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  • 23-March-2020

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    Tax in the time of COVID-19

    As we navigate through this global crisis, one of the few certainties is that tax policy will play an important role in the immediate response of governments to support individuals and businesses, as well as in future rounds of policy action, including to rebuild our economies, which will ultimately take place once the health crisis has been contained.

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  • 19-March-2020

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    First meeting of the Global Forum’s peer review group on the effective implementation of automatic exchange of tax information

    Comprised of 34 Global Forum members, the Automatic Exchange of Information Peer Review Group (APRG) held its first meeting on 16-18 March 2020 to discuss key issues in ensuring that jurisdictions are putting in place what is required to deliver an effective AEOI Standard, as well as how the recent developments in relation to Covid-19 might impact expectations.

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  • 12-March-2020

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    OECD Tax Policy Reviews: Seychelles 2020

    This report is part of the OECD Tax Policy Reviews publication series. The Reviews are intended to provide independent, comprehensive and comparative assessments of OECD member and non-member countries’ tax systems as well as concrete recommendations for tax policy reform. By identifying tailored tax policy reform options, the objective of the Reviews is to enhance the design of existing tax policies and to support the adoption of new reforms. This report provides an assessment of Seychelles' tax system and recommendations for tax reform, with a focus on the business tax. Chapter 1 gives an overview of Seychelles' key economic and tax challenges. Chapter 2 provides a comprehensive assessment of Seychelles' business tax system and simulates the impact of different business tax reform scenarios, based on business taxpayer microdata. Chapter 3 focuses on improving the design of non-business taxes.
  • 12-March-2020

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    Despite recent reforms, Seychelles needs a fairer and more sustainable tax system says OECD

    OECD Tax Policy Reviews: Seychelles 2020 provides an in-depth and comparative assessment of Seychelles’ tax system, and identifies a number of recommendations for tax reform. This publication, which is part of the OECD Tax Policy Reviews series, focused primarily on the examination of the business tax.

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  • 9-March-2020

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    Public comments received on the 2020 Review of Country-by-Country Reporting (BEPS Action 13 Minimum Standard)

    On 6 Feburary 2020, interested parties were invited to provide comments on the Review of the BEPS Action 13 minimum standard. The OECD is grateful to the commentators for their input and now publishes the public comments received.

  • 4-March-2020

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    Mind the SDG gap: don’t forget sustainable domestic financing

    Domestic resource mobilisation is a priority as a means to increase national capacity to finance the SDGs. Taxes are already the largest single source of financing, and have the potential for growth. As while the average level of taxes in developing countries remains low, countries have shown capacity to expand their revenues.

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  • 3-March-2020

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    The Global Forum and the African Development Bank strengthen their collaboration

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes visited the Headquarter of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on 3-4 February 2020 to discuss the tax transparency agenda in Africa.

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  • 2-March-2020

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    Portugal deposits its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention

    On 28 February, Portugal deposited its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) with the OECD’s Secretary-General, therewith underlining its strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and BEPS by multinational enterprises. For Portugal, the MLI enters into force on 1 June 2020.

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  • 26-February-2020

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    The Global Forum and Italy support Albania in the implementation of automatic exchange of tax information

    The Global Forum and the Italian Revenue Agency carried out an onsite visit in Tirana to assist Albania with the implementation of the international standard of automatic exchange of financial account information (AEOI).

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  • 25-February-2020

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    OECD releases IT-tools to support the implementation of TRACE and the wider exchange of tax information

    Today, the OECD released IT-formats and guidance to support the technical implementation of the OECD Treaty Relief and Compliance Enhancement (TRACE) initiative, as well as to facilitate the wider use of the OECD Common Transmission System (CTS) for the exchange of information between tax administrations.

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