Base erosion and profit shifting

OECD releases peer review document for assessment of the BEPS Action 6 minimum standard


29/05/2017 - Today the OECD released the key document, approved by the Inclusive Framework on BEPS, which will form the basis of the peer review of the Action 6 minimum standard on preventing the granting of treaty benefits in inappropriate circumstances.


The Action 6 minimum standard is one of the four BEPS minimum standards. Each of the four BEPS minimum standards is subject to peer review in order to ensure timely and accurate implementation and thus safeguard the level playing field. All members of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS commit to implementing the minimum standards and participating in the peer reviews.


The document released today forms the basis on which the peer review process will be undertaken. The document includes the Terms of Reference which sets out the criteria for assessing the implementation of the Action 6 minimum standard, and the Methodology which sets out the procedural mechanism by which the review will be conducted.


Media queries should be directed to Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (+33 6 26 30 49 23) or Jefferson VanderWolk, Head of the Tax Treaties, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division (+33 1 45 24 94 90).