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  • 21-December-2020

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    Barbados deposits its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention

    Barbados deposited its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (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 Barbados, the MLI will enter into force on 1 April 2021.

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  • 18-December-2020

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    Germany and Pakistan deposit their instrument of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention and other updates

    Germany and Pakistan have deposited their instrument of ratification for the BEPS MLI, which now covers almost 1700 bilateral tax treaties, thus underlining its strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and BEPS by multinational enterprises. For Germany and Pakistan, the MLI will enter into force on 1 April 2021.

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  • 16-December-2020

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    Tax challenges arising from digitalisation: Public comments received on the Pillar One and Pillar Two Blueprints

    On 12 October 2020, as part of the ongoing work to develop a solution to the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS invited public comments on the Reports on the Pillar One and Pillar Two Blueprints. The OECD is grateful to the commentators for their input and now publishes the public comments received.

  • 16-December-2020

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    OECD publishes information on the state of implementation of the hard-to-value intangibles approach by members of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS

    The OECD has published jurisdiction-specific information on the implementation of the hard-to-value intangibles ("HTVI") approach. To date, 40 jurisdictions have provided information on whether their domestic legal system provides for transfer pricing rules aimed at transactions involving HTVI.

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  • 15-December-2020

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    Transparency on tax rulings now the global norm, according to new peer review assessments for over 120 jurisdictions

    As part of continuing efforts to improve tax transparency, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS has reviewed the progress made by 124 jurisdictions in spontaneously exchanging information on tax rulings, in accordance with the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard.

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  • 14-December-2020

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    Global Forum Secretariat and African Tax Administration Forum deliver new toolkit to help countries set up and run effective exchange of information units

    In line with their respective mandates, the Global Forum and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) are jointly publishing a new Toolkit for Establishing and Running an Effective Exchange of Information Function.

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  • 9-December-2020

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    International community reaches important milestone in fight against tax evasion

    New international standards on the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes have so far been satisfactorily implemented by countries worldwide, marking an important milestone in the global fight against tax evasion, according to a new report published today by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum).

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  • 8-December-2020

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    Heads of tax administration agree global actions to meet the current economic and administrative challenges

    Today, senior officials from the 53 members of the OECD Forum on Tax Administration, which includes all OECD and G20 members, agreed an ambitious agenda for the next year, focused on enhancing resilience and tax certainty as well as the digital transformation of tax administrations.

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  • 3-December-2020

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    OECD tax revenues fall slightly before the COVID-19 pandemic, but countries face much larger decreases ahead, particularly from consumption taxes

    Tax revenues fell across the OECD for the first time in a decade during 2019, but a much larger decrease is expected in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic drives down economic activity and consumption tax revenues, according to new OECD research published today.

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  • 1-December-2020

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    Global Forum Secretariat delivers new Confidentiality and Information Security Management toolkit to assist in the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information Standard

    The toolkit is designed to ensure more countries can benefit from AEOI. It provides detailed guidance on implementing the building blocks of a legal and ISM framework that adheres to internationally recognised standards or best practices, as required by the AEOI Standard, and ensures the confidentiality of the exchanged information.

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