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Taking an important step towards greater transparency and putting an end to banking secrecy in tax matters, the OECD today released the full version of a new global standard for the exchange of information between jurisdictions.
Each year, the Global Relations Programme (GRP) holds around 75 events on a variety of international tax policy and administration topics bringing together some 2000 serving tax officials from over 100 countries in over 20 venues globally.
The OECD Council approved yesterday the contents of the 2014 update to the OECD Model Tax Convention. The update will be incorporated in a revised version of the Model Tax Convention that will be published in the next few months.
Diesel and gasoline account for around 95% of energy used for road transport in the OECD and for the largest share of revenue from taxes on energy. In 33 out of 34 OECD countries, diesel fuel is taxed at lower rates than gasoline both in terms of energy and carbon content.
Company cars form a large proportion of the car fleet in many OECD countries and are also influential in determining the composition of the wider vehicle fleet. When employees provided with a company car use that car for personal purposes, personal income tax rules value the benefit in a number of different ways.
The OECD’s Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Initiative fosters policy dialogue and peer review in the LAC region. It covers fiscal, investment, public governance and innovation policies. This document describes the fiscal pillar of the Initiative, which aims to improve taxation and public expenditure policies in the region to support economic growth and income redistribution.
Gabon has signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters at a ceremony today at the OECD. Gabon is the seventh African country to sign the Convention since it was opened for signature to all countries in June 2011.
Cameroon has become the 65th signatory of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, the most powerful international instrument to fight international tax avoidance and evasion.
Andorra has become the 48th signatory to an OECD Declaration that commits countries to end bank secrecy for tax purposes.
Article about OECD work with international partners to eradicate tax evasion and tax avoidance, published in G7 Brussels Summit magazine, June 2014