Under OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, 140 jurisdictions have committed to implement minimum standards to improve the taxation of multinational enterprises (MNEs) worldwide. Today, the OECD has released the latest outcomes of the implementation of BEPS Action 13 on the transparency of global operations of large MNEs and BEPS Action 14 on the resolution of tax related disputes between jurisdictions.
The Forum on Tax Administration and its Joint International Task Force on Shared Intelligence and Collaboration (JITSIC) are already working collaboratively in response to the recent "Pandora Papers" leaks. This follows the model successfully adopted for the Panama and Paradise Papers leaks.
Major reform of the international tax system finalised today at the OECD will ensure that Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) will be subject to a minimum 15% tax rate from 2023.
A workshop on the effective use of data derived from the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (AEOI) was organised by the Global Forum Secretariat. Held virtually on 4-5 October, it was attended by 625 participants from 89 jurisdictions.
Today, Namibia signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the Convention or MLI), becoming the 96th jurisdiction to join the Convention. Earlier this week, Andorra and Spain deposited their instruments of ratification for the Convention thus underlining their strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and BEPS by MNEs.
A workshop on the concept of foreseeable relevance targeted at tax officials involved in exchange of information (EOI) was organised by the Global Forum Secretariat. Held virtually on 28-29 September 2021, it was attended by 149 participants from 81 jurisdictions.
Rwanda has committed to implement the international Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (AEOI) by 2024. The commitment, made by the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana, makes Rwanda the 120th Global Forum member to commit to start AEOI by a specific date, and the ninth African country to do so.
Moldova has committed to implement the international Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters by 2023. Moldova’s commitment, made by the Minister of Finance Mr Dumitru Budianschi, makes it the 119th Global Forum member to commit to start AEOI by a specific date.
Exchange of information is an essential tool for tax authorities worldwide to ensure that all taxpayers pay the correct amount of tax. In order to support them, the Global Forum, the World Bank Group and the African Development Bank are jointly publishing a new version of the Manual on Exchange of Information.
Tax administrations are investing significant resources in the development of e-services and digital solutions and are embracing opportunities for fast tracking digital transformation to improve their services, reduce burdens, and improve tax compliance, according to a new OECD report.