Article for the OECD Observer (June 2009), written by Jeffrey Owens, Director, and Richard Parry, Head of the Global Relation Unit, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.
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At the invitation of Mr Peer Steinbrück, Minister of Finance of Germany, and of Mr Eric Woerth, Minister for the Budget, Public Accounts and the Civil Service of France, ministers and senior officials of 19 countries came together in Berlin on 23 June 2009 in order to review the progress that has been made with respect to the implementation of the OECD standard on transparency and exchange of information in tax matters since their
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Agreement between the United Kingdom and Liechtenstein on the exchange of information with respect to taxes
Bermuda and the Netherlands today signed a bilateral agreement for the exchange of information for tax purposes, bringing to 12 the number of such agreements Bemuda has entered into.
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Bermuda and The Netherlands have today signed a bilateral agreement for exchange of information for tax purposes.
Luxembourg has today signed a protocol to its double taxation convention with Denmark. The protocol, which allows exchange of bank information for tax purposes, brings the convention up to the OECD standard.
In the light of recent political commitments made by Andorra, Liechtenstein and Monaco to implement the OECD standards of transparency and effective exchange of information and the timetable set for the implementation, the OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs has decided to remove all three jurisdictions from its List of Uncooperative Tax Havens.
Luxembourg has signed an agreement for the exchange of bank information on request in all tax matters with the U.S., marking a major step forward in international efforts to counter tax evasion.
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Agreement between the Gibraltar and Ireland for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between the British Virgin Islands and Iceland for the exchange of information relating to tax matters