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Furthering its efforts to strengthen international tax co-operation, the OECD has issued two new reports on automatic exchange and tax confidentiality. The report on automatic exchange of information describes what it is, how it works, where it stands and what challenges remain. The report on confidentiality of information exchanged examines all aspects of ensuring the protection of information exchanged for tax purposes.
This report examines the legal framework to protect the tax confidentiality of information exchanged and the administrative policies and practices in place to protect confidentiality.
This report describes the key aspects of automatic exchange of information and explains the work of the OECD in this area.
The Global Forum Secretariat enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Arab Emirates, confirming UAE’s commitment to the Global Forum’s work on transparency and exchange of information.
The OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration conducts regional work, including the LAC Fiscal Initiative which fosters fiscal policy dialogue in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, and the Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development, initiated and led by countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Our work with other International and Regional Organisations.
The OECD has updated Article 26 of the OECD Model Tax Convention, which sets out the international standard on exchange of information. The standard provides for information exchange on request, where the information is “foreseeably relevant” for the administration of the taxes of the requesting party, regardless of bank secrecy and a domestic tax interest.
During his visit to Tunisia, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Angel Gurría, met with the Tunisian Prime Minister, as well as government ministers and the President of the National Constituent Assembly, in order to discuss the co-operation between Tunisia and the OECD.
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20 peer reviews, including 3 combined reviews, have been published, containing 149 new recommendations. This brings the total number of published reports to 79. 6 new supplementary reports have been adopted which have fully addressed 33 recommendations. Another 17 peer reviews have been launched. Jurisdictions continue to report significant changes following Phase 1 recommendations and as a result 2 supplementary reviews are underway.
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The OECD's Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) invites public comments on the draft Commentary on the International VAT Neutrality Guidelines. This draft Commentary provides guidance on the practical implementation of the six International VAT Neutrality Guidelines approved by the CFA in July 2011. Public comments should be sent before 26 September 2012 to email@example.com.