Money laundering is a serious threat to the legal economy and affects the integrity of financial institutions. If left unchecked, it will corrupt society as a whole. The OECD has just released a handbook to help tax administrations detect and deter money laundering.
Japan needs a credible fiscal consolidation plan, including spending cuts and tax increases, to maintain confidence in its fiscal sustainability as gross public debt nears 200% of GDP in 2010.
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Frequently asked questions about the project on countering offshore tax evasion. Last updated 28 September 2009.
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This information note has been prepared to assist revenue bodies advance their thinking on the use of legislated withholding and information reporting regimes for obtaining improved compliance in respect of business income derived by SME/ self-employed taxpayers.
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A report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on the Outcomes of the Los Cabos (Mexico) Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.
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.
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 - On the eve of the Pittsburgh G20 Summit, the OECD and the Council of Europe agreed to improve international cooperation to combat tax evasion.
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
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Programs to Reduce the Administrative Burden of Tax Regulations in Selected Countries (follow-up report)