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  • 11-February-2013

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    OECD releases system to reduce compliance cost and facilitate cross-border investment

    The amount of cross border portfolio investment exceeds 35 trillion USD. To encourage growth and cross-border investment more than 3000 tax treaties around the world based on the OECD Model reduce source taxation on a reciprocal basis.

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  • 4-February-2013

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    OECD International VAT/GST Guidelines - Draft Consolidated

    4 interim drafts: (i) a preface to the Guidelines; (ii) the core features of VAT-systems to which the Guidelines are intended to apply, (iii) place of taxation for cross-border supplies of services and intangibles to businesses that have establishments in more than one jurisdiction, (iv) implementation of specific rules for determining the place of taxation for cross border business-to business supplies of services and intangibles.

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  • 28-January-2013

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    Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels 2013

    This Inventory is concerned with direct budgetary transfers and tax expenditures that relate to fossil fuels, regardless of their impact or of the purpose for which the measures were first put in place. It has been undertaken as an exercise in transparency, and to inform the international dialogue on fossil-fuel subsidy reform. For each of the 34 OECD countries covered, the Inventory provides a succinct summary of its energy economy, and of the budgetary and tax-related measures provided at the central-government level (and, in the case of federal countries, for selected sub-national units of government) relating to fossil-fuel production or consumption. The transfers associated with these measures are reported for recent years using the Producer Support Estimate (PSE) and Consumer Support Estimate (CSE) as organising frameworks. These frameworks have already been used extensively by the OECD, most notably in respect of agriculture. The Inventory covers a wide range of measures that provide a benefit or preference for a particular activity or a particular product, either in absolute terms or relative to other activities or products, against a specified baseline. Many measures listed in this inventory are relative preferences within a particular country’s tax system rather than absolute support that can be readily compared across countries, and for that reason no national totals are provided.
  • 28-January-2013

    English

    Taxing Energy Use: A Graphical Analysis

    This publication provides the first systematic statistics of effective energy tax rates – on a comparable basis - for each OECD country, together with ‘maps’ that illustrate graphically the wide variations in tax rates per unit of energy or per tonne of CO2 emissions.

  • 15-January-2013

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    Money Laundering Awareness Handbook for Tax Examiners and Tax Auditors - Portuguese version

    Money Laundering Awareness Handbook for Tax Examiners and Tax Auditors - Portuguese version

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  • 5-December-2012

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    Guatemala: commits to international exchange of tax information

    Guatemala has signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters allowing it to be removed from the list of countries that have not yet substantially implemented the internationally agreed tax standard.

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  • 29-November-2012

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    Forum on Tax Administration's Offshore Compliance Network meets in Tokyo

    News items following the meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration's Offshore Compliance Network in Tokyo

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  • 23-November-2012

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    OECD meets with business commentators on the discussion drafts on Intangibles, Safe Harbours and Timing Issues

    On 12-14 November 2012, transfer pricing experts from governments met with private sector representatives to discuss the transfer pricing discussion drafts released on 6 June 2012. The agenda for the meeting, presentation material submitted by private sector participants, and a list of participants have now been published.

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  • 13-November-2012

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    Latin America: Tax revenues are rising, but still low and varied among countries

    Tax revenues in Latin American countries are lower as a proportion of their national incomes than in most OECD countries, but are rising slowly. Revenue Statistics in Latin America shows that the average tax revenue to GDP ratio in the 15 Latin American countries covered by the report increased from 19% in 2009 to 19.4% in 2010, after falling from a high point of 19.7% in 2008.

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  • 12-November-2012

    English

    Conclusions of the First OECD Global Forum on VAT

    The OECD is currently developing International VAT/GST Guidelines to address issues of double taxation and unintended double non-taxation, and this work provides a unique basis for the creation of the future international standard for applying VAT to cross-border trade. This was the conclusion of delegates who participated in the inaugural meeting of the OECD Global Forum on VAT, in Paris on 7-8 November.

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