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  • 20-April-2016

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    Bermuda joins agreement to automatically share BEPS country-by-country reports

    Bermuda became the 33rd signatory of the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement for the automatic exchange of Country-by-Country reports (CbC MCAA), which is based on Article 6 of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters and puts in place the automatic exchange framework for exchanging Country-by-Country Reports, as contemplated by BEPS Action 13.

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  • 19-April-2016

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    Joint statement on the fight against illicit financial flows, by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Thabo Mbeki, Chair of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

    The issue of illicit financial flows (IFFS) is at the forefront of the international agenda. Both the OECD and the High Level Panel have focused attention on this problem and have identified ways in which to tackle it.

  • 19-April-2016

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    International organisations take major step to boost global co-operation in tax matters

    The main international organisations working on taxation – the IMF, OECD, UN and WBG – have announced today further details on how they will act together through a Platform for Collaboration on Tax as a response to the growing importance of taxation in the international financing for development debate to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • 14-April-2016

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    Concrete actions needed to advance global tax transparency, OECD says

    The international community should call time on all remaining holdouts who have yet to implement internationally agreed tax transparency standards, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría said in a new report to the G20.

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  • 14-April-2016

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    OECD Secretary-General's tax report to G20 Finance Ministers (April 2016)

    This report highlights the progress we have made to date to improve global tax transparency, identifying the weaknesses which remain, and outlining possible next steps where the OECD can work to support a collective response to these latest developments.

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  • 14-April-2016

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    About exchange of tax information

    The key to international tax co-operation is effective exchange of information and the OECD has been at the forefront of international efforts to promote all forms of information exchange. In recent years, enormous progress has been made to establish high standards of tax transparency and information sharing so as to improve tax authorities' ability to deter, detect and disrupt tax evasion and avoidance.

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  • 13-April-2016

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    Tax administrations meet on “Panama Papers”

    A special project meeting of the Joint International Tax Shelter Information and Collaboration (JITSIC) Network took place at the OECD in Paris on Wednesday 13 April, bringing together senior tax administration officials from countries worldwide to discuss opportunities for obtaining data, co-operation and information-sharing in light of the “Panama Papers” revelations.

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  • 12-April-2016

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    OECD tax rates on labour income stabilise in 2015

    Taxes on labour income for the average worker across the OECD remained stable at 35.9% in 2015, ending a series of steady annual increases dating to 2011, according to a new report.

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  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages 2016

    This annual flagship publication provides details of taxes paid on wages in OECD countries.  It covers: personal income taxes and employee contributions paid by employees, social security contributions and payroll taxes paid by employers, and cash benefits received by in-work families. It illustrates how these taxes and benefits are calculated in each member country and examines how they have an impact on household incomes. The results also enable quantitative cross-country comparisons of labour cost levels and the overall tax and benefit position of single persons and families on different levels of earnings.
    The publication shows the amounts of taxes and social security contributions levied and cash benefits received for eight different family types, which vary by a combination of household composition and household type.  It also presents: the resulting average and marginal tax rates (that is, the tax burden); the average tax rates (showing the part of gross wage earnings or total labour costs taken in tax and social security contributions, both before and after cash benefits); and the marginal tax rates (showing the part of a small increase of gross earnings or total labour costs that is paid in these levies).

  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Portugal

    Portugal is ranked 11th among the 34 OECD member countries in decreasing order with a tax wedge for an average single worker at 42.1% in 2015, compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The country occupied the 12th position in 2014.

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