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  • 4-April-2016

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    Statement from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the “Panama Papers”

    The “Panama Papers” revelations have shone the light on Panama’s culture and practice of secrecy. Panama is the last major holdout that continues to allow funds to be hidden offshore from tax and law enforcement authorities

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  • 1-April-2016

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    Rising tax revenues are key to economic development in African countries

    Tax revenues in African countries are rising as a proportion of national incomes, according to the inaugural edition of Revenue Statistics in Africa. In 2014, the eight countries covered by the report - Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritius, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia - reported tax revenues as a percentage of GDP ranging from 16.1% to 31.3%.

  • 24-March-2016

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    OECD releases a BEPS consultation document on the treaty entitlement of non-CIV funds

    Responses are invited to the questions included in a consultation document on issues and suggestions related to the impact of the Report on BEPS Action 6 on the tax treaty entitlement of non-CIV funds.

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  • 22-March-2016

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    OECD releases standardised electronic format for the exchange of BEPS Country-by-Country Reports

    In a continued effort to boost transparency in international tax matters, the OECD has today released its standardised electronic format for the exchange of Country-by-Country (CbC) Reports between jurisdictions – the CbC XML Schema – as well as the related User Guide.

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  • 21-March-2016

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    Head of joint OECD/UNDP Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative appointed – James Karanja

    Mr. James Karanja has been appointed as Head of the joint OECD/UNDP Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) Initiative effective 11 April 2016. Mr. Karanja will lead the development of TIWB, which has been designed to support developing countries to build tax audit capacity.

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  • 16-March-2016

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    Latin America and the Caribbean: Tax revenues rise slightly but remain well below OECD levels

    Despite a continuing slowdown in economic growth, tax revenues in Latin American and Caribbean countries rose slightly in 2014, as a proportion of national incomes, according to new data from the annual Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean publication.

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  • 14-March-2016

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    New Global Forum peer reviews highlight ever-increasing compliance with tax transparency standards

    The world’s leading forum on tax transparency published 10 new peer review reports today, pointing to ever-increasing compliance with the internationally-recognised standards to curb tax evasion through the exchange of information.

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  • 4-March-2016

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    Developed and developing countries gather at OECD to deepen their engagement to implement BEPS package

    On 1-3 March 2016, the OECD hosted two important events for the international tax community. The Task Force on Tax and Development and the Global Forum on Transfer Pricing gathered over 230 participants representing 84 jurisdictions and 11 international and regional organisations.

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  • 29-February-2016

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    OECD releases discussion draft on the treaty residence of pension funds

    Public comments are invited on a discussion draft that includes proposals for changes to the OECD Model Tax Convention concerning the treaty residence of pension funds. Comments should be sent by 1 April 2016 at the latest.

  • 24-February-2016

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    Regional meeting in Dakar on the implementation of the BEPS Project for francophone African countries

    On 22-23 February 2016, a regional network meeting on the implementation of the BEPS package was held in Dakar (Senegal), by the OECD in partnership with the CREDAF (Centre de Rencontres et d'Etudes des Dirigeants des Administrations Fiscales).

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