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  • 28-September-2009

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    Countering Offshore Tax Evasion: Some Questions and Answers

    Frequently asked questions about the project on countering offshore tax evasion. Last updated 28 September 2009.

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  • 25-September-2009

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    G20 Summit: An Update on the Move to Greater Transparency and International Cooperation in Tax Matters

    Angel Gurría reported to G20 on progress towards greater transparency and international cooperation in tax matters. Read the latest Progress Report listing where jurisdictions stand in implementing the international tax standard.

  • 25-September-2009

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    The Council of Europe and OECD are strengthening their joint Convention to combat tax evasion

    25 September 2009 - On the eve of the Pittsburgh G20 Summit, the OECD and the Council of Europe agreed to improve international cooperation to combat tax evasion.

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  • 25-September-2009

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    G20 Leaders welcome the expansion of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information

    In a statement following their 24-25 September meeting in Pittsburgh, the G20 leaders reaffirmed their committment to maintaining the momentum in dealing with tax havens, money laundering, proceeds of corruption, terrorist financing, and prudential standards.

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  • 23-September-2009

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    Switzerland moves towards substantial implementation of tax information exchange

    Switzerland has signed a protocol to its tax treaty with the United States that incorporates the internationally agreed tax information standard. This is the 11th agreement for the exchange of information in tax matters signed by Switzerland that meets the OECD standard. The agreement with the United States continues the trend of agreements signed by Switzerland with its major economic partners. Of its 11 agreements, 10 are with OECD

  • 7-September-2009

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors call for continued action to ensure a level playing field for tax

    In a statement following their 5 September meeting in London, in advance of Pittsburgh, the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen the financial system, but stated that more needs to be done to maintain momentum. They also stated that unprecedented progress has been made since the November 2008 G20 Summit with regard to the OECD’s standards of tax information exchange and

  • 2-September-2009

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    OECD Global Forum consolidates tax evasion revolution in advance of Pittsburgh

    Today, on the eve of the Pittsburgh G20 meeting, the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information dealing with tax matters, took major steps to confirm the end of the era of banking secrecy as a shield for tax evaders.

  • 1-September-2009

    Spanish

    Foro Global sobre Transparencia e Intercambio de Información, palabras de Ángel Gurría

    Angel Gurría reitero que gracias a la presión que los países del G-20 han ejercido a nivel internacional en la lucha contra la evasión fiscal, decenas de países y territorios están tomando las medidas necesarias para adherirse a los estándares internacionales de la OCDE. Afirmo, que la cooperación entre las administraciones fiscales es ahora una regla y que el umbral de tolerancia hacia la evasión fiscal es ahora de cero.

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  • 1-September-2009

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    Remarks by Angel Gurría at the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information

    Mr. Gurría reminded that in recent months, thanks to pressure from the G20 to step up the drive against tax evasion, dozens of countries and territories have taken steps to conform to the international standards developed at the OECD. He affirmed that co-operation between tax administrations is now becoming the rule and the threshold of tolerance for tax evasion has dropped to zero.

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  • 1-September-2009

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    5th Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information, 1-2 September 2009, Mexico City

    Representatives of almost 100 governments were invited to meet in Los Cabos, Mexico, on 1-2 September 2009 to decide next steps in a global campaign to improve transparency and exchange of banking, ownership and other information for tax purposes.

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