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This information note summarises the findings of a study conducted by the Forum on Tax Administration‘s Taxpayer Services Sub-group to identify what processes revenue bodies have in place and what steps are taken to understand the root causes of service demand and how that knowledge is applied to either reduce demand or shift it to more cost-efficient channels.
La 7ma. reunión del Foro sobre Administración Tributaria, el cual reúne a los líderes de las administraciones tributarias de 43 países, concluyó con el compromiso unificado y fortalecedor de luchar contra el abuso fiscal offshore.
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Revenue bodies in many countries have been set challenging cost reduction targets while they are also required to maintain or even improve their standards of service delivery and the effectiveness of their compliance activities. Against this background, the Forum has undertaken a project under the title of ‘Working Smarter’ to examine measures taken by revenue bodies to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
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Building on the Forum’s previous work on compliance risk management, this information note explores the approaches and experiences of member revenue bodies in addressing tax risks associated with the underground economy, including the use of electronic payment systems to both conceal and reveal unreported income.
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This information note presents the findings of a survey conducted among revenue bodies in the FTA on cost-reduction targets; strategies and frameworks for managing cost-reduction; and specific measures to achieve savings or effectiveness gains without leading to increased costs or burdens for taxpayers. The note further includes a chapter on the challenges related to the planning and execution of large-scale cost-reduction programmes.
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This information note introduces the concept of ‘Right from the Start’ and shares examples of measures aimed at influencing taxpayer behaviour through early interventions or lasting alterations to the compliance environment. It sets out theoretical concepts, provides practical guidance on how these may be applied, and discusses how this can lead to savings and improved compliance outcomes while also benefitting taxpayers.
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Status of convention 19 JAN 2012.pdf
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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 and provide a comprehensive picture of the major security and identity authentication issues faced by member countries in delivering e-services, and the solutions implemented or planned.
This publication provides preliminary, quantitative estimates of direct budgetary support and tax expenditures supporting the production or consumption of fossil fuels in selected OECD member countries. The information has been compiled as part of the OECD’s programme of work to develop a better understanding of environmentally harmful subsidies (EHS). It has been undertaken as an exercise in transparency, and to inform the international dialogue on fossil-fuel subsidy reform. It is also intended to inform the ongoing efforts of G20 nations to reform fossil-fuel subsidies.
For each of the 24 OECD countries covered, the Inventory provides a succinct summary of its energy economy, and of the budgetary and tax-related measures provided at the central-government level (and, in the case of federal countries, for selected sub-national units of government) relating to fossil-fuel production or consumption.
Many measures listed in this inventory are relative preferences within a particular country’s tax system rather than absolute support that can be readily compared across countries, and for that reason no national totals are provided.
Uruguay has signed 7 new agreements providing for the exchange of tax information, showing its willingness to implement the global standards.