On September 22, 2017 the OECD announced that it is seeking public comments on key issues identified in a request for input related to the tax challenges raised by digitalisation and the potential options to address these challenges. The consultation period is relatively short. Comments should be sent by October 13, 2017. Comments should be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The OECD also announced that a public consultation meeting on the tax challenges of digitalisation will be held at the University of California, Berkeley on November 1, 2017. If you would like to attend this public consultation you have to register online by October 6, 2017. Here you can register for the public consultation meeting.


The request for input that the OECD has put together starts by outlining the background on the work regarding the tax challenges of digitalisation from the BEPS Action 1 report and invites comments on the impact of digitalisation on business models and value creation, challenges and opportunities for tax systems, the implementation of the measures outlined in the BEPS package and potential options to address the direct tax challenges of digitalisation.


The OECD has categorized the subjects for which it requests input as follows:

A.   Digitalisation, Business Models and Value Creation

B.   Challenges and Opportunities for Tax Systems

C.   Implementation of the BEPS package

D.   Options to address the broader direct tax policy challenges

E.   Other Comments


Click here to be forwarded to the request for input as released by the OECD on September 22, 2017.


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