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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Revised EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions dated 5 October 2021

On 5 October 2021, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted conclusions on the revised EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. The following countries are now listed : American Samoa, Fiji, Guam, Palau, Panama, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vanuatu. For more information, refer to this page on the website of the European Commission. Click here (pdf) for the Council conclusions on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Dominica added to the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions, Barbados removed

On 22 February 2021, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted conclusions on the revised EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, deciding to add Dominica to the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions (Annex I of the conclusions) and to remove Barbados from that list. This has been announced with a press release dated 22 February 2021 on the website of the European Commission. Furthermore from the press ...
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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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Essaybundel Tax Governance Code gepubliceerd: Tax governance, maatschappelijke verantwoordelijkheid en ethiek. Tijd voor een code? (Nederland)

Het Nederlandse ministerie van Financiën heeft op vrijdag 18 december 2020 de essaybundel ‘Tax Governance, maatschappelijke verantwoordelijkheid en ethiek. Tijd voor een code?’ gepubliceerd. Dit is bekendgemaakt met een nieuwsbericht op rijksoverheid.nl. Het ministerie van Financiën wil met behulp van deze essaybundel de dialoog over de maatschappelijke verantwoordelijkheid van belastingplichtigen en adviseurs in relatie tot belastingontwijking, verder op gang brengen. Dit betekent bijvoorbeeld eenduidige codes en regels voor ethisch handelen voor ...
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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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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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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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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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OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Leaders presented during the November 2020 meeting

On 23 November 2020, the OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Leaders was presented during the November 2020 meeting in Saudi Arabia. Click here to go to the report (pdf) on the website of the OECD. This report contains two parts. Part I reports on the activities and achievements in the OECD’s international tax agenda. Part II reports on the activities and achievements of the Global Forum on Transparency and ...
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First peer reviews of automatic exchange of financial account information to be published during annual meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency on 9-11 December 2020

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes will hold its annual plenary meeting on 9-11 December 2020. The 2020 Global Forum Plenary Meeting, to be held virtually, will bring together representatives of the Forum’s membership for three days of discussions under the theme: "Transparency for Tax Purposes in the time of COVID-19 – Working together to promote the fairness of tax systems and generate revenue." This ...
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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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