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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IMF: additional measures should contain a mix of tax reforms and expenditure rationalization (Aruba)

IMF Executive Board concluded the 2019 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of the Netherlands-Aruba. Under Article IV of the IMF’s Articles of Agreement, the IMF holds bilateral discussions with members, usually every year. In the context of the 2019 Article IV consultation with the Kingdom of the Netherlands—Aruba, the following documents have been released ...
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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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Voldoende commitment Curaçao richting EU Gedragscodegroep

Op 12 maart 2019 werd door de Europese Commissie de nieuwe (aangepast) lijst van niet-coöperatieve belastingjurisdicties (EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes) bekend gemaakt, in de praktijk ook wel aangeuid als de “zwarte lijst”. Aruba stond op deze lijst vermeld, aangezien Aruba nog één schadelijk belastingregime niet had aangepast dan wel afgeschaft (overigens ...
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IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article IV Mission to Aruba

Het Internationaal Monetair Fonds (International Monetary Fund, “IMF”) heeft op 1 april 2019 een Concluding Statement uitgegeven met betrekking tot de “Article IV Mission” naar Aruba: “Kingdom of the Netherlands—Aruba: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article IV Mission”. In het Concluding Statement laat het IMF zich ook uit over de belastinghervormingen. Hieronder nemen wij ...
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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 ...
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Global Forum on tax transparency reveals compliance ratings for further seven jurisdictions. The Netherlands rated overall Largely Compliant

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published today seven peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). This was announced on 18 March 2019 with a press release published on the website of the OECD. These ...
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Reactie Minister van Financiën op brief EU Gedragscodegroep inzake de vervanging van preferentiële belastingregimes (Curaçao)

Met een brief van 15 februari 2019 heeft de Minister van Financiën van Curaçao gereageerd op de brief van 1 februari 2019 van de voorzitter van de Gedragscodegroep van de Europese Unie (de “EU Code of Conduct Group”) inzake de “Replacement of Curaçao's harmful preferential tax regimes with measures of similar effect”. De brief van de ...
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IMF Country Report on Curaçao and Sint Maarten: 2018 Article IV Consultation

On 25 January 2019 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published its Country Report “Kingdom of the Netherlands—Curaçao and Sint Maarten: 2018 Article IV Consultation Discussions”. Hereunder we will take up the integral texts (however without footnotes!) of the Press Release, the Executive Board Assessment and the Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation Discussions ...
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Progress report from the Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Aruba and Curaçao mentioned as jurisdictions with regimes that have been brought under the FHTP review process

The latest progress report from the Inclusive Framework on BEPS covers the assessment of 53 preferential tax regimes, demonstrating jurisdictions' continuing resolve to ensure that tax breaks are only offered to substantive activities and only if they do not pose risks of harmful competition to others. This was announced by the OECD with a press release dated ...
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Progress report from the Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Aruba mentioned as jurisdiction that has made a commitment to make legislative changes

The latest progress report from the Inclusive Framework on BEPS covers the assessment of 53 preferential tax regimes, demonstrating jurisdictions' continuing resolve to ensure that tax breaks are only offered to substantive activities and only if they do not pose risks of harmful competition to others. This was announced by the OECD with a press release dated ...
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Progress report Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Curaçao mentioned as jurisdiction that has delivered on its commitment to make legislative changes

The latest progress report from the Inclusive Framework on BEPS covers the assessment of 53 preferential tax regimes, demonstrating jurisdictions' continuing resolve to ensure that tax breaks are only offered to substantive activities and only if they do not pose risks of harmful competition to others. This was announced by the OECD with a press release dated ...
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OECD releases latest results on preferential regimes and moves to strengthen the level playing field with zero tax jurisdictions

International efforts to curb harmful tax practices and prevent the misuse of preferential tax regimes are having a tangible impact worldwide, according to new data released today by the OECD. This was announced by the OECD with a press release dated 15 November 2018. The latest progress report from the Inclusive Framework on BEPS covers the assessment ...
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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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