The Africa Initiative’s 8th annual meeting brought together more than 150 participants from 27 African countries and 20 organisations. Representatives reflected on current challenges faced by administrations and highlighted the importance of exchange of information (EOI) and other forms of administrative co-operation in supporting domestic resource mobilisation in these challenging times.
Today, at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, four countries have signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (the Convention), bringing the total number of jurisdictions that participate in the Convention to 141.
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published today nine new peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). The new reports relate to jurisdictions with very diverse EOIR practice and their findings are equally contrasted.
The rapid spread of exchange of financial information (EOI) between countries over the past ten years has led to much increased transparency in tax matters. Today as yesterday, international co-operation is critical in combating tax evasion and helping domestic revenue mobilisation. Regrettably, many developing countries have not yet benefitted from these developments and are still struggling to enforce their tax legislations.
One small change can make a big difference in the fight against illicit financial flows.
On 16 July, Oman took another step towards BEPS implementation by signing the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports — becoming the 86th jurisdiction to do so. For more information, visit: http://oe.cd/cbcr
Today, the OECD has released a new global tax reporting framework, the Model Reporting Rules for Digital Platforms in the Sharing and Gig Economy ("MRDP"). Under the MRDP, digital platforms are required to collect information on the income realised by those offering accommodation, transport and personal services through platforms and to report the information to tax authorities.
La communauté internationale continue de progresser à grands pas dans la lutte contre la fraude fiscale internationale, à la faveur de la mise en œuvre des nouvelles normes de transparence par le Forum mondial sur la transparence et l’échange de renseignements à des fins fiscales qui rapproche les pays de l’objectif d'éradiquer le secret bancaire à des fins fiscales.
La Convention a été élaborée par le Conseil de l'Europe et l'OCDE pour promouvoir la coopération internationale pour une amélioration du fonctionnement de la législation nationale. La Convention est l’instrument multilatéral le plus complet et offre toutes les formes possibles de coopération fiscale pour combattre l’évasion et la fraude fiscales, une priorité pour tous les pays.
Today, at the Thai Embassy in Paris, His Excellency Sarun Charoensuwan, Ambassador of Thailand in France, signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (the Convention). Thailand is the 137th jurisdiction to join the Convention.