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Tag: #OECD

Analysis of exchange of tax information and investment in exchange for citizenship, taking into account the first results of the discussion organized by the OECD

Published: Viacheslav Ivanenko | 24/05/2018 | blog

Back in the first quarter of 2018, namely on February 19, 2018, a draft of advisory document was published on the official website of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which called on all interested parties to join the discussion on the OECD strategy for combating the loopholes on using the Common Reporting Standard (CRS, Single standard of tax information exchange) in the “citizenship by the investment” (CBI - granting citizenship in exchange for investments) and “residence by the investment” (RBI - granting a residence permit in exchange for investments). To date, more than 70 jurisdictions in the world offer these schemes. On April 17, 2018, a 96-page document was published on the OECD website (PUBLIC INPUT RECEIVED ON MISUSE OF RESIDENCE BY INVESTMENT SCHEMES TO CIRCUMVENT THE COMMON REPORTING STANDARD), which, in fact, summarized the first results of the discussion and the contents of the official letters to the organization. More than 20 structures were the speakers, including: AFME office in London (Association of Financial Markets in Europe, it brings together the largest agents in the capital markets in the region); ...

How to choose a foreign bank and open an account in it in 2018: will it be easy?

Published: Viacheslav Ivanenko | 17/04/2018 | blog

What is important to know when choosing a foreign bank in 2018 Recently, an increasing number of citizens, concerned about their future, the future of their family or business, face the issue whether it is possible to open an account in a foreign bank and what is required for this? Which bank to choose for this: European, offshore bank, etc.? Historically, (and sometimes it is quite justified) the trust to a foreign bank is higher than to local institutions, and obtaining, for example, a loan is possible on more favorable terms than in Ukrainian banks, moreover, many people wish to keep the confidentiality of their actual income. Regardless of whether you want to open a foreign bank account online in offshore or onshore jurisdictions, a number of aspects need to be considered and analyzed when choosing a bank. That is why the company Finance Business Service works with more than 100 banks around the world. We ask only really necessary questions in the process of selecting banks for our clients. The current situation in the banking shows that financial institutions are increasingly facing problems of unexpected loss of correspondent accounts in US dollars. In general, the US is...

Panama signed the tax transparency pact for OECD

Published: Sergey Panov | 28/10/2016 | news
Panama bay

Panama in October became the 105th country to sign the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. The OECD, which sets global standards for the exchange of tax information and tax transparency, said that the signing shows that Panama is currently implementing its cooperation with the international community to ensure transparency. "Panama's decision to sign a multilateral Convention, is a confirmation of its commitment to take the necessary measures to comply with international expectations in the fight against tax evasion," said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, during the signing ceremony with the Ambassador of Panama in France. "It also sends a clear signal that the international community is united we will continue our efforts for as long as there is nowhere to hide in their efforts to eradicate tax evasion on the shelf.." Global Forum on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes is expected to publish in early November estimate of peer review, as the legal framework and practices in Panama coincide with existing international standards of transparency and exchange of information on request during the last three...

OECD insists on the «Tax fairness»

Published: Sergey Panov | 25/07/2016 | news
OECD flags

«Governments and authorities need to look for a new ways to use the tax policy to distribute the advantages of economic growth more equally among its citizens», - said in a new report «Tax Design for Inclusive Economic Growth» OECD. The report contains recommendations to countries looking to expand their tax bases, to make their tax regimes more progressive behavior and encourage opportunities to push for lower income sources, as well as improving tax policy and administration. The report would be discussed on 23 July at the G20 Ministerial Tax Symposium. The symposium would discuss the best ways to use the tax policy tools, to break through to an inclusive, coherent program that provides enterprises with a greater tax certainty. «The tax policy has a clear role in facilitating achieving a strong, sustainable and balanced growth», - said OECD’s General secretary Angel Gurria, - «We are convinced that the latest study of the OECD on tax structures for inclusive growth may become part of the new of tax policy, which will contribute G20 to the forward promotion procedure. Author: Sergey Panovmanaging partner Finance Business...

