Discretion is also granted to the party required to refuse a request for information if: courts may also choose to use the text of the articles of the standard protocol if they wish to include the automatic and spontaneous exchange of information in a new TIEA. Jersey can also exchange tax information with other countries under the double taxation conventions, the multilateral convention and with EU member states under the EU Savings Tax Directive. Australian TIEAs should not be confused with other agreements with some of the aforementioned jurisdictions. Other agreements, sometimes referred to as „mini-agreements,” generally allocate tax duties between the relevant jurisdictions and Australia for certain income categories and sometimes provide for transfer pricing adjustments. To date, Australia has concluded these agreements with Aruba, British Virgin Islands, Cook Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey and Samoa. Australia`s TIEAs are based on the OECD agreement on the exchange of information on tax issues (convention model). The model agreement was developed following the 1998 OECD report, Harmful Tax Competition: An Emerging Global Issue (1998 report). In the 1998 report, the „lack of effective exchange of information” was cited as one of the most important criteria for determining harmful tax practices. These concerns are not new. The corporate tax review: A revised tax system (Ralph Report) also expressed the same concern: see recommendation 23.2 (b) of the Ralph report. „Public policies” and their French equivalent „clean up order” refer to information about the vital interests of the party itself.
This exception can only be invoked in extreme cases. For example, there would be a public order case if a tax investigation within the candidate party was motivated by political or racial persecution. Public policy reasons may also be invoked where information is a state secret. B, for example, sensitive information held by secret services and whose disclosure would be contrary to the vital interests of the required contracting party. Therefore, public policy issues should rarely arise in relation to requests for information that otherwise fall within the scope of this agreement. The purpose and scope of the Article of the Treaty provides that the competent authorities of both jurisdictions provide assistance by exchanging „predictable” information for the national tax laws of the relevant legal systems. This information includes information that is predictable for the identification, taxation and collection of taxes, their collection and execution or the identification or follow-up of a tax issue. The Australian Commissioner for Taxation, as the competent Australian authority, is required to provide the appropriate party`s competent authority with the following information in order to demonstrate the foreseeable relevance of the information in submitting a request for information: the government is constantly reviewing international tax regimes. You will find information on the impact that any changes in international law may have on you in the new legislation.
Download UK and Jersey correspondence (size 60kb) All agreements have been signed and ratified, unless otherwise stated. This agreement, published in April 2002, is not a binding instrument, but includes two models of bilateral agreements. Many bilateral agreements are based on this agreement (see below).