OECD and the Netherlands discuss developments in international tax co-operation
OECD Deputy Secretary-General Ludger Schuknecht and Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, met today in Paris with Mr. Menno Snel, State Secretary for Finance in The Netherlands, for wide-ranging discussions on international co-operation in the field of taxation, notably as concerns tackling tax evasion.
Mr. Saint-Amans expressed support for ongoing tax reform in The Netherlands, welcomed recent measures adopted by the Dutch government to combat tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) and noted that speedy implementation of these measures would contribute to modernisation of the international tax system.
Mr. Snel underlined the importance of the multilateral approach led by the OECD. All parties agreed that international co-operation must be at the centre of plans to improve international tax rules, and pledged to continue working closely on the development of effective and efficient measures.
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