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  • 7-June-2017

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    Ground-breaking multilateral BEPS convention signed at OECD will close loopholes in thousands of tax treaties worldwide

    Ministers and high-level officials from 76 countries and jurisdictions have signed today or formally expressed their intention to sign an innovative multilateral convention that will swiftly implement a series of tax treaty measures to update the existing network of bilateral tax treaties.

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  • 5-June-2017

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    Ground-breaking multilateral BEPS Convention to be signed at OECD on Wednesday 7 June

    Ministers and high-level officials from more than 60 countries and jurisdictions will sign on Wednesday 7 June, beginning at 6 p.m. (CET), an innovative multilateral convention to reduce the opportunity for tax avoidance by multinational enterprises.

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  • 2-June-2017

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    Thailand joins the Inclusive Framework on BEPS and participates in first joint programme for the implementation of international tax standards

    Thailand has become the 98th jurisdiction to join the Inclusive Framework on BEPS (“IF”) and will participate on an equal footing with all other IF members at the next plenary meeting of the IF that will be held on 21-22 June 2017 in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

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  • 1-June-2017

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    The Bahamas decides to sign multilateral tax information sharing convention

    The OECD welcomes the decision by The Bahamas to sign the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, which was formally communicated to the OECD in a letter from The Bahamas’ Minister of Finance, the Hon Kevin P. Turnquest MP, on Monday 29 May 2017.

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  • 1-June-2017

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    The fight against offshore tax evasion continues: CRS disclosure facility delivers first results

    On 5 May, the OECD launched a public disclosure facility for information on schemes designed to circumvent the application of the Common Reporting Standard.

  • 31-May-2017

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    Djibouti joins the Inclusive Framework on BEPS and the Global Forum

    The Inclusive Framework on BEPS ("IF") welcomes Djibouti as its newest member, bringing to 97 the total number of countries and jurisdictions participating on an equal footing in the project. Djibouti also joins the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes as its 141st member.

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  • 29-May-2017

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    OECD releases peer review document for assessment of the BEPS Action 6 minimum standard

    Today the OECD released the key document, approved by the Inclusive Framework on BEPS, which will form the basis of the peer review of the Action 6 minimum standard on preventing the granting of treaty benefits in inappropriate circumstances.

  • 23-May-2017

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    OECD releases a discussion draft on the implementation guidance on hard-to-value intangibles

    Public comments are invited on a discussion draft which provides guidance on the implementation of the approach to pricing transfers of hard-to-value intangibles described in Chapter VI of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines.

  • 12-May-2017

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    Lebanon confirms its commitment towards greater tax transparency

    Lebanon represented by Mr Ghady El Khoury, Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Lebanon in France, signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (“The Convention”), therewith becoming the 111th jurisdiction to join the Convention. Lebanon deposited its instrument of ratification for the Convention at the same time.

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  • 11-May-2017

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    Raising revenues through carbon pricing can help improve energy affordability

    This report uses household level data covering 20 OECD countries to analyse energy affordability at current energy prices and explores how these indicators change in response to a simulated energy tax reform. The report finds that higher energy prices, needed to cut harmful carbon emissions and air pollution, can also help achieve social policy objectives.

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