Base erosion and profit shifting

BEPS Reports

 

Harmful Tax Practices - 2017 Progress Report on Preferential Regimes

Harmful Tax Practices - 2017 Progress Report on Preferential Regimes
Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Action 5

16 October 2017

This progress report is an update to the 2015 BEPS Action 5 report and contains the results of the review of all Inclusive Framework members' preferential tax regimes that have been identified. The results are reported as at October 2017. 

The report also contains guidance on preferential tax regimes, including timelines for amending regimes, how certain features of preferential regimes will be monitored, and guidance on the requirement that jurisdictions offering preferential regimes must require substantial activities to be undertaken in the regime.

Making Dispute Resolution More Effective - MAP Peer Review Report, Belgium (Stage 1) - Inclusive Framework on BEPS Action 14

Making Dispute Resolution More Effective - MAP Peer Review Reports Batch 1 (Stage 1)
Inclusive Framework on BEPS Action 14

26 September 2017

Under Action 14, countries have committed to implement a minimum standard to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of the mutual agreement procedure (MAP). The MAP is included in Article 25 of the OECD Model Tax Convention and commits countries to endeavour to resolve disputes related to the interpretation and application of tax treaties. The Action 14 Minimum Standard has been translated into specific terms of reference and a methodology for the peer review and monitoring process. The minimum standard is complemented by a set of best practices.

   
Country-by-Country Reporting Handbook on Effective Implementation

Country-by-Country Reporting (BEPS Action 13)

September 2017

The OECD's Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released two a number of sets of guidance and two handbooks to assist and give greater certainty to tax administrations and MNE Groups alike in on the implementation and operation of Country-by-Country (CbC) Reporting (BEPS Action 13).

  • Guidance on the Implementation of CbC Reporting
  • Guidance on the Appropriate Use of Information Contained in CbC Reports
  • Handbook on Effective Implementation
  • Handbook on Effective Tax Risk Assessment

Please consult our website on Country-by-Country reporting: www.oecd.org/tax/beps/country-by-country-reporting.htm

   
Country-by-Country Reporting XML Schema: User Guide for Tax Administrations

Country-by-Country Reporting XML Schema: User Guide for Tax Administrations

20 September 2017

This publication contains the User Guide for the OECD's standardised electronic format for the exchange of Country-by-Country (CbC) Reports between jurisdictions – the CbC XML Schema.

The CbC XML Schema is part of the OECD's work to ensure the swift and efficient implementation of the BEPS measures, endorsed by G20 Leaders as part of the final BEPS Package in November 2015.

   
Country-by-Country Reporting Status Message XML Schema: User Guide for Tax Administrations

Country-by-Country Reporting Status Message XML Schema: User Guide for Tax Administrations

20 September 2017

This publication contains the OECD’s standardised IT-format for providing structured feedback on Country-by-Country (CbC) Reporting information – the CbC Status Message XML Schema – as well as the related User Guide.

From an IT perspective, jurisdictions will rely on the CbC XML Schema, developed by the OECD as part of BEPS Action 13, for exchanging the information with each other and, in many instances, to receive information from the reporting MNE Groups.

   
Exchange on Tax Rulings XML Schema: User Guide for Tax Administrations

Exchange on Tax Rulings XML Schema: User Guide for Tax Administrations

20 September 2017

This publication contains the OECD's standardised IT-format for the exchange on tax rulings (ETR) between jurisdictions – the ETR XML Schema – as well as the related User Guide. The ETR XML Schema is part of the OECD's work to ensure the swift and efficient implementation of the BEPS measures, endorsed by G20 Leaders as part of the final BEPS Package in November 2015.

As a key outcome of the work on BEPS Action 5, a framework covering all rulings that could give rise to BEPS concerns in the absence of compulsory spontaneous exchange has been agreed.

   
Exchange on Tax Rulings Status Message XML Schema: User Guide for Tax Administrations

Exchange on Tax Rulings Status Message XML Schema: User Guide for Tax Administrations

20 September 2017

This publication contains the OECD's standardised IT-format for providing structured feedback on exchanges on tax rulings (ETR) pursuant to BEPS Action 5 – the ETR Status Message XML Schema – as well as the related User Guide.

From an IT perspective, jurisdictions will in most instances rely on the ETR XML Schema, developed by the OECD as part of BEPS Action 5, for exchanging information on tax rulings. The ETR Status Message XML Schema allows Competent Authorities that have received information on tax rulings through the ETR XML Schema to report back to the sending Competent Authority, whether the file received contained any file and/or correction-related record errors.

   

Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Progress Report

5 July 2017

This report by the Inclusive Framework on BEPS presents the current state of play in progressing its mandate, covering the period from July 2016 to June 2017. It sets out the progress that the Inclusive Framework and its members have made since the establishment of the Framework at its inaugural meeting in June 2016, and outlines how countries are progressing in the implementation of the BEPS package and in particular, the minimum standards.

   

BEPS Action 14 on More Effective Dispute Resolution Mechanisms - Peer Review Documents

Peer review and monitoring process of the four minimum standards

Members of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS will develop a monitoring process for the four minimum standards as well as put in place the review mechanisms for other elements of the BEPS Package. The monitoring of the four minimum standards will ensure that all members, as well as jurisdictions of relevance, will comply with the standards in order to ensure a level playing field. Monitoring mechanisms are going to be developed in order to monitor jurisdictions’ compliance with their commitments. These mechanisms will ensure the effectiveness of the filing and dissemination of the Country-by-Country reports, as provided for by the review of the Country-by-Country standard by 2020. In regards to review mechanisms, they may differ depending on the Actions and will take into account countries' specific circumstances. All countries and jurisdictions joining the framework will participate in this review process, which allows members to review their own tax systems and to identify and remove elements raising BEPS risks.

 

 

2015 final reports

The OECD presented the final package of measures for a comprehensive, coherent and co-ordinated reform of the international tax rules to G20 Finance Ministers at their meeting on 8 October, in Lima, Peru.  The OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project provides governments with solutions for closing the gaps in existing international rules that allow corporate profits to "disappear" or be artificially shifted to low/no tax environments, where little or no economic activity takes place.

 

   

2014 Deliverables

Addressing base erosion and profit shifting is a key priority of governments around the globe. In 2013, OECD and G20 countries, working together on an equal footing, adopted a 15-point Action Plan to address BEPS. This is the first set of reports and recommendations which address seven of the actions in the BEPS Action Plan.

 

   

Report to G20 Development Working Group on the impact of BEPS in Low Income Countries

At the G20’s request, the OECD is leading the development of a strategy to address base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). The Development Working Group has asked the OECD to draw together the experiences of developing countries and international organisations in a report on the main sources of BEPS in developing countries and how these relate to the OECD/G20 BEPS Action Plan on this issue.

 

   

Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

Taxation is at the core of countries' sovereignty, but in recent years, multinational companies have avoided taxation in their home countries by pushing activities abroad to low or no tax jurisdictions. The G20 asked OECD to address this growing problem by creating this action plan to address base erosion and profit shifting. This plan identifies a series of domestic and international actions to address the problem and sets timelines for the implementation.

 

 

   

Addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

This report presents the studies and data available regarding the existence and magnitude of BEPS and contains an overview of global developments that have an impact on corporate tax matters and identifies the key principles that underlie the taxation of cross-border activities, as well as the BEPS opportunities these principles may create.

 

 

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