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OECD asks for feedback on country-by-country reporting

OECD asks for feedback on country-by-country reporting

The OECD wants to know whether its Country-by-Country Report minimum standard is effective

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The OECD is asking stakeholders for feedback on its Country-by-Country Report (CbC report) minimum standard. In a new 70-page consultation document, the OECD outlines questions about the implementation, scope and reporting of CbC information under Action 13 of its BEPS Action plan. The OECD will accept comments on the document until March 6, 2020, and intends to complete this review by the end of 2020, as required under Action 13.

Background

In its BEPS Action plan, the OECD called for the development of transfer pricing documentation rules to enhance transparency for tax administrations. Specifically, Action 13 established a three-tiered standardized approach to transfer pricing documentation, including a CbC report that provides details of a multinational group's revenues, profit before tax, tax accrued and other information relevant to a high-level risk assessment, for each tax jurisdiction in which the group has a constituent entity. CbC reporting is one of four BEPS minimum standards which all members of the Inclusive Framework have committed to implement.

Canada implemented CbC reporting rules in 2016, applicable to fiscal years beginning after 2015.

Public consultation

In its public consultation document, the OECD focuses on tax administrations' use of CbC reports during high-level transfer pricing risk assessments, assessments for other BEPS-related risks and economic and statistical analysis. The OECD asks specific questions in three areas:

  • The implementation and operation of BEPS Action 13, including the appropriate and effective use of CbC reports by tax administrations
  • The scope of CbC reporting, including the definition of a multinational enterprise group and the level and operation of the consolidated group revenue threshold
  • The content of a CbC report, including the presentation of information and whether additional or different information is needed

The OECD will also hold a public consultation meeting on CbC reporting on March 17, 2020, at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris.
For more information, contact your KPMG advisor.

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