Consumption tax in the US reduced

Published: Sergey Panov | 12/07/2016 | news
Consumption tax. USA

In a latest document from the Tax Foundation (TF), it was noted that, the largest Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is more inclined to the proceeds from the consumption tax, the United States prefer more personal income tax, while at the raising relatively is differb a little from the consumption tax. TF said that "this difference of political issues, given that consumption taxes raise revenue with less economic damage than individual income taxes" According to the recent data for 2013, consumption taxes were the largest source of tax revenue for the OECD countries, increasing by an average of 32.7 percent of their tax revenues. However, taxes on consumption rose by only 17.4 per cent of revenue for the United States, mainly because the United States is the only OECD country without value-added tax (VAT). Instead, most governments states in the US use the retail sales tax on the final sale of most goods and excise taxes on the production of goods such as cigarettes and alcohol. The United States instead relies heavily on individual income tax, accounting for 38.7 percent of total government revenue in 2013, compared with the OECD...

OECD recommends US tax hikes

Published: Sergey Panov | 21/06/2016 | news
US tax hikes

In its latest review of the US economy, which was published on June 16, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recommended that increased long-term government spending on infrastructure and education should be funded by higher tax revenues. In particular, the OECD suggested that work towards putting a price on carbon, such as by implementing President Barack Obama's proposal for a USD10 per barrel tax on oil and his Clean Power Plan, would provide additional funds, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Worsening income inequality in the United States could, the OECD suggested, be countered if the Administration was to "expand the earned income tax credit … and make tax expenditures less regressive." For US businesses, the OECD also recommended making the research tax credit refundable for new firms, which are not able to take advantage of the existing non-refundable credit because of low profitability. Such a measure aimed at increasing productivity in the economy would be an alternative to the current congressional patent box proposals that are not favored by the OECD. Few of the OECD's proposals are likely,...

Changes to the tax base in Poland

Published: Sergey Panov | 25/03/2016 | news
Tax in Poland

The new government of Poland will require higher tax revenue for the planned economic reforms, said the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). OECD Economic Survey of Poland said that the Polish authorities should remove the value added tax (VAT) exemptions and reduced rates that were more than 2.5% of gross domestic product (GDP). This should bring higher revenues than planned increase taxes on banks and retail and will simplify the tax system. The report recommended an increase in property taxes to make them on the basis of market value. Green taxes can also increase revenue, in particular, it is recommended to remove the exemption from taxes on fuel use, increase taxes on air and water pollution, as well as to increase the tax on emissions by vehicles. These measures could bring additional revenue equivalent to nearly 1.5% of GDP in 2025. The report said that the government's plan to focus on improving tax compliance for the creation of additional income is appropriate. VAT evasion has increased considerably over the past few years. Author: Olena Kutova senior lawyer of the Finance Business Service company ...

Canada, OECD countries are taking steps to the direction of closing tax loopholes for the rich

Published: Sergey Panov | 09/03/2016 | news

Banking rules will be tightened, which cost for the government and taxpayers billions each year. Missing revenue from corporate income tax in the range of $ 100 billion and $ 240 billion a year. This year, the Government of Canada and Switzerland closer to the use of Common Reporting Standard (CRS). This agreement will oblige the secretive bankers to share more information with Canada Revenue Agency, so to hide money abroad become more difficult. But this is only one part of a much larger and coordinated effort on the part of many countries. Dozens of countries of the organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), from 2013, working on closing the "gaps and inconsistencies" in their tax rules that allow large companies and very rich people do not pay their share. Until the transaction is being developed between Canada and Switzerland was preceded by another agreement, signed in January, the free exchange of tax information on large companies. Agreement Canada / Switzerland does not expect to see any exchange of information up until 2018 - if adopted the necessary legislation. Countries still have a long way to go before they will accept...