Cayman Islands committed to aligning with global best practices
Tax transparency and cooperation with international regulators and governments to guard against tax evasion is something that the Cayman Islands takes seriously. It has, after all, Tax Information Exchange Agreements with all major developed countries and shares information with over 100 countries under the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard framework.
Specifically, Cayman has had a TIEA in place with The Netherlands since 2009. That The Netherlands has just decided to blacklist the Cayman Islands (along with 20 other jurisdictions) has understandably surprised people and one wonders what the problem is, given the island’s commitment to adhering to the OECD’s BEPS Inclusive Framework and the fact it has released a draft International Tax-Co-operation (Economic Substance) Bill, 2018.