Israel and Lithuania have deposited their instruments of ratification for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (multilateral convention or MLI) with the OECD’s Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, therewith underlining their strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by multinational enterprises.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Norway agreed today to gear up efforts to help developing countries address their domestic resource mobilisation challenges in order to finance the Sustainable Development Goals.
Countries have used recent tax reforms to lower taxes on businesses and individuals, with a view to boosting investment, consumption and labour market participation, continuing a trend that started a couple of years ago, according to a new report from the OECD.
The work on BEPS Action 14 continues with today’s publication of the fourth 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.
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has become the 117th jurisdiction to join the Inclusive Framework on BEPS (“IF”).
Antigua and Barbuda today signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. It is the 125th jurisdiction to join the Convention.
The OECD is gathering input for the Stage 1 peer reviews of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, India, Latvia, Lithuania and South Africa, and invites taxpayers to submit input on specific issues relating to access to MAP, clarity and availability of MAP guidance and the timely implementation of MAP agreements for each of these jurisdictions using the taxpayer input questionnaire.
Today, Ukraine signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the Convention). Ukraine becomes the 83rd jurisdiction to join the Convention, which will update the existing network of bilateral tax treaties to reduce opportunities for tax avoidance by multinational enterprises.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Argentina’s Minister of Treasury Nicolás Dujovne presided today over the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a centre of the OECD Academy for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
As part of a mission held from 16 to 19 July 2018 in Islamabad, Pakistan aimed at launching the induction programme to support the implemention of the BEPS measures and initiating the TIWB programme, an OECD delegation met in Islamabad to discuss the progress of the country in implementing the new international standards to combat tax avoidance and tax evasion.