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1-October-2012

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Tax: The Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes Pakistan as new member

Pakistan has joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. As the 111th member of the Global Forum, it will participate in the peer review process which encourages all countries to adopt effective exchange of information in tax matters.

13-September-2012

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Argentina becomes the first South American country to become a Party to the Multilateral Convention

Today Argentina has deposited its instrument of ratification making Argentina the first country from South America to become a Party to the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters and allowing it to benefit from cross border tax co-operation and information sharing.

24-July-2012

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Improving international tax co-operation: OECD releases reports on automatic exchange and tax confidentiality

Furthering its efforts to strengthen international tax co-operation, the OECD has issued two new reports on automatic exchange and tax confidentiality. The report on automatic exchange of information describes what it is, how it works, where it stands and what challenges remain. The report on confidentiality of information exchanged examines all aspects of ensuring the protection of information exchanged for tax purposes.

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23-July-2012

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Keeping It Safe: The OECD Guide on the Protection of Confidentiality of Information Exchanged for Tax Purposes

This report examines the legal framework to protect the tax confidentiality of information exchanged and the administrative policies and practices in place to protect confidentiality.

23-July-2012

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Automatic Exchange of Information: What It Is, How It Works, Benefits, What Remains To Be Done

This report describes the key aspects of automatic exchange of information and explains the work of the OECD in this area.

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19-July-2012

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Global Forum Secretariat and United Arab Emirates enhance co-operation to improve tax transparency in the MENA region

The Global Forum Secretariat enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Arab Emirates, confirming UAE’s commitment to the Global Forum’s work on transparency and exchange of information.

18-July-2012

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Tax: OECD updates OECD Model Tax Convention to extend information requests to groups

The OECD has updated Article 26 of the OECD Model Tax Convention, which sets out the international standard on exchange of information. The standard provides for information exchange on request, where the information is “foreseeably relevant” for the administration of the taxes of the requesting party, regardless of bank secrecy and a domestic tax interest.

16-July-2012

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Tunisia signs multilateral agreement on fiscal co-operation and strengthens its links with the OECD

During his visit to Tunisia, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Angel Gurría, met with the Tunisian Prime Minister, as well as government ministers and the President of the National Constituent Assembly, in order to discuss the co-operation between Tunisia and the OECD.

16-July-2012

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Progress Report to the G20 June 2012

20 peer reviews, including 3 combined reviews, have been published, containing 149 new recommendations. This brings the total number of published reports to 79. 6 new supplementary reports have been adopted which have fully addressed 33 recommendations. Another 17 peer reviews have been launched. Jurisdictions continue to report significant changes following Phase 1 recommendations and as a result 2 supplementary reviews are underway.

10-July-2012

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Tax: Ghana Signs Tax Cooperation Agreement

Ghana has signed the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement developed jointly by the Council of Europe and the OECD. Ghana is the second African country, after South Africa, to sign the Convention since it was opened for signature to all countries in June 2011.

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