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  • 20-October-2016

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    Network of more than 1 000 relationships now in place to automatically exchange information between tax authorities

    Today, as a further step to implement the OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS), the first series of bilateral automatic exchange relationships were established among the first batch of jurisdictions committed to exchanging information automatically as of 2017.

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  • 7-October-2016

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    FATF Report to G20 on Beneficial Ownership

    FATF's report to G20 sets out how the FATF is helping to improve transparency and prevent the misuse of companies, trust and other corporate vehicles. This includes the availability and exchange of beneficial ownership information.

  • 7-October-2016

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    OECD Secretary-General's tax report to G20 Finance Ministers (October 2016)

    This report consists of two parts. Part I is a Progress Report to the G20 by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. Part II is an update report by the OECD Secretary-General regarding tax transparency, with a focus on beneficial ownership information.

  • 14-September-2016

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    Pakistan becomes the 104th jurisdiction to join the most powerful multilateral instrument against offshore tax evasion and avoidance

    Today, at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Minister of Finance of Pakistan, signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.

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  • 25-August-2016

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    Multilateral Convention for tax co-operation breaks through the 100 mark

    In a ceremony at OECD Headquarters in Paris today, Burkina Faso, Malaysia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Samoa signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, bringing the number of participating jurisdictions to 103.

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  • 22-August-2016

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    Liechtenstein strengthens international tax co-operation – ratifies the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    Liechtenstein today deposited its instrument of ratification for the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters ("the Convention"). By doing so, Liechtenstein underlines its commitment to fighting tax evasion and avoidance and takes another important step in implementing the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters developed by the OECD and G20 countries.

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  • 19-August-2016

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    Kuwait takes key steps towards improving tax transparency

    Today, Kuwait joined the 83 current signatories to the CRS Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement ("CRS MCAA"), the key international framework agreement for putting in place the automatic exchange of information on offshore financial accounts foreseen by the OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

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  • 26-July-2016

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    International community continues movement towards greater tax transparency

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published today 10 new peer review reports demonstrating continuing progress toward implementation of the international standard for exchange of information on request.

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  • 18-July-2016

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    Panama decides to sign multilateral tax information sharing convention

    The OECD welcomes Panama’s decision to sign the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, which was formally communicated to the OECD in a letter from its Vice President and announced publicly on Friday 15 July 2016.

  • 11-July-2016

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    OECD releases standardised IT-format for providing feedback on received Common Reporting Standard information

    The OECD has today released its standardised IT-format for providing structured feedback on exchanged Common Reporting Standard information – the CRS Status Message XML Schema – as well as the related User Guide.

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