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This information note briefly describes the use of pre-populated returns that has become a feature of the personal income tax systems in countries in the Nordic region and elsewhere, particularly over the last decade or so.
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This note summarises information provided by revenue bodies in seven OECD member countries regarding application software solutions, planned or implemented, to support revenue administration.
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The purpose of this note is to share information concerning the strategies employed by a number of national revenue bodies to increase the take-up rates of electronic services, in particular the electronic filing of tax returns.
The OECD is launching a new project aimed at providing guidance for governments on applying Value Added Taxes, or VAT - also called Goods and Services Tax, or GST, in some countries -- to cross-border trade.
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This guidance note focuses on the creation of a computer file that allows the easy export of a predefined set of accounting records in a commonly-readable format.
The OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) approved two notes arising from work to develop a set of guidance on business accounting system data requirements for tax audit purposes, and associated practical implementation issues for software developers.
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This guidance note describes the processes needed in business and accounting software to attain a sufficient level of reliability for electronic records kept in support of tax returns during the retention period prescribed by tax legislation in individual countries.
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The growth of e-services is presenting many opportunities and challenges to revenue authorities. The initial response by many revenue authorities has centred on the provision of e-filing solutions for the various tax types administered. However, increasingly, both customers and Governments expect more comprehensive e-services that match the best of the commercial sector. Providing e-services that are joined-up, customer-centric and
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This note examines how random audits are used in the context of an overall programme of compliance improvement for small and mid-size business taxpayers. It was prepared by a study team comprised of officials from revenue authorities in Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom and United States.
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This note focuses on several aspects of the use of Internet search tools for tax administration (i.e. tax compliance checking) purposes, namely: - the general background of the rise of e-commerce and the corresponding compliance issues against which the need for Internet search tools is being given substance; - an overview of country experiences with the use of Internet search tools; - a description of the functional components of