Tax and crime

Focus

The OECD Capacity Building Programme for tax crime investigators was launched to help countries detect and investigate financial crimes, and recover the proceeds of those crimes, by developing the skills of criminal investigators.
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This annual event is an opportunity for senior government officials, anti-money laundering and anti‑corruption authorities, police and law enforcement, public prosecutors, as well as international organisations and NGOs, to discuss current issues and country experiences on key policy and operational topics in combating financial crime.
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This report describes the functions of point of sales systems and the specific areas of risk to tax administrations. It sets out in detail the electronic sales suppression techniques that have been uncovered and shows how such methods can be detected by tax auditors and investigators.
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Latest news

12/09/14 - A strategic perspective on the prevention, detection and investigation of international tax crime 
» outcomes from the Second Meeting of the Forum of Heads of Tax Crime Investigation

Publications

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 Publication cover for the report on Evading the Net: Tax Crime in the Fisheries Sector released 7 November 2013.

Evading the Net: Tax Crime in the Fisheries Sector

Publication cover for the Bribery and Corruption awareness handbook for tax examiners and tax auditors

Bribery and Corruption Awareness Handbook for Tax Examiners and Tax Auditors

Publication cover for the second edition of the Rome report on Effective Inter-agency co-operation in fighting tax crime and other crimes.

Effective Inter-Agency Co-operation in Fighting Crimes 

Related Work

Link to bribery annual report 

OECD Working Group on Bribery: Annual Report

Published annually, this report aims to provide a brief overview of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and how it works. It also outlines how the Working Group on Bribery contributes to the global fight against corruption.

CleanGovBiz - Integrity in Practice

The OECD's CleanGovBiz Initiative supports governments, business and civil society in their efforts to build integrity and fight corruption across the board.

 

Videos

International Academy for Tax Crime Investigation
(31 March – 18 April 2014)

A key pillar of the Oslo Dialogue is strengthening the capacity of criminal tax investigators to tackle illicit financial flows and the OECD International Academy for Tax Crime Investigation is a critical part of this initiative. The programme greatly improves the ability of developing countries to detect and investigate financial crimes, and recover the proceeds of those crimes, by developing the skills of tax and financial crime investigators through intensive training courses.  

 

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