Category: Peru

Peru Ratified OECD’s Multilateral Tax Convention

Peru has completed the necessary steps to become a party to the OECD Multilateral Convention on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters and also the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. On May 28, 2018, Peru’s Minister of Economy and Finance, David Tuesta, deposited… – Continue reading

Peru: President Admits Using Offshore Firm to Avoid Taxes

Peru’s under fire President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, admitted using an offshore company to avoid paying US taxes ahead of an impeachment vote on Thursday. The septuagenarian leader’s disclosure came during a marathon seven hour testimony to a congressional investigative committee on Friday as he attempted to disentangle himself from an… – Continue reading

Peru moves forward in tax evasion fight

Peru takes one step further in the eradication of tax avoidance and evasion after signing the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Deputy Director of the OECD‘s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration Grace Perez-Navarro affirmed these two crimes… – Continue reading

New transfer pricing requirements in Latin America under BEPS

Several countries in Latin America have established new transfer pricing documentation obligations associated with the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative. In this new year, Mexico, Colombia and Peru have included in their local legislation new documentation requirements that follow a three-tiered approach: country-by-country (CbC) report, master file,… – Continue reading

Ecuador Fights for Global Rules to Clamp Down on Tax Evasion

Ecuador’s foreign minister, leading economists and campaigners call for a new U.N. body to root out tax evaders and crack down on offshore havens. Ecuador ramped up its fight against tax dodging Wednesday as the South American country proposed a plan on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in… – Continue reading

Latin America business potential for Island

The World Captive Forum takes place in Florida next month Bermuda’s business chiefs will be out in force at next month’s World Captive Forum. The event, to be held in Florida, will include several speakers from Bermuda including lawyers, regulators and business leaders. And Bermuda delegates will use the event… – Continue reading

Worldwide: Final BEPS Reports Issued By OECD

The OECD published 13 final reports along with an explanatory statement under its base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project on the 5th October 2015. This was endorsed three days later on the 8th October 2015 by the G20 Finance Ministers’ meeting in Peru’. The BEPS project outlines 15 action… – Continue reading

Africa: Designing Flexible Fiscal Regimes to Protect Revenues

Protecting the tax base of extractive industries, moving toward more responsive and flexible fiscal regimes, and improving international cooperation have become priorities in the Andean region, as commodity prices and revenues from extractive industries continue to decline, participants at a recent IMF conference heard. The three-day conference, Determining the Tax… – Continue reading

Time for US to lead on international tax policy

In recent days, the new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) signaled a priority for international tax reform in 2016. And if the newest recommendations from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are any indication of what’s ahead on the global tax scene for American businesses, it… – Continue reading

Report: Canada among biggest G20 losers in tax evasion

Ahead of a G20 meeting in Turkey this weekend that will tackle, among other issues, the GDP lost to global tax havens, the anti-poverty organization Oxfam is warning that it’s not just poor countries that suffer when corporations evade taxes. Julie Delahanty, Oxfam Canada’s executive director, says the only people… – Continue reading

Transfer pricing drains us of tax blood

Transfer pricing by multinationals has cost South Africa an estimated R250 billion over three years and, with it, lost tax revenue. This is according to Sunia Manik, group executive for the large business centre at the SA Revenue Service (Sars), adding that it was being done through “service payments” made… – Continue reading

Marco Rubio’s Billionaire Backer Likes to Sue Poor Countries and Put Profits in Tax Havens

Paul Singer has a good track record as a money manager. In 1995, he bought $20 million worth of Peruvian debt at a discounted price of $11.4 million, then forced Peru’s government, through lawsuits, to eventually pay nearly five times his initial investment — some $58 million. In 2002 and… – Continue reading

Ireland: The taxman’s verdict

Pascal Saint-Amans sups water from a plastic cup, coughing and spluttering. There’s a weariness about him. He’s battling a cold, and is feeling “bloody sick”. The state of his health isn’t terribly surprising given his recent punishing travel schedule. New York last week preceded by Peru, where G20 finance ministers… – Continue reading

OECD crack down on corporate tax shelters is a risky double edged sword

Companies who have been accused of shifting profits to low-tax jurisdictions or those seeking tax shelters need to beware—these practices are coming under fire, and could possibly come to an end. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) just released details of their far-reaching plan that would require companies… – Continue reading

25% of Companies Expected to Miss BEPS Deadline, Survey Finds

A recent Thomson Reuters survey report reveals that European companies are outpacing all others in developing their Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) action plans by Dec. 31, 2017 – the deadline set by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). But most respondents voiced several concerns about BEPS… – Continue reading

Worldwide: OECD Releases Final BEPS Recommendations – Now What?

On Oct. 5, 2015, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a set of final reports on its 15 point action plan to address Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). In an accompanying explanatory statement, the OECD also included plans for additional work on technical matters and a… – Continue reading

United States: Tax Policy Update – October 13, 2015

NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 0 The number of House Republicans who want to be speaker and can actually secure the necessary 218 votes as of today. After Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s dramatic exit from the race last week, the House GOP conference is taking the week-long Columbus Day recess to… – Continue reading

House ways and means tasked with funding highway bill; Treasury moves forward with BEPS implementation

Legislative Activity House Lawmakers Schedule Markup of Transportation Bill Without Revenue Provisions Last week, on Friday, October 16, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released a six-year, $325 billion highway funding bill (the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015); a markup of the legislation is scheduled for Thursday,… – Continue reading

Navigating unchartered waters

Finance professionals will play a key role in dealing with changes brought about by a global project to combat corporate tax avoidance. A GLOBAL effort to tackle the problem of companies that attempt to reduce their tax burden by exploiting loopholes in tax rules will impact the way global businesses… – Continue reading

