An insight into developments of BEPS related tax policy in the Asia Pacific region
Globally, much of this activity centers on the OECD’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). While countries in Europe and North America may appear to have the strongest voices in the debate, many countries in the Asia Pacific region (ASPAC) are influencing – and being influenced by – the profound international taxation changes that are under review.
How is BEPS-related tax policy evolving in this diverse region? At the mid-point in the OECD Action Plan’s 2-year mandate, KPMG International polled senior tax policy specialists in 23 KPMG member firms across ASPAC to take stock of trends and developments in these countries. In particular, we asked: How are ASPAC governments responding to the OECD BEPS Action Plan currently in progress?
Which ASPAC governments plan to adopt the new international tax guidelines that will be formulated? What unilateral actions to combat BEPS and aggressive tax avoidance are ASPAC governments taking outside of the OECD BEPS process?
What are the implications for international companies doing business in the region?
Most importantly, we sought to answer if BEPS activities will ultimately improve taxation of cross-border transactions in ASPAC – or if companies will continue to weather inconsistency and uncertainty for years to come.
This publication is the first in a three part series. To read the other publications in this series, please visit:
OECD BEPS Action Plan - Taking the pulse in the EMA region
OECD BEPS Action Plan - Taking the pulse in the Americas region