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The OECD welcomed an announcement by Macao, China that it intends to implement the OECD standards on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.
Moves by a number of financial centres over recent weeks in favour of transparency and exchange of information on tax matters have given a welcome boost to efforts counter international tax evasion, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said.
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The Liechtenstein Government accepts the OECD standards on transparency and information exchange in tax matters and supports the international measures against non-compliance with tax laws.
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Jersey and the United Kingdom have today signed a bilateral agreement for exchange of information for tax purposes bringing to 11 the number of such agreements entered into by Jersey.
An updated report on Access For Tax Authorities To Information Gathered By Anti- Money Laundering Authorities is now available.
Many countries recognize the important and significant role the voluntary sector plays in building a strong, caring and well-functioning society as well as in contributing to employment, welfare and economic growth. The vast majority of charities are legitimate, but some may be targeted by criminals to launder the proceeds of tax crimes and other serious offences.
Real estate has long been the preferred choice of criminals for hiding ill-gotten gains, and manipulating property prices is one of the oldest known ways to transfer proceeds illegally between parties to a deal. Tax fraud schemes are often closely linked with these activities.
Identity related crime is a serious and increasing risk in many countries although its impact is variable. Some countries estimate that identity fraud overall costs their economies billions of dollars and is becoming more organised and more sophisticated. This report provides the results of a survey of 19 countries to assess the tax crime and money laundering vulnerabilities associated with identity fraud.