The following Protocols on mutual administrative assistance in tax matters have been signed by the Portuguese Republic.
The complete wording of the Protocols is available at the Portuguese Tax Authorities’ website:
On 27 January 2016, Portugal concluded a tax cooperation agreement that allows the automatic exchange of information by jurisdiction regarding Country-by-Country Report (CbC Report). The CbC Report obligation was primarily laid down in the OECD/G20 BEPS Action Plan and was transposed to European and Portuguese jurisdictions (vide article 121-A of CIT Code).
The Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (MCAA) enables the implementation of the new transfer pricing reporting standard developed under the Action 13 of BEPS Action Plan, which was further developed and strengthened since the publication of its draft report in 2014.
This agreement involves nowadays 75(2) signing countries and promotes the exchange of information between their Tax Authorities related with information on revenues, profit before tax, stated capital, number of employees, value of fixed tangible assets, among others, of CbC Reporting multinational groups ensuring the confidentiality of all information exchanged.
It is important to note that it is already in force in Portuguese jurisdiction the CbC Report’s information exchange mechanism with 549 jurisdictions (3).
(1) Member States would have to transpose the Directive to the respective national legislation until 31st December 2018, however the Directive was not transposed in Portugal yet.
(2) Last update: November 2018
(3) Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Mann, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay. It is possible to see here all the exchange of information relationships in regard to CbC Report that are already active in Portugal.
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