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The OECD Secretariat published the latest set of Administrative Guidance on the Global Anti-Base Erosion Model Rules (GloBE rules) of Pillar Two on 18 December 2023 intended to clarify the operation of the GloBE rules. This is the third set of administrative guidance, and along with the guidance released in February and July 2023 it will be incorporated into a revised version of the GloBE Commentary , which, according to the OECD, will be released in 2024. This latest release is the final set of guidance supplementing and clarifying the Pillar Two rules before they come into effect in many countries from 1 January 2024. Further guidance is expected in 2024 across a range of issues.

Concerning Amount A of Pillar One, a statement was also published noting that “members of the Inclusive Framework (IF) reaffirm their commitment to achieve a consensus-based solution and to finalise the text of the Multilateral Convention (MLC) by the end of March 2024, with a view to hold a signing ceremony by the end of June 2024.”  In addition to recognizing that work to resolve the outstanding issues on the text of the MLC will go on into 2024, the IF statement mentions that this includes work to extend the standstill on Digital Services Taxes (DSTs) and other relevant similar measures (which is currently set to expire at the end of this year).

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