Base erosion and profit shifting

Multimedia - Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)


This section contains links to videos and podcasts on the OECD/G20 BEPS project. Please click on the images to watch the videos and/or listen to the podcasts.


Strenghtening tax treaties to fight tax avoidance (2018)

Since June 2017, nearly 80 countries have signed a new Multilateral Convention developed as part of the BEPS Project. The Convention will enable governments to swiftly update their networks of existing tax treaties and further reduce opportunities for tax avoidance. The Convention is expected to enter into force in mid-2018. 


OECD Tax Talks (2016-2018)

In this new webcast series, senior members from the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA) provide you with the latest OECD tax updates.

Examples of how the OECD/G20 BEPS Project will revise international tax rules:

Neutralising Hybrids Mismatch Arrangements
Improving Transparency with Country-by-Country Reporting
Eliminating Treaty Shopping
Collecting VAT in the Digital Age

BEPS Webcasts (2014-2015)

A series of 8 webcasts providing updates on the BEPS Project from January 2014 to the launch of the final BEPS package on 5 October 2015.

An interview with Pascal Saint-Amans
(1 June 2016)

Pascal Saint-Amans calls for sound tax policy in order to trigger economic growth. 

OECD Forum 2016 Income, Wealth & Tax
(31 May 2016)

Pascal Saint-Amans, the OECD's Tax Director, Pravin Jamandas Gordhan, the South African Minister of Finance, Brooke Harrington, Associate Professor in the Department of Business & Politics at the Copenhagen Business School and Richard Trumka, the President of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) discuss income, wealth and tax.

OECD Forum on Tax Administration concludes with agreement on fight against tax avoidance
(13 May 2016)

The 10th Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum on Tax Administration has concluded in Beijing. Tax commissioners have agreed to implement the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project to prevent multinational corporations from shifting their profits to low-tax jurisdictions to evade taxes. Tax administrations will also deliver their work at this year's G20 leaders' summit.

Pascal Saint-Amans talks about the Panama Papers
(10 April 2016)

Pascal Saint-Amans, the OECD's Tax Director, talks about the "Panama Papers" on the show "Internationales" (Le Monde, TV5 Monde).

New G20 plan to stop tax avoidance by international companies
(11 October 2015)

G20 ministers have unanimously agreed to support a plan to stop multinational companies from avoiding taxes by shifting profits to destinations with lower corporate tax requirements. The plan was approved on Friday during the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Lima, Peru.

News conference - Launch of the 2015 BEPS Package (6 October 2015)

Reforms to the international tax system for curbing avoidance by multinational enterprises: OECD presents outputs of OECD/G20 BEPS Project for discussion at G20 Finance Ministers meeting. 

Tax: How to save world economy from tax abuses?
(31 March 2015)

As Parliament looks to tackle recent tax scandals, OECD Tax Policy Director Pascal Saint-Amans presents his plan for fighting erosion and profit shifting at global level.

Tax: Developed and developing countries gather at the OECD to tackle BEPS
(25-26 September 2014)

Almost 300 senior tax officials from more than 100 countries and international organisations met in Paris on 25-26 September 2014 during the 19th Annual Global Forum on Tax Treaties to discuss solutions to unintended double non-taxation caused by base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS).


Tax expert lobbies G20 to close down havens
(14 November 2014)

Pascal Saint-Amans is the director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD. He's in Australia for the G20 conference, which will discuss his suggestions for addressing the problem. He says companies should pay tax in the countries where they generate their income.


G20 eyes tax crackdown
(14 November 2014)

G20 leaders are meeting in Brisbane, Australia over the next two days to tackle some of the big issues facing the world’s largest economies. Euronews’ Efi Koutsokosta spoke with Pascal Saint-Amans, the OECD’s director of tax, who is at the summit on Australia’s east coast.

Pascal Saint-Amans speaks at PwC Australia
(26 October 2014)

On September 22, 2014, the OECD's Tax Director, Pascal Saint-Amans, addressed PwC Australia at the event 'BEPS: Global alignment versus National Interest?'. This video provides a short highlights package of his speech.

Fighting tax avoidance by multinationals
(16 September 2014)

Globalisation has offered multinational enterprises ever-increasing opportunities to reduce their taxes, often by moving profits to offshore financial centres. The OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project aims to provide governments the building blocks for a clear international solution to corporate tax planning strategies that exploit loopholes in the current legal framework.

An interview with Pascal Saint-Amans
(27 February 2014)

PwC's Richard Collier interviews Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and they discuss the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project.

OECD engages with developing  countries on BEPS
(27 September 2013)

Over 300 senior tax officials and international organisations met in Paris during the 18th Annual Tax Treaty Meeting to discuss solutions to unintended double non-taxation caused by base erosion and profit shifting. 

INSEAD Interview Pascal Saint-Amans

How should multinationals be taxed?
(20 August 2013)

Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, speaks about how countries are coming together in an effort to create a "fairer tax system" - one that doesn't allow billions to slip through the net into tax havens. 

Interview with Pascal Saint-Amans and BMR Chairman Mukesh Butani, at IFA Copenhagen Congress

Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting 
(August 2013)

Interview with Pascal Saint-Amans and BMR Chairman Mukesh Butani on BEPS at the IFA Copenhagen Congress.

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OECD Head: Global Tax Laws Will Get Passed
(18 June 2013)

OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurria, discusses the G8 and its pledges to reform corporate tax rules.

Tax Avoidance - The Hidden Coast - Image

Tax Avoidance: The Hidden Cost
(26 May 2013)

The revelation of how little tax Google, Starbucks and Amazon have been paying on their global operations has triggered political indignation around the world.

video - BEPS - Angel Gurria

OECD's call for action on taxes
(12 February 2012)

Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of OECD, talks about their call for action on businesses paying their share of taxes.

Interview CNN Pascal Saint Amans

OECD - Governments can't fix tax problem alone
(14 December 2012)

Pascal Saint-Amans talks about the UK going after companies like Starbucks.                                                                                                                                                            


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