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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.
Interview with Klaus Tschütscher, Prime Minister of Liechtenstein, for the OECD Observer (June 2009).
Article for the OECD's Observer (June 2009), written by Jeffrey Owens, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.
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.
Article in 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
Prenant la parole lors d’une réunion organisée à Berlin par les gouvernements français et allemand sur la lutte contre la fraude et l’évasion fiscales, M. Angel Gurría, Secrétaire général de l’OCDE, a salué les progrès accomplis dans la mise en œuvre des normes internationales de transparence et d’échange de renseignements à des fins fiscales . Il a annoncé que la prochaine réunion du Forum mondial sur la transparence et l’échange
Addressing a conference organised by the French and German governments in Berlin on the fight against tax fraud and evasion, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed progress in implementing international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. He announced that the next meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Information Exchange, which guides the OECD’s work in this area, will take place
In a statement following their 12-13 June meeting in Lecce, ministers urged "further progress in the implementation of the OECD standards and the involvement of the widest possible number of jurisdictions, including developing countries. It is also essential to develop an effective peer-review mechanism to assess compliance with the same standards. This could be delivered by an expanded Global Forum. We also look forward to an update