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Dbriefs Bytes: 20 October 2017

20 October 2017

1. BEPS (00:45)

1.1 Action 5: Harmful Tax Practices Report (00:58)

  • To obtain a copy of the OECD's report, "Harmful Tax Practices - 2017 Progress Report on Preferential Regimes", click here

1.2 OECD Tax Talks Webcast (09:40)

  • To watch a recording of OECD's recent Tax Talks webcast or access the slide deck from that webcast, click here

1.3 Public consultation on transfer pricing matters (12:13)

  • To obtain a copy of the two agendas for the public consultation meetings on transfer pricing matters
    • Draft agenda for public consultation on Revised Guidance on Profit Splits, click here
    • Draft agenda for public consultation on Attribution of Profits to Permanent Establishments, click here


2. UN Committee of Experts (12:50)


3. Asia Pacific (14:19)

  • Australia, New Zealand, Singapore
  • For a copy of
    • Australia's draft ruling on long-term construction projects, click here
    • Singapore's guidance on the interpretation and application of Singapore's double tax treaties, including MAP, click here


4. Europe (20:30)

  • ECJ, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Turkey
  • For a copy of European Court of Justice case on customs value of "defective" goods, click here


5. Middle East & Central Asia (29:41)

  • Lebanon, UAE


6. Americas (31:24)

  • Colombia


7. Treaties (32:41)

  • Croatia / Kazakhstan, Indonesia / Laos, Italy / Romania, Maldives / UAE, Romania / Spain

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2016 U.S. Model Treaty

Headquarters company
1 April 2016

Derivative benefits
18 March 2016

Special tax regimes
11 March 2016

Subsequent changes in law
4 March 2016

PEs in other States
26 February 2016

U.S. model treaty
19 February 2016


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