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OECD CBCR stands for "Country-by-Country Reporting" in the context of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Country-by-Country Reporting is a key component of the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, which aims to address tax avoidance strategies used by multinational enterprises (MNEs) to shift profits to low-tax or no-tax jurisdictions. 

Country-by-Country Reporting (CBCR) requires multinational enterprises to provide detailed information about their global operations, including revenue, profit, taxes paid, and other key financial data, on a country-by-country basis. This information is then shared with tax authorities in the countries where the MNE operates. The primary goal of CBCR is to increase transparency and provide tax authorities with the information they need to assess transfer pricing and profit allocation within multinational corporations. 
Key elements of OECD CBCR include: 

Reporting Requirements

Multinational enterprises meeting certain criteria are required to prepare and file CBCR reports. These reports typically include detailed financial and operational information for each country in which they do business. 

Revenue and Profit Data

CBCR reports provide a breakdown of revenue, profit, income tax paid, and other financial indicators for each country of operation.

Consistency and Standardization

The OECD provides a standardized template for CBCR reporting, ensuring consistency and comparability of information across different MNEs.


While the information provided in CBCR reports is shared with tax authorities, it is generally not made public. It is intended for tax administration and enforcement purposes.

Risk Assessment

Tax authorities use CBCR data as part of their risk assessment and audit processes to identify potential areas of concern, such as transfer pricing issues or profit shifting strategies. 

International Cooperation

The OECD’s CBCR framework promotes international cooperation and information exchange among tax authorities to address cross-border tax avoidance issues. 
CBCR is one of the measures introduced as part of the BEPS project to enhance the transparency and effectiveness of international tax rules. It is intended to prevent the erosion of the tax base and ensure that multinational corporations pay their fair share of taxes in the countries where they operate. While the CBCR requirements are designed to apply consistently across jurisdictions, individual countries may implement the rules into their domestic legislation with some variations. 
It’s important to note that CBCR is a complex and evolving area of international tax regulation, and compliance requirements may vary by jurisdiction. Multinational enterprises should work closely with tax advisors and stay informed about the specific CBCR requirements in the countries where they operate. 
Our CbCR compliance services help you comply with the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative, which requires multinational enterprises to report their profits, taxes, and economic activities on a country-by-country basis. We can help you prepare and submit your CbCR reports, as well as provide data analytics, risk assessment, and benchmarking. 
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