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  • 9-March-2018

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    Game over for CRS avoidance! OECD adopts tax disclosure rules for advisors

    Today, the OECD has issued new model disclosure rules that require lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, banks and other service providers to inform tax authorities of any schemes they put in place for their clients to avoid reporting under the OECD/G20 Common Reporting Standard (CRS) or prevent the identification of the beneficial owners of entities or trusts.

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  • 19-February-2018

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  • 8-February-2018

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    OECD announces further developments in BEPS implementation

    The Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released additional guidance to give certainty to tax administrations and MNE Groups alike on the implementation of Country-by-Country (CbC) Reporting (BEPS Action 13). The Inclusive Framework also approved updates to the results for preferential regime reviews conducted by the Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) in connection with BEPS Action 5.

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  • 18-January-2018

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    Public comments received on new tax rules requiring disclosure of CRS avoidance arrangements and offshore structures

    On 11 December 2017, interested parties were invited to provide comments on a discussion draft on model mandatory disclosure rules. The model rules are intended to target promoters and service providers with a material involvement in the design, marketing or implementation of CRS avoidance arrangements or offshore structures.

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  • 15-January-2018

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    Panama joins international tax co-operation efforts to end bank secrecy

    Today, at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, the Director-General of Revenue and the delegated Competent Authority of Panama, Publio Ricardo Cortés, has signed the CRS Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement‎ (CRS MCAA), in presence of OECD Deputy Secretary-General Masamichi Kono.

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  • 21-December-2017

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    BEPS Action 13: Jurisdictions implement final regulations for first filings of CbC Reports, with over 1400 bilateral relationships now in place for the automatic exchange of CbC information

    Today, a further important step was taken to implement Country-by-Country (CbC) Reporting in accordance with the BEPS Action 13 minimum standard, through activations of automatic exchange relationships under the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Exchange of CbC Reports ("the CbC MCAA").

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  • 21-December-2017

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    Over 2600 bilateral relationships in place for the exchange of CRS information

    The Common Reporting Standard (CRS), which is the basis for the automatic annual exchange of information on offshore financial accounts to the tax authorities of the residence country of account holders. At present, over 100 jurisdictions have publicly committed to implement the CRS, with half of them having started the exchange of CRS information in September and a further 53 set to follow in 2018.

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  • 19-December-2017

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    Qatar signs tax co-operation agreement to enable automatic sharing of country-by-country information (BEPS Action 13)

    As part of continuing efforts to boost transparency by multinational enterprises (MNEs), Qatar has signed the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement for Country-by-Country Reporting (CbC MCAA), bringing the total number of signatories to 68.

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  • 15-December-2017

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    The Bahamas takes strong steps forward to join international efforts against tax evasion and avoidance

    Today, at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, The Hon. Kevin Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Bahamas signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (“the Convention”) in the presence of OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria.

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  • 11-December-2017

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    OECD seeks input on new tax rules requiring disclosure of CRS avoidance arrangements and offshore structures

    Today the OECD is releasing a consultation document seeking stakeholder input on model mandatory disclosure rules. The model rules target promoters and service providers with a material involvement in the design, marketing or implementation of a CRS avoidance arrangements or offshore structure. They would require such intermediaries to disclose information on the scheme to their local tax authority.

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