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2010/2011 Global Relations Annual Report
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An updated summary of the tax treatment of bribes by Parties to the Convention and Observer Countries. It includes new information concerning Australia and Mexico.
This conference was held within the framework of the OECD 50th anniversary. Ministers and senior policy makers reviewed trends in tax reform over 50 years, discussed emerging pressures on competitiveness of tax systems and how to achieve successful reforms in the 21st century.
The OECD and India have announced plans to strengthen ongoing co-operation on tax-related issues through the development of a three-year partnership that will provide greater opportunities for structured dialogue and information sharing.
India faces the same challenges as every OECD member country: how to adapt its domestic tax system and its international tax policies to a borderless economy, and how to ensure that the approaches embraced today will be well suited to meet the needs of the economy of tomorrow, said OECD Secretary-General. OECD can offer to India a forum for sharing worldwide experiences and benchmarking national policies against best practices, a
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10-June-2011: OECD releases a Multi-Country Analysis of Existing Transfer Pricing Simplification Measures.
This publication contains the official text of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters as amended by the 2010 Protocol. The original Convention was developed jointly by the Council of Europe and the OECD and opened for signature by the member states of both organisations on 25 January 1988. The original Convention was amended in 2010 to align it to the international standard on information exchange for tax purposes and to open it to all countries, responding to the call of the G20 to make it easier for all countries to secure the benefits of the new co-operative tax environment. The amended Convention entered into force on 1 June 2011.
This Convention aims to help governments enforce their tax laws, provides an international legal framework for co-operation among countries in countering international tax avoidance and evasion. It offers a variety of tools for administrative co-operation in tax matters, providing all forms of exchange of information, assistance in tax collection and service of documents. It also facilitates joint audits and information sharing to counter other serious crimes (e.g. money laundering, corruption) when certain conditions are met. It preserves the rights of taxpayers, provides extensive safeguards to protect the confidentiality of the information exchanged, in particular in relation to personal data. The operation of this self-standing multilateral convention is overseen by a Co-ordinating Body comprised of the Parties to the Convention.
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Explanatory Report of the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters as amended by the 2010 Protocol
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New amendments to the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters open the Convention to all countries, allowing them to benefit from cross border tax co-operation and information sharing.