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OECD Releases Updated Timetable for BEPS Discussion Drafts and Public Consultations 

Global Tax Adviser

 

February 25, 2014

 

Rob Davis
Toronto, Transfer Pricing

 

David Francescucci
National Leader, Transfer Pricing and Value Chain Management

 

The OECD has released a revised timetable outlining the key dates for publications and comment deadlines related to its Base Erosion Profit Sharing (BEPS) Action Plan. According to the timetable, we can expect a number of discussion drafts and public consultations in the next six weeks on tax treaty abuse, tax challenges of the digital economy and hybrid mismatch arrangements.

Background
The OECD Action Plan, which was presented at the meeting of G20 Finance Ministers on July 19, 2013, makes 15 recommendations that focus on key areas, including the digital economy, hybrid mismatch arrangements, controlled foreign corporation (CFC) rules, excessive intercompany interest payments, harmful tax practices, treaty abuse, avoidance of permanent establishment status, transfer pricing, aggressive tax planning, and greater transparency and disclosure. (See TaxNewsFlash-Canada 2013-27, "OECD Action Plan Could Signal a Shift in the Global Tax Landscape").

 

G20 reiterates commitment to Action Plan
The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors re-iterated their commitment to and support for the OECD Action Plan, including the agreed timetable, in a communiqué dated February 23, 2014.

 

The revised timetable "BEPS/G20 Project: Calendar for planned stakeholders' input 2013-2014" is available on the OECD site.

 

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