Mutual Agreement Procedure Statistics Published for 2017

Mutual Agreement Procedure Statistics Published for 2017

The OECD on October 10 published its 2017 mutual agreement procedure (MAP) statistics covering 85 tax jurisdictions.

According to the 2017 MAP statistics, new transfer pricing MAP cases are up by 25 percent and other MAP cases by 50 percent. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the increase in new MAP cases is due to a range of factors including the effects of the new reporting framework and increased awareness of and expectations from taxpayers about MAP, the OECD noted.Continue Reading

More Countries Ratify BEPS Convention

More Countries Ratify BEPS Convention

Australia, France, Japan, and the Slovak Republic have deposited their instruments of ratification of the OECD’s Multilateral Convention to implement tax treaty-related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS).

For these four countries, the BEPS Convention would enter into force from January 1, 2019. The Convention entered into force last month for New Zealand, Serbia, Sweden, and the UK.Continue Reading

EU Commission to Drop Infringement Proceedings in Ireland-Apple State Aid Decision

EU Commission to Drop Infringement Proceedings in Ireland-Apple State Aid Decision

The EU Commission is now to withdraw infringement proceedings against Ireland as the Government has now completed full recovery of the alleged State aid from Apple.Continue Reading

Ireland to Expand Transfer Pricing Rules by 2020, Introduce CFC Law

Ireland to Expand Transfer Pricing Rules by 2020, Introduce CFC Law

Ireland’s Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has published the country’s Corporation Tax Roadmap outlining the steps that the Government will take in the area of international tax law over the next few years.Continue Reading

MAP Peer Review Reports Out for Australia, Ireland, Japan, Five Others

MAP Peer Review Reports Out for Australia, Ireland, Japan, Five Others

The OECD on August 30 published stage 1 mutual agreement procedure (MAP) peer review reports of the following eight jurisdictions: Australia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, and Portugal.Continue Reading

UK Raises £388 million from Diverted Profits Tax Law in 2017-18

UK Raises £388 million from Diverted Profits Tax Law in 2017-18

The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), raised GBP388m from the diverted profits tax (DPT) legislation in 2017-18, according to the Transfer Pricing and Diverted Profits Tax Statistics published on July 31.Continue Reading