Reports


  • 28-October-2010

    English

    Choosing a Broad Base - Low Rate Approach to Taxation

    Many countries will likely face the need to increase tax revenues, as part of fiscal consolidation, during the next few years. But how is this best done? And what are the considerations when choosing between raising tax rates and broadening the tax base by scaling back or abolishing targeted tax provisions (such as allowances, exemptions and preferential rates)? This report aims to answer such questions by taking a close look at the economic and political factors that influence governments’ tax decisions. 

    Although many countries have broadened their tax bases over the past 30 years, targeted tax provisions, notably tax expenditures, continue to be significant.  Like public expenditure, targeted tax reliefs mean that (other) tax rates need to be higher in order to finance these reliefs. This report therefore discusses whether such tax provisions continue to be worthwhile. It includes an annex covering country-specific revenue forgone estimates of tax expenditures for selected OECD countries.  

    This report also identifies political factors, including the lobbying of influential interest groups, as the main obstacles to base-broadening reforms, and it considers how reforms can be best packaged and presented to overcome such obstacles.

  • 22-October-2010

    English

    2010 OECD Study on Offshore Voluntary Disclosure

    Vast amounts of tax are lost to offshore tax evasion every year. Certain estimates put the number at 100 billion $ for the United States alone. This publication shows how 39 countries (all OECD members as well as Argentina, China, India, Russia, and South Africa) deal with offshore tax evasion.

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  • 12-October-2010

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    Taxation, Innovation and the Environment (Chinese version)

    Taxation, Innovation and the Environment (Chinese version)

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  • 30-September-2010

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  • 15-September-2010

    English, , 609kb

    Addressing Tax Risks Involving Bank Losses

    Addressing Tax Risks Involving Bank Losses

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  • 2-septembre-2010

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  • 28-July-2010

    English

    Implementing the Tax Transparency Standards: A Handbook for Assessors and Jurisdictions

    This handbook is intended to assist the assessment teams and the reviewed jurisdictions that are participating in the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information (the “Global Forum”) peer reviews and non-member reviews.

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  • 22-juillet-2010

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  • 22-juillet-2010

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  • 15-July-2010

    English

    Prospects for growth and imbalances beyond the short term

    The global crisis has left the OECD area with lower potential output and a high government debt burden. Moreover, global imbalances are beginning to widen again.

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