Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
The OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting actions are well underway with proposals and consultations on all actions. Change is coming. These pages will help businesses navigate what is happening, key deadlines and issues they might want to consider.
The OECD began work on their BEPS project to address concerns that current principles of national and international taxation were failing to keep pace with the global nature of modern trading and business models, in particular, a perception that existing rules give businesses too much opportunity for arbitraging tax rates and regimes.
While views vary, one clear and consistent message is that the matters on the OECD Action Plan agenda are set to significantly shape the means by which governments collect tax and companies align their tax affairs and business models in the decade ahead. Given the OECD’s pace of work, change is inevitable and will be swift.
Endorsed by the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, the OECD BEPS Action Plan will likely be delivered in a short 18 to 24 months timeframe.