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  • 1-August-2014

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    Tax and Benefit Systems: OECD Indicators

    The project "Benefits and Wages" addresses the complicated interactions of tax and benefit systems for different family types and labour market situations and their impact on household incomes and financial work incentives.

  • 21-July-2014

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    OECD releases full version of global standard for automatic exchange of information

    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.

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  • 16-July-2014

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    OECD approves the 2014 update to the OECD Model Tax Convention

    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.

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  • 15-July-2014

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    The Diesel Differential: Differences in the tax treatment of gasoline and diesel for road use

    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.

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  • 15-July-2014

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    Personal tax treatment of company cars and commuting expenses: Estimating the fiscal and environmental costs

    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.

  • 3-July-2014

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    Gabon joins international efforts to end tax avoidance and evasion

    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.

  • 26-June-2014

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    Cameroon signs the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    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.

  • 18-June-2014

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    Andorra commits to automatic exchange of information in tax matters

    Andorra has become the 48th signatory to an OECD Declaration that commits countries to end bank secrecy for tax purposes.

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  • 11-June-2014

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    Advancing global action to support fiscal sustainability

    Article about OECD work with international partners to eradicate tax evasion and tax avoidance, published in G7 Brussels Summit magazine, June 2014

  • 21-May-2014

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    The Cost of Air Pollution - Health Impacts of Road Transport

    Outdoor air pollution kills more than 3 million people across the world every year, and causes health problems from asthma to heart disease for many more. This is costing societies very large amounts in terms of the value of lives lost and ill health. Based on extensive new epidemiological evidence since the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study, and OECD estimates of the Value of Statistical Life, this report provides evidence on

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