Gabon

OECD and CREDAF hold regional network meeting on BEPS

 

02/03/2015 - After the March 2014 meeting in Paris and following the release of the Strategy for Deepening Developing Country Engagement in the BEPS Project in November 2014, French-speaking countries met on 27 February 2015 in Libreville, Gabon. Over 40 tax officials from 13 countries, as well as representatives from regional and international organisations, attended the event which was hosted by the Gabonese revenue authority and jointly organised by the Centre de rencontre des administrations fiscales (CREDAF) and the OECD.

The main topics of discussion were the base erosion issues which have specific relevance for the region and the development of toolkits in order to implement the measures designed to tackle BEPS. Representatives from businesses and civil society took part in the plenary of the meeting and had the opportunity to present their views on the BEPS Project.

Consultation BEPS/Atelier conjoint CREDAF/OCDE

The meeting’s discussions highlighted several topics considered by the participants as being of particular importance, such as:

  • The balance between tax revenue and foreign investment in managing the tax incentives;
  • The regulation of indirect transfer of assets located in the partner countries; and
  • Intragroup payments (royalties, interests, remuneration of services).

 

The co-chairs of the meeting, Mr. Claude Combo, Deputy Director of the revenue authority of Gabon, and Mr. Dieudonné Lokadi Moga, Director of the revenue authority of the Democratic Republic of Congo, wrote a summary of the discussions (only available in French). These will be discussed at the meeting of the Task Force on Tax and Development in Paris on 16-18 March 2015, and will feed the development of the BEPS Project outputs, as well as the work of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs and its Working Parties.

 

Upcoming Regional Network Meetings include:

  • Europe/Asia: Ankara, Turkey, 4-5 March 2015
  • Africa: Pretoria, South Africa, 20-21 April 2015, co-organised with ATAF

 

For further information, please contact CTP.BEPS@oecd.org or visit our dedicated website www.oecd.org/tax/developing-countries-and-beps.htm.

 

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