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Some 16 new bilateral agreements on exchange of information for tax purposes signed this week between OECD countries and the British Virgin Islands, Guernsey and Jersey mark an important step forward in efforts to bring greater transparency to cross-border financial transactions.
The Isle of Man and the United Kingdom announced that they have signed a bilateral agreement for the exchange of information for tax purposes, bringing to 11 the number of such agreements entered into by the Isle of Man.
Germany has joined 15 other countries in signing the OECD-Council of Europe Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, in a step that will help it to combat cross-border tax evasion more effectively in today’s open global economy.
In today’s globalised economy, mutual assistance in tax matters and in particular effective exchange of information, are essential for countries to maintain sovereignty over the application and enforcement of their tax laws and to ensure the correct application of tax conventions.
Globalisation not only makes it harder for tax authorities to accurately determine the correct tax liabilities of their taxpayers: it also makes the collection of tax more difficult. Taxpayers may have assets throughout the world but tax authorit...
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Article 27 and commentary of the model tax convention on income and on capital 15 July 2005 - condensed version
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Acuerdo sobre intercambio de información en materia tributaria
In 2006, the Committee on Fiscal Affairs has approved a new Manual on Information Exchange.
Declaration made by Azerbaijan with respect to the Joint Council of Europe/OECD Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.
Text of the Model Memorandum of Understanding for Automatic Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and the OECD Council Recommendation on its use.