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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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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IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2021 Article IV Mission to Aruba – belastinggerelateerde passages (Aruba)

Het Internationaal Monetair Fonds (International Monetary Fund, “IMF”) heeft op 8 maart 2021 een Concluding Statement uitgegeven inzake de “Article IV Mission” naar Aruba: “Kingdom of the Netherlands—Aruba: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2021 Article IV Mission”. Over de publicatie van het rapport en de bevindingen is door de regering van Aruba een persbericht uitgegeven: klik hier om naar het persbericht op de website van de overheid van Aruba te gaan ...
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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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Global Forum reveals compliance ratings from new peer review assessments for, among others, Anguilla, Chile and Uruguay

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published nine new peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). This was announced in a press release dated 1 September 2020 as published on the website of the OECD. Despite the significant disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months and ...
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Public urged to participate in online survey for the National Development Vision 2020-2030 (Sint Maarten)

The Government of Sint Maarten urges the public to participate in the online survey/questionnaire for the National Development Vision 2020-2030 (NDV). This has been announced with a press release posted on the website of the Government. The questionnaire will be accessible until August 31st 2020. The link to the survey/questionnaire has been taken up at the bottom of the press release. In its basic form, a National Development Vision is ...
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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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Draft National Development Vision 2020-2030 now online: one of the visionary goals is to attain fiscal sustainability and an efficient and effective tax system and administration (Sint Maarten)

The (draft) National Development Vision 2020-2030, developed from the National Development Plan/Project, is now available online on the Government of Sint Maarten website. This has been announced with a press release on the website of the Government of Sint Maarten. The Department of The Interior and Kingdom Relations (the Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties) has made the document (which dates from April 2020) public for the entire public to have access ...
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Ministeriële regeling rulingpraktijk winstbelasting gepubliceerd in het Publicatieblad (Curaçao)

Op 11 juni 2020 is de Ministeriële regeling met algemene werking, van de 8ste juni 2020 ter uitvoering van artikel 61, vierde lid, van de Algemene landsverordening Landsbelastingen (Ministeriële regeling rulingpraktijk winstbelasting) uitgegeven en geplaatst in het Publicatieblad van Curaçao, jaargang 2020, no. 63 (P.B. 2020 no. 63). De Ministeriële beschikking rulingbeleid winstbelasting no. 974/RNA en de Ministeriële beschikking rulingbeleid d.d. 9 mei 2018 (P.B. 2018, no. 26) worden hierbij ...
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Government support and the COVID-19 pandemic

On the website of the OECD a document ‘Government support and the COVID-19 pandemic’ has been published. From the introduction of the document: The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic call for urgent policy responses to support households and firms alike, but how this support is designed will be critical in ensuring that it does not result in enduring global market distortions. Support packages that are time-limited, targeted, cash-based, and ...
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Global Forum publishes new peer review reports and reveals compliance ratings for eight jurisdictions

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published eight new peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). The release of the website was announced in a press release dated 6 April 2020 published on the website of the OECD. From the press release (summary): These reports evaluate jurisdictions against the updated ...
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First meeting of the Global Forum’s peer review group on the effective implementation of automatic exchange of tax information

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes recently established an Automatic Exchange of Information Peer Review Group (APRG) to take forward its work on ensuring the effective implementation of the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (the AEOI Standard). Comprised of 34 Global Forum members, the APRG held its first meeting on 16-18 March 2020 to discuss key issues in ensuring ...
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OECD seeks input on draft Model Rules for Reporting for Platform Operators with respect to Sellers in the Sharing and Gig Economy

As part of the ongoing work of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs, the OECD is seeking public comments on the draft Model Rules for Reporting for Platform Operators with respect to Sellers in the Sharing and Gig Economy. This was announced with a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: BACKGROUND The market of online platforms facilitating the "sharing" and "gig" economies is growing rapidly ...
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OECD and IOTA join forces in promoting stronger tax systems

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA) signed the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Co-operation between both Parties. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. The two organisations, which have worked together since 2000, expressed their intention to expand the co-operation in promoting fair and efficient tax systems and enhancing the ...
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BEPS Action 5 minimum standard: Transparency on tax rulings continues to increase

As part of continuing efforts to address BEPS concerns, the Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework) has now assessed 112 jurisdictions' progress in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with Action 5 of the OECD/G20 BEPS package. This includes the first review for newer members of the Inclusive Framework, as well as certain developing countries that had requested additional time and were deferred from the previous years' peer ...
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10th Anniversary Meeting of the Global Forum: “International community has achieved unprecedented success fighting offshore tax evasion”