OECD RELEASES BEPS ACTION PLAN

The OECD has finally released its long-expected set of reports regarding its Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. Reducing the number of action points from 15 to 13, the OECD presented recommendations and common responses to align international tax rules and tackle base erosion and profit shifting. All recommendations… – Continue reading

DFID urges developing countries to improve tax collection

Developing countries must continue raising more in domestic taxes while taking advantage of wider efforts to combat tax evasion by multinationals, the IMF/World Bank annual meetings were told. Liz Ditchburn, director of policy at the UK’s Department for International Development, said initiatives such as BEPS (base erosion and profit shifting),… – Continue reading

Trouble Ahead for Hong Kong

Both internal and external factors threaten politics, economics Hong Kong’s run of good luck is running out. One obvious sign is the increasing interference of Beijing in its domestic affairs, most recently using tame Chief Executive C.Y. Leung and a clique of yes-men to interfere in a senior academic appointment… – Continue reading

KPMG Webcast Will Examine OECD’s Final Recommendations On Base Erosion And Profit Shifting Initiative

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — KPMG’s Tax Governance Institute (TGI) will examine the final recommendations from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) and discuss what they could mean for U.S. multinationals during a live video webcast on Tuesday, Oct…. – Continue reading

Canada: International Tax Reform 2015-BEPS Final Reports

On October 5, 2015, the OECD released its final reports relating to the OECD/G20 base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project (the Final Reports). The BEPS project began in 2013 and has received unprecedented attention from governments and the private sector. The Final Reports outline the OECD’s recommendations and the… – Continue reading

Australia widens legislation to target more companies for tax avoidance

Federal government increases number of companies under tax office scrutiny from 30 to 80 under budget measures announced in May The federal government has widened the scope of legislation aimed at tackling multinational tax avoidance, increasing the number of large companies under the tax office’s microscope from 30 to 80…. – Continue reading

Singapore’s tax jurisdiction largely in line with OECD’s tax proposals: Experts

The proposals are aimed at preventing aggressive tax planning by multinationals. However, experts warn that the risk of double taxation may increase. SINGAPORE: Tax experts have said that Singapore’s tax jurisdiction is broadly in line with new tax proposals announced on Monday (Oct 5) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation… – Continue reading

Venezuelan President’s Visit to China Indicative of Growing Sino-Latin American Trade and Opportunities

On September 1, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived to Beijing in an effort to strengthen economic ties between Venezuela and China. In his second visit this year, the Venezuelan President signed a number of deals that will strengthen cooperation in new areas beyond the current focus on the oil industry…. – Continue reading

Brazil and U.S. Working To Mend Ties

Brazilian President Dilma Roussef met with President Barack Obama at the White House this week. Below is the new multi-faceted partnership. The United States and Brazilian relationship has been unstable since the U.S. spying policy became known in 2013. Brazilian President Dilma Roussef canceled a 2013 visit to Washington, D.C…. – Continue reading

China and Chile sign DTA

On May 24, Premier Li Keqiang and a delegation of Chinese senior officials arrived in Chile. During the visit, China and Chile signed a double taxation avoidance agreement (DTA), updated their Free Trade Agreement and agreed on setting up an RMB clearing center in Chile, reports China Briefing. China and… – Continue reading

Countries and Companies Square Off Over International Tax

An OECD initiative on tax evasion is causing ripples around the world While a host of topics — from the necessity and the proposed scope of corporate tax reform, to corporate rate reduction and corporate inversions — are of major concern to those engaged in international tax, the overriding issue… – Continue reading

Lionel Messi representative admits depositing cash in Caribbean tax haven

Money from charity games featuring Barça star was sent to Curaçao, Civil Guard says Messi charity games investigated for link to drug traffickers Charity soccer matches organized under the name of Argentinean star Lionel Messi in four countries in 2012 and 2013 raked in hundreds of thousands of euros that… – Continue reading

Obama IRS Shares Private Financial Data With Foreign Tyrants

To comply with unconstitutional pseudo-treaties negotiated by the Obama administration without the consent of Congress or any semblance of constitutional authority, the IRS announced that it will be sharing private financial information on U.S. bank account holders with foreign powers. No warrant is needed for foreign governments or tyrants to… – Continue reading

Costa Rica submits to money laundering probe by Latin America task force

Costa Rica’s going under the magnifying glass for the next two weeks as international money laundering experts comb through the country’s books. President Luis Guillermo Solís declared the audit from the Financial Action Task Force of Latin America (GAFILAT) a subject of national interest in Monday’s edition of the official… – Continue reading

Peru Capital-Gain Tax Suffocates Stock Market, Exchange Says

The Lima Stock Exchange urged Peru to eliminate a 5 percent capital-gain tax on equities, saying it has deterred investors and contributed to a drop in trading volume over the past five years. The country’s weighting in global portfolios has fallen 40 percent since 2010, and the tax has helped… – Continue reading

101 Countries Sign Up For FATCA Network

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has been in force for a month and still more countries are joining the tax network. So far, 101 countries and financial jurisdictions have either signed or agreed to join FATCA. FATCA is aimed at identifying US taxpayers with offshore bank accounts and investments. Overseas… – Continue reading

Our Swiss dilemma

With new laws in place, recovery from Swiss banks can be little easier provided the government shows sincerity in taking action against tax dodgers   Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar in recent days has expressed the government’s firm conviction to bring back untaxed money of “US$ 200 billion” stashed in… – Continue reading

Exporters ‘need transfer pricing clarity’

The benefits of the New Zealand Government’s desire to push export led growth, as part of its overall economic strategy, could be stymied by a lack of clarity over proposed cross-border tax changes. New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report survey (IBR) reveals that New Zealand business leaders… – Continue reading