Published on 18 Sep 13
by NEW SOUTH WALES DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
OECD governments (including the Australian Government) have committed to stepping up their efforts to tackle the perceived problems of tax base erosion and profit shifting by multinationals. A number of significant developments are taking place in the international sphere to address these issues. It is important that taxpayers understand the possible implications that these developments may have for their organisations in the medium to long term.
This paper examines:
- the recent initiatives of the OECD, the G8 and the G20
- how Australia and other countries are proposing to tackle the perceived problem, including through measures requiring the disclosure of tax information by taxpayers under the rubric of transparency.
Richard Vann, CTA is Challis Professor of Law at the University of Sydney and has taught at Harvard and NYU Law Schools and the Universities of Amsterdam, London and Oxford. Richard has worked in the past at the IMF and OECD and held many Government consultancies in Australia and elsewhere. He has been a consultant for specialist tax firm Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills since 1985. Richard specialises in corporate and international taxation on which he has published widely both in Australia and internationally.
Updated by Kathy Xu for 6th VIC Tax Forum
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