Caribbean Territories To Undergo Dispute Resolution BEPS Peer Review
Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London
31 December, 2019
The OECD has launched a review of dispute resolution mechanisms in place in Aruba, Bahrain, Barbados, Gibraltar, Greenland, Kazakhstan, Oman, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam, as part of follow-up work under BEPS Action Plan Action 14.
Improving the tax treaty dispute resolution process is a top priority of the BEPS Project. The Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) peer review and monitoring process under Action 14 of the BEPS Action Plan was launched in December 2016, with the peer review process of the first nine batches now underway.
Input on these territories' dispute resolution mechanisms was sought until December 16, towards the tenth batch of peer reviews.
The peer review process is conducted in two stages. Under Stage 1, implementation of the Action 14 minimum standard is evaluated for Inclusive Framework members. Stage 2 focuses on monitoring the follow-up of any recommendations resulting from jurisdictions' Stage 1 report.
The OECD will now complete Stage 1 peer reviews of the aforementioned territories.
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