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This information note shares and builds on the experiences and lessons of Australia, Canada and Chile in encouraging good corporate governance and continuing to develop approaches to sound tax risk management. Despite these countries’ diverse regulatory environments and experiences they suggest a number of common benefits, challenges, and best practice considerations.
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This guidance note seeks to provide sufficient information about Standard Business Reporting (SBR) to enable revenue bodies to consider its relevance to their Government and play a major role in cross-Government deliberations and implementation, if deemed appropriate. It has been prepared following research by HMRC officials and with the assistance of revenue bodies participating in the FTA's Taxpayer Services Sub-group.
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This guidance note presents an overview of approaches and methods used by tax administrations in managing large taxpayers’ compliance. Recognising that large business taxpayers are different from other groups of taxpayers, many tax administrations have instituted specific organisational and management arrangements as well as special compliance programmes as part of a strategy to deal effectively with this segment of taxpayers.
The financial crisis might not have been caused by taxation, but it nonetheless raises concerns about evasion, compliance and transparency in financial markets. The OECD Observer asked South Africa's minister of finance, Pravin Gordhan, who chairs the OECD's Forum on Tax Administration, to explain.
The fifth meeting of the OECD’s Forum on Tax Administration was held in Paris on 28-29 May 2009. The discussions focused on the challenges and opportunities currently facing revenue bodies and taxpayers around the world as a result of the first truly global financial and economic crisis. Working alongside senior business leaders, the heads of revenue bodies from FTA participating countries came together to share experiences and
With governments facing soaring budget deficits as they seek to combat the global economic slump, tax authorities from around the world have agreed on a new cooperation plan.
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This information note describes recent progress by revenue bodies in the development of more innovative or unusual risk treatment approaches to address non-compliance in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector and provides examples of evaluation approaches adopted by agencies to measure the impacts and outcomes of these new treatment methods.
On February 9, 2009 the OECD held a consultation on its project on High Net Worth Individuals (“HNWI”). The consultation followed from the release of a discussion paper on the project (October 2008).
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The Comparative Information Series (CIS) is a comprehensive survey of tax administration practices across 30 OECD and 13 selected non-OECD countries. Its starting point is the premise that revenue bodies can be better informed and work more effectively together given a broad understanding of the administrative context in which each operates.