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  • 24-December-2013

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    The Swedish Tax on Nitrogen Oxide Emissions: Lessons in Environmental Policy Reform - Environment Policy Paper No. 2

    This case study describes the approach taken to reduce NOx emissions from combustion plants, the challenges encountered and the social, environmental and economic impacts. It concludes by discussing the wider lessons that are raised for other governments seeking to develop similar policy responses.

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  • 23-December-2013

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    Kazakhstan signs the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    Kazakhstan has become the 64th signatory of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, the most powerful international instrument to fight international tax avoidance and evasion.

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  • 17-December-2013

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    Tax revenues continue to rise across the OECD

    Tax revenues continue bouncing back from the low levels reported in almost all countries during 2008 and 2009, at the height of the global economic crisis, according to new OECD data in the annual Revenue Statistics publication. The average tax revenue to GDP ratio in OECD countries was 34.6% in 2012, compared with 34.1% in 2011 and 33.8% in 2010.

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  • 3-December-2013

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    Fiscal decentralisation: lessons from around the world

    Senior tax policymakers and administrators from across the world are meeting this week in Marrakech to discuss how powers to set and collect taxes should be allocated across different levels of government to ensure accountability, efficiency and economic stability.

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  • 3-December-2013

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    OECD issues communication on engagement with stakeholders

    The timeline of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project is extremely ambitious, with the first outputs expected for September 2014 and the completion of the project by the end of 2015. Input from relevant stakeholders is essential as the BEPS Project moves forward to develop the measures envisaged in the BEPS Action Plan.

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  • 2-December-2013

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    Making fiscal decentralisation work

    Hundreds of thousands of elected sub-national governments worldwide provide services and levy taxes on residents and companies.

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  • 29-November-2013

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    OECD publishes public comments on the tax treaty treatment of termination payments

    On 25 June 2013, the OECD released for public comment a discussion draft on the tax treatment of various payments that may be made following the termination of an employment. The OECD has now published the comments received on this discussion draft.

  • 22-November-2013

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    Global Forum moves towards automatic exchange of tax information and transparency

    The international community has taken new steps to strengthen transparency and boost the comprehensive exchange of information between governments worldwide.

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  • 21-November-2013

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    A boost to transparency and international tax co-operation

    International efforts to combat tax evasion and avoidance got a boost today as additional countries and jurisdictions agreed to join more than 60 other countries in tax co-operation through a key multilateral tax instrument during the first day of a global meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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  • 15-November-2013

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    OECD invites public comments on a discussion draft on technical changes to be included in the next update to the Model Tax Convention

    The OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs invites public comments on a discussion draft that includes various technical changes to be included in the next update to the OECD Model Tax Convention.

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