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  • 30-April-2014


    Top earners capturing growing share of total income in many countries, says OECD

    The shares of the richest 1% in total pre-tax income have increased in most OECD countries over the past three decades. This rise is the result of the top 1% capturing a disproportionate share of overall income growth over that timeframe: up to 37% in Canada and 47% in the United States, according to new OECD analysis.

  • 24-April-2014


    International community continues making progress on tax transparency

    The international community continues making progress toward greater cooperation to ensure effective information exchange in tax matters. The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes issued today 12 new reports that highlight action being taken by jurisdictions to implement the international standard for exchange of information on request.

  • 18-April-2014


    Governments endorse new OECD Guidelines on applying VAT across borders

    The governments of 86 countries have taken a key step towards preventing value added tax from weighing on trade while also safeguarding state revenues by endorsing the first internationally agreed framework for applying national VAT rules to cross-border transactions.

  • 16-April-2014


    Comments received on discussion draft on Tax Challenges of the Digital Economy published

    On 24 March 2014, the OECD invited comments from interested parties on the Discussion Draft on Tax Challenges of the Digital Economy related to Action 1 of the BEPS Action Plan. The OECD now publishes the comments received.

  • 11-April-2014


    Tax burdens on labour income continue to rise across the OECD

    Personal income tax has risen in 25 out of 34 OECD countries over the past three years, as countries reduce the value of tax-free allowances and tax credits and subject higher proportions of earnings to tax, according to new data in the annual Taxing Wages publication.

  • 11-April-2014


  • 2-April-2014


    New head appointed for OECD transfer pricing unit

    Andrew Hickman has been appointed Head of the Transfer Pricing Unit of the Tax Treaties, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division within the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. He will take up duty in May 2014.

  • 28-March-2014


    International efforts to combat tax avoidance got a boost today as OECD broadens dialogue with global partners

    Over 330 senior tax officials from more than 110 jurisdictions and international organisations met in Paris on 26-28 March 2014 during the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Global Forum on Transfer Pricing.

  • 25-March-2014


    Tax is all about trust

    Following the financial crisis in 2008, millions of citizens faced hardship as they set about repairing the damage done to their economies and to public finances. For most people, the necessary sacrifice was bearable as long as it was shared fairly by everyone in society. Unfortunately, the evidence shows that this was not the case when it came to some large global companies.

  • 24-March-2014


    Senior appointments within the Tax Policy and Statistics Division

    The OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration has appointed Mr. David Bradbury as Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division (TPS) and Mr. Thomas Neubig as Deputy Head of the TPS Division.

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