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  • 17-February-2021

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    Uganda commits to start automatic exchange of financial account information by 2023

    Uganda has committed to implement the international Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (AEOI) by 2023. The commitment made by the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, the honorable Matia Kasaija, makes Uganda the 116th Global Forum member to commit to start AEOI by a specific date.

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  • 17-February-2021

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    New report highlights successful delivery of Global Forum Secretariat’s capacity-building activities during challenging year

    The 2021 Global Forum capacity building report Developing Capacities in Times of COVID-19 published today sets out the large amount of support activities conducted by the Global Forum. Despite challenging conditions, the Global Forum Secretariat ensured the continuity of its capacity-building programme in 2020, while increasing its support to jurisdictions.

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  • 16-February-2021

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    OECD releases the final batch of the stage 1 peer review reports for BEPS Action 14 on dispute resolution mechanisms

    The stage 1 peer review assessments for Aruba, Bahrain, Barbados, Gibraltar, Greenland, Kazakhstan, Oman, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Viet Nam evaluate the efforts made by each jurisdiction to implement the Action 14 minimum standard of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project, which aims to improve the resolution of tax-related disputes between jurisdictions.

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  • 9-February-2021

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    New OECD self-assessment tool to assist tax administrations in managing operational risks

    A new diagnostic tool on enterprise risk management released today will allow tax administrations to self-assess their capacity and capability to manage operational risks across their organisation and to identify possible areas for improvement.

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  • 3-February-2021

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    AEOI pilot project between Albania, Italy and the Global Forum Secretariat concludes successfully

    In 2014, Albania was among the few non-G20 developing countries, which do not host a financial centre, to commit to implement the AEOI standard by a specific date. To support its commitment, it benefitted from a pilot project with Italy and the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum).

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  • 25-January-2021

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    Better use of energy taxes could strengthen developing country finances while cutting pollution

    Developing countries could raise much-needed public revenues, while cutting emissions and air pollution, by making better use of energy taxes and reducing energy subsidies, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-January-2021

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    OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS to meet at plenary level on 27-28 January 2021

    The OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS will hold its biannual plenary meeting on 27-28 January 2021.

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  • 19-January-2021

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    Platform for Collaboration on Tax's new toolkit helps countries implement effective transfer pricing documentation requirements

    The Platform for Collaboration on Tax, a joint initiative of IMF, OECD, UN and the World Bank, has released the final version of the Practical Toolkit to Support the Successful Implementation by Developing Countries of Effective Transfer Pricing Documentation Requirements.

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  • 15-January-2021

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    Estonia deposits its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention

    Estonia deposited its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (Multilateral Convention or MLI), which now covers over 1700 bilateral tax treaties, thus underlining its strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and BEPS by multinational enterprises. For Estonia, the MLI will enter into force on 1 May 2021.

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  • 13-January-2021

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    Public comments received on the 2020 Review of BEPS Action 14

    As part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, the OECD invited public comments on the 2020 Review of BEPS Action 14. The OECD is grateful to the commentators for their input and now publishes the public comments received.

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