Tag: OECD

The OECD: a robust response required

The OECD: a robust response required

| March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Small states, including those in the Caribbean, are justifiably troubled by the continuous efforts by the member-states of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to cripple every initiative they take in the financial services sector. Indeed, it is true to say that the OECD has become as intimidating and odious an acronym as […]

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The US and the EU in harmful tax competition

The US and the EU in harmful tax competition

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over the last few weeks, a trans-Atlantic war of words has been going on between the US Treasury and the European Union Commission (EC) over what amounts to ‘harmful tax competition’. That’s the infamous phrase coined in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) when, in the late 1990’s, over 30 small states, including […]

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Barbados and Canada Amend Double Taxation Treaty

Barbados and Canada Amend Double Taxation Treaty

| November 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Existing provisions for the exchange tax information between governments updated to adopt OECD definitions The Governments of Barbados and Canada have signed a protocol to amend their existing double taxation agreement (DTA) in order to update previously used provisions for the exchange of information between the tax authorities of the two countries. The protocol ensures that the existing DTA meets the new standards […]

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It will be Harper again in Canada

It will be Harper again in Canada

| April 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

On May 2, Canada will hold its fifth general election in 11 years.  In most countries, only two general elections (approximately every five years) would have been held during that time. The reason for so many general elections is that no political party has won a majority in Parliament since the year 2000.  At that […]

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