Switzerland looks to be one step closer to responding to requests for information based on stolen data once that data is in the public domain. This is because the Swiss Federal Council has adopted a dispatch on certain proposed amendments to its Tax Administrative Assistance programme that will ease the rules on the use of… More Will International Rules on Tax Information Exchange Fuel a Market for Stolen Tax-Payer Data?
“PM Cameron also ruled out blacklisting countries on the basis that they were zero- or very low-tax jurisdictions.” “Asked about blacklisting tax havens, the PM said: “We’re happy to support blacklists but we don’t think we should draw up a blacklist solely on the basis of a territory raising a low tax rate – we don’t… More Why For My Money, UK PM Cameron is the World’s Top International Tax Diplomat.
(Pascal Saint-Amans Head of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration) If you are an International Business and Financial Services Centre whose competitive advantage lies in a network of tax treaties; or you are about to develop an tax treaty network; or you are a developing country (as defined by the OECD Global… More How the OECD BEPS Project is Re-Writing International Tax Diplomacy.
Angel Guirra: Secretary General of the OECD. Read his letter to EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici here:
(Senior Minister Josephine Teo. Image – Today Online) In a recent commentary on the OECD Base Erosion and Profits Shifting (BEPS) project, while Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Josephine Teo, did not discount the importance of BEPS, she has rightly advised caution in moving forward on this aggressive agenda in an… More Singapore Raises a Timely Caution on the OECD BEPS Agenda.
Today in London at the Open Government Partnership Summit, Prime Minister Cameron announced his government’s plans to make public, national registers of the ‘true’ , ‘shell’, ‘real’ or ‘beneficial’ owners of companies. In the company of the Presidents of Tanzania and Liberia, Cameron said that “a list of the owners of “shell” companies where firms keep… More Going Public: UK, EU and US to Unmask Real Owners of Companies….Will Trusts Be Next?
1. Keep Calm and Don’t Rush OFCs should not be in a rush to embrace or reject the 15 point OECD Action Plan to reform the international tax system to counter base erosion and profits shifting by MNCs (BEPS). Instead, as a group non-OECD/G20 OFCs should become active participants in the debate occasioned by the… More 5 Point Post-g20Russia Strategic Plan for OFCs.