The G20/OECD project on measures to tackle base erosion and profit-shifting (BEPS) appears to be on track despite a very ambitious timetable. But the project is still in its early stages, and there are signs that expectations may be running a little too high.
New Zealand revenue minister Todd McClay declared on 3 July that the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) had “approved the final recommendations for the first set of actions”. G20 finance ministers are to consider a report of the CFA, following its meeting last month to vote on a series of “deliverables” representing the outputs of several discussion drafts, public consultations and working groups. But the OECD is not expected to release any details before finance ministers meet in the Australian city of Cairns in September 2014.
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