A Multilateral Tax Treaty: Designing an Instrument to Modernise International Tax Law
About this book:
A Multilateral Tax Treaty addresses the legal and political aspects of a multilateral convention in the field of international taxation. Many states have set out to develop a multilateral tax instrument with the purpose of amending bilateral treaties in a quick and comprehensive manner. The recent adoption by as many as 100 jurisdictions of the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the OECD Multilateral Instrument) is the most prominent step in this direction. This book shows how the BEPS Project has merely unveiled the problems related to bilateral tax relationships and articulates initiatives to ensure the sustainability of a multilateral consensus. In doing so, it also explains and evaluates the OECD Multilateral Instrument, addresses its procedural elements, and the practical issues relating to its implementation.
Winner of the Dutch Association for Tax Sciences biennial dissertation prize 2018.
What’s in this book:
Drawing on the fields of international law, international relations, and political science, the author has developed a design strategy, complete with draft clauses, that fundamentally transforms the way states cooperate in the field of international tax, effectively addressing such problems as the following:
- the need for collective action;
- the problem structure of multilateral tax cooperation;
- the relevance of the OECD Model Tax Convention and Commentaries thereon;
- the place, position, and operation of the OECD Multilateral Instrument;
- non-OECD Member countries; and
- treaty shopping.
How this will help you:
This book discusses in depth the phenomenon of multilateral cooperation in international taxation and the far-reaching implications of the international tax reform currently underway. In combination with its focus on procedural issues such as opt-outs and reservations, the structural solution presented enables the reader to evaluate the multilateral reform currently underway and to understand the legal and political angles of the implementation of the OECD Multilateral Instrument. The author’s original research and his recommendations for future development of the topic offer deeply informed guidance to policymakers, practitioners and other tax professionals, and academics.
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List of Abbreviations
Efforts for Multilateral International Tax Rules: 1920–1992
The Prospects of a Multilateral Agreement for International Taxation
In a Perfect World: A Normative View on Multilateral Cooperation in International Taxation
In a Less than Perfect World: A Realistic View on Multilateral Cooperation in International Taxation
A Design Strategy for a Multilateral Agreement for International Taxation
The Design of a Multilateral Agreement for International Taxation
An Evaluation of the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
Draft Clauses to the Framework Convention-Protocol Design and the ‘Agreement to Scope’