OECD Tax Policy Reviews: Seychelles 2020 provides an in-depth and comparative assessment of Seychelles’ tax system, and identifies a number of recommendations for tax reform. This publication, which is part of the OECD Tax Policy Reviews series, focused primarily on the examination of the business tax.
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On 6 Feburary 2020, interested parties were invited to provide comments on the Review of the BEPS Action 13 minimum standard. The OECD is grateful to the commentators for their input and now publishes the public comments received.
Domestic resource mobilisation is a priority as a means to increase national capacity to finance the SDGs. Taxes are already the largest single source of financing, and have the potential for growth. As while the average level of taxes in developing countries remains low, countries have shown capacity to expand their revenues.
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes visited the Headquarter of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on 3-4 February 2020 to discuss the tax transparency agenda in Africa.
On 28 February, Portugal deposited its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) with the OECD’s Secretary-General, therewith underlining its strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and BEPS by multinational enterprises. For Portugal, the MLI enters into force on 1 June 2020.
The Global Forum and the Italian Revenue Agency carried out an onsite visit in Tirana to assist Albania with the implementation of the international standard of automatic exchange of financial account information (AEOI).
Today, the OECD released IT-formats and guidance to support the technical implementation of the OECD Treaty Relief and Compliance Enhancement (TRACE) initiative, as well as to facilitate the wider use of the OECD Common Transmission System (CTS) for the exchange of information between tax administrations.
The work on BEPS Action 14 continues with today's publication of the eighth round of stage 1 peer review reports. Each report assesses a country's efforts to implement the Action 14 minimum standard as agreed to under the OECD/G20 BEPS Project.
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Part I reports on the activities in the OECD's international tax agenda, in particular the progress made in addressing the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy. It also provides an update on G20 tax deliverables including tax transparency, implementation of BEPS measures & capacity building to support developing countries. Part II reports on the activities of the Global Forum.