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  • 21-November-2016

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    Saint Lucia expands its capacity to fight international tax avoidance and evasion

    Saint Lucia today signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. Saint Lucia became the 107th jurisdictions to join the Convention.

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  • 4-November-2016

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    Global Forum makes advances on the international tax transparency agenda

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes held its annual meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia on November 2-4, bringing together 220 delegates from 84 jurisdictions and 12 International organisations to further their shared goal of improving tax transparency and achieving a level playing field.

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  • 2-November-2016

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    Saudi Arabia and Uruguay join the CRS Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement

    Saudi Arabia and Uruguay today signed the CRS Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement‎ (CRS MCAA), re-confirming their commitment to implementing the automatic exchange of financial account information pursuant to the OECD/G20 Common Reporting Standard (CRS) in time to commence exchanges in 2018. They become the 86th and 87th jurisdictions respectively to sign the CRS MCAA.

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  • 31-October-2016

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    OECD releases schedule for Action 14 peer reviews and invites taxpayer input

    On 20 October, the OECD released the key documents that will form the basis of the Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) peer review and monitoring process under Action 14 of the BEPS Action Plan. In accordance with the Assessment Methodology, the reviews will be conducted in batches, with the first batch commencing in December 2016.

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  • 28-October-2016

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    The Cook Islands become the 106th jurisdiction to join the most powerful international instrument against offshore tax evasion and avoidance

    Today at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, Mr. Andrew Haigh, Collector of Inland Revenue of the Cook Islands, signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.

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  • 27-October-2016

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    Panama joins international efforts against tax evasion and avoidance

    Panama signed today the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, making it the 105th jurisdiction to join the world’s leading instrument for boosting transparency and combating cross-border tax evasion. The signing shows that Panama is now implementing its commitment to fully cooperate with the international community on transparency.

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  • 21-October-2016

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    Next step towards transparency in international tax matters: Five new jurisdictions sign tax co-operation agreement to enable automatic sharing of country-by-country information

    As part of continuing efforts to boost transparency by multinational enterprises (MNEs), Brazil, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Latvia signed today the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (MCAA) for the automatic exchange of Country-by-Country reports, bringing the total number of signatories to 49.

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  • 20-October-2016

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    G20/OECD BEPS Project advances tax certainty agenda with the launch of global review of MAP programmes

    Today the OECD released key documents, approved by the Inclusive Framework on BEPS, that will form the basis of the Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) peer review and monitoring process under Action 14 of the BEPS Action Plan.

  • 20-October-2016

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    Network of more than 1 000 relationships now in place to automatically exchange information between tax authorities

    Today, as a further step to implement the OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS), the first series of bilateral automatic exchange relationships were established among the first batch of jurisdictions committed to exchanging information automatically as of 2017.

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  • 19-October-2016

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    Andorra joins the Inclusive Framework on BEPS

    Following the first meeting of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS in Kyoto, Japan, on 30 June-1 July and the regional meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean held in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 21-23 September, more countries and jurisdictions are joining the framework. On 14 October, the Inclusive Framework on BEPS welcomed Andorra as its 86th member.

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