This paper focuses on the tax impediments faced by small and medium-sized enterprises in Italy. The fact that small businesses are characterized by financing constraints and have less access to bank loans is often emphasized as an argument in favour of a special tax treatment for small enterprises. On the one hand, however, the evidence that SMEs suffer severe financing constraints is not overwhelming; on the other hand, tax relief
Serious Economic Crime
« Les États ont conclu plus de 700 accords d’échange de renseignements fiscaux. Cela a déjà rapporté 14 milliards EUR de recettes supplémentaires provenant de plus de 100 000 contribuables fortunés qui avaient dissimulé leurs actifs dans des centres extraterritoriaux, et ce n’est qu’un début »
Economic crime today is increasingly complex in nature and international in scope. To combat this threat effectively and bring justice to the victims of fraud and corruption, countries need to work in partnership with their counterparts on the world stage, as well as co-ordinate their activities with agencies closer to home. The purpose of this report is to give board-level readers in the UK and international businesses informed
We no longer talk about commitments to change; today, we are making change happen. We are implementing the now universally accepted international standard of transparency and exchange of information, said OECD Secretary-General.
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This report summarises the findings of a survey conducted by the Forum on Tax Administration's Taxpayer Services Sub-group to assess member revenue bodies' progress with the use of social media technologies in tax administration. To assist readers new to, or unfamiliar with, this topic the note also provides background information on the main social media technologies being deployed in the private sector and elsewhere in Government.
This publication examines the effects of taxation on employment, highlights the resulting policy challenges, and discusses the ways governments endeavour to address these challenges. Chapter 1 provides a broad overview of the effects of taxation on employment, examining how taxes on labour income can affect both the size of the labour force and the level of unemployment, and highlighting key areas of concern for tax policy makers. This analysis is then augmented in chapters 2-4 by the more detailed analysis of the effects of taxation on the employment of three groups where empirical research suggests that responses of labour supply to taxation may be relatively large: low-income workers, mobile highly-skilled workers, and older workers. As well as highlighting key areas of concern for tax policy makers, the report places a particular focus on the different measures that have been adopted by countries to attempt to overcome these problems, discussing, where possible, the main design features, and the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches that have been adopted.
Face aux taux de chômage élevés induits par la crise économique et financière, les pouvoirs publics s’évertuent à créer des emplois.
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The report provides both a broad overview of the effects of taxation on employment as well as a detailed analysis of selected issues.
Officials from revenue bodies, the banking sector and OECD met in Rome on 10-11 October to discuss ways to enhance the relationship between tax administrations and the banking industry and thus improve tax compliance.