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  • 15-February-2018

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    Statutory tax rates on dividends, interest and capital gains: The debt equity bias at the personal level

    This paper presents statutory tax rates on several forms of capital income, including dividends, interest on bonds and bank accounts, and capital gains on shares and real property, including integration between the corporate and personal levels. It updates the rates from an earlier tax working paper and extends the analysis to consider the debt-equity bias of the tax system when the personal level of taxation is considered.

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  • 14-February-2018

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    Countries must strengthen tax systems to meet Sustainable Development Goals

    Major international organizations -including the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank Group- today called on governments from around the world to strengthen and increase the effectiveness of their tax systems to generate the domestic resources needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promote inclusive economic growth.

  • 14-February-2018

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    Governments should make better use of energy taxation to address climate change

    Taxes are effective at cutting harmful emissions from energy use, but governments could make better use of them. Greater reliance on energy taxation is needed to strengthen efforts to tackle the principal source of both greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, according to a new OECD report.

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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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  • 24-January-2018

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    Major step forward in international tax co-operation as additional countries sign landmark agreement to strengthen tax treaties

    Ministers and high-level officials from Barbados, Côte d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama and Tunisia have today signed the BEPS Multilateral Convention bringing the total number of signatories to 78. This Convention updates the existing network of bilateral tax treaties and reduces opportunities for tax avoidance by multinational enterprises.

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  • 23-January-2018

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    Eight FTA members kick off multilateral tax risk assurance programme to provide early certainty for tax administrations and MNEs

    A pilot of a new FTA programme for the multilateral risk assessment of large MNE groups was launched at an event today in Washington DC, hosted by the Internal Revenue Service.

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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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  • 3-January-2018

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    Mongolia joins the Inclusive Framework on BEPS

    The Inclusive Framework welcomes Mongolia, bringing to 111 the total number of countries and jurisdictions participating on an equal footing in the Project.

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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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