02/10/2008 - On October 15, OECD will publish the 2008 edition of its annual Revenue Statistics, which presents detailed comparable tax data in a common format for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards. The publication will be available to journalists under embargo on the OECD’s password-protected website from Tuesday 14 October, for automatic release at 11.00 a.m. Paris time on Wednesday 15 October.
Jeffrey Owens, Director of OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, and Chris Heady, head of the OECD’s Tax Policy and Tax Statistics Division, will brief journalists at 11.00 a.m. at OECD headquarters on the data in the publication and, more generally, on challenges facing tax systems in today’s global economic and financial environment. Among other things, they will look at trends in policies for tax reform and at the different ways in which individual countries have designed pro-growth tax policies. The briefing will be in English.
For further information and to register for the briefing, journalists are invited to contact OECD’s Media Division (tel.:+33 1 4524 9700) or (news.contact @ oecd.org).