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The OECD Council adopted on 25 May 2009 a new Recommendation to strengthen the role of tax authorties in the combat against bribery that succeeds to the 1996 Recommendation.
Many countries recognize the important and significant role the voluntary sector plays in building a strong, caring and well-functioning society as well as in contributing to employment, welfare and economic growth. The vast majority of charities are legitimate, but some may be targeted by criminals to launder the proceeds of tax crimes and other serious offences.
An updated report on Access For Tax Authorities To Information Gathered By Anti- Money Laundering Authorities is now available.
Real estate has long been the preferred choice of criminals for hiding ill-gotten gains, and manipulating property prices is one of the oldest known ways to transfer proceeds illegally between parties to a deal. Tax fraud schemes are often closely linked with these activities. The OECD surveyed 18 countries in mid-2006 to look at how widespread these illegal practices are within the real estate sector and explore possible ways to
Identity related crime is a serious and increasing risk in many countries although its impact is variable. Some countries estimate that identity fraud overall costs their economies billions of dollars and is becoming more organised and more sophisticated. This report provides the results of a survey of 19 countries to assess the tax crime and money laundering vulnerabilities associated with identity fraud.
Overview of the OECD's work in the area of Money Laundering and Tax Crimes.
This OECD Recommendation on the Tax Deductibility of Bribes to Foreign Public Officials was adopted by the Council of the OECD on 11 April 1996.