International collaboration to end tax avoidance

Under the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, over 130 countries are collaborating to put an end to tax avoidance strategies that exploit gaps and mismatches in tax rules to avoid paying tax.

#TaxAvoidance

Understanding tax avoidance

Domestic tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) due to multinational enterprises exploiting gaps and mismatches between different countries' tax systems affects all countries. Developing countries' higher reliance on corporate income tax means they suffer from BEPS disproportionately.

Business operates internationally, so governments must act together to tackle BEPS and restore trust in domestic and international tax systems. BEPS practices cost countries 100-240 billion USD in lost revenue annually, which is the equivalent to 4-10% of the global corporate income tax revenue.

Working together in the OECD/G20 BEPS Inclusive Framework, over 130 countries are implementing 15 Actions to tackle tax avoidance, improve the coherence of international tax rules and ensure a more transparent tax environment.

About BEPS

Key figures

$240 billion

are lost annually due to tax avoidance by multinational companies

+85

countries and jurisdictions have signed the Multilateral Instrument on BEPS

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