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On the face of it, taxation and domestic resource mobilisation might be low on the list of today’s priorities. Yet even in these difficult times, there are compelling reasons for putting tax at the top of the development agenda.
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The International Tax Dialogue (ITD) is an initiative to facilitate increased cooperation on tax matters among governments, international organisations and other key stakeholders. The ITD aims to facilitate dialogue to share good practices and pursue common objectives in improving the functioning of national tax systems. The European Commission (EC), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Monetary Fund (IMF),
OECD consults on its project on high net wealth individuals
On October 15, OECD will publish the 2008 edition of its annual Revenue Statistics, which presents detailed comparable tax data in a common format for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.
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The world is rapidly transforming and a number of dynamic emerging economies,including South Africa, have become major players and trading partners with the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD). In this context, the OECD Members have recognised the need for theOrganisation to become more open and relevant in order to realise its strategicgoal of becoming an important hub for dialogue on globally
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National revenue bodies play a critical role in the workings of Government, responsible for collecting the vast bulk of revenue required to fund the services Governments are expected to deliver. Achieving high and improved levels of compliance with tax laws is central to meeting Government revenue targets, and in turn the level of services that can be provided. This guidance note provides practical guidance to national revenue bodies
This report examines the role tax intermediaries play in the operation of tax systems and specifically to understand their role in “unacceptable tax minimisation arrangements” as well as to identify strategies for strengthening the relationship betweeen tax intermediaries and revenue bodies.
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This information note prepared by the Forum on Tax Administration provides further information on the systems of pre-filling personal tax returns operating successfully in Denmark and Sweden. (The Forum’s initial note on this topic was published in March 2006.) ‘Pre-filling’ is a concept that has come into prominence over the last 5-10 years following major advances in Nordic region countries and its adoption (to varying degrees) by
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At the opening of the Fourth Meeting of the OECD Forum on Tax Admininstration, Mr. Pier Carlo Padoan introduces the three areas that the meeting in Cape Town focuses on and emphasises how tax administrations have a key role to play in helping governments meet these challenges.