Pascal Saint Amans – Director, OECD Centre for Tax Administration and Policy The OECD has confirmed the criteria for G20-mandated blacklisting of ‘uncooperative jurisdictions’ in the after-burn of the Panama Papers. The work of the OECD Global forum (Global Forum) is concerned with defining and implementing tax transparency standards and so the ‘objective… More The OECD Reveals the G20 Blacklist Criteria for Uncooperative Jurisdctions
Pleasantly surprised to read of this conclusion drawn in the soon to be released University of Toronto compilation of essays titled,Global Tax Governance What is Wrong with It and How to Fix It”. Here’s an excerpt from the press release: ‘Tax specialists may think they have little to learn from a book on global tax governance,… More Good Global Tax Governance Requires a Multilateral Organisation.
Most of China’s pledge of $60 billion in Africa investments announced at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation hosted in Johannesburg from December 4-5, last year; which attracted delegations from 50 African countries, and the African Union; will come in loans and export credits. Only $5 billion is to be in the form of grants and… More Will BEPS Affect China’s $60B Africa Investment Programme?
Your summary of the biggest tax, trade and investment headlines affecting International Business and Financial Services. France Attacks US Tech Firms. U.S and Listed Multinationals in Mexico Tax Avoidance Probe. Obama Rhetoric on Offshore Profits Criticised. Ethical Fund Manager Pulls Amazon Investment. New Pay-Up First Tax Avoidance Plan Criticised. EU Parliament Urged to Ban Shell… More franhendy’s OFFSHORE WEEKLY
No mention of any government plans to make public, national registers of the beneficial owners of ‘trusts’ was made by UK Prime Minister Cameron during his address to the Open Government Partnership Summit last week. Instead he declared his intent to make national registers of the ‘real’ or beneficial owners of companies publicly accessible, and… More Going Public II: What About Trusts?
(Knitted caps adorn fruit smoothies at the World Economic Forum in Davos) Speaking at the World Economic Forum in response to a question about whether the “enormous moral and public pressure to pay more tax” would discourage investment in the UK”, the UK Prime Minister called for more multilateral deals on automatic information exchange, including with developing… More Cameron Calls for Multilateral Deals on Automatic Exchange of Tax Information…And More!