Article in the OECD Observer (June 2009). Though OECD work on making international tax fairer began over 50 years ago, it was not until 1998 and a report on harmful tax competition that the OECD stepped up its work against tax evasion, tax havens and abuse.
The financial crisis might not have been caused by taxation, but it nonetheless raises concerns about evasion, compliance and transparency in financial markets. The OECD Observer asked South Africa's minister of finance, Pravin Gordhan, who chairs the OECD's Forum on Tax Administration, to explain.
Article for the OECD Observer (June 2009), written by Jeffrey Owens, Director, and Richard Parry, Head of the Global Relation Unit, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.
Interview with Klaus Tschütscher, Prime Minister of Liechtenstein, for the OECD Observer (June 2009).
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At the invitation of Mr Peer Steinbrück, Minister of Finance of Germany, and of Mr Eric Woerth, Minister for the Budget, Public Accounts and the Civil Service of France, ministers and senior officials of 19 countries came together in Berlin on 23 June 2009 in order to review the progress that has been made with respect to the implementation of the OECD standard on transparency and exchange of information in tax matters since their
Les Bermudes et les Pays-Bas ont signé aujourd’hui un accord bilatéral d’échange de renseignements à des fins fiscales, portant à 12 le nombre d’accords du même type conclus par les Bermudes.
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Agreement between the United Kingdom and Liechtenstein on the exchange of information with respect to taxes
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Bermuda and The Netherlands have today signed a bilateral agreement for exchange of information for tax purposes.
Luxembourg has today signed a protocol to its double taxation convention with Denmark. The protocol, which allows exchange of bank information for tax purposes, brings the convention up to the OECD standard.
Compte-tenu des récents engagements politiques pris par Andorre, le Liechtenstein et Monaco afin d’adopter les normes de l’OCDE pour la transparence et l’échange effectif d’informations et du calendrier prévu pour leur mise en place, le Comité des Affaires Fiscales de l’OCDE a pris la décision de retirer ces trois juridictions de la liste des Paradis Fiscaux Non-Coopératifs.