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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OECD and the Netherlands discuss developments in international tax co-operation

OECD Deputy Secretary-General Ludger Schuknecht and Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, met in Paris with Mr. Menno Snel, State Secretary for Finance in The Netherlands, for wide-ranging discussions on international co-operation in the field of taxation, notably as concerns tackling tax evasion. This was announced in a press release dated 10 January 2019 as published on the website of the OECD. Mr. Saint-Amans expressed ...
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Global Forum on Tax Transparency marks a dramatic shift in the fight against tax evasion with the widespread commencement of the automatic exchange of financial information

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes held its annual meeting in Punta del Este, Uruguay on 20-22 November, bringing together over 200 delegates from more than 100 jurisdictions, international organisations and regional groups to strengthen further the international community’s fight against tax evasion.  This was announced with a press release published on the website of the OECD. The meeting marked the widespread rollout of automatic exchange of ...
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11th Meeting of the Global Forum, 20-22 November in Uruguay

With a press release posted on the website of the OECD, the OECD announces the 11th Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, 20-22 November 2018, in Punta del Este, Uruguay. From the press release: Global cooperation to fight tax evasion and avoidance has grown rapidly over the past few years. Tax Transparency and Exchange of Information between tax authorities about financial assets ...
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OECD and World Bank call for whole-of-government approach to combating tax evasion and corruption

Countries must step up work to ensure that tax authorities and anti-corruption authorities can effectively co-operate in the fight against tax evasion, bribery, and other forms of corruption, according to a joint OECD/World Bank report. This was announced in a press release dated 22 October 2018 as published on the website of the OECD. Drawing on the experiences of 67 countries, this study focuses on the legal, strategic, operational, and ...
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