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 ...
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Implementation of tax transparency initiative delivering concrete and impressive results

International efforts to improve transparency via automatic exchange of information on financial accounts are improving tax compliance and delivering concrete results for governments worldwide, according to new data released on 7 June 2019 by the OECD. More than 90 jurisdictions participating in a global transparency initiative under the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard (CRS) since 2018 ...
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Documentation regarding removal of Aruba from the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

Last week it was announced that Aruba has been removed from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. We now have access to the relevant official documents of the Council of the European Union. The removal was formalized in a Note from the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union to ...
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EU updates list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. Aruba among the countries that have been moved from the grey list to the blacklist

EU Finance Ministers have updated the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, based on an intense process of analysis and dialogue steered by the Commission. The list has proven a true success with many countries having changed their laws and tax systems to comply with international standards. This was announced in a press release dated ...
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Peer review reports on the exchange of information on tax rulings: Sint Maarten not assessed as it suffered a natural disaster in 2017

The Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released the 2017 Peer Review Reports on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings  (hereafter: the report) in connection with its assessment of individual jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. The peer review reports show that ...
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Peer review reports on the exchange of information on tax rulings: Aruba mentioned in relation to TIEA’s and exchange of information with other countries

The Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released the 2017 Peer Review Reports on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings  (hereafter: the report) in connection with its assessment of individual jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. The peer review reports show that ...
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Peer review reports on the exchange of information on tax rulings: country profile on Curaçao

The Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released the 2017 Peer Review Reports on the Exchange of Information on Tax Rulings  (hereafter: the report) in connection with its assessment of individual jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. The peer review reports show that ...
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Transparency on tax rulings significantly increased, according to OECD peer reviews on BEPS Action 5 minimum standard

As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the Inclusive Framework on BEPS has now assessed 92 individual jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 13 December 2018. From the press ...
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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 ...
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Latin American Ministers launch regional initiative to combat tax evasion and corruption

On 19 November, Uruguay’s Minister of Economy and Finance Danilo Astori hosted a discussion with Ministers, high level representatives and senior officials from Latin America on how to strengthen regional efforts to combat tax fraud and corruption. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The ...
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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 ...
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OECD releases 2017 global mutual agreement procedure statistics

Improving the effectiveness and timeliness of dispute resolution mechanisms is the aim of Action 14 of the BEPS Action Plan (read the final report on Action 14 of the BEPS Action Plan) and is also part of the wider G20/OECD tax certainty agenda. The Action 14 minimum standard requires jurisdictions to seek to resolve mutual agreement ...
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Minister Ruiz-Maduro in Parijs bij OECD Global Forum

De minister van Financiën, Economische Zaken en Cultuur van Aruba reisde onlangs naar Parijs om het wereldwijde forum van de OECD over transparantie en uitwisseling van informatie voor belastingdoeleinden bij te wonen (het "Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes"). Zo is bekendgemaakt in een persbericht op de officiële website van ...
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New brochure outlining the OECD’s work on tax

The OECD has released a new brochure outlining the OECD’s work on tax: “OECD Work on Taxation 2018-19”. In his preface to the brochure, the OECD’s Secretary-General Mr. Angel Gurría recalls among others that great success was achieved in tackling tax evasion through the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes ...
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OECD tax report to G20 Finance Ministers. Includes status regarding Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten

On 22 July 2018, the OECD Secretary-General report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was published on the website of the OECD. The report contains two parts. Part I is a report on the activities and achievements of the OECD’s tax agenda, and is made of two subparts: looking back at significant ...
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