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The gross domestic product growth of the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) area slowed to 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2020 as most countries posted year-on-year declines.
Current difficulties in the manufacturing and supply of the COVID-19 vaccines mean that this year the economic outlook is much closer to the OECD downside scenario published in December.
The 137 countries that are trying to reform global rules for corporate taxation to address the challenges presented by the digital economy were not able to reach a deal at virtual meetings last week.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on Wednesday presented an improved economic forecast compared to its June outlook, projecting a global GDP fall of 4.5% this year followed by 5% growth in 2021.
Unemployment in developed countries remains above pre-COVID 19 levels, but in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, jobless rates fell on average to...
Following the COVID-19 pandemic-containment measures around the world, real gross domestic product in OECD countries has suffered an unprecedented 9.8% fall in the second quarter of this year.
Although the Cayman Islands has no direct taxation, the OECD has released a peer=review report that evaluates Cayman’s efforts to implement BEPS Action 14, which aims to improve the resolution of tax-related disputes between jurisdictions.
Government and opposition members of the Legislative Assembly approved changes to the six financial services laws on Wednesday.
With the implementation of COVID-19-containment measures across the world, real gross domestic product in the G20 area has fallen by 3.4% in the first quarter of 2020, exceeding the GDP decline of 1.5% in the first quarter of 2009 at the height of the financial crisis.
World economic output is forecast to plummet 7.6% this year, before climbing back 2.8% in 2021, if a second outbreak of COVID-19 triggers a return to lockdown measures. If a second wave of infections is avoided, global economic activity is expected to fall by 6% in 2020 and OECD unemployment to climb to 9.2% from 5.4% in 2019.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has warned that coronavirus has the potential to wipe out half of economic growth this year.
Cayman Finance supports government’s intention to introduce a public register of beneficial ownership, when such registers become the norm under international standards.
Proposals by the OECD for reforming the way technology companies and other multinationals are taxed are likely to benefit rich countries most, an analysis by campaign group Tax Justice Network has found.
Economic data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is confirming ominous signs of an increasingly weaker global economy.
The automatic exchange of tax information under the common reporting standard are improving tax compliance and delivering concrete results for governments worldwide, the OECD said, citing new data released last week.
The 129 members of the OECD/G-20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting have agreed on a timeline for reaching a new global agreement for taxing multinational enterprises by the end of 2020.
Taxes paid by companies remain a key source of government revenues, especially in developing countries, despite the worldwide trend of falling corporate tax rates over the past two decades, according to a new report from the OECD.
The organization that represents Cayman’s financial services industry has rejected the inclusion of the Cayman Islands on a Dutch tax blacklist, stating that Cayman does not pose a risk of aggressive tax avoidance.
We would challenge the Netherlands, or any of the countries named above, to subject themselves to the same level of intense scrutiny levied upon Cayman. They will never do it, which is prima facie evidence of the hypocrisy afoot in their pious proclamations.
Following the implementation of new legislation that forces certain companies to demonstrate they have enough economic activity on island to fall under Cayman’s tax regime, high-ranking members of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration visited the Cayman Islands on Jan. 3 and 4.
The Cayman Islands government has issued a statement saying it “regrets” that the Netherlands had chosen to break from other EU member states by establishing its own “blacklist” of 21 jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands.
The difficulty of attempting to deal with the EU and the OECD in relation to their ridiculously entitled ”harmful” tax practices initiative, whether through the introduction of economic substance legislation or howsoever, is well illustrated today by that paragon of tax avoidance techniques The Netherlands which, when I last looked, was a member of the EU, now introducing its independent “black list” including the Cayman Islands.
Tax revenues in advanced economies have continued to increase, with taxes on companies and personal consumption making up a growing share of total tax revenues, according to new OECD research.
Government has released draft legislation that will have far-reaching consequences for parts of the offshore finance industry in the Cayman Islands.
Government has released draft legislation that will impact certain offshore companies that are tax resident in Cayman by demanding that they must have an adequate level of economic substance locally.
British Overseas Territories that suffer serious economic decline after a natural disaster could qualify for official development assistance under new international aid rules.
Global growth has peaked following escalating trade tensions, tightening fiscal conditions in emerging markets and political risks that could undermine strong and sustainable medium-term economic growth worldwide.
The United Kingdom is prepared to flout international aid guidelines and change its own legislation in order to use its foreign aid budget to assist hurricane-hit territories in the Caribbean, according to reports in the U.K.
The problem is many of the EU countries have excessively high and prosperity-destroying tax-systems, and hate the competition from countries that provide high levels of government service with far lower tax rates and more efficient systems.
I’m in no mood for diplomatic niceties when dealing with an organization that is pervasively hostile to economic liberty.
Congratulations to Belgium. According to the new edition of Taxing Wages, average Belgian workers have the dubious honor of surrendering the biggest chunk of their income to government. No wonder part of the country is interested in secession.
Rules governing international aid targets that prevented the U.K. from spending its foreign development aid budget on hurricane-hit territories in the Caribbean are being reviewed.
Part of the solution is to shrink the size of the rogue institutions while requiring greater transparency and accountability.
When offshore financial centers receive criticism for being “tax havens,” they often counter by pointing to larger countries in Europe and elsewhere that practice many of the same policies decried by the international community.
Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean countries continued to increase in 2015. New revenue statistics show that the average tax-to-GDP ratio in these countries reached 22.8 percent of GDP in 2015, up from 22.2 percent in 2014.
The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation announced that the 2017 deadlines for notification and reporting obligations under the common reporting standard regulations will be extended by two months. Cayman financial institutions now have until June 30 to register.
The European Data Protection Supervisor has concluded that proposed amendments to the EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive and efforts to widely share beneficial ownership data are not proportionate in their current form.
A team of expert assessors from the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes visited the Cayman Islands this month to conduct a peer review of the way Cayman applies the Global Forum’s international standards.
Cayman could find itself on a new EU list of “non-cooperative jurisdictions” in tax matters after the European Council of finance ministers published the criteria for including third countries in the blacklist last week. In September, the EU Commission named Cayman in a list of countries that should be examined more closely.
During an appearance on the BBC this month, Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott highlighted the Cayman Islands’ regulatory and transparency regime. “The reality is not all offshore jurisdictions are made the same," he said on the program.
As the pressure on the U.K. grows to rein in offshore centers in its overseas territories and Crown dependencies, financial service providers there are saying they have implemented the global transparency standards that are lacking in Panama and elsewhere.
European Union member states are driving tax reform with the implementation of recommendations made by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development under its base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project, a new Ernst & Young report states.
The IFC Forum, an advocacy group representing financial services and law firms in British offshore financial centers, has questioned whether the new OECD system for tax information sharing will be effective without U.S. participation.
Ministers and top tax officials from more than 30 countries will sign an international agreement at the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development this week that will “significantly advance the fight against corporate tax avoidance,” the OECD said.