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The purpose of this note is to report the findings, observations and international comparisons derived from a survey of auditor workforce management approaches adopted in selected OECD countries. The survey, conducted over the last year and involving some 10 member countries, explored a range of matters, including: 1) identifying the required capabilities of auditors and audit managers; 2) methods for assessing auditor capability; 3)
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Following the publication of several studies on estimates of the underground economy, the international organisations that co-signed the well known "SNA 93" drafted this official declaration.
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This information note briefly describes the use of pre-populated returns that has become a feature of the personal income tax systems in countries in the Nordic region and elsewhere, particularly over the last decade or so.
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The purpose of this note is to share information about email implementations as they affect taxpayer service delivery from a small number of national revenue bodies.
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This note summarises information provided by revenue bodies in seven OECD member countries regarding application software solutions, planned or implemented, to support revenue administration.
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The purpose of this note is to share information concerning the strategies employed by a number of national revenue bodies to increase the take-up rates of electronic services, in particular the electronic filing of tax returns.
The OECD is launching a new project aimed at providing guidance for governments on applying Value Added Taxes, or VAT - also called Goods and Services Tax, or GST, in some countries -- to cross-border trade.
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This guidance note focuses on the creation of a computer file that allows the easy export of a predefined set of accounting records in a commonly-readable format.
The OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) approved two notes arising from work to develop a set of guidance on business accounting system data requirements for tax audit purposes, and associated practical implementation issues for software developers.
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This guidance note describes the processes needed in business and accounting software to attain a sufficient level of reliability for electronic records kept in support of tax returns during the retention period prescribed by tax legislation in individual countries.