatenblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, jaargang 2019, nr. 102 (Trb. 2019, 103) ...
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Nieuw belastingverdrag Nederland – Ierland alleen voor het Europese deel van het Koninkrijk. Bevat wel mogelijkheid van territoriale uitbreiding tot Caribische Koninkrijksdelen

Op 21 juni 2019 is het op 13 juni 2019 te Dublin getekende Verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en Ierland tot het vermijden van dubbele belasting met betrekking tot belastingen naar het inkomen en vermogenswinsten en het voorkomen van het ontduiken en ontwijken van belasting (met Protocol) (Dublin, 13 juni 2019) uitgegeven en geplaatst in het Tractatenblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, jaargang 2019, nr. 95 (Trb. 2019, 95) ...
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OECD launches new handbook to strengthen tax administrations’ capacity to support the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing

The OECD is encouraging tax administrations around the globe to step up their efforts to support the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing with the launch of a handbook intended to raise the awareness of tax examiners, auditors, and investigators of the important role they can play in combatting these crimes. This was announced in a press release dated 13 June 2019 of the OECD on the launch of ...
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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 members of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, since the last report of the Secretary-General ...
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Beleidsplan Europees Parlement voor eerlijkere en effectievere belastingheffing: zeven EU-landen vertonen kenmerken van een belastingparadijs en faciliteren agressieve belastingplanning

Op dinsdag 26 maart 2019 heeft het Europees Parlement (EP) een beleidsplan aangenomen voor eerlijkere en effectievere belastingheffing en voor de aanpak van financiële misdaden. Zo is op dinsdag 26 maart 2019 bekend gemaakt met een bericht op de website van het EP. De aanbevelingen, aangenomen met 505 stemmen voor, 63 tegen en 87 onthoudingen, werden gedurende een jaar voorbereid door de Bijzondere commissie Financiële misdrijven, belastingontduiking en -ontwijking (TAX3) ...
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New Beneficial Ownership Toolkit will help tax administrations tackle tax evasion more effectively

The first ever beneficial ownership toolkit was released today in the context of the OECD’s Global Integrity and Anti-Corruption Forum. The toolkit, prepared by the Secretariat of the OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank, is intended to help governments implement the Global Forum’s standards on ensuring that law enforcement officials have access to reliable information on who the ultimate beneficial owners are behind ...
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