Multilateral Instrument (MLI)
The multilateral instrument (MLI) implements the treaty related anti-tax avoidance measures of the BEPS project in bilateral tax treaties.
A highly innovative aspect of the BEPS project, the MLI allows for the relatively rapid inclusion in existing bilateral tax treaties of measures against treaty shopping, artificial avoidance of the PE status and hybrid mismatches, as well as improvements of the dispute resolution mechanism. The MLI currently covers 94 jurisdictions, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. As from 1 January 2020 the MLI affects multiple Covered Tax Agreements and its scope of application is expanding rapidly. It will have a substantial impact on more than 1,500 existing bilateral tax treaties.
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