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BEPS, MLI software, effect of U.S. not signing MLI, tax transparency, updated Transfer Pricing Guidelines: latest from OECD

BEPS, MLI software, effect of U.S. not signing MLI, tax transparency, updated Transfer Pricing Guidelines: latest from OECD

The OECD’s latest Tax Talks webcast held on June 26, 2017 covered the latest developments on the international tax agenda, including BEPS and tax transparency. On BEPS in general, Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, said that more than 95% of the world’s economy had committed to, and was implementing, BEPS measures. … Read More

U.S. IRS Signs More Competent Authority Agreements on Exchange of CbC Reports

U.S. IRS Signs More Competent Authority Agreements on Exchange of CbC Reports

As of June 26, 2017, the IRS has signed bilateral competent authority agreements (CAAs) on the exchange of country-by-country (CbC) reports with the following jurisdictions: Canada – signed on June 7, 2017; CAA not yet available. Denmark – signed on June 21, 2017; CAA not yet available. Guernsey – signed on June 22, 2017; CAA … Read More

What Is the Impact of the U.S. Withdrawal from the TPP on Indonesia?

What Is the Impact of the U.S. Withdrawal from the TPP on Indonesia?

It was not a surprise to most countries when President Trump withdrew from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. His withdrawal was a signal that he intended to follow his approach with ‘Americans First”, by protecting American workers from competition from low-wage countries such as Vietnam and Malaysia. Indonesia had not officially joined the regional … Read More

Brazil Updates FAQs on Country-by-Country Reporting Requirements

Brazil Updates FAQs on Country-by-Country Reporting Requirements

On June 9, 2017, Brazil issued updated FAQs on country-by-country (CbC) reporting. On December 29, 2016, Brazil published Normative Instruction No. 1681/2016, requiring CbC reporting for fiscal years that begin on or after January 1, 2016. See BEPS Action 13. The FAQs address the following considerations (among others): Whether extraordinary revenues and gains from … Read More