05/07/2018 - On 4 July 2018, in Abidjan, an OECD delegation met with the State Secretariat to the Prime Minister in charge of Budget and State Portfolio to discuss the progress made in the implementation of new international standards to combat tax fraud and tax evasion.
Côte d'Ivoire is an active member of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS and the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum). It is also a signatory to the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS.
The visit marked the launch of the support programme in Côte d'Ivoire for the implementation of the BEPS package, including the four minimum standards on harmful tax practices, misuse of tax treaties, Country-by-Country reporting and dispute resolution. A support programme for the implementation of the transparency and exchange of information standards for tax purposes was also launched, including a three-day on-site preparatory visit (from 4 to 6 July 2018) to Côte d'Ivoire's assessment of the standard on demand information exchange, scheduled for 2019.
A technical workshop facilitated by the OECD, bringing together senior officials of the State Secretariat for the Budget and State Portfolio and the General Directorate of Taxes of Côte d'Ivoire, was also held 3-4 July 2018 in Abidjan for the development of a road map that will detail the steps required to implement the new international standards, according to a defined timetable.
Journalists wishing to obtain further information are invited to contact Pascal Saint-Amans (+33 1 45 24 91 08), Director of the Center for Tax Policy and Administration (CTP) or the CTP Communications team.