Cameroon Signs BEPS Multilateral Instrument 12/7/2017
On July 11, 2017, Cameroon's Finance Minister, Alamine Ousmane Mey, signed the OECD's Multilateral Instrument, designed to prevent the avoidance of tax through the abuse of double tax avoidance treaties.
Bermuda To Renegotiate DTAs To Add BEPS Provisions 15/6/2017
Bermuda's Minister of Finance, Bob Richards, has confirmed the island has begun bilateral negotiations to implement the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting minimum standards into its double tax treaties.
Austrian Parliament Approves BEPS Convention 15/6/2017
The lower house of the Austrian parliament has approved the OECD multilateral instrument, designed to prevent the avoidance of tax through the abuse of double tax avoidance treaties.
Mauritius To Sign BEPS Convention By June 30 12/6/2017
Mauritius will sign the OECD's Multilateral Convention to implement the tax treaty-related base erosion and profit shifting recommendations by the end of June 2017, the Finance Ministry has announced.
Canada Explains Tax Treaty Changes To Prevent Abuse 9/6/2017
The Canadian Government has explained how it will incorporate into its tax agreements new provisions to counter base erosion and profit shifting, having signed the OECD's multilateral instrument on tackling treaty abuse.
68 Jurisdictions Sign BEPS Multilateral Instrument 8/6/2017
68 countries have signed the OECD's Multilateral Convention, designed to swiftly implement a series of tax treaty-related measures proposed in the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting project into these countries' double tax agreements.
Netherlands Consults On Dividend Tax Changes 31/5/2017
The Dutch Finance Ministry has opened an internet consultation on proposed changes to the Dutch dividend tax regime, which would expand the withholding tax exemption on distributions to shareholders in tax treaty countries.
OECD Prepares For BEPS Action 6 Peer Reviews 31/5/2017
The OECD has released a document that will form the basis of the peer review and monitoring process of the base erosion and profit shifting Action 6 minimum standard.
Russia To Sign OECD's BEPS Convention 30/5/2017
Russia will sign the OECD's Multilateral Convention to implement tax treaty-related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting, the Government announced on May 20.
Ukraine Ratifies Tax Treaty With Malta 20/4/2017
On April 13, 2017, the Ukrainian Parliament ratified its tax treaty with Malta, which provides for lower withholding tax rates on dividends, interest, and royalties.
Swiss Court Denies French Data Request 7/4/2017
Switzerland's highest court has ruled that the Swiss Government cannot honor a request by the French tax authorities for data on two clients of a Swiss bank because the information at issue was obtained illegally.
Australia, China To Amend FTA And DTA 24/3/2017
Australia and China have agreed to discuss the further liberalization of services and investment under their free trade agreement, and to update their double tax agreement.
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