Mandatory Disclosure Rules, Action 12 - 2015 Final Report

In series:OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Projectview more titles

Published on October 05, 2015

Also available in: French


The lack of timely, comprehensive and relevant information on aggressive tax planning strategies is one of the main challenges faced by tax authorities worldwide. Mandatory disclosure regimes can enable countries to quickly respond to tax risks by providing early access to such information. This report includes an overview of mandatory disclosure regimes, based on the experiences of countries that have such regimes, and sets out recommendations for a modular framework for use by countries wishing to implement or amend mandatory disclosure rules in order to obtain early information on aggressive or abusive tax planning schemes and their users. The recommendations provide the necessary flexibility to balance a country’s need for better, more timely information with the compliance burdens for taxpayers. This report also sets out specific recommendations for rules targeting international tax schemes, as well as for the development and implementation of more effective information exchange and co-operation between tax administrations.





Join the discussions with senior members from the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration on the final outputs of the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Project Shifting Project, including the next steps and the involvement of developing countries. 

  • A live press conference for journalists at 2:00-3:00 PM, CEST (Paris, GMT +01:00) with Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, CTPA.
  • A live BEPS webcast for tax experts at 4:00-5:30 PM, CEST (Paris, GMT +01:00) with senior members of CTPA.



Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) refers to tax planning strategies that exploit gaps and mismatches in tax rules to artificially shift profits to low or no-tax locations where there is little or no economic activity, resulting in little or no overall corporate tax being paid.