On 26-27 November, the 10th Anniversary Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) in Paris brought together more than 500 delegates from 131 member jurisdictions for renewed discussions on efforts to advance the tax transparency agenda. This was announced in a press release on the website of the OECD. From the press release: Ten years since the G20 declared the end of banking ...
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Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW gepubliceerd en in werking getreden (Sint Maarten)

De Landsverordening, van de zevende november 2019 tot wijziging van Boek 2 van het Burgerlijk Wetboek (Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW) is uitgegeven in het Afkondigingsblad van Sint Maarten, jaargang 2019, nr. 43 (AB 2019, no. 43). De landsverordening is op 13 november 2019 bekrachtigd en op 20 november 2019 in werking getreden, zo blijkt uit de bekendmaking in de Landscourant van Sint Maarten van 22 november 2019, nr. 28 (Lcrt ...
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Global Forum on tax transparency reveals compliance ratings for further eight jurisdictions

On 12 November 2019, the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published eight peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: These reports are part of the second round of Global Forum reviews, which ...
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Curaçao receives an overall rating of Largely Compliant from the Global Forum

On 12 November 2019, the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published eight peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). The release of the reports was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. These reports are part of the second round of Global Forum reviews, which ...
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OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers

On 9 October 2019 the OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was released. From the Overview in the report: “Overview G20 support for modernising the international tax rules has been instrumental over the past 10 years in ending bank secrecy, considerably improving tax co-operation, and strengthening the rules to counter base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by multinational companies. However, further progress is needed ...
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Ontwerp-herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW, onder meer regelende de afschaffing van aandelen aan toonder (Sint Maarten)

Onlangs is aan de Staten van Sint Maarten een ontwerplandsverordening tot wijziging van Boek 2 van het Burgerlijk wetboek (Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW, hierna: het ontwerp). In het ontwerp wordt overwogen dat het, mede gelet op de civielrechtelijke ontwikkelingen in het Koninkrijk en de concordantieverplichting ingevolge artikel 39, eerste lid, van het Statuut voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, wenselijk is Boek 2 van het Burgerlijk Wetboek te herzien en dat, ...
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Dossier: Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW (AB 2019 no. 43) (zittingsjaar 2018-2019-130) (Sint Maarten)

Dossier: Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW (AB 2019 no. 43) (zitttingsjaar 2018-2019-130) Landsverordening, van de zevende november 2019 tot wijziging van Boek 2 van het Burgerlijk Wetboek (Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW) (AB 2019, no. 43) (zittingsjaar 2018-2019-130) PUBLICATIE Landsverordening, van de zevende november 2019 tot wijziging van Boek 2 van het Burgerlijk Wetboek (Herzieningslandsverordening Boek 2 BW), uitgegeven in het Afkondigingsblad van Sint Maarten, jaargang 2019, nr. 43 (AB 2019, no ...
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OECD/G20 CbC Reporting Compilation of Peer Review Reports: key findings re Curaçao

The OECD has released the outcomes of the second phase of peer reviews of the BEPS Action 13 Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting initiative, demonstrating strong progress in continuing efforts to improve the taxation of multinational enterprises (MNEs) worldwide. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. The report also contains a paragraph regarding Curaçao. Curaçao – summary of key findings Curaçao was first reviewed during the ...
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OECD/G20 CbC Reporting Compilation of Peer Review Reports: key findings re Aruba

The OECD has released the outcomes of the second phase of peer reviews of the BEPS Action 13 Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting initiative, demonstrating strong progress in continuing efforts to improve the taxation of multinational enterprises (MNEs) worldwide. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. The report also contains a paragraph regarding Aruba. Aruba – summary of key findings The key findings as summarized in ...
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OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS delivers tax transparency: Action 13 Country-by-Country reporting shows big progress

The OECD has released the outcomes of the second phase of peer reviews of the BEPS Action 13 Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting initiative, demonstrating strong progress in continuing efforts to improve the taxation of multinational enterprises (MNEs) worldwide. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. CbC reporting, one of the four minimum standards of the BEPS Project, requires tax administrations to collect and share detailed ...
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Global Forum on tax transparency reveals new compliance ratings for nine jurisdictions

On 30 July 2019, the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published nine peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. These reports are part of the second round of Global Forum reviews, which assess jurisdictions against the ...
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OECD supporting G20 policy priorities at Osaka Summit

At their Summit in Osaka this weekend, G20 leaders agreed on a range of priorities for which analysis and support from the OECD and other international organisations are playing a crucial role. This was announced with a press release published on the website of the OECD. Despite heightened tensions - in particular on trade and climate change - the leaders agreed to move forward on a broad raft of key ...
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