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  • 3-July-2020

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    OECD releases global tax reporting framework for digital platforms in the sharing and gig economy

    Today, the OECD has released a new global tax reporting framework, the Model Reporting Rules for Digital Platforms in the Sharing and Gig Economy ("MRDP"). Under the MRDP, digital platforms are required to collect information on the income realised by those offering accommodation, transport and personal services through platforms and to report the information to tax authorities.

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  • 30-June-2020

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    International community continues making progress against offshore tax evasion

    The international community continues making tremendous progress in the fight against offshore tax evasion, as implementation of innovative transparency standards by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes moves countries ever closer to the goal of eradicating banking secrecy for tax purposes.

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  • 29-June-2020

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    The Platform for Collaboration on Tax invites public comments on the draft Toolkit on Tax Treaty Negotiations

    The Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) – a joint initiative of the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank Group – is seeking feedback from the public on a draft toolkit designed to help developing countries build capacity in tax treaty negotiations.

  • 25-June-2020

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    Significant progress made in fighting tax evasion and illicit financial flows in Africa, but further efforts needed to support domestic revenue mobilisation

    Tax Transparency in Africa 2020, launched today as part of the Africa Initiative, depicts the state of play for 32 African Union Member States, members of the Initiative and three non-members. It shows the progress achieved on the two cornerstones of the Initiative: (i) raising political awareness and commitment, and (ii) developing capacities in tax transparency and exchange of information (EOI).

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  • 24-June-2020

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    Kazakhstan deposits its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention

    Today, Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan, the MLI enters into force on 1 October 2020.

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  • 18-June-2020

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    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has reacted to recent statements and exchanges regarding the ongoing negotiations to address the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy

    “Addressing the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy is long overdue,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. “All members of the Inclusive Framework should remain engaged in the negotiation towards the goal of reaching a global solution by year end, drawing on all the technical work that has been done during the last three years, including throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • 4-June-2020

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    Platform for Collaboration on Tax releases toolkit to help developing countries tackle the complex issues around taxing offshore indirect transfers of assets

    The Platform for Collaboration on Tax released a Toolkit on the Taxation of Offshore Indirect Transfers providing guidance on the design and implementation issues when one country seeks to tax gains on the sale of interests in an entity owning assets located in that country by an entity which is a tax resident in another country.

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  • 3-June-2020

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    Thailand joins international efforts against tax evasion and avoidance

    Today, at the Thai Embassy in Paris, His Excellency Sarun Charoensuwan, Ambassador of Thailand in France, signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (the Convention). Thailand is the 137th jurisdiction to join the Convention.

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  • 26-May-2020

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    Early restoration planning by tax administrations key to support individual and business taxpayers towards economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic

    Recovery from the profound impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s lives, jobs, businesses and the wider economy is likely to be lengthy, challenging and multifaceted, with tax administrations playing a critical role in restoration planning, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 13-May-2020

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    Czech Republic and Korea deposit their instrument of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention

    Today, the Czech Republic and Korea deposited their 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. The MLI enters into force for both countries on 1 September 2020.

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