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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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  • 21-December-2017

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    Further progress made in implementation of BEPS measures against tax treaty abuse

    Today, Jersey deposited its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ("multilateral convention") with the OECD. Subsequently, on 20 December, Curaçao joined the multilateral convention.

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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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  • 18-December-2017

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    Tax treaties: update to OECD Model Tax Convention released

    The latest edition of the OECD Model Tax Convention, an international instrument which serves as a model for countries concluding bilateral tax conventions, has been released today, incorporating significant changes developed under the OECD/G20 project to address base erosion and profit (BEPS).

  • 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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  • 15-December-2017

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    OECD releases second round of peer reviews on implementation of BEPS minimum standards on improving tax dispute resolution mechanisms

    As part of continuing efforts to improve the international tax framework and tax certainty, the OECD has released the second round of analyses of individual country efforts to improve dispute resolution mechanisms. These seven peer review reports represent the second round of stage 1 evaluations of how countries are implementing new minimum standards agreed in the OECD/G20 BEPS Project.

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  • 15-December-2017

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    OECD Tax Talks #8

    With a number of important recent and upcoming developments in the OECD's international tax work, we invite you to join senior members from the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA) for the latest tax update.

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  • 14-December-2017

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    The Bahamas and Zambia join the Inclusive Framework on BEPS

    The Inclusive Framework welcomes The Bahamas and Zambia, bringing to 110 the total number of countries and jurisdictions participating on an equal footing in the Project.

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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.

  • 6-December-2017

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    Platform for Collaboration on Tax: comments received on draft toolkit on the taxation of offshore indirect transfers

    On August 1st 2017, interested parties were invited to provide comments on the discussion draft of a toolkit on the Taxation of Offshore Indirect Transfers. The Platform for Collaboration on Tax is grateful to the commentators for their input and now publishes the public comments received during the consultation period.

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