Tax Controversy & Dispute Resolution ()
On December 3, 2013, the OECD released a busy calendar for planned stakeholder input into the BEPS project. The calendar provides tentative time frames for the release of discussion drafts, deadlines for comments, and public consultations across four major BEPS topics. Webcasts have also been announced, starting in January 2014, where “Senior officials from the OECD Secretariat discuss developments in relation to BEPS and answer questions from the public”.
This represents a welcome step by the OECD in seeking more consistent and frequent engagement with the tax community, as well as a renewal of its commitment to a very ambitious time frame for completing its substantive work.