Further to the work of the OECD in the framework of the BEPS project, the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs and Legal Affairs (ECON/JURI) committee members adopted on Monday 12 June 2017 their joint report on the EU Commission’s draft public CbCR Directive (The consolidated committee report is not yet published, but should be
On 23 May 2017, the OECD released (under the impetus of the Final Report on BEPS Actions 8-10) a discussion draft which aims to giving guidance on the implementation of the approach to use ex post results as presumptive evidence about the ex ante pricing of transfers of hard-to-value intangibles (“HTVI”). The approach is described
On 28 April 2017, the Belgian Council of State annulled the nomination of the French-speaking Board members of the Ruling Office, due to a complaint by a previous Board member. As a result of the judgement, the Ruling Office will not be able to take any formal decisions before the Board members have been replaced.
On 6 April 2017, the OECD has published further guidance for tax administrations and MNE Groups on Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action 13). The guidance was released by the Inclusive Framework, which brings together over 100 countries and jurisdictions to collaborate on the implementation of the OECD/G20 BEPS Package. The
Belgian Council of Ministers approves Multilateral Agreement on Exchange of Financial Account Information
Yesterday, 23 February 2017, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft bill which implements the multilateral competent authority agreement on the automatic exchange of financial account information (“the Agreement”) that was developed by the OECD and the G-20 countries and published in 2014. On 29 October 2014, Belgium had, together with 50 other jurisdictions,
Today, 24 February 2017, the Belgian Council of Ministers has agreed on a preliminary draft of the law approving the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the exchange of Country-by-Country (CbCR) reports. On 27 January 2016, Belgium had signed this Agreement in Paris in the framework of the OECD BEPS (“Base Erosion and Profit Shifting”) Action