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  • Service: Tax
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 24/07/2013

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Taxmail - OECD releases “tax avoidance” action plan 

The OECD’s action plan proposes significant changes to the international tax landscape in a very short period of time.


It focuses on addressing gaps in the system, where income may go untaxed anywhere, or be unduly lowly taxed.


On 19 July, the OECD released its action plan for dealing with Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) by multinationals.

This has become a headline issue in many countries, at a time when Governments are facing significant revenue shortfalls.

The OECD’s prescription is wide ranging, from tightening of domestic tax rules to greater tax transparency.

The plan identifies the areas where the OECD considers action needs to be taken to deal with perceived weaknesses in the international tax rules.

It will likely lead to some fundamental changes to the way both tax structuring and transfer pricing are viewed by tax authorities.
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