Corporate Taxation and BEPS: A Fair Slice for Developing Countries?

Irene Burgers, Irma Mosquera

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to examine the differences in perception of ‘fairness’ between developing and developed countries, which influence developing countries’ willingness to embrace the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) proposals and to recommend as to how to overcome these differences. The article provides an introduction to the background of the OECD’s BEPS initiatives (Action Plan, Low Income Countries Report, Multilateral Framework, Inclusive Framework) and the concerns of developing countries about their ability to implement BEPS (Section 1); a non-exhaustive overview of the shortcomings of the BEPS Project and its Action Plan in respect of developing countries (Section 2); arguments on why developing countries might perceive fairness in relation to corporate income taxes differently from developed countries (Section 3); and recommendations for international organisations, governments and academic researchers on where fairness in respect of developing countries should be more properly addressed (Section 4).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-47
JournalErasmus Law Review
Volume2017
Issue number08
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug-2017

Keywords

  • FAIRNESS
  • INTERNATIONAL TAXATION
  • Base Erosion Profit Shifting
  • LEGITIMACY
  • DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

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