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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial crimes, including corruption, tax fraud and money laundering, are a threat to all countries, both developing and developed. The sums are vast. Estimates have put total proceeds from all illicit activities at 3.6% of global GDP.
International co-operation is essential in the fight against financial crimes. This report aims at improving the understanding and use of international co-operation mechanisms. After describing the different agencies involved in the fight against financial crimes, the report provides an overview of the international instruments available and summarises current initiatives to improve inter-agency co-operation. The core of the report is
OECD Working Party No. 6 releases a discussion draft on the Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles
OECD releases a discussion draft on the revision of the Safe Harbours section of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines.
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The Centre for Tax Policy and Administration is the focal point for the OECD's work on taxation. This brochure, OECD Current Tax Agenda 2012, provides an overview of this work.
Colombia and Mexico are a step closer to beneffiting from cross border tax co-operation and information sharing. Colombia has signed, and Mexico has deposited its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.
The list of titles that have been published in the series of Tax Policy Studies. This series aims to disseminiate to a wider audience work undertaken by the OECD Secretariat in the areas of tax policy and tax administration.
The average tax and social security burden on employment incomes increased in 26 out of 34 OECD countries in 2011 according to the new OECD Taxing Wages publication. Tax payers in Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and the Slovak Republic were among those hit with the largest increases.