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.
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The growth of e-services is presenting many opportunities and challenges to revenue authorities. The initial response by many revenue authorities has centred on the provision of e-filing solutions for the various tax types administered. However, increasingly, both customers and Governments expect more comprehensive e-services that match the best of the commercial sector. Providing e-services that are joined-up, customer-centric and
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This note examines how random audits are used in the context of an overall programme of compliance improvement for small and mid-size business taxpayers. It was prepared by a study team comprised of officials from revenue authorities in Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom and United States.
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This note focuses on several aspects of the use of Internet search tools for tax administration (i.e. tax compliance checking) purposes, namely: - the general background of the rise of e-commerce and the corresponding compliance issues against which the need for Internet search tools is being given substance; - an overview of country experiences with the use of Internet search tools; - a description of the functional components of
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This information note, consisting largely of a number of country case studies, seeks to illustrate the applicatio of compliance risk management techniques in the audit case selection processes of revenue authorities in a number of OECD member countries. The note was prepared with the assistance of officials from revenue authorities in Australia, Austrai, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway,
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The purpose of this guidance note is to provide a framework for the application of modern compliance risk management principles to the management of tax compliance risks. It identifies and discusses the general principles found in both the identification and treatment of compliance risks within a wide variety of taxation jurisdictions. It provides information about the way in which treatment strategies influence the behaviour of
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The purpose of this note is to set out guidance that will encourage appropriate standards for record keeping by businesses offering services or products via the Int