Turkey signs CRS Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement

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Turkey has signed Common Reporting Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (CRS MCAA) for the implementation of automatic exchange of financial account information pursuant to the OECD/G20 Common Reporting Standard (CRS) to launch exchanges in 2018. This country is the 88th jurisdiction to sign this treaty. This convention aims to prevent tax evasion. This treaty also contains provisions that would make it easier to implement automatic exchange of country-by-country reports on the tax affairs of multinational corporations with other countries’ tax administrations according to action 13 of the OECD/G20 base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project. Also, it helps in the implementation of exchange of private tax rulings involving multinational firms in accordance with action 5 of the BEPS project.